Please note that we do not take cats into the cat adoption center from the public.

Laura Moody – Director of Second Chance Cats of West Michigan

Who is Second Chance Cat Rescue of Grand Rapids?

Here at Second Chance Cats (a 501c3 certified nonprofit), our mission is to help cats at municipal shelters who are at risk for euthanasia, or cats who have special/medical needs that shelters have a hard time managing.

Because we are primarily working with area shelters and rescues, we, unfortunately, are not able to take stray cats off the streets or cats that need to be re-homed.

We are a small, volunteer-based facility, and we simply don’t have the space to quarantine new arrivals at our adoption center. We ask that people please do not bring outside cats into our adoption center – this facility is for cats who are ready to be adopted into their forever homes.

We wish that we were able to help every cat in need, but it simply is not possible and we are doing our best to stick to our mission of giving second chances to at-risk cats.

If you have found a stray or have a cat that needs to be re-homed, please contact Kent County Animal Shelter or Humane Society of West Michigan – both wonderful resources in our community that can help with these kinds of needs.

About Second Chance Cats of WM

Founded in 2021, we are a nonprofit cat rescue based in Grand Rapids Michigan. Our goal is to give cats in need of a little more time, patience, care, and understanding, a second chance at living a full and healthy life. Whether this is medical attention or the time and space to learn to trust again. We will not give up on these living souls. We have an all-volunteer staff, and we work closely within the community to reach all cats at risk. We are advocates for felines.

Help us give these kitties a second chance for a happy and meaningful life!

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We have cat MERCH! Just for you and our volunteers.

Head on over to our bonfire account at the button below and support us with neat cat swag!

Second Chance Cats cat adoption agency in Grand Rapids Michigan. Adopt a pet today!

Second Chance Cats for Adoption

Our kitties are always looking for their fur-ever homes, so please make sure to fill out the Adoption Application to make sure we can get your new furry friend all ready for their new home!


Fostering a Cat in West Michigan

Could fostering a Second Chance Cat enrich your life? We think so. Check out our fostering information button below.

Cat Adoption Events Expansion Update

The original adoption center expanded to include the suite next to us! We are holding community events centered around cats. We have a cat libray! Where you can come and read to the kitties.

This space is for cat yoga and paint parties too!

Please help us reach our goal of expanding our center and being able to help the cats even more by considering donating here.

Virtual Pet Visits: First Vet

Second Chance Cats is now partnering up with First Vet an online vet service! If you have adopted or are thinking about it we now have an online vet solution!

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Love this place! The staff is great and they take such great care of the kitties.

Angie Stumpo

Second Chance Cats of WM are such good people, some of the most good hearted people I’ve met. They are in it for the cats, truly.

Cornell Halquist

Absolutely amazing place. They care so much about the cats they adopt out and such a friendly environment.

Michelle Keener

Wonderful rescue and wonderful staff. The cats are adorable and you can tell that they are well taken care of.

m l

I’ve been a part of SCCats of WM since its founding. There is no org in WM doing as much to support the municipal shelters and helping to rescue cats from euthanasia from overcrowding. And every cat at SCCats of WM receives the best care that a cat could ask for. Highly recommend SCCWM forContinue reading “Pyric Lancaster”

Pyric Lancaster

so many cute cats + lots of kittens, all lovingly taken care of in a colorful and enriching space. the people here really care!! would recommend it to anyone looking to adopt a cat.

Dan G.

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