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Program Descriptions

Companion Enrichment Program

Second Chance visits assisted-living facilities, adult daycare facilities, college events, and other locations where shelter animals can spend time socializing. Both the shelter animals and participants benefit from this special contact.

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)

We work with individuals or groups of community members who care for community cat colonies in our service area. We will trap, transport, spay/neuter, vaccinate, and return these felines to their home territories. This program impacts the health and safety of these animals while preventing overpopulation. We will also work with you to set up a proper feeding station and provide long-term care instructions. Depending on the program participants, either a per-cat fee is charged or a tax-deductible contribution is requested.

Rabies Vaccination Clinics

Currently we work in conjunction with the dog licensing schedule set by Vermont towns and will schedule an annual rabies vaccination clinic at the East Arlington Fire House in mid-March. The charge is $12 per shot and both cats and dogs can participate. This event is posted on our website and Facebook page. When we move into the new shelter facility, we hope to schedule additional clinics to better serve the community.

Pet-Food Pantry

Sometimes people in our community need a little help feeding their cat or dog. We have a fee-waived Pet-Food Pantry where people can access dog food, cat food, or cat litter when necessary. Due to demand, we allow people to access this pantry up to 2 times per month. Second Chance is able to maintain this program due to the food donations we receive from our supporters, including local stores including Petco and Tractor Supply.

Havahart Traps

When working with and under the guidance of our Feline Coordinator, community members can borrow Havahart Traps. All traps are to be returned to SCAC when the project is completed.

 Second Chance also works with selected veterinarians to help with payment of emergency animal care. We also work with local organizations that assist individuals leaving domestic abuse situations. These partnerships are confidential and these services are only provided through these channels.

If you have questions about any of the following Community Programs, please contact our service advisor at 802-375-2898 or [email protected].