Second Chance Dog Rescue
Second Chance continues to exist due to the increase of dumped, neglected, and unkempt dogs and puppies. Many come from the Christchurch City Council pound (and NZ wide pounds) that were otherwise destined for the certain euthanasia with the bolt gun. As Charlotte’s name, alongside Second Chance’s grew more widely known, more people turned to Charlotte to help with the care and rehoming of unwanted litters of puppies, and help rehoming dogs, some easily adoptable and some requiring ongoing medical care or training.
Second Chance also assists with the care,
maintenance and de-sexing of dogs, for people that want to be
responsible pet owners but cannot afford it.
Education is another large part of Second Chance as it greatly impacts the future. The more owners that understand the importance of de-sexing could result in a slow gradual decline in unwanted litters; animal abuse and long term reduction in shelter euthanasia of completely adoptable canine companions.
Community assistance is another large part of Second Chances work, this includes paying for euthanasia, de-sexing, microchipping, basic care treatments, food and helping cover the financial burden of vital medical supplies.
Christchurch Bull Breed Rescue provides temporary shelter, food, medical attention, and comfort to neglected and rejected dogs. We seek out new homes for these dogs and try to educate the public about the humane care of dogs. We consider the unique needs of all the dogs in our care and work compassionately to prepare a safe, appropriately socialised dog for a wonderful new life.
Through our de-sexing program we try to help prevent dogs ending up in shelters, we do this by de-sexing the dogs in our community producing unwanted litters. Our aim is to reduce the population of unwanted, neglected, and abused bull breed dogs by preventing at risk dogs from producing litters. We approach owners, work with locals and councils to find at risk dogs, as well as helping lower income families ensure they are not adding to the problem by offering payment plans and heavily discounted procedures.
Owning a dog is commonly rated in the top five things to do in life and is very rewarding. If you are thinking about getting a dog or would even like to come view them, just get in touch!
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