The creation of A New Chance Animal Rescue was inspired by the dream and dogged persistence of a teenage girl with a deep passion for saving the homeless and helpless dogs who suffer daily. Having five dogs of their own, and having fostered over 100 dogs since she was nine years old, Sophia Silverman convinced her family how important it was to give even more dogs a new chance. Thus, was born the idea and ultimately, in 2011 the actuality of this 501c3, not for profit rescue organization. Sophia’s mom, Sharon Silverman, worked by her side; and with the unwavering efforts of a dedicated and active base of foster families, volunteers, donors and community supporters, A New Chance Animal Rescue has been able to save the lives of hundreds of dogs placing them in warm, loving, safe, and healthy environments.
A New Chance Animal Rescue operates on a foster home model, with the strong belief that boarding and local shelter facilities are not replacements for experiencing home life that prepares a dog for successful adoption. A New Chance Animal Rescue relies solely on approved foster homes to house and care for all dogs. Literally, every home willing to foster is another life saved, and it is in these homes that the dogs experience constant love and the normal activities of daily life, giving them the skills necessary to prosper.
ANCAR’s larger volunteer base provides tireless help when transports arrive, adoption events are held, or a ride is needed for an appointment. It is from this volunteer base that many other related activities are enabled; including web design and maintenance, graphic design, publicity, etc. A New Chance Animal Rescue receives no government funding and exists entirely through the generosity of donations, both financial and in-kind, as well as the kind support of local businesses.
All across the nation dogs are abandoned on the streets, abused at home, or simply turned in to shelters by people who can no longer care for them because of health, financial, or other reasons. Shelters do not have unlimited space and often routinely euthanize to make room for more dogs. A New Chance Animal Rescue is dedicated to helping as many of these very sweet and adoptable dogs as possible.
Mission Statement: To rescue abandoned and unwanted animals and provide food and general care for them, ultimately placing each in a loving and safe permanent home
Board of Directors
Sophia Silverman – President
Patricia Barry – Treasurer
A New Chance Animal Rescue is a NYS Registered Rescue (RR270).