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.


2018 Victorian Afternoon Tea

This annual fundraising event, organized by Claire Nicklin & Anne Sharrock, was held at Vandemeer Nursery (Lakeridge Road and Bayly Street) in Ajax on Sunday, February 18. Lunch was offered for sale consisting of tasty sandwiches made by Erst and Janet Buchelor as well as cookies, deserts and scones provided by Adelle, Beth, Brenda, Claire and Kathy. A variety of teas were available as well as coffee (compliments of Starbucks located in the Ajax Durham Centre). There were many participants in the best Victorian Hat or Costume contest. Several vendors offered items for sale; the homemade bake sales were very popular and many people found interesting items to bid on at the Silent Auction. Vandermeer Nursery with its greenhouse roof provides a wonderful place for the Victorian Afternoon Tea.

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    Winner of best victorian costume
    Aneta LeKawski (lady in brown outfit)
    Winner of the best victorian hat
    Michelle Stainton (lady wearing lavender hat)

Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary 2018 Spring Fling

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Our annual Spring Fling Buffet Dinner and Auction was held on April 28, 2018 at St. Andrews Community Centre in Ajax. More pictures may be viewed on Snapd Ajax – at
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Thank you to Allstate Foundation of Canada for again supporting our Spring Fling fundraiser. Mary Lattion-Wells (volunteer with Second Chance), representing Allstate Foundation of Canada, presented Allstate's contribution to Phyllis Healey, President of Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary.

2018 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 the Spring Fling Buffet Dinner held on April 28, 2018
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Barb Petty
Bark & Fitz, Whitby Bella Notte Ristorante, Whitby
Boston Pizza, Ajax, Pickering, Whitby Bowring, Ajax
Brock St. Brewing Company, Whitby Brothers Ristorante, Whitby
Caffee Demetre, Whitby Cathy Weiss
C & C Motors, Whitby Charley Ronick's Pub, Whitby
Chatterpaul's, Whitby Cora's, Pickering
Costco, Ajax DaCosta's No Frills, Pickering
Deer Creek Golf Club, Ajax Dr. Kevin Tyber, Pickering Village
Duke's Pet Food & Supplies, Whitby East Side Mario's, Whitby
F. G. Bradley's, Pickering Global Pet Foods, Whitby
Graziella Fine Jewellery, Whitby Harpo's Restaurant, Oshawa
Jack Astor's, Pickering, Whitby Jungle Cat World, Orono
KB Restaurant, Whitby Kennedy Greenhouses, Markham
Keurig Canada Krown, Whitby
Lafontaine, Whitby Lake Ridge Links Golf Course, Brooklin
Laser Quest, Whitby MLSE Donations (Toronto Raptors), Toronto
Mandarin, Pickering Marg Abernathy
Medieval Times, Toronto Melanie Pringle's, Whitby
Mr. Pet, Ajax Moxie's Grill & Bar, Pickering
Nice Bistro, Whitby Pam Hendricks
Penney & Co., Whitby Perkins Restaurant, Pickering
Putting Edge, Whitby Real Canadian Superstore, Ajax
Reed's Florist, Ajax Ren's Pet Depot, Whitby
Rev. Anna McDonald Ripley's Aquarium, Toronto
Robert Lowery Piano Experts, Toronto Shoeless Joe's, Whitby
SIR Corp., Head Office State & Main Kitchen & Bar, Whitby
Swiss Chalet, Bayly St., Ajax Swiss Chalet, Kingston Rd., Pickering
Swiss Chalet, Taunton Rd., Whitby Symposium Cafe, Ajax
The Body Shop, Pickering The Food & Art Cafe, Whitby
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, Head Office The Lake Grill, Whitby
The Royal Oak, Whitby Tom's No Frills, Ajax
Toronto Zoo, Toronto Urban Nature Store, Pickeing
Vandermeer Nursery, Ajax Whispering Ridge Golf Course, Brooklin
Wholesale Club, Whitby Wild Wings, Whitby
Williams Chocolates, Whitby 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."