There’s a New BIG DOG in Town!



Second Chance Animal Rescue Van

Southeast Colorado has an abundance of unwanted and homeless dogs. We have seen them running alongside the highway, eating from dumpsters, loitering around schools, and wandering streets and neighborhoods. Some of these become homeless due to their changed family situation, some show up at homes with other dogs, seeking a home and family where another dog already has one, some are homeless because they have been abandoned, some even left tied up in the yard after the family moves away, and sadly, some dogs/puppies are literally born into homelessness.   All of these dogs deserve more.

For over a decade, Second Chance Animal Rescue has worked to rescue, rehabilitate, train and find homes for these dogs.  They have created alliances with over 120 other like-minded rescues in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana and have re-homed many thousands of dogs from our communities. Now, after months of meetings and coordination, Second Chance Animal Rescue has again made another giant step for helping dogs. Second Chance partnered with Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, and Animal Assistance Foundation to help bring even more opportunities for homeless dogs to Southeast Colorado! Second Chance will continue to visit shelters, field local calls, emails and facebook posts from owners, and people who have found a stray

Over 130 dogs have been rescued and re-homed since the beginning of the year!

Every TWO weeks, on a Thursday morning, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region will come to the Arkansas Valley. Meeting places vary from week to week and the meeting time in Lamar is between 10-11AM, with later time slots in Las Animas, La Junta, Rocky Ford and Fowler.  Dogs from Baca, Prowers, Bent, Otero, Kit Carson and Las Animas counties are eligible. You will be asked to provide information, send pictures or provide other information to get on the Humane Society schedule. Humane Society staff will interview each dog. These dogs are transported to Colorado Springs and many more adoption opportunities that can be found here.  Dogs receive quality food, any necessary veterinary care, obedience training and behavior assessment as needed, then put up for adoption. Humane Society provides animal control and humane education, and about 19, 000 dogs and cats come through their doors each year.

If you need help, have a dog that you can’t keep or no longer want,  have found a stray, or have a surprise litter of pups, contact Second Chance Animal Rescue at 719-931-0006 to get more details and to be set up on the dog transport schedule!

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