We are advocates. We are educators.
We are making a difference, one cherished life at a time.
Why do we do what we do?
Because They Matter.

Second Chance Rescue NYC’s mission is to reduce animal overpopulation in shelters, rescue and rehabilitate critically injured and neglected animals, and connect the community to services that enable animals to remain in their homes. Utilizing an integrated approach to rescue and recovery, we leverage all possible paths to healing according to each pet’s specific needs and do our best every day to raise awareness surrounding animal equality, adoption education, and animal rights and welfare. We are just ordinary people taking extraordinary measures to save these treasured pets and in return, having our lives forever changed by each and every one of these amazing animals.

Animal Lifeline of Iowa

Animal Lifeline of Iowa (ALI) is Central Iowa’s only special needs, no-kill animal shelter, celebrating nearly 35 years of serving the Des Moines area and all of Iowa. We rescue cats and dogs that are injured, handicapped, have a serious medical condition, abused, pregnant and nursing moms, or orphans that require bottle feeding. We rehabilitate the animals, who run a higher risk of euthanasia in a traditional shelter setting, and then adopt them into loving forever homes. Animals are not euthanized because they have been at the shelter for a certain length of time.

Bernards Beagle Rescue

We know you’ve always wanted a beagle. And now’s the time friends! We are here to help you find your new family member.Adopting a beagle is, after all, one of the most gratifying things you can do. Our mission is to find loving forever homes for beagles.

Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles

Beauty gave birth to 9 babies last night/early this morning. Her foster mom was with her the whole time. If you would like to send them supplies, please use the link below and use the gift registry address, Beauty & Babies c/o Roxanne.

The Bloomfield Animal Shelter NJ

The Bloomfield Animal Shelter/John A Bukowski Shelter for Animals is a no-kill animal shelter managed by the Township of Bloomfield. The shelter has many types of dogs and cats available for adoption. Whether our animals come to us as surrenders or as strays, through daily social interactions and training, the shelter staff and volunteers get to know each dog and cat’s personality, enabling us to make the best possible match for each adopter and animal. We treat every animal as an individual, regardless of breed or background.

Happy News!! Our Mama Cat gave birth last week to 4 healthy kittens!! She is very thankful for the recent donations of kitten supplies that are helping her and her babies stay strong & healthy! Staff is so proud of this good mama!

Please note- the kittens are NOT available for adoption & we will not accept adoption applications for them at this time

Times are very tough out there and we are thankful to those that are able to donate. We are expecting to have a busy kitten season and appreciate ANY donation to help us prepare. If you are able and interested in donating essential supplies like Kitten Wet & Dry Food, Kitten Litter, and KMR Powder Milk, please stay safe and order from our Amazon Wishlist! Thanks!

Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is on the ground in New York City, helping to save the lives of homeless pets and supporting other organizations in their efforts to make New York no-kill permanently. Every day, about 2,000 dogs and cats are killed in shelters across the country – but with Best Friends Animal Society leading the way, and your support, we can help our nation’s shelters and Save Them All. The Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York City serves as both a space for local pets to find homes, and an outlet for the national no-kill message, helping to spread the word about Best Friends’ efforts to lead the country to no-kill by 2025.

Located in the SoHo neighborhood, the center showcases adoptable animals from local shelters and rescue organizations, as well as the New York City open-admission shelter. Dogs and cats are housed in a playful, gallery-style setting designed to encourage interaction and help convey the challenges facing our country’s homeless pet population. The space also features interactive displays and maps to inspire and engage people from all around the country to work for no-kill in their own communities, and to help Save Them All.

Helen Woodward Animal Center

Helen Woodward Animal Center is a unique, private non-profit organization in San Diego County that has been committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people for over 40 years. Located on 12 acres in Rancho Santa Fe, California, our nationally recognized Center provides a variety of services that benefit the community through educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals.

We are a no-kill facility that receives no government funding and relies heavily on tax-deductible contributions from private donors to continue our life-saving mission.

AMA Animal Rescue

Their’s mission has always been to safeguard animals who have experienced the most severe cases of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Since its inception, team AMA has saved countless sick, injured and abused pet companions from near death, domestically and abroad. The organization’s long-term goal is to open a true no-kill animal sanctuary with high quality, in-house veterinary services as well as clean, spacious enclosures and outdoor space. Through efficient operations, adequate awareness and public support, AMA continues to create loving futures and erase painful pasts.





Daisy was rescued by another shelter from a hoarding situation. Sadly, she was one of many breeding dogs. She was flea infested with a bad skin infection that caused her to lose most of her fur. She is blind in her right eye with a cherry in her left & a hematoma in her right ear. The other shelter started treatment & called ali.

Ali is working diligently with our vet to provide all the care daisy needs to get well.

Please note: daisy is not available for adoption just yet.



Please note: DJ is not available for adoption at this time

DJ came from a shelter in il. They called us when they realized he was having issues standing/walking. Dj will receive extensive x-rays on feb 21 to attempt to see what is going on.

We have been told he is afraid cats, likes dogs, but has never been with children.



Ollie came to ali after being hit by a car; he needed surgery to repair his broken pelvis. When we did x-rays we also discovered he had hip dyspepsia and we have scheduled a corrective surgery. He loves to run and play tug. He is a very smart dog and would love an owner to challenge him with new tricks. Ollie will do best in a single dwelling home with a fenced yard.



Reyes arrived to animal lifeline from another shelter who noticed he was having issues with his leg. After arriving to ali, it was discovered he has an infection in his paw, we are treating & monitoring. He is well socialized and loves people. He will do best in a home with children over 12 years-old.


This is Cricket and she needs medical intervention due to her disgusting owner’s neglect, Cricket was surrendered to the shelter by her owner and they were told she got into a fight- which is a downright lie. Cricket Is also full of milk and her previous disgusting owner refused to give up her babies. Her trauma that is all over her body is due to an embedded harness, a harness that she grew into that was way too small and has caused significant damage, she needs wound care. She will get her wounds addressed at the hospital and will jump on the transport bus with 12 other unwanted homeless dogs.

Bat Girl

HOLY BATGIRL! Batgirl was found emaciated tied to a tree and brought into the shelter by animal control. Get this, she’s 15 pounds! Min pin pit mix? All I know is that she has those desperate gerbil eyes I could never turn down and a bobbed tail. She is desperately loving and affectionate, maybe to a fault? Probably not. Here is what she doesn’t know:

She doesn’t know we are pulling her from the shelter and getting her on the freedom truck to the vet.

What she doesn’t know is that we will find her a family that has been waiting for her and wondering where she has been their whole lives. This is the preview of one lucky family’s dreams, the love letters are already written in our hearts to you little Batgirl


A heartworm positive dog in a rural shelter that is closed to the public, we named her Abba . She got put on the transport truck today and we decided to pull 2 more heartworm positive dogs from the same shelter. Yes, we pulled them specifically because they are heartworms positive.

MOST dogs down south that are over two years old (sometimes 1 yrs) that we pull from shelters are heartworms positive. In most cases it is 100 percent treatable. Heartworms treatment costs vary per vet , it is very expensive.

Finances should not determine whether an animal’s life is spared, they all deserve equal opportunity and they are all wonderful dogs. Along with Abba, we yeeted Scott and Charmin into the transport truck as well. Vetting for all 3 heartworms positive dogs plus Abba’s other ailments, vaccines, alter, fecals, chipping , transport etc will be well over $3,000 for these 3 dogs. We have raised enough for Abba but Scott and Charmin need funds as well. Again, we stand 100 percent committed to pulling as many heartworms positive dogs as we can. Any financial contribution towards Scott and Charmin is most certainly appreciated.


As everyone has been hearing, most shelters have been closed to the public for adoptions and are rescue only pulls for the animals. On top of this precaution and hurdle, a lot of interstate travel bans are taking place and in some states you now have to have a commercial license to cross state lines. It seems as every day that goes by, these precautions and regulations are getting stricter and stricter.

We said this 3 weeks ago and I’m repeating myself today, We stand 100 percent committed to pulling as many shelter animals as possible before it becomes nearly impossible. We are pulling animals 7 days a week and we will not stop. This is the group I want to try and get on the truck tomorrow, we have been asked by a small rural shelter in Georgia to help these kiddos. Some are very afraid right now, some are very sick with heartworms.

Names have not been assigned to this group of dogs and they are not on our website right now because they are still at the Kill- shelter