East Valley dog rescue needs help after being forced to move

Second Chance Dog Rescue is a sanctuary for 19 animals south of the San Tan Mountains in Queen Creek with people who will love them no matter their backgrounds or demeanors.

"We rescue the dogs that are extremely injured, fearful, and have been abandoned," Diana Czarnecki said.

Czarnecki and her husband have been running the place for years, working with Maricopa County Animal Care and Control to give dogs a home who otherwise wouldn't have one.

"All of them are medical, half of them are valley fever, some of them have cancer," Czarnecki said. "We spend $1,800 a month on medications for them, so they're hard to adopt because people don't want to take on that medical expense."

Whether it's expenses or behavioral issues, Second Chance has been their second chance at life, but the property they operate on is no longer available. Sadly, Diana and all of her dogs have to move.

"We have until October 31st to get everything off of the property," she said. "Get our dogs, and to take everything down and relocate by October 31st, which is totally impossible."

She says her husband just built up much of the property, which is a task that will be expensive to move or duplicate. Even if that happens, more concerns lie ahead.

"So now we gotta figure out how to get the funds to physically move and then what?" Czarnecki said. "Then we're going to have no money to give electric and get them the air conditioners we need or building to put them indoors when it's the monsoon."

It's all to give these dogs a better life. Diana calls it an impossible task without help from the public.

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