Delaware Valley Second Chance for Animals

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Delaware Valley Second Chance for Animals, Inc. is a 501 (c)3 charity. We are a dedicated group of volunteers, and have no physical location. Our focus is to give displaced, homeless, or owner surrendered animals a second chance to find a permanent home. The vast majority of our animals are rescued fr,om over-crowded shelters where they are often in danger of being euthanized.

We are a true non-kill organization. We rescue cats no matter their situation. We rescue cats who have been neglected, malnourished, sick, and even cats who test positive for FIV/FeLV. Once rescued, all of our furry friends are placed in private foster homes throughout the Delaware Valley. While in foster care, we do our best to ensure that all of our adoptees get healthy and are well socialized, so you can concentrate on finding the ideal new addition to your family.


How can you help?

Links of interest:

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Adopting a Cat ** Foster a cat? Adoption Form
New Owner FAQ ** Donate! ** The Prince Chunk Foundation
    ** Spay and Neuter
    ** Litterbox issues
  ** Do not declaw!
If performed on a human being, declawing would be like cutting off each finger at the last knuckle.
    ** Stray Cats

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Adopting a Friend

Please consider adopting adults cats - they were once kittens too! Still asking why? Read this article. companion

Adoption Fee: $100.00 per cat.

Adoption fee includes: 3-1 shoot and booster, flea/tick control treatment, dewormer, anti-parasite, and if old enough spay/neuter and rabies shot

Fill out our Adoption Form to apply for your cat today!

We try to get all cats spayed/neutered before they reach 5 months of age. If the cat you decide to adopt is not already spayed/neutered due to age, we will advise you on places where you can get low-cost spay/neuter.

If you would like to adopt a cat, you must fill out an adoption screening form. One of our volunteers will review your application and will get in contact with you. Click on the paw to fill out your application today!.

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You can also meet our cats every Saturday at PetSmart Fairless Hills from 12pm to 4pm. Come and visit us! We also have adoptable cats on permanent display at PetValu in Jenkintown, PA which are available for adoption 7 days a week.

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Can't Adopt? Foster a Cat

foster Foster parents provide temporary care for cats and kittens. Some animals need as little as two weeks of care, while others may need months. By offering your time and home to a cat in need, you prepare the cat for adoption into a permanent home. DVSC is always looking for more foster homes all year round, especially throughout the busy spring and summer seasons.

Most common reasons cats require foster care:

(1) Kittens are too young to be adopted into permanent homes. When the cats are eight weeks old and weight at least two pounds, they are made available for adoption.

(2) Cats who are nursing a litter of kittens.

(3) Cats who are being treated for injuries or illnesses.

Still unsure about fostering? Read this article about fostering.

DVSC provides all veterinary care for fostered cats, and plenty of support for foster families. You supply your time, love, and a place in your home for one of our rescued cats. We work with you, so you're never alone. Fill out our foster screening form . Once you submit your application, one of our volunteers will get in touch with you within 24 hours. If you have further inquiries, please email DVSC for more information; we will send you our foster screening form, answer all your questions, and set up a time to meet. Contact us for more information!

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Donate!

We understand you may be unable to adopt any more cats or foster a cat. However, your generous support helps us provide comfort and care to all the cats we rescue. We use our funds to provide medical attention, spay/neuter, and everything needed to make the cat available for adoption. We rescue cats from all sorts of situations and with all sorts of health issues. We even save those who test positive for FIV/FeLV... as they may have long lives ahead of them. Thus, your donations are truly appreciated.

You may donate online now via PayPal and put your gift to work right away.

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Spay and Neuter

DVSC strives to educate the public about spaying and neutering to help reduce the staggering amount of displaced and unwanted animals.

Three Reasons to Spay & Neuter:

(1) It helps to reduce companion animal overpopulation.

(2) Less tendency to mark the house and run out of the house.

(3) Sterilization of your cat will increase his/her change of a longer and healthier life. Altering your feline friend will increase his/her life an average of 3 to 5 years. Altered animals have a very low to no risk of mammary gland tumors/cancer, prostate cancer, perianal tumors, pyometria, and uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers.

(4) Sterilizing your cat makes him/her a better pet, reducing his/her urge to roam and decreasing the risk of contracting diseases or getting hurt as they roam. Feline Immunodeficiency Syndrome is spread by bites and intact cats fight a great deal than altered cats.

Click here for more information

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The Prince Chunk Foundation

Are you struggling financially to keep your pet? Do not surrender your pet!

The Prince Chunk Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that enables pet owners to keep their pets during times of financial crisis by providing temporary assistance to pet owners throughout New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and California. Providing this aid is critical to achieve a lower animal abandonment rate, and most importantly, a lower euthanasia rate nationally.

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