The medical costs of treating and rehabilitating an abused animal can easily become overwhelming for any animal welfare organization -- particularly when long-term care is necessary. The Second Chance® Fund is one way American Humane Association works to support these organizations in their vital work. By providing financial assistance, in select cases, to animal welfare organizations responsible for the temporary care of animals as they are prepared for adoption into permanent, loving homes, the program provides animal victims of abuse or neglect with a second chance at life.
Due to the overwhelming number of abuse cases nationwide, the Second Chance® Fund is offered only in select cases of animal abuse or neglect. Funding is awarded on a case-by-case basis by American Humane Association's Shelter Services staff. General guidelines of the Fund include:
Complete the Second Chance® Fund Application (opens in new window)
Before submitting your grant application, please ensure that it includes all of the following documents, or your request will be considered incomplete and may be discarded:
*If services are/were provided by on-staff veterinarian, receipts must reflect out-of-pocket expenses only -- not retail value.
**Digital photographs are preferred.
|If your organization has a case you believe qualifies for assistance by the Second Chance® Fund, please:
If you have questions regarding any part of the grant process, contact us.