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Raleigh Brewing Supports Second Chance in #BrewToTheRescue

This week, local breweries are pairing up with animal shelters and then facing off to see who can raise the most money for animals in need! Right down the road from Second Chance, Raleigh Brewing Company has selected us as their beneficiary and are raising money on our behalf. Click HERE to support their fundraising […]

Sponsored Pet Packages – Valentine’s Gift on Sale Now!

UPDATE: WE ARE SOLD OUT! Thank you, everyone, for the support! Quantities are limited and Cupid’s on a delivery deadline, so don’t delay–order your sponsored pet packages today! These life-saving gifts are delivered directly to your recipient in time for Valentine’s Day and the packages have (literally) never been sweeter! This $25 gift includes: A photo […]

“Paws & Pours” Tickets on Sale Now!

Paws & Pours at BottleMixx A Wine-Tasting Event to Benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions This annual wine-tasting event is back! If you’re looking for a unique Valentine’s date, a fine new wine to savor, or even just a fun and interesting activity, Paws & Pours at BottleMixx is the way to go! On February 10 […]

A Video in Celebration of our 30th Anniversary

  THIS IS IT…Our 30th anniversary comes to a close today, and what a year it’s been! You’ve been there every step of the way, so we made a little something for you: a video that features the almost 500 cats and dogs that were adopted in 2017! It’s our way of saying thanks for making […]

Second Chance Announces New Program: “Heeling Hearts” for Heartworm-Positive Dogs

After announcing our new animal transport program, Hearts to Home, last week, Second Chance is thrilled to announce the addition of another exciting program that will save the lives of at least 40 dogs in 2018! The Heeling Hearts program will address the very common—and fatal—condition of heartworm disease in dogs. Heartworms, which are transmitted through mosquitoes, primarily target […]

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Calendar of Events

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December
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  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    12/02/2016

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    Tower LightingDecember is here and it’s time to embrace the holidays with the 12th annual American Tobacco Tower Lighting celebration. There is always a chance of snow, along with sensational community choral groups and other surprises! This event kicks off at 6:00 p.m. and features a surprise guest from DPAC (Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the Musical!”), Violinist, Daniel D. & Faith Lynn, The Hillandale Elementary School Chorus, under the direction of Mrs. Dena Byers, The Riverside High School Rapids Ensemble, under the direction of Mrs. Jill Boliek, and performances by Elevate, Barriskill Dance Theatre School and a visit from the man in red himself…SANTA! Be one of the first 750 people on site and receive a Light Wand sponsored by 811 Dig North Carolina and PSNC Energy. And don’t forget to visit the Tree of Bikes on the Burt’s Bees Patio!

  • 7:00 pm-11:59 pm
    12/02/2016

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    Triangle Christmas Tree ChallengeAt the conclusion of the American Tobacco Tower Lighting celebration (estimated at 7:00 p.m. when the tower lights up), the holiday fun continues over at Diamond View Park as the Triangle Tree Challenge comes to life and the voting begins! Second Chance has a decorated tree on the lot (tree #27, right next to the DPAC main entrance) and each vote from you means a chance for homeless dogs and cats to win money and find homes! Voting opens at 7:00pm December 2 and continues until 11:59 p.m. on December 16. Selfies with Santa will be available near the Trosa Tree Lot.

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  • All day
    12/03/2016-12/15/2016

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    Triangle Christmas Tree ChallengeAt the conclusion of the American Tobacco Tower Lighting celebration (estimated at 7:00 p.m. when the tower lights up), the holiday fun continues over at Diamond View Park as the Triangle Tree Challenge comes to life and the voting begins! Second Chance has a decorated tree on the lot (tree #27, right next to the DPAC main entrance) and each vote from you means a chance for homeless dogs and cats to win money and find homes! Voting opens at 7:00pm December 2 and continues until 11:59 p.m. on December 16. Selfies with Santa will be available near the Trosa Tree Lot.

  • 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
    12/03/2016

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    Visit our adoption center to meet our cats and see which would be a good fit for your home! Our foster kittens (younger than 6 months) will be here, too!

    Cat Adoptathon

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  • All day
    12/04/2016-12/15/2016

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    Triangle Christmas Tree ChallengeAt the conclusion of the American Tobacco Tower Lighting celebration (estimated at 7:00 p.m. when the tower lights up), the holiday fun continues over at Diamond View Park as the Triangle Tree Challenge comes to life and the voting begins! Second Chance has a decorated tree on the lot (tree #27, right next to the DPAC main entrance) and each vote from you means a chance for homeless dogs and cats to win money and find homes! Voting opens at 7:00pm December 2 and continues until 11:59 p.m. on December 16. Selfies with Santa will be available near the Trosa Tree Lot.

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  • All day
    12/05/2016-12/15/2016

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    Triangle Christmas Tree ChallengeAt the conclusion of the American Tobacco Tower Lighting celebration (estimated at 7:00 p.m. when the tower lights up), the holiday fun continues over at Diamond View Park as the Triangle Tree Challenge comes to life and the voting begins! Second Chance has a decorated tree on the lot (tree #27, right next to the DPAC main entrance) and each vote from you means a chance for homeless dogs and cats to win money and find homes! Voting opens at 7:00pm December 2 and continues until 11:59 p.m. on December 16. Selfies with Santa will be available near the Trosa Tree Lot.

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  • All day
    12/06/2016-12/15/2016

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    Triangle Christmas Tree ChallengeAt the conclusion of the American Tobacco Tower Lighting celebration (estimated at 7:00 p.m. when the tower lights up), the holiday fun continues over at Diamond View Park as the Triangle Tree Challenge comes to life and the voting begins! Second Chance has a decorated tree on the lot (tree #27, right next to the DPAC main entrance) and each vote from you means a chance for homeless dogs and cats to win money and find homes! Voting opens at 7:00pm December 2 and continues until 11:59 p.m. on December 16. Selfies with Santa will be available near the Trosa Tree Lot.

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  • All day
    12/07/2016-12/15/2016

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    Triangle Christmas Tree ChallengeAt the conclusion of the American Tobacco Tower Lighting celebration (estimated at 7:00 p.m. when the tower lights up), the holiday fun continues over at Diamond View Park as the Triangle Tree Challenge comes to life and the voting begins! Second Chance has a decorated tree on the lot (tree #27, right next to the DPAC main entrance) and each vote from you means a chance for homeless dogs and cats to win money and find homes! Voting opens at 7:00pm December 2 and continues until 11:59 p.m. on December 16. Selfies with Santa will be available near the Trosa Tree Lot.

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  • All day
    12/08/2016-12/15/2016

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    Triangle Christmas Tree ChallengeAt the conclusion of the American Tobacco Tower Lighting celebration (estimated at 7:00 p.m. when the tower lights up), the holiday fun continues over at Diamond View Park as the Triangle Tree Challenge comes to life and the voting begins! Second Chance has a decorated tree on the lot (tree #27, right next to the DPAC main entrance) and each vote from you means a chance for homeless dogs and cats to win money and find homes! Voting opens at 7:00pm December 2 and continues until 11:59 p.m. on December 16. Selfies with Santa will be available near the Trosa Tree Lot.

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  • All day
    12/09/2016-12/15/2016

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    Triangle Christmas Tree ChallengeAt the conclusion of the American Tobacco Tower Lighting celebration (estimated at 7:00 p.m. when the tower lights up), the holiday fun continues over at Diamond View Park as the Triangle Tree Challenge comes to life and the voting begins! Second Chance has a decorated tree on the lot (tree #27, right next to the DPAC main entrance) and each vote from you means a chance for homeless dogs and cats to win money and find homes! Voting opens at 7:00pm December 2 and continues until 11:59 p.m. on December 16. Selfies with Santa will be available near the Trosa Tree Lot.

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  • All day
    12/10/2016-12/15/2016

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    Triangle Christmas Tree ChallengeAt the conclusion of the American Tobacco Tower Lighting celebration (estimated at 7:00 p.m. when the tower lights up), the holiday fun continues over at Diamond View Park as the Triangle Tree Challenge comes to life and the voting begins! Second Chance has a decorated tree on the lot (tree #27, right next to the DPAC main entrance) and each vote from you means a chance for homeless dogs and cats to win money and find homes! Voting opens at 7:00pm December 2 and continues until 11:59 p.m. on December 16. Selfies with Santa will be available near the Trosa Tree Lot.

  • 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
    12/10/2016

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    Visit our adoption center to meet our cats and see which would be a good fit for your home! Our foster kittens (younger than 6 months) will be here, too!

    Cat Adoptathon

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  • All day
    12/11/2016-12/15/2016

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    Triangle Christmas Tree ChallengeAt the conclusion of the American Tobacco Tower Lighting celebration (estimated at 7:00 p.m. when the tower lights up), the holiday fun continues over at Diamond View Park as the Triangle Tree Challenge comes to life and the voting begins! Second Chance has a decorated tree on the lot (tree #27, right next to the DPAC main entrance) and each vote from you means a chance for homeless dogs and cats to win money and find homes! Voting opens at 7:00pm December 2 and continues until 11:59 p.m. on December 16. Selfies with Santa will be available near the Trosa Tree Lot.

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  • All day
    12/12/2016-12/15/2016

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    Triangle Christmas Tree ChallengeAt the conclusion of the American Tobacco Tower Lighting celebration (estimated at 7:00 p.m. when the tower lights up), the holiday fun continues over at Diamond View Park as the Triangle Tree Challenge comes to life and the voting begins! Second Chance has a decorated tree on the lot (tree #27, right next to the DPAC main entrance) and each vote from you means a chance for homeless dogs and cats to win money and find homes! Voting opens at 7:00pm December 2 and continues until 11:59 p.m. on December 16. Selfies with Santa will be available near the Trosa Tree Lot.

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  • All day
    12/13/2016-12/15/2016

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    Triangle Christmas Tree ChallengeAt the conclusion of the American Tobacco Tower Lighting celebration (estimated at 7:00 p.m. when the tower lights up), the holiday fun continues over at Diamond View Park as the Triangle Tree Challenge comes to life and the voting begins! Second Chance has a decorated tree on the lot (tree #27, right next to the DPAC main entrance) and each vote from you means a chance for homeless dogs and cats to win money and find homes! Voting opens at 7:00pm December 2 and continues until 11:59 p.m. on December 16. Selfies with Santa will be available near the Trosa Tree Lot.

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  • All day
    12/14/2016-12/15/2016

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    Triangle Christmas Tree ChallengeAt the conclusion of the American Tobacco Tower Lighting celebration (estimated at 7:00 p.m. when the tower lights up), the holiday fun continues over at Diamond View Park as the Triangle Tree Challenge comes to life and the voting begins! Second Chance has a decorated tree on the lot (tree #27, right next to the DPAC main entrance) and each vote from you means a chance for homeless dogs and cats to win money and find homes! Voting opens at 7:00pm December 2 and continues until 11:59 p.m. on December 16. Selfies with Santa will be available near the Trosa Tree Lot.

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  • All day
    12/15/2016-12/15/2016

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    Triangle Christmas Tree ChallengeAt the conclusion of the American Tobacco Tower Lighting celebration (estimated at 7:00 p.m. when the tower lights up), the holiday fun continues over at Diamond View Park as the Triangle Tree Challenge comes to life and the voting begins! Second Chance has a decorated tree on the lot (tree #27, right next to the DPAC main entrance) and each vote from you means a chance for homeless dogs and cats to win money and find homes! Voting opens at 7:00pm December 2 and continues until 11:59 p.m. on December 16. Selfies with Santa will be available near the Trosa Tree Lot.

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  • 12:00 am-11:59 pm
    12/16/2016

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

    Triangle Christmas Tree ChallengeAt the conclusion of the American Tobacco Tower Lighting celebration (estimated at 7:00 p.m. when the tower lights up), the holiday fun continues over at Diamond View Park as the Triangle Tree Challenge comes to life and the voting begins! Second Chance has a decorated tree on the lot (tree #27, right next to the DPAC main entrance) and each vote from you means a chance for homeless dogs and cats to win money and find homes! Voting opens at 7:00pm December 2 and continues until 11:59 p.m. on December 16. Selfies with Santa will be available near the Trosa Tree Lot.

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  • 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
    12/17/2016

    7414 Creedmoor Road Raleigh, NC 27613

    7414 Creedmoor Road Raleigh, NC 27613

    Dog WashDo you love it when your pup is clean … but dread bathtime?

    Have a better weekend: for a $10 donation per dog, Second Chance will wash your dog for you!

    Make a plan to visit us at Unleashed and get you dog washed on an upcoming Saturday!

  • 12:00 pm-9:00 pm
    12/17/2016

    226 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518, USA

    226 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518, USA

    Gift Wrapping BannerSecond Chance Pet Adoptions will have volunteers on hand to help you wrap all your gifts this season! Give a donation for the animals and we’ll wrap any and all items you have. All supplies are provided, and there are many gift wrap designs, ribbons, bows, gift tags, and gift boxes or bags to choose from! All you need to do is bring all your gifts and pick out what you would like us to use. Save time, effort, and your stress level – let us do the work for you. Dogs and cats that are available for adoption will be stopping in, too – come for a visit!

    Location: Crossroads Plaza in Cary between Men’s Wearhouse and DentalWorks

    Dates: Dec. 17-23 (noon-9pm) and Dec. 24 (noon-6pm)

  • 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
    12/17/2016

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    Visit our adoption center to meet our cats and see which would be a good fit for your home! Our foster kittens (younger than 6 months) will be here, too!

    Cat Adoptathon

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  • 12:00 pm-9:00 pm
    12/18/2016-12/23/2016

    226 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518, USA

    226 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518, USA

    Gift Wrapping BannerSecond Chance Pet Adoptions will have volunteers on hand to help you wrap all your gifts this season! Give a donation for the animals and we’ll wrap any and all items you have. All supplies are provided, and there are many gift wrap designs, ribbons, bows, gift tags, and gift boxes or bags to choose from! All you need to do is bring all your gifts and pick out what you would like us to use. Save time, effort, and your stress level – let us do the work for you. Dogs and cats that are available for adoption will be stopping in, too – come for a visit!

    Location: Crossroads Plaza in Cary between Men’s Wearhouse and DentalWorks

    Dates: Dec. 17-23 (noon-9pm) and Dec. 24 (noon-6pm)

  • 11:59 pm
    12/18/2016

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    Place your order by 11:59 p.m. tonight in order for your sponsorship package to arrive at the recipient’s house in time for Christmas!

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  • 12:00 pm-9:00 pm
    12/19/2016-12/23/2016

    226 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518, USA

    226 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518, USA

    Gift Wrapping BannerSecond Chance Pet Adoptions will have volunteers on hand to help you wrap all your gifts this season! Give a donation for the animals and we’ll wrap any and all items you have. All supplies are provided, and there are many gift wrap designs, ribbons, bows, gift tags, and gift boxes or bags to choose from! All you need to do is bring all your gifts and pick out what you would like us to use. Save time, effort, and your stress level – let us do the work for you. Dogs and cats that are available for adoption will be stopping in, too – come for a visit!

    Location: Crossroads Plaza in Cary between Men’s Wearhouse and DentalWorks

    Dates: Dec. 17-23 (noon-9pm) and Dec. 24 (noon-6pm)

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  • 12:00 pm-9:00 pm
    12/20/2016-12/23/2016

    226 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518, USA

    226 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518, USA

    Gift Wrapping BannerSecond Chance Pet Adoptions will have volunteers on hand to help you wrap all your gifts this season! Give a donation for the animals and we’ll wrap any and all items you have. All supplies are provided, and there are many gift wrap designs, ribbons, bows, gift tags, and gift boxes or bags to choose from! All you need to do is bring all your gifts and pick out what you would like us to use. Save time, effort, and your stress level – let us do the work for you. Dogs and cats that are available for adoption will be stopping in, too – come for a visit!

    Location: Crossroads Plaza in Cary between Men’s Wearhouse and DentalWorks

    Dates: Dec. 17-23 (noon-9pm) and Dec. 24 (noon-6pm)

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  • 12:00 pm-9:00 pm
    12/21/2016-12/23/2016

    226 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518, USA

    226 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518, USA

    Gift Wrapping BannerSecond Chance Pet Adoptions will have volunteers on hand to help you wrap all your gifts this season! Give a donation for the animals and we’ll wrap any and all items you have. All supplies are provided, and there are many gift wrap designs, ribbons, bows, gift tags, and gift boxes or bags to choose from! All you need to do is bring all your gifts and pick out what you would like us to use. Save time, effort, and your stress level – let us do the work for you. Dogs and cats that are available for adoption will be stopping in, too – come for a visit!

    Location: Crossroads Plaza in Cary between Men’s Wearhouse and DentalWorks

    Dates: Dec. 17-23 (noon-9pm) and Dec. 24 (noon-6pm)

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  • 12:00 pm-9:00 pm
    12/22/2016-12/23/2016

    226 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518, USA

    226 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518, USA

    Gift Wrapping BannerSecond Chance Pet Adoptions will have volunteers on hand to help you wrap all your gifts this season! Give a donation for the animals and we’ll wrap any and all items you have. All supplies are provided, and there are many gift wrap designs, ribbons, bows, gift tags, and gift boxes or bags to choose from! All you need to do is bring all your gifts and pick out what you would like us to use. Save time, effort, and your stress level – let us do the work for you. Dogs and cats that are available for adoption will be stopping in, too – come for a visit!

    Location: Crossroads Plaza in Cary between Men’s Wearhouse and DentalWorks

    Dates: Dec. 17-23 (noon-9pm) and Dec. 24 (noon-6pm)

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  • 12:00 pm-9:00 pm
    12/23/2016-12/23/2016

    226 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518, USA

    226 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518, USA

    Gift Wrapping BannerSecond Chance Pet Adoptions will have volunteers on hand to help you wrap all your gifts this season! Give a donation for the animals and we’ll wrap any and all items you have. All supplies are provided, and there are many gift wrap designs, ribbons, bows, gift tags, and gift boxes or bags to choose from! All you need to do is bring all your gifts and pick out what you would like us to use. Save time, effort, and your stress level – let us do the work for you. Dogs and cats that are available for adoption will be stopping in, too – come for a visit!

    Location: Crossroads Plaza in Cary between Men’s Wearhouse and DentalWorks

    Dates: Dec. 17-23 (noon-9pm) and Dec. 24 (noon-6pm)

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  • All day
    12/24/2016

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    In observance of Christmas Eve, Second Chance’s usual Adoptathon is cancelled for the day. Second Chance will be open only for those adopters who have scheduled to bring their new pet home today. We hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

  • 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
    12/24/2016

    226 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518, USA

    226 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518, USA

    Gift Wrapping BannerSecond Chance Pet Adoptions will have volunteers on hand to help you wrap all your gifts this season! Give a donation for the animals and we’ll wrap any and all items you have. All supplies are provided, and there are many gift wrap designs, ribbons, bows, gift tags, and gift boxes or bags to choose from! All you need to do is bring all your gifts and pick out what you would like us to use. Save time, effort, and your stress level – let us do the work for you. Dogs and cats that are available for adoption will be stopping in, too – come for a visit!

    Location: Crossroads Plaza in Cary between Men’s Wearhouse and DentalWorks

    Dates: Dec. 17-23 (noon-9pm) and Dec. 24 (noon-6pm)

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  • 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
    12/31/2016

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    Come on out to Second Chance to meet your new furry family member! Our foster kittens (6 months and younger) will be on-site to meet their new forever families, too!

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