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Second Chance Animal Rescue
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 13, 2013

Second Chance – Mason Animal Rescue works to find homes for the unwanted animals in Mason. And it is always exciting when an animal finds a loving family.

But sometimes a family may want to adopt an animal and it just does not work out. There could be several reasons for this. Sometimes there are multiple applicants for the same animal. While this is always a great thing, someone is going to be disappointed. And sometimes an adoption application reveals that a family might not be right for the animal.

Second Chance works to find animals their forever homes. That means that the home must be a good fit for the animal. It is not a matter of just getting an animal out of the pound and into anyone’s home. The home the animal goes to needs to be its permanent home.

That tiny puppy may grow into a fifty pound dog that needs a fenced yard. Or the animal you are interested in may have a personality quirk. Some cats do not like other cats and some dogs do not get along with small children. All these things have to be taken into consideration when considering a person’s application for an animal.

So if you are interested in adopting an animal be sure that you can provide a good, loving home that will meet the needs of that specific animal. One way to be sure is to ask lots of questions about the animal you are interested in. It is also a good idea to let every member of the family visit with the animal, including the other pets in the family.

Second Chance’s pet of the week this week is Ruby, a female boxer mix. Ruby is friendly toward people and other dogs. She will need a home with a fenced yard so she can burn up some energy. Ruby will also need a family who is willing to throw her squeaky toy for her to fetch. If you have a fenced yard and a can do attitude toward repeatedly throwing squeaky toys, you just might be Ruby’s perfect match.

The city pound is nearly at capacity with dogs at this time. So there are a number of dogs needing forever or foster homes immediately. If you are interested in adopting or can open your home to a dog for a few weeks or months, please contact Second Chance at 347-6929 or by email at You can also visit Second Chance on Facebook to see all of the animals available for adoption.

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