“Adopt” An Animal

Who can adopt (sponsor)?

Individuals: for self, or gifts such as birthdays, graduations, endowments, and holidays

Classrooms: you can raise money by collecting coins, car washes, read-a-thons, art contests, parents associations, chores at home, bake sale

Scout groups: for meetings and badges

Church groups: for small clubs, entire church community outreach

College groups: for service projects and hours, sororities, fraternities

Why adopt?

Second Chances receives no state, city, nor federal funding. 100% of animal care comes from private contributions from animal lovers and kind people like you. Sometimes, animals stay with us for several months. Consider the costs of feeding over 200 animals each year plus providing medical care and individualized housing. Cleaning is a substantial expense as well. Your sponsorship will help ensure the best care possible which ensures a successful release back into the wild. Please consider joining our Second Chances family.

All donations are tax deductible.

If you’d like to adopt an animal, please fill out the application and return it with payment to Second Chances, PO Box 572, Goshen KY 40026. You may also send the completed form back via e-mail and make a donation through our Paypal link. If this is a gift for someone, confirmation will go to you and all items will be mailed to the indicated party with a note specifying you as the provider. A gift card will be enclosed.

Our non-releasable animals in need:

Cindy Lou

Cindy Lou arrived at Second Chances after her Mom was hit by a car and died. Cindy Lou was the lone surviver. She received immediate surgery to repair her arm that had been severely torn after the harsh impact of the car. Cindy Lou loves her pink teddy bear and is rarely sleeping away from it. Cindy Lou’s favorite thing to do while being held, it to lick, lick, lick you. We affectionally call her, Cindy Lou Licker.”.

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Blackjack

Balckjack was dumped off at a local nature center in a tupperware box. Unfortunately, he was fed an incorrect diet and suffers a metabolic bone disease making him unreleasable. Blackjack loves to give hugs and is very loving. Blackjack’s current favorite toys are a hanging jingly bell and a plastic happy meal toy. He has a special basket in which he sleeps. Depending on his mood, he chooses a certain toy or stuffed animal to sleep with and it varies each night.

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Coonies

Coonies loves to play and is quite ornery. She would not make a good dinner date as she likes to play with her food. She also tries to take piggy back rides when we claen out her cage. Silly girl! She is not releasable due to slight brain damage. Coonies is a distemper survivor.

 

Gabriel

Gabriel, a little brown bat, came to us in very bad shape as he was found on a school gym floor with several severe compound fractures. We had to amputate one wing for his survival but he is doing so well and is so sweet. He is a slow eater taking about five minutes per worm to eat. He is currently learning to eat on his own.

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Amelia and Harriet

Amelia and Harriet, named after female pilots, are southern flying squirrels. These girls are very socialable and super fast! They like to run around on you and find a cozy spot for a piece of pecan. They sleep in thier “pocket pouch” each night storing left overs inside there as well. They are both notorious for chewing holes in both insides of their pouches. I think they chew “back doors” on them. They do love to peek their tiny noses out of this doors and check things out.

Milton

Milton was abandoned by his entire family. We gave him a new one. Milton is very stubborn and loves to eat. His favorites foods include peas and ginger snaps. He loves to make big messes and has so much fun doing so. When he sneaks in the food pantry, he thinks it is like going to Disney World. Milton would spend the entire day snuggling with you under covers if he could. When he is snuggling under covers, he makes “happy noises” which sound a little like squeaky whimpers or peeps. Occasionally someone will walk by that he doesn’t like, and then he does a quick growl. Growl, peep, growl, peep. He just can’t decide.

Benny

Benny was found orphaned and brought to us at only one day new! Benny had a very rough start to life but has never seemed to mind. His back leg impairment is all he has ever known so he thinks that is just how skunks are supposed to be. Benny has a wonderful life full of love. He loves attention and loves to play. Benny even plays hide and seek. He hides behind something and when you say, “Wheerrrreeee’s Benny?”, he pops out of nowhere hopping and smiling until you touch him and say, “Im gunna get him!”. Then he runs and hides again. He does this over and over.

 Cash

Cash was rescued after he was attacked by a dog at only 60 grams! He was not happy about his trauma and vocalized his displeasure. He was placed with other skunks so he’d know he was a skunk and learn skunk ways, but he choose us for his life. After careful observations while in his pre release enclosure, we decided he did not have what it takes to survive even through the first winter, let alone life in the wild. You can read more about him on our blog post from August 17. Whenever we have a few free minutes and sit on the floor, he comes right over and gets on our lap. He is very affectionate is knows he’s in a safe place now.

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 Major

Major came to us at just three weeks new, eyes still closed, after his family was bulldozed over so a new housing development could take over his home. Major and his two siblings were a bundle of fun while little and ate us out of the center! His two siblings have been released to a perfect location where they have two barns, a creek, and 200 acres of freedom. Major stuck around for an important job of teaching people how to co-exist with other groundhogs, therefore saving many lives. Major is a handful and is into everything. His latest activity includes chewing the bottom off of a cabinet as we have it locked and he does not want it locked. Major cuteness and Major trouble!

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$40.00 “Adopt an Animal Kit”

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • 8 X 10 photo of your animal
  • Animal bio and history
  • Update on animal during year

$125.00 Class Adoption (or individual)

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • 8 X10 photo of adopted animal for classroom
  • Animal bio and history
  • In depth information about chosen species and worksheet for students
  • 25 wallet size photos of adopted animal
  • Update on animal during year
  • Second Chances decal
  • E-newsletter
  • Invitations to special events

$175.00+ Class Adoption (or individual)

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • 8 X10 photo of animal
  • Animal bio and history
  • In depth information about chosen species and worksheet for students
  • 25 wallet size photos of adopted animal
  • Update on animal during year
  • Second Chances decal
  • E-newsletter
  • Invitations to special events
  • Class visit from animal of choice* or if individual, a visit to our Center with animal contact

*within a 30 mile radius of Second Chances. Otherwise subject to additional travel fees.