In these strange COVID-19 times, Victorian animal charity, Second Chance Animal Rescue has created an inventive way to help stay afloat during this crisis – the curbside pet drop off!

Veterinarians are classified as an essential service, which means the Second Chance Animal Rescue vet surgery in their Community Animal Hospital in Cragieburn is still open for business!

Clients simply let them know they are coming and hand over their dog or cat through the window of their car (after observing government protocols and answering a series of questions via phone to ensure they aren’t exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms and haven’t been overseas recently).

The animal is then taken into their hospital where the vet consult is carried out over the phone while the client is still in the car.

“So many people in our community are pet owners and during these uncertain times, they are worried about their pet’s wellbeing too.  We’ll be open to ensure their animals are looked after in a safe environment whether they need a check-up, microchipping, vaccinations, de-sexing or emergency care, “says Marisa Debasstista, CEO, and founder of Second Chance Animal Rescue.

Marisa goes on to say, “if we can make sure pets remain happy, healthy and at home, we’re doing our jobs.”

The shelter is also keeping their Outreach Program open on a case by case basis where we offer low-cost vet care and free pet food from our food bank for those in the community doing it tough.

More about curbside pet drop off

For more details on Second Chance Animal Rescue curbside pet drop off and Community Animal Hospital veterinary services, open hours and fees.  To make an appointment, please call (03) 7002 6649.

More about Second Chance Animal Rescue

Second Chance Animal Rescue is a not for profit organisation which relies on community support to assist the animals in our care. Donations over $2 are tax deductible and will support our shelter and community animal hospital save lives every day.

Second Chance Animal Rescue is our 2019 winner of the Outstanding Animal Shelter award in the Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards.