Local News

While many groups were out fundraising this past weekend, one group was both fundraising and awareness-raising.

 width=Second Chance Pet Adoptions of DeWitt was both fundraising, but primarily trying to raise awareness for their group and the animals they have. Heather Wantland with the group explains they are a non for profit that will focus on getting pets adopted from owner relinquish and animals in kill shelters. She says the numbers of animals they have continues to grow, mainly due to the tough economic times.

[audio:10312secondchance1.mp3] [/audio]

The Apple and Pork Festival not only serves as a great awareness raising opportunity for Second Chance, but also they were able to raise some funds. Saturday and Sunday Wantland says they had t-shirts, magnets, and even homemade dog treats for sale.

[audio:10312secondchance2.mp3] [/audio]

Second Chance had adoption applications available all weekend for those who came by interested in adopting. Wantland explains there is quite an extensive process to adopt. She says they want to make sure the dog is going to go into a good home, with a good situation.

[audio:10312secondchance3.mp3] [/audio]

 width=The primary purpose for funds raised over the weekend will go towards vet care costs for their animals. Wantland says that makes up the majority of the costs they have.

Those who attended the Apple and Pork Festival may have noticed dogs walking around with orange vests on. Those were pets currently in Second Chance's foster care system.

To learn more about adopting a pet or becoming a foster care partner, you can contact Second Chance for Pets by phone at 217-935-3488. You can visit their website at secondchanceforpets.com. Or you can email them at secondchanceforpets@yahoo.com.

Local Weather