When we started Second Chance Kitties in 2014,  I was only just beginning to understand the importance of our work. 

Now, being more activeIy involved in the animal welfare sector in Whanganui I have seen the huge cat problem that we have here

Desexing is the only way we can combat this problem.  Only one kitten in twelve finds it's forever home... the rest end up dumped, abandoned or in a shelter somewhere.  Our goal is to end that and increase the chances for cats in our city.


I want to thank all our supporters who help us on this mission!

Jessica Collins

January 2014 – Jessica Collins started Second Chance Kitties facebook page.

June 2014 – The Castlecliff Seaside Market was started by SCK as a revenue source for the group.  Unfortunately, due to council requirements and escalating costs, it was unable to continue; the last market being held in October 2014.

September 2014 -  SCK formed a committee.


November 2014 – SCK travelled twice to  Hawera to the South Taranaki SPCA to get 12 Whanganui cats and kittens desexed on the SPCA Mobile Desexing Clinic.

December 2014 –  SCK travelled twice to Palmerston North to the Manawatu SPCA to get  34 Whanganui cats and kittens desexed on the SPCA Mobile Desexing Clinic.

March 2015 - SCK became a registered charity with Charity Services allowing us to become a tax deductible charity.

SCK assisted with the desexing of another 12 cats, arrangements made with Central Vets and Pets in Palmerston North to do this monthly

May 2015 - SCK becomes a Charitable Trust

July 2015 - AGM and new Trust Board established.


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