Pets Get Second Chance at Better Lives in 2017

Pets-Get-Second-Chance-at-Better-Lives-2017_01Woofs, meows, laughter and smiles filled the room as many people searched for the animal that filled their hearts. Second Chance 4 Pets Network participated in the Getting Strong and Giving Back Pet Event at the Campagna Academy in Schererville on Saturday, Feb. 18.

The Getting Strong and Giving Back Pet Event was complete with pet rescues, vendors and animal lovers. Second Chance 4 Pets Network (SC4Pets) participated in the pet adoption and brought cages with rescued cats and kittens. As people walked by the table, they were able to look into the cages and play with them.

Second Chance 4 Pets Network volunteer and foster parent, Stacy Mosca brought her kittens to show off to the potential adopters. In her journey with SC4Pets thus far, she has grown to love all these animals.

“I love caring for the animals, watching them grow and form their own personalities. I love to save them and give them a great start to life,” Mosca said.

Mosca is currently the foster parent to Norman and Bart. The two kittens are four-month-old brothers who cannot be separated. They were found wandering outside a local hospital in single digit degree weather. Their small amount of fur, wasn’t enough to keep them warm. Luckily, someone was able to rescue both kittens and give them a great foster home with Mosca.

“Our number one priority are the foster animals in the rescue,” Mosca stated.

Pets-Get-Second-Chance-at-Better-Lives-2017_02This adoption event gave people the opportunity to meet these animals. The potential adopter not only got to see if the animal is a good fit for them, but if they are a good fit for the animal.

By the end of the event, there were many inquiries and completed applications. The President of Second Chance 4 Pets, JoAnne Palko believes that having at least one application filled out for a potential adoption at the end of each event is considered a success.

“When you find a really great adopter and know that the pet is getting a great home, it’s satisfying and makes you feel good knowing you’ve done your job,” Palko said.

Second Chance 4 Pets Network is a non-profit organization helping animals across the Chicagoland area and northwest Indiana. Founded in 2012, SC4Pets is committed to helping people help animals. For further information, please visit