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Second Chance for Pets
P.O. Box 243
Clinton, IL 61727
phone: 217.935.3488 secondchanceforpets@yahoo.com

Based out of DeWitt County, Illinois, Second Chance for Pets is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, fostering, and re-homing homeless, abandoned, and unwanted pets. {Read more about us and our history}

Second Chance volunteers rescue pets from local high kill shelters and occasionally accept owner surrenders as space in foster homes permits. Second Chance for Pets relies solely on donations from the public. All of our adoptable pets are fully vaccinated. They are spayed/neutered (no exceptions), heartworm tested, Feline Leukemia tested, dewormed, and on flea and tick prevention. They also go to their new homes microchipped (age dependent) and ready to be registered.

We appreciate that caring people want to help our animals find homes, but please do not post our adoptable pets on Craigslist for us. Thank you!

Second Chance for Pets is a 501(c)3 organization.
All donations are tax-deductible.

We always have many adoptable dogs and cats. We're certain we can help you find the perfect pet for your family and lifestyle!*

Check out all of our happy success stories while you're at it!


*If you have a certain breed/size in mind and don't see it on our website, please contact us! We're always getting new animals, and we can help you find just what you're looking for.

Upcoming Event: Low-cost vaccination clinics in March

The first four Saturdays in March we will be offering our annual low-cost rabies, distemper, and micropchip clinic (not to be confused with the low-cost spay/neuter clinic) in DeWitt County for dogs and cats.

March 1st 1:00-3:00 - Wapella - Township Building (near Auction house)
March 8th 1:00-2:00 - Waynesville - Fire station
March 15th 1:00-3:00 - Weldon - Old fire station
March 22nd 1:00-3:00 - Clinton- Township shed (on Highway 51 South)

Other ways to help

We understand that not everyone is in a place in their life to adopt a pet. But there are several ways you can help Second Chance for Pets other than adopting!

As of December 2013, we are in dire need of volunteers and foster homes. The Dewitt County Shelter is full, and animals will be euthanized soon if homes are not found for them! Please help us save the lives of pets in need!


You're truly saving a life when you foster an adoptable pet!

If you have the space in your home and heart to foster a pet for Second Chance, please fill out our short application, and a volunteer will get back with you soon.


We are currently in need of volunteers to do basic errands and transports and also to help load our Animal Protective League trucks (for the low-cost spay and neuter transport) one hour a month.

Please see our volunteer/foster page for other volunteer duties and for a short application.


To make a tax-deductible monetary donation, please use the "Make A Donation" Paypal link above. It's free and easy!

If you would rather donate needed items, Second Chance is always in need of donations of dry dog food.

Please check out our donate page for a list of other items we are in need of.

Low cost spay and neuter clinics

Second Chance for Pets will be transporting dogs and cats to the Animal Protective League in Springfield, IL for low cost spay and neuter clinics. If you have a pet that you would like to have spayed or neutered for a very low cost ($25 for pit bulls and pit bull mixes/$60 for other breeds), please call us at 217-935-3488 at least 24 hours in advance to get on the transport.

Low-cost vaccinations will also be available.

Please check out our events page for more details.