Is Second Chance Rescue legitimate?

Second Chance Rescue Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2013, and donations are tax-deductible.

Does MD have kill shelters?

There are several “no-kill” shelters established in Maryland, each aiming to keep healthy, treatable animals alive even when a shelter is full and an animal has been in their care for an extended period of time.

Can I surrender my dog to a rescue?

You can surrender your dog by taking him to an animal shelter or rescue organization. It’s important to know what will take place once you relinquish your pet to a shelter or rescue and also to be aware that there are alternatives. Some facilities don’t allow walk-in surrenders and almost all charge a fee.

Is Maryland SPCA a kill shelter?

Since we are a no-kill organization and do not euthanize to make space for incoming animals, we have animals that are here for a bit longer than many other shelters. We help people as we can.

Is the Humane Society a kill shelter?

Our shelter operates under a ‘low kill’ policy. This means only dogs or cats assessed to be either a danger or having an illness that would affect their quality of life are euthanased.

Why are so many rescue dogs from the South?

Because of a lack of leash and spay/neuter laws and less municipal money for animal control and care compared to other regions — coupled with a culture of generally letting people do whatever the hell they please — the stray-pet population in the South is far greater than other parts of the country.

Are rescue dogs harder to train?

Rescue dogs can’t be taught new tricks. Many believe rescue dogs are old, stuck in their ways and will have a hard time adapting to a new lifestyle or family. This is simply untrue! You might not be able to teach an old human new tricks, but as Indy has shown, you sure can teach an old dog!

Where do I take my dog if I can’t keep him?

Your local animal shelters or rescue groups may offer low-cost veterinary care or training services or be able to refer you to other organizations that offer these services. Find your local shelters and rescues by visiting The Shelter Pet Project and entering your zip code.

What are high kill shelters?

Euthanasia is the act of putting an animal to death. A high kill shelter euthanizes many of the animals they take in; a low kill shelter euthanizes few animals and usually operates programs to increase the number of animals that are released alive.

Does the Humane Society kill animals?

Is Animal Humane Society a no-kill organization? Although our placement rate exceeds the 90 percent benchmark often used to qualify a shelter as no-kill, we do not identify as a no-kill organization.