The Summit Gives Support “Fur” Second Chances

Donation Honors Local Law Enforcement

Syracuse Law Enforcement joined The Summit Federal Credit Union to present a donation to the Friends of the Second Chance Canine Adoption Center.
L to R: Officer Tara Kalil (Syracuse Police Department) with Poe (a dog getting adopted that day), Christin Vincent (The Summit Federal Credit Union) and Kim Smith-Ford (Friends of Second Chance Canine Adoption Center).

The Summit Federal Credit Union celebrated Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Saturday, January 9 with a donation to the Friends of Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter. Part of the Jamesville Correctional Facility outside Syracuse, Second Chance benefits inmates as well as the dogs.

At Second Chance, inmates are paired with shelter dogs as a way to give second chances to both. Inmates care for and train the dogs, who are then placed up for adoption. The skills the inmates gain through the Second Chance program are pivotal to their successful assimilation back into society.

“We are so pleased to be able to do this for our local law enforcement and for Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter,” said Christin Vincent, The Summit’s Director of Regional Branch Services for Syracuse. “Being active in our communities is a major part of how we take care of our members at The Summit. This donation is a perfect way to express our appreciation of law enforcement and support the mission of Second Chance.”