Second Chance Animal Rescue Celebrates TENTH Anniversary

Second Chance Volunteers

Twenty three local volunteers gathered to commemorate TEN years of rescuing animals from Southeast Colorado. Founded in 2002 by Donna Emick, Second Chance rescues and re-homes nearly 500 dogs annually from area shelters in Lamar, Las Animas, Springfield. As well as, dogs, cats and other animals/ birds from communities in the six regional counties. The rescue’s, twice annual spay/neuter programs ‘fixed’ more than 640 dogs and cats in 2012 alone. Second Chance Animal Rescue’s foster based program provides training, socialization and veterinary care to each animal. Local volunteers and adoption counselors participate in an array of rescue activities including office assistance, fundraising, dog walking, training, animal evaluations, photography, adoption and transports. Foster dogs and cats are featured on and participate in regular pet adoption fairs in Colorado Springs. Visit us @ and ‘Like’ us on FACEBOOK at

Picture Top row left to right: Desiree Ellis, Debbie Gadash, Adele Yant, Gail Specht, Donna Emick, Lisa Steed, Linda Turner, Mary Degnan
Bottom row left to right: Jody Sturges, Pat Hobbs, Jean Thraikill and Joyce Surprise.
Not Shown: Gretchen Stewart, Sheila Twombly, Zona Lashbrook, Jean Tucker, Julie Jones, Kelli Gaines, Lucinda Zeaman, Facebook manager, Amber Carlton and Colorado Springs fair volunteers, Kelly Williams, Betty Ducharme, Grace Jiang, Ethan Sylvester, Megan Malewit, Angela Hartford, Ray MacDonald and Johnathan England.

If you want to help animals in our community visit with any Second Chance volunteer, or contact at 719-931-0006 or for more info.


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