cat Second Chance HILL science Diet

As a shelter partner, we are exclusively

feeding Hill’s® Science Diet® to all

the animals in our care.


2020 Victorian Afternoon Tea

This annual fundraising event, organized by George Healey, together with Second Chance volunteerswas held at Vandemeer Nursery (Lakeridge Road and Bayly Street) in Ajax on Sunday, February 16.  There were many people attending who dressed up in costumes appropriate to the Victorian period.  The event included a light lunch, afternoon tea, psychic readings, vendors, silent auction and raffle as well as a bake sale.   The Victorian Tea makes for a delightful afternoon and one can also shop for spring flowers or decorations while at the Nursery.   Vandermeer Nursery with its greenhouse roof provides a wonderful place for the Victorian Afternoon Tea.

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    Winner of Best Victorian Hat - Michelle (lady wearing red hat)

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    Winner of Best Victorian Costume - Annetta

2019 Spring Fling Buffet Dinner and Silent Auction

On April 27, 2019 volunteers of Second Chance organized a Spring Fling Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser at the Pickering Recreation Complex (the O’Brien Room). The evening started with cocktails followed by a buffet dinner and silent auction.  A special thank you to Dickson Printing for, once again, supplying the admission tickets and to Barb, Dawn, Debra, Joanne and Linda for the many hours they spent securing wonderful donations for the silent auction.  The psychic readings provided by Luiza Dutra are now a popular part of the Spring Fling.  The evening was very successful and enjoyed by all! 

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Thank you to Allstate Foundation of Canada for again supporting our Spring Fling fundraiser. 

2019 Spring Fling Supporters

Thank you to the following organizations/businesses and individuals who very generously gave donations of items to be used in our Silent Auction at this event -
Almost Perfect/The Grocery Store, Whitby Melanie Pringle's, Whitby
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Mister Pet, Ajax
Barb Petty MLSE Donations (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Bark & Fitz, Whitby Moxies Grill & Bar, Pickering
Bella Notte Ristorante, Whitby Nice Bistro, Whitby
Boston Pizza, Pickering Penney & Co., Whitby
Boston Pizza, Whitby Perkins Restaurant, Pickering
Brock St. Brewing Company, Whitby Pet Valu, Dundas St., Whitby
Brothers Ristorante, Whitby Pet Valu, Garden St., Whitby
Carousel Wines, Pickering Pet Valu, Kingston Road, Pickering
Charley Ronick's Pub, Whitby Purdy's Chocolatiers, Oshawa
Chatterpaul's, Whitby Real Canadian Superstore, Ajax
Cupcake Junkie Cafe, Whitby Reed's Florist, Ajax
Dr. Kevin Tyber, Ajax Ren's Pet Depot, Ajax
East Side Mario's, Whitby Ren's Pet Depot, Whitby
F. G. Bradley's, Oshawa Centre Reptillia, Whitby
Global Pet Foods, Whitby SIRCorp, Head Office
Graziella Fine Jewellery, Whitby Swiss Chalet, Bayley St., Ajax
Imagine That Art Gallery, Whitby Swiss Chalet, Kingston Rd., Pickering
Jack Astor's, Pickering Swiss Chalet, Taunton Rd., Whitby
Jack Astor's, Whitby The Body Shop, Pickering
Jungle Cat World, Orono The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, Head Office
KB Restaurant, Whitby The Lake Grill, Whitby
Kennedy Greenhouses, Markham The Royal Oak, Whitby
Keurig Canada Tom's No Frills, Ajax
Krown, Whitby Toronto Zoo, Toronto
Lafontaine, Whitby Vandermeer Nursery, Ajax
Laser Quest, Whitby Violet Blooms, Pickering
Lois Child Wholesale Club, Whitby
Longo's, Ajax Wild Wings, Whitby
Mandarin, Pickering Williams Chocolates, Whitby
Medieval Times, Toronto Words on Wood, Whitby

Charity Bingo


Once a week, at various times and days, Second Chance volunteers are present for a session of bingo at the Delta Bingo Hall, 975 Dillingham Road in Pickering.  Come out and enjoy playing bingo while supporting Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary.



Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary's July Yard Sale

Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary (SCWS) held its July Bake Sale, BBQ and Yard Sale,  benefitting the estimated 180 cats at the sanctuary without a forever home.

Tents allow the yard sale to go on - rain or shine.
"Tents allow the yard sale to go on - rain or shine."
Porch outside sanctuary where new items are for sale.
"Porch outside sanctuary where new items are for sale."

Doug and Cathy cooking delicious hot dogs.

"Doug and Cathy cooking delicious hot dogs."

Linda Selling home baked goodies prepared by Second Chance Volunteers.
"Linda Selling home baked goodies prepared by Second Chance Volunteers."

Sharon selling 'professional level' baked goodies. Many of our visitors come back to buy Sharon's tasteful and beatiful looking baking.

"Sharon selling 'professional level' baked goodies. Many of our visitors come back to buy Sharon's tasteful and beatiful looking baking."