Gifts made in honor or in memory of a loved one provide a way to recognize that individual's dedication and love for animals.

Likewise, memorials are made by family members, friends, or businesses in memory of a lost pet as a way to recognize the human-animal bond. These memorial donations allow for that pet's memory to live on while providing an animal in need their "second chance" at life.

Make a donation to support The Second Chance Fund and save the lives of animals like Helen (pictured left)

Find out how you can support the Second Chance Fund by participating in or organizing a fundraiser.

Funding sources


The Second Chance Fund has two main fundraisers throughout the year and several small individual fundraisers.

  • The Doggie Dash - a two mile run/walk held the first weekend in May
  • The Second Chance Fund Calendar - a yearly calendar composed of your submitted photos and available for sale around Christmas time. 
  • Self-supported fundraisers in the community - bake sales, craft sales, donated products and services.


The Second Chance Fund depends on the generosity of like-minded people who find value in the work that we do and choose to donate on our behalf.

  • Lodi Veterinary Care is one of our largest benefactors, providing veterinary care at a very discounted rate to make it possible to help as many animals as possible with our limited funding. 
  • Individual donors - provide strong support of The Second Chance Fund with monetary donations as well as medications, beds, food, collars and leashes

Do you need additional information or assistance in planning your support of The Second Chance Fund?

Make a donation in memory of a loved one, 2 or 4-legged. 



estate planning/wills/trusts, tax planning, and employer matching programs

Including The Second Chance Fund in your estate planning, wills, or trusts provides lasting support to benefit our cause. Additionally, donations are tax deductible as The Second Chance Fund is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.

Ask your employer about donation matching programs. This is an excellent way to "double" your donation and involve other corporations in our cause.