Second Chance Assists with Cedar Creek Fire Evacuation

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., June 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued a State of Emergency declaration for Navajo County, where firefighters continue to battle the growing Cedar Creek Fire, Second Chance Center for Animals was on its way to rescue dogs and cats affected by the disaster. Twenty-three dog and cat residents from the Humane Society of the White Mountains were evacuated to make room for additional animals arriving from the front lines of the raging inferno. Of the animals evacuated, 9 dogs were healthy and will be available for adoption.

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“All of the animals are safe and receiving loving care from the wonderful staff and volunteers at Second Chance Center for Animals in Flagstaff, Arizona,” according to Sean Hawkins, Executive Director for Second Chance Center for Animals. “All of the dogs, including Hope, a sweet and loveable 4 year old American Pit Bull mix who was found starving and unable to eat after an encounter with a porcupine, will be available for adoption at the Pets in the Pines this Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 10 am to 3 pm at Wheeler Park, 212 W Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, Arizona 86001,” Hawkins said.

The cats and kittens evacuated from the disaster area appear to be healthy but will be examined by the Second Chance veterinarian, spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before they are ready for adoption early next week. Second Chance Center for Animals, located at 11665 N. Hwy. 89, Flagstaff, Arizona, 86004, is open from 11 am to 6 pm Wednesday through Sunday for adoptions. All pets available for adoption can be viewed at

“The animals rescued from the evacuation area today were lucky,” says Hawkins. “Second Chance Center for Animals’ caring staff and volunteers were there for them. Now we are turning to the community to ask people to help us by adopting an animal displaced from the fire, donating to help for their care, or volunteering time,” he added.

About Second Chance Center for Animals
We believe the safest place for every dog and cat is in a home. Part of Second Chance Center for Animals' unique mission is to "rescue from the rescues." We partner with 38 organizations across Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah who transfer homeless dogs and cats to us for adoption. Since 2004, more than 10,000 dogs and cats have found forever homes through Second Chance. Our state-of-the-art facility, knowledgeable staff, and passionate volunteers make our 100% placement guarantee possible. For more information visit

Media Contact: Sean Hawkins (713) 269-3574

Source:Second Chance Center for Animals