What We’ve Done Locally
SCPN is proud to announce that our adoption rate is 85%! Most shelters have an adoption rate of about 35%. Since opening our doors in our temporary location in February 2009, we have taken in 676 animals, adopted out 560 and returned 13 to their owners.
The new animal shelter we are building will enable us to more adequately meet the needs of Dryden and the surrounding area. Our new facility located at 270 Wilson Road in Dryden will have:
18 dog kennels
40 cat kennels
4 cat rooms (designed to house up to 20 cats per room)
A exercise/play room
A nursery for pregnant/nursing cats
An isolation room for new rescues
A small animal room for exotic animals
This will give us the ability to rescue adult dogs and allow us to offer boarding facilities for cats and dogs. The boarding facilities will help fund the shelter’s day-to-day operations and fill a business need here in the Dryden area.
With our Trap-Neuter-Release program, we have spayed 35 females, neutered 27 males and rescued 99 feral kittens. We currently manage 8 feral cat colonies. T-N-R has proven to be the most efficient and cost effective way of controlling the over-population of cats.
We provide pet food to the local Food Bank so those less fortunate can have the love and enjoyment of a pet. With the use of your generous donations of cat and dog food, Canadian Tire Money, Extra Food Bucks, we have provided 2439lbs of food to date.
In partnership with Think Recycle and the Ontario Electronic Stewardship, our recycle program has diverted over 50,000 kg of waste from landfills and has raised $13,000. It continues to be one of our busiest fundraisers!
Second Chance Pet Network (SCPN) operates strictly on donations received from the citizens of Dryden and surrounding areas and its own fundraising activities. All of the manpower required to operate the shelter comes from volunteers.
So, a huge thank you for the interest in and contributions to the ongoing activities of Second Chance Pet Network. The support received over the years is a testament to the caring and generous nature of the people of this region. Thank you to everyone that has adopted, fostered, volunteered and donated to support SCPN.