Building A Dream

We are excited to start moving forward with our goal of building a Cocker Spaniel Sanctuary. We want to expand our senior dog sanctuary program and have a place we img_2603are proud to have you come visit and volunteer.

IMG_2606The Second Chance Cocker Sanctuary will house senior Cockers in our Bed and Biscuit area, we will have a section for dogs who need training for aggression or can not be adopted because they are too dangerous, and finally we will have an adoptable dog area for dogs waiting for a foster or adopter to find them. We will continue to use foster homes as the base for our adoptable dogs, as they learn so much from living with our foster families that makes them more adoptable quickly. For our permanent residents, we will make a comfortable living area with what ever it takes to give them a good quality life. We will have paid staff living on site and lots of volunteers to help with the work load. We will need a work team of volunteers when we purchase our property to help build the dog’s buildings and create our Sanctuary.

IMG_2605The first thing we need is a committee of dedicated volunteers to make this dream come true…Lawyers, Realtors, business people, project managers, fundraising, researchers, etc…they will be pricing property, getting building estimates, putting together business plans, designing the theme, leading the fundraising and their goal is to make our dream a reality.

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We need to decide on a location. It has to be easy to get to, not far from a major city, has lots of tourism and inexpensive land. We are looking for at least 5 acres with a house or mobile home and garage or barn on it. One location we are looking at is Tuolumne County in the Gold Country (pictured above) where we can build an old fashion gold mining town theme. Thanks to a generous gift from a supporter last year we are starting out with $30,000 in our building fund. We will need a min of $50,000 for a down-payment.

 

If you are interested in learning more about helping make this dream come true with a donation to our building fund or volunteering tomorrow  make it happen contact Elizabeth at 805-687-4674. Help us save more senior Cockers. There are too many getting dumped in our shelters every day.

Rescued! Cocker Roaming the Streets for Six Months

URGENT: This one to two year old Cocker boy needs a foster or adopter ASAP! This baby

boy was spotted running up and down a busy street in Bakersfield< CA for approximately 6 months before he was caught. He has been starved, and he is very thin. He is terrified, and has obviously been traumatized by his experiences. He is eating now, and was taken to a vet to be evaluated. He was neutered and the vet gave him his shots. Vet stated that he appears to be as healthy as he could be with no home, and scavenging for food for months in the garbage behind several restaurants nearby. Many people attempted to trap him but finally a young woman staked the area out for 3 days to catch him, and finally succeeded. She is calling him Levi.

This little boy needs a loving and patient foster or adopter to teach him to trust again. A calm home, lots of food, and time to heal is what he needs! Won’t you help Levi to begin a new life, and to learn that humans can be trusted? He is improving, but needs a calm home to settle into. He is very smart and learns fast. Please consider a donation for his medical expenses and his rehabilitation! We could not help poor dogs like Levi without your support. He is currently in Bakersfield, but needs a foster of adopter ASAP!

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!

Surprise! Today is the birthday of our founder, and CEO of Second Chance Cocker Rescue. Elizabeth Mazzetti has spent the last 21 years rescuing, rehoming, and rehabilitating hundreds of Cocker Spaniels, and even more than a few “wanna be Cocker Spaniels!” To celebrate, one of SCCR’s long-time donors is offering to match any donations made in honor of Elizabeth during the month of November, 2016. Would you consider making a donation?

We would also like to honor, Elizabeth’s

beloved Cocker boy, Duffy, age 12, that lost his long battle with cancer earlier this year. Elizabeth never missed a beat, and continued her efforts to save every single Cocker that she could. No donation is too small (or too large) and it will be doubled.

We all love you EB! We respect your vision, and your passion for saving animals everywhere!

Freckley, A Very Special Girl

Sweet Freckley, suffered a tragic accident, and Second Chance Cocker Rescue came to her rescue! freckley-1She damaged a disk and can’t currently walk.

The vet believes she will walk again, with rehab and our usual brand of TLC. The SFSPCA is sending her home with a stroller, which she loves to go for walks in. The vet also removed a cancerous tumor on her nose and gave her a skin graft to cover the spot, so the other dogs wouldn’t make fun of her. What a trooper she is! 

SFSPCA performed a CT on Freckley. Right now, the update, is that she is making improvements with walking and rest. The good news is, as of last week, Freckley was sitting up on her own! The neurologist says no PT for the time being, just rest. image001-3

This is great news and will certainly make it a lot easier to find a foster and eventually, Freckley’s forever family.

As with all of our precious babies, we will do anything possible, to get them healthy, happy and give them the best lives possible.

As always, any  donations toward Freckley’s medical expenses are much appreciated!

Our Newest Bed & Biscuit Guest

june-2We were contacted by a young woman who was desperately searching for a safe place for her beloved pet. She knew that sweet June would not last long in a shelter, because June has never known anything but the loving care of her family. They had one week to find a safe place, and they reached out to Second Chance Cocker Rescue for help.

Meet the newest guest in our Bed & Biscuit program! We welcomed sweet little June this week, and what a wonderful addition she is. June is 11 years young, and is very healthy for her age. She is having some ear issues and will need a complete physical in order to give her proper care.
june-1June needs some help with her medical costs. Could you please find it in your heart to donate on behalf of Sweet June?

The Bed & Biscuit is a resort style residence that allows us to house up to ten additional senior Cockers at private kennel in Riverside County. There are comfy couches to nap on, dog beds all over the floor, a huge play area with trees to hangout in during the day. The inside walls of the building have been painted to look like a living room so the dog will feel as much at home as possible. These seniors are available for a Sanctuary home, but can stay here forever if they don’t get chosen by a family.  The cost to house, feed and keep these dogs is $1250 a month. Medical care is extra and averages $800 per senior per year. We have a extra soft spot for senior Cocker Spaniels and would like to invite you to join us supporting this project!

Sweet Lucy is getting a Second Chance

IMG_0436Second Chance Cocker Rescue makes a promise to all the dogs we rescue. They will ALWAYS be taken care of.

Lucy was adopted out 5 years ago to a gentleman in Nevada. He passed away, and Lucy was returned to us at 10 yrs old because we always take our dogs back.

She has several medical problems we need to deal with. She has a torn ACL that we are treating with acupuncture and a brace, her liver enzymes are high and she has bladder stones. We are making sure she has good care, but needIMG_0451 help paying for her vet bills. Any help you can give is so appreciated!

Lucy is being fostered, and her foster dad Gil has decided she will stay with him as a Sanctuary girl. He sent us these photos. Look how happy she is!

Second Chance Cocker Rescue wants to thank Gil and all our other foster families, forever families and donors. It takes a village!

Cricket is Chirping with Gratitude

Cricket2Meet Cricket. This adorable and gorgeous girl was found wandering the streets and was picked up, by good samaritans. They saw mammary glands hanging down and thought she might be pregnant. Thoughtfully, they took her to a vet immediately, and learned that she is NOT pregnant. Cricket does have a host of health issues, including a mammary infection.  We are going to have her spayed next week, and take care of all of her medical needs. She was not microchipped and signs were placed around the area and social media was used to see if anyone claimed her. So far, no one has come forward.

We had her groomed and as you can see, she looks stunning! The vet, estimates her to be about 5 years old. Cricket1She is very sweet and mellow and gets along well with everyone.

This beauty will find a new home, in no time. However, in the meantime, anything that you can donate, to help with this sweet girl’s medical expenses is greatly appreciated!

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