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We are proud of the difference our organization has made in the lives of many amazing animals. Read more about them here!

The mission of The Second Chance Fund is "working together to give pets in need a Second Chance." As such, our organization provides veterinary services for animals entered into our program from other organizations such as humane societies or breed rescue groups. The Second Chance Fund also admits stray animals, or extreme hardship cases that are owner surrendered. The animals that are admitted to our program are taken to Lodi, WI for care provided and funded under our direction.  The Second Chance Fund does not finance care, provide money, or have grants available for animals outside of our program.

The Second Chance Fund is specifically looking for cases where a procedure or treatment can make an animal healthy and adoptable. Pets that receive their care through The Second Chance Fund program are then found forever homes through adoption.

guidelines for admission to the second chance fund program:

  1. An application for admission must be completed and submitted to our organization. Completed applications can be submitted directly to Lodi Veterinary Care or submitted via email to
  2. The submitted application will be reviewed by our Officers who will determine if that situation or animal meets the criteria for admission into our program. The applicant will be notified within 2-3 business days. In the event of an emergency, this process can be expedited by contacting Lodi Veterinary Care directly at 608-592-3232.
  3. To be considered for acceptance into the Second Chance Fund program all animals must be adoptable once their treatment is complete. The following conditions are automatic exclusions and will not be admitted into the program:                                                                                                                                    -Animals with a history of biting or aggression                                                                                                                                                                      -Feline Leukemia or FIV positive cats                                                                                                                                                                                  -FUS or inappropriate urination in cats unless a surgical condition such as a stone is identified.                                                                                      -Animals that pose a human health risk (MRSA, MRSI, leptospirosis, Rabies)                                                                                                                  -Animals with chronic diseases that will require continued management such as diabetes.
  4. Once notified of acceptance, qualified animals must be delivered to The Second Chance Fund c/o Lodi Veterinary Care in Lodi, WI. Transportation is the responsibility of the applicant.  Prior to admission to the program, a surrender agreement will be signed giving The Second Chance Fund ownership of the animal and permission to make all decisions regarding the animal's care. 
  5. Owner surrenders will incur a $100 surrender fee.
  6. All animals admitted into the program will be vaccinated, tested and/or treated for heartworm, tick borne diseases, external parasites, internal parasites, and feline leukemia/FIV as well as being spayed or neutered prior to adoption. 

If you feel that you have an animal that meets the above criteria, please submit an application or contact us in the event of an emergency. Although we are unable to admit every case and have specific requirements that may exclude some pets from applying, we are committed to identifying situations that allow us to truly offer a "Second Chance" at a healthy and happy life. Please visit our success stories gallery of animals that have been given their "Second Chance" through our organization. We are proud to have made a difference in their lives and hope that we can continue to reach out to others.