The items listed here are those currently needed by Second Chance Portsmouth Cats, and their current furry residents.
When you purchase a donation through this store, your exact purchased item is sent directly to Portsmouth. They can then distribute or use the donated items as required, making a real, tangible difference to their residents' lives. It also means that they don't have to spend money donations on items, and can instead use it for those things only money can buy such as vet bills.
There is no minimum order size, and all items include free delivery.
Second Chance don’t pay for our service, and we use just £0.50 of the item prices below to cover our transaction costs and price fluctuations from our suppliers. We don't profit from the sale of any items on the website, and instead rely on corporate sponsorship to keep us running.
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Second Chance has been rescuing and re-homing cats and dogs in the Portsmouth area for 20 years. Second Chance is an animal welfare focused charity and will always try to help an animal in need. No animals are put to sleep unless they have a medical condition that makes that the kindest route for them. They believe that neutering and micro-chipping are essential and much of their funds go on these procedures, along with flea treatments and wormers. Second Chance has spent the last 20 years taking in and coordinating the re-homing of many lost and unwanted animals, re-uniting lost animals with their owners and working to educate people about animal welfare. You can help them continue this great work by buying them the items they request, freeing up funds to help support, and neuter even more furry friends.
It has always been the policy at Portsmouth Cats are neutered and unless they are too young. This will already have been done before they leave for their new home.
Male domestic cats are more docile and content when they are neutered. They are much cleaner and their homes do not smell as they have no cause to mark their territory - nor do they need to fight to protect it. Female cats come into season at a very young age and it is not uncommon for them to be pregnant with their second litter by the time of their first birthday. At that age they are still little more than kittens themselves and the trauma of giving birth so young and having their babies repeatedly taken away from them puts tremendous pressure on them both physically and emotionally.
Neutering is so important as the number of unwanted cats and kittens coming into the world and being discarded is impossible to keep up with. Unlike wild animals, domestic cats are no longer adapted to life without human support. Without human care cats often experience considerable pain, suffering and harm. Cats that are unwanted, abandoned, stray or feral do not get the vaccinations or any other medical help that a cat in a loving home is given resulting in overpopulation, disease spreading rapidly and sickly kittens being born into what is usually a short, miserable existence.
Every year Portsmouth Cats spend a considerable amount of their funds on neutering the cats in their care. Second Chance Animal Rescue and many other rescues do the same but it is never enough. Unfortunately there are far too many people all over the country irresponsibly and prolifically breeding cats for quick profit. They are heedless and indifferent to the misery they are inflicting, barely giving a thought to the terrible welfare issues they are creating nor do they consider the long term health problems that are being caused to the queen, the kittens or to future generations.
It has been a legal requirement to have your dog microchipped since 2016 - this should apply to all cats as well! It is an important part of modern pet care and is something wholeheartedly encouraged to all cat owners to have done especially as it is an inexpensive and simple procedure to carry out.
Every cat re-homed is micro-chipped before they leave for their new home. It is important for owners to understand that it is their responsibility to ensure the chip is registered to them and to keep it up to date whenever their details change.
If all cats were micro-chipped there would be far more reunited with their very anxious owners and although this is happening more frequently it is unfortunate that the majority of missing cats have still not been chipped, their details have not been kept up to date or very often have not been registered in the first place.
Donating in kind is obviously just one way you can support Second Chance Portsmouth Cats. We recommend you check out the resources below to see how else you can help!
Subscribe to be a Hope Revolution Angel for Portsmouth Cats, and receive emails from us when we get a new request from them
Click here to be re-directed to Portsmouth Cats' monetary donation page.
We don't look to, or encourage the replacement of money donations, rather compliment them!
Welcome to the Second Chance Portsmouth Cats item donation shop! Here you can browse and purchase the items that they need this month. We then make sure your donation is delivered directly to their door.
Second Chance has been rescuing and re-homing cats and dogs in the Portsmouth area for 20 years. It is important to them that all our animals go to loving safe homes so home checks are an important part of their re-homing process. Second Chance is an animal welfare focused charity and will always try to help an animal in need. No animals are put to sleep unless they have a medical condition that makes that the kindest route for them.