Our older Newsletters are available here:Winter 2010
How do you clean out your closet and help Second Chance at the same time? By donating the shoes you don’t wear anymore to the shelter! We’ve started a new fund raiser by collecting shoes and shipping them to the philanthropic company “ShoeBox Recycling”. They pay us by the pound for shoes. They then ship them to third world countries.
Did you know that over 300 million pairs of shoes are thrown away each year? Keep your old shoes out of the landfill, and help raise funds for cat litter and medical care.
Give your old shoes a new life. Drop off your unwanted shoes (that are still wearable and have no holes) to the shelter. The kitties can’t wear them, but they sure need them
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015 9AM
Field behind Sears
Meadow Street, Littleton
And drop off your donations now:
We are looking for Household goods, antiques, furniture, glassware, etc!!
Drop off your gently used donations at the trailer at the tent site between 9 am and Noon on Saturdays.
We are NOT accepting any clothing; electronic equipment such as TV's, computers or stereos; exercise equipment; magazines; encyclopedias; mattresses.
Call 603-259-3244 with questions.
NATIONAL CAT DAY - 10/29/14
Cat lovers everywhere will know that the National Cat Day slogan - 'where every day is cat day' - is so very, very true! But the 29th of October is going to be extra special. Why? Because the day is not just about showering our cats with affection, but recognizing all the cats out there in need of being rescued! Did you know that nearly 4 million cats in the US are put into shelters every year? And between 1-2 million of those cats are euthanized.
While cats can't 'fetch' or do certain jobs for humans, they offer so much! One of the great things about cats is they are very independent - they appreciate your cuddles and care but can go off and do their own thing too. They are so elegant and each has a great personality of their own!
What better way to celebrate that day, and every day, than to keep cats healthy and happy in our community. Accessible low-cost spay/neuter clinics are held at Second Chance Animal Rescue every month.
Keep Pets Safe in Hot WeatherSecond Chance Animal Rescue is working with the Littleton Police Department to remind pet owners that the interior of a vehicle can reach dangerous temperatures during the summer months. Even on a 75-degree day the temperature inside a vehicle can cause an animal to go into distress. The “Don’t Cook Your Best Friend” campaign will be visible throughout the community, including Littleton Police-sponsored posters at local businesses. During hot days cracking a window isn’t enough – leave your animals at home, not in a car.
The Board of Directors would like to send New Year Greetings along with a big Thank You to our new and repeating donors and to our wonderful volunteers.
Actually, without your help we couldn't have found loving new homes for almost 600 cats and kittens in the last three years! Thanks to you we've also spayed, neutered and vaccinated over a thousand animals at much reduced rates, and rehabilitated hundreds of sick cats and kittens so they are adoptable.
The way to a kinder world begins locally, saving one innocent life at a time.
We are deeply grateful for your support and compassion.
Saturday, February 1st 9:00 am till gone Shaw's Supermarket Littleton, NH
BAKED GOODS NEEDED!
You can help by donating cookies, pies, whoopie pies, etc -- if you bake it, we will sell it! 100% of funds raised go to the kitties at the shelter.
Drop goodies off at the Shelter on Friday Noon to 3:00 pm; or at Shaw's Saturday morning between 8:30 and 9:30. Thank you for your support!
Littleton Quilt Guild has donated a beautiful handmade quilt to Second Chance for a raffle. What a prize! You have to see and feel this quilt. It is a queen size or 90" x 90". This will become a family heirloom for the winner!
Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Stop by the Shelter or our Farmers' Market Booth any Sunday to purchase a bunch, or pick some up at our next event.
was a HUGE success!
Thank you to all the volunteers, donors and sponsors. You made this fundraiser a GIGANTIC success!
Second Friday Art Night
The Great CATsby!
More info at http://bit.ly/SeptArt
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS
On Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the Shelter we took a break from our mission and had a party to thank our many volunteers! We all had a good time, shed a few tears after an eloquent speech, and listened to some great music by local artist Katie Rose.
There wouldn't be a shelter without volunteers! We hope to make this an annual event.
At one time Lady Grey had a loving and wonderful home. That was until her family became homeless and without a means of supporting themselves. It became necessary to find another place for her to live. And that is how she came to the shelter on that cold November morning. Her caring owners left her in a cardboard box with a note attached asking us to find a forever home for their cherished pet.
After a brief but unsuccessful adoption, Lady Grey became the goodwill ambassador for Second Chance. She would cheerfully greet visitors whenever the doorbell rang. At the end of the day she liked to relax with a good brushing by one of our volunteers. At feeding time she could be found in the kitchen patiently waiting for a tasty wet food treat from Aunt Roberta. Ah, life was good!
One day last Fall we noticed Lady Grey wasn’t her usual spunky self. She had noticeably slowed down. Just like older people, senior pets can be afflicted with many diseases. A trip to the veterinarian revealed some unsettling news. She was battling cancer. She had good days and bad ones but as time went on the bad started to be more frequent. Finally we had to bid our girl farewell. Lady Grey peacefully crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on December 13th surrounded by those who had been entrusted to care for her. It was such a great joy and pleasure to have been part of her life. Rest in peace, little girl.
Watch us on Channel 2
Littleton Area TV Channel 2 came to visit shortly after we opened.
August 2010 Giant Yard Sale
June 2010 Littleton Farmers Market
Board Members Vaughan & Jackie
October 2010 Farmers Market
Board Member Jack making friends
Shelter is Open!
Fall of 2010
Thanks to a lot of hard work and a lot of generous supporters, the time has come! Our doors are open! The remodeling is mostly done and it looks great. We have bright open areas with lots of windows, and we're full of cute and friendly cats and kittens looking for a place to call home.