Feline rescue offers a second chance at a happy ending.Approximately 3.2 million cats enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year, according to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Of these 3.2 million, 860,0000 cats are euthanized in U.S. shelters annually as a result of overcrowding and lack of resources. Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue (SCSCR) is working towards rescuing and rehabilitating special-needs cats, assisting with low-cost spaying and neutering services for the community and is ready to assist with boarding pets during difficult life situations. Their sights are set on making sure that these furry friends are adopted and nestled cozily in the safety of their forever home.
The ASPCA conducted a rehoming survey which reports that, “pet problems are the most common reason that owners re-home their pet, accounting for ... 42 percent of re-homed cats.” Cats that are surrendered to SCSCR are in good hands. Those in search of an adoptable friend can visit this shelter and apply to adopt or foster a feline friend. The diversity of clientele keeps the program running and with each adoption, each feline’s future becomes that much brighter.
May 2011, SCSCR initiated their program with the goal of making these surgeries more affordable for the community and, in qualifying cases, those who cannot afford the service are offered a no-cost option. Within a three-year period, Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue has provided over 2,000 surgeries to cats and dogs in northeast Wyoming.
There are several reasons why SCSCR is offering free temporary boarding options for clients with special circumstances. Individuals who are away for extended periods of time (e.g. deployment, VA hospital stays, substance abuse treatment, cancer treatment etc.) can rely on this service to get them through difficult times.
With a live release rate of 95 percent in 2016, SCSCR has been able to help hundreds of feline friends reach a happy ending. To find out more about Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue, visit them here: sheridancatrescue.org