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Today, we're privileged to interview Lisa Carmichael, one of the devoted people behind Second Chance You can find a direct link to their Instagram here.

Here is their story:

What inspired you to start or become involved with this rescue organization?

Carmichael: We don't have a shelter in our area

Can you tell us about a particularly memorable rescue mission or adoption story that stands out to you?

Carmichael: We had a dog for 3 years before she found her forever home. Sweet GINGER

What are some of the biggest challenges you face as a rescue organization, and how do you overcome them?

Carmichael: The amount of stray population in our area. We just continue to spay/neuter as much as we can

How do you select the dogs that your organization takes in, and what criteria do you use for adoption?

Carmichael: Most of the dogs we take in are dog/human friendly we do applications, meet and greets, home checks

In what ways do you work to rehabilitate and socialize dogs before they are adopted?

Carmichael: We have many volunteers that work with each dog to socialize them, leash training, potty training, group play

What role do volunteers play in your organization, and how can people get involved?

Carmichael: We are mainly volunteer operated. You can find all the information you need to volunteer on our website. www.scdrm.com

Can you share some success stories of dogs who were once in your care and have now found loving forever homes?

Carmichael: We adopted out over 320 dogs last year with only 15 dogs that were returned

How does your organization collaborate with other rescues, shelters, or animal welfare organizations?

Carmichael: We do local events together with the shelter and other rescue groups

What initiatives or programs does your rescue have in place to promote responsible pet ownership and prevent pet homelessness?

Carmichael: We offer to those that ask for help vaccines, deworming, pet food, spay/neuter

Looking ahead, what are your organization's goals and aspirations for the future?

Carmichael: To control the stray population, make microchip spay/neuter mandatory in our city