"Within the heart of every animal lies the desire to be loved."
In 2008, after a 5 week old rescue kitten died
from a dreaded disease, we found our lives taking a whole new direction and a
passion was birthed, a passion we have never dreamed of. We wanted to honour
the memory of little Kito and make a difference and live out our purpose.
Second Chance Sanctuary is a non-profit, pro-life organisation based on the
Bluff in Durban. We currently home, nurture and care for 91 resident cats that
have been rescued from severe abuse, abandonment, trauma, neglect and other
horrific acts inflicted by humans. Many of these cats are special need cases,
have physical defects and are terminally ill.
We totally rely on donations, book sales and our virtual adoption program to
keep the sanctuary running. Due to the extreme situations these cats came from
they need constant specialised treatment, veterinary care and high quality food
to keep their weak immune systems going. The sanctuary also relies on
volunteers for their work in fostering homeless animals until they can be
adopted into their forever homes.
All our residents are sterilised, inoculated, treated monthly for fleas and
ticks and regularly wormed. The cats don’t live in cages and have free access
wherever they want as long as they stay in the perimeter of the sanctuary. To
keep them confined we installed a cat proof fencing as well as a low voltage
electric fence to prevent the cats from roaming or running away.