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West Michigan’s Premiere Feline Adoption Agency Now Offering New Cat Merch 😺🐈

Exciting news everyone! The Second Chance Cats has some stylish new swag for you, your family, and all the cat lovers in your life. Help spread awareness of our rescue to the world while supporting our feline friends at the same time!

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Rascal a Second Chance Cat of West Michigan: His Story

This story was originally published on Facebook on September 18th, 2022 by wonderful volunteer Marj Timmerman.

This is Rascal’s Story:

Rascal came to us from one of the other county shelters. His “owner” had thrown him outside and when Rascal was picked up and brought to the shelter, the owner was contacted via his microchip and said they didn’t own/want him anymore.

A couple weeks later, we went to that shelter to bring back 5 cats and Rascal ran right over to me and went in the carrier! He was an immediate hit with our volunteers and it wasn’t long before he was adopted.

His new mom and dad really liked him but Rascal didn’t like being alone while they worked and became too vocal for their apartment complex, so back he came to us.

And then, here comes the heartwarming part, he was adopted by the perfect person 3 weeks ago!

His name is now Moe, yes after one of the 3 Stooges, he has a feline friend to play with, and we received these pictures and an update from his dad tonight!

Moe is doing great! He has made me feel so much better because he talks to me and it was so quiet in here after my wife died that Mr. MOE really was one of the best things that could have happened! ❤️

Moe’s Adopters

Ways you can help more cats like Rascal

If you are looking to adopt a new feline friend, we have many cats and kittens available for adoption. We always recommend adopting in pairs so that your cat has company during the day while you’re at work or school. They also love playing with their kitty friends!


We require an application before bringing your new pet home.

Please email us at adoption@sccatswm.org to learn more about our process of adopting a cat from us today!

If you want to help with his vet bills please consider donating to us.

Fundraiser & Giveaway: Win a Kratos Magnet Fishing Kit!

Fundraiser is now over! Check out who won here!

We would like to extend our greatest thanks to Ferrous Fishing who is sponsoring a fundraiser/giveaway for our adoption center. They partnered up with Kratos Magnetics to giveaway fishing kits that include cool fishing equipment!

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Second Chance Cats of West Michigan Featured in a book about Cat Women of West Michigan and Rescues!

I am so excited to share that Laura our director of Second Chance Cats of West Michigan is featured in a new book! The book is called “Cat Women of West Michigan: The Secret Word of Cat Rescue”. This book is by our favorite animal enthusiast, Janet Vormittag.

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How to Foster a Cat in Grand Rapids

If you’re looking for a way to help the kitties at Second Chance Cats of West Michigan, fostering is a great opportunity. You provide temporary care for needy pets and give them time to get healthy and adoptable. Fostering also gives you an opportunity to meet different types of cats, dogs, and other animals before deciding what type of pet might be right for you. For more information on how to become a foster parent, visit. https://sccatswm.org/Foster or email foster@sccatswm.org

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Here’s What Happened At Second Chance Cat Events in Grand Rapids, Michigan: Cat Yoga

We just hosted an event in our new Event Center and it was a blast!

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Have a Non-Profit Night at your Business in Grand Rapids!

Recently Rocky’s Bar and Grill approached us and wanted to know if they could “Pawty for the Paws.” They are having a charity event one night at their bar and donating some of the proceeds from the night to us! Their event will not only benefit our rescue, but it will also help declaw awareness.

RSVP on Facebook!

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Second Chance Cat Rescue on WZZM 13

Second Chance Cats on, 13 On Your Side, January 02, 2022

13 ABC loves pets! And they wanted to feature some of our furry friends on the news!

Second Chance Cats on 13 ABC On your Side
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Cat Adoption Planning Checklist

Deciding to adopt a cat is a big decision. Cats require more work than the average pet and the responsibility can be overwhelming for some people. To make things easier, we have put together this list of items you will need before your new cat comes home!

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