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DeWitt County's pet rescue and pet adoption agency indicates the loss of the Apple n' Pork Festival this year did not have as dire an impact as many other agencies have reported.


For Second Chance for Pets of DeWitt County, the annual Apple n' Pork Festival is a great way to raise awareness of their mission. The group's Heather Wantland indicates the annual festival gives them a chance to showcase their pets available for adoption and raise general awareness around what they do.



Wantland has worried the awareness the Apple n' Pork weekend provides might impact their ability to adopt out pets but she indicates that worry has quickly been laid to rest as they are seeing a spike in people wanting to adopt pets during the COVID pandemic.



Last year's Apple n' Pork weekend was a record-setter for Second Chance. Wantland attributes that to a litter of pitbull puppies they had at their tent that drew in crowds all weekend. She says otherwise, any donations they receive during the weekend goes back into the community and its pet owners.



Keep up with the latest happenings and pets available through Second Chance for Pets by finding them on Facebook or visit secondchanceforpets.com. You can also speak to someone at Second Chance by calling their message line at 217-935-3488 or emailing secondchanceforpets@yahoo.com. 

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