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Second Chance
Animal Shelter

Second Chance Animal Shelter

"A Home For Every Paw"

Kitten Shower

We're having a KITTEN SHOWER! We recently took in 24 cats (several pregnant) & kittens from a hoarding situation and we now have 5 more kittens to care for (more on the way!). Some of our big needs will be Kitten food (purina One wet or dry) and KMR. Having 29 (and counting) lives in our hands has stretched us to our max right now - we receive no city or county assistance, so it's because of all of YOU that we are able to help! THANK YOU everyone who is supporting us!! WE APPRECIATE YOU!
Second Chance Animal Shelter

Our Mission

Welcome to Second Chance Animal Shelter in Alpena MI! Our mission is driven by a deep commitment to enhance the lives of animals. Through our dedicated efforts, we aim to rescue, rehabilitate, and find loving homes for domestic animals in need, ensuring they receive the care and compassion they deserve.
We also recognize the importance of addressing the issue of domestic animal overpopulation, and thus, we actively engage in education and support programs that promote responsible pet ownership and encourage spaying and neutering.
Additionally, we strive to foster stronger bonds between humans and animals by providing valuable resources and guidance, empowering individuals to create lasting connections with their animal companions. Together, we can make a positive impact on the welfare of animals and promote a harmonious coexistence between humans and our cherished animal friends.


Second Chance Animal Shelter
"The new shelter is looking awesome, I am looking forward to the official opening!"

-Becky C.

Second Chance Animal Shelter
"Neat little shop and raising funds for a good cause. Liked their coffee. And my dog likes their dog treats."

-Mary L.

Second Chance Animal Shelter

-Carlos V.

“Great organization for a great cause. I will continue to support them time and time again.”
These testimonials highlight the profound impact our shelter has had on the lives of both humans and animals alike. From heartwarming tales of newfound companionship to inspiring accounts of second chances and transformed lives, these testimonials capture the essence of the incredible bonds that have been forged through our shelter. We are honored to have played a part in these extraordinary journeys and invite you to explore these heartfelt stories that showcase the life-changing connections made at our shelter.

Make a difference

Join us in creating a brighter future for our furry friends. At Second Chance Animal Shelter, we believe that every act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a significant impact. Become a part of our dedicated volunteer team and experience the joy of providing love, care, and support to our animals.
Fostering opportunities are also available. By fostering our available animals, you open your heart and home, providing a safe haven and increasing their chances of finding their forever families. Together, as advocates for animal welfare, we can make a difference. Join Second Chance Animal Shelter today and help us write a beautiful chapter in their lives.


Your support can make a lasting impact in the lives of the animals we care for. As a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of compassionate individuals like you to continue our vital work.
By making a monetary donation, you contribute directly to providing shelter, food, medical care, and love to the animals in our care. Every dollar counts and helps us make a difference. Join us in our mission to create a brighter future for these deserving animals by making a donation today. Together, we can give them the second chance they deserve.

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