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Elk Grove Village, IL



Linus's 9 Lives


Hi Second Chance Friends! My name is Linus and I am 4 years old (my 5th birthday is later this month!). I am an indoor only kitty but on Labor Day, I got out of my home and I was hit by a car. I was severely injured but a good person brought me to the ER.

Fortunately, I was micro-chipped and they were able to find my family! Unfortunately, my injuries are quite extensive. My family loves me lots but is just not able to afford all of the treatment I will require. After reaching out to other resources for help, they found Second Chance and Second Chance agreed to help me!

I spent the last week in the hospital being cared for and evaluated by Second Chance's wonderful vets. They determined I do not have any broken bones but do have soft tissue and nerve damage. I am visiting a specialist tomorrow and we are all hoping I will not lose my leg (I am hoping more than anyone!).

I am so grateful to Second Chance for helping me get better. I am just a young boy and while I may have used one of my 9 lives, I have many many more years ahead of me and want to live the normal life of a kitty with my family.

My treatment is going to be pretty expensive. If you would like to help contribute to my medical fund, you can make a tax deductible donation via Pay Pal (link available at bottom of the page) or you can mail a check made payable to Second Chance Pet Adoption to P.O. Box 91916, Elk Grove Village, IL 60009. Please note Linus Fund on your donation.

Thank you for helping me get my Second Chance!


Update 12/2/2016: After spending the last 3 months with our wonderful team of vets and a specialst, receiving extensive therapy, it has been determined that an amputation is in Linus's best interests. He is not responding as everyone hoped and will never fully regain use of his injured leg.

Cats can live completely normal lives with only 3 legs and Linus is only 5 years old. Second Chance wants to help Linus live out the rest of his 9 lives pain free and happy. However, this surgery will be extremely expensive. Donations are being accepted and would be greatly appreciated!

Seeking Foster Homes!

To allow us to save even more cats and kittens, we are currently looking for volunteers interested in fostering or providing room for our TNR cats to recuperate.

As a foster home, all expenses for caring for our cats is covered by Second Chance. All we ask of you is to provide our cats and kittens a loving and safe home until they find their forever one. Our foster cats (when age appropriate) are required to attend our regular adoption shows in order to give them the best opportunity for fnding their new family. Visit our Volunteer page for more information.

If you are unable to be a regular foster home but would like to help, we are looking for experienced cat people who would be willing to provide shelter to our ferals while they recover from their spay/neuter surgery.

If any of these opportunities interest you, contact us via our voicemail or email us through our contact page.

Interested in Meeting One of Our Cats?

Second Chance Pet Adoption attends Adoption Shows most weekends out of the month. While we can't have all of our foster cats at every Adoption Show, you can visit a variety of our animals who are looking for their forever home. Visit our calendar for the current Adoption Show schedule. If you are interested in a particular animal, you can also arrange to meet that cat in its foster home.

About Second Chance Pet Adoption

Second Chance Pet Adoption is a not-for-profit all volunteer rescue and foster home organization focused primarily on cats and kittens. Most of our foster homes and veterinarians are located in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago.

All Second Chance cats are veterinarian checked, receive all necessary medical care and are placed into a foster home until they are adopted into a permanent home. Our foster homes provide the love, care, and attention these cats need so they can once again feel safe, secure, and accepting of their Second Chance for Love.

We are always in need of volunteers, foster homes, and donations. All donations whether it is your time, needed supplies, or a monetary contribution, are welcome and greatly appreciated!

We invite you to spend a few minutes visiting our web pages to learn more about our organization, view our adoption procedures, meet some of our cats, and learn about upcoming events. Please visit us often.