They All Deserve Second Chances

A total of 12 dogs, 4 cats and a rabbit were adopted out Saturday. This was yet another successful day for the Second Chances Animal Rescue.

“Even if there were no adoptions, it was still a great event. Lots of people showed up. So just getting our word out is great.” said Mikayla Huckerby, one of 6 volunteers who spend an endless amount of time fostering and hopefully adopting out pets looking for a “second chance”

Second Chances Animal Rescue is a new Sault Ste. Marie based organization aimed at finding “fur-ever” homes for the many animals that the group is currently taking care of.

The new rescue that started in August of this year consists of Mikayla Huckerby, Melissa Pritchard, Aleigha McClean, Shannon Wilson, Maddisyn Evans, and Hanna Harriman.

They are a Non-profit organization that runs strictly off donations and fosters, and their own time. “We have been extremely busy since the humane society is at full capacity and is turning away people, leaving them to dump their dogs, kittens into the wild or along the highway. ” Mikayla tells FirstLocalNews.

This was their third event, and they will be hosting more every other month. It is held in the basement at second line west Pet Valu.

To date, they have taken in over 100 surrendered animals since August and have found homes for nearly all of them. When adopting through them, it is through a spay/neuter contract and your pet is guaranteed to be up to date on shots, dewormed, and microchipped.

The group are constantly looking for people willing to foster. All supplies are provided. They also accept any kind of donation.

” We have had no help from local vets, Canada and the States. So we now offer spay/neuter Clinics in Trenton Ontario and Sudbury Ontario since they are the closest vets that will help.”

This past month Second Chances Animal Rescue took down 30 animals to get fixed. With another clinic coming November 22nd in Trenton and according to the group all spots are already filled. “There is a lot of people in the Sault that do not have a vet, cannot get a vet and need a vet.. so this spay/neuter clinic we’re running has helped a lot of the community and will only get better when the word gets out.” Mikayla said.

For now the group runs mainly through their Facebook page for updates and what animals are available for adoption.

Starting this week, FirstLocalNews will begin a weekly feature with a “pet of the week” article showcasing the many beautiful animals up for adoption and looking for their “second chance”


  • Craig Huckerby

    Craig Huckerby is a seasoned broadcast and media professional with over 43 years in local media. Starting in television, Craig became known as "the weather guy" on local television before pioneering internet media in the Sault. Craig is credited for bringing local television back to the Sault via the internet in 2003 with LTVNEWS.COM and was instrumental in launching and Craig has also won numerous International Film awards for director of the documentary, "Was I Next?, The Sean Cribbin Story"

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