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Sponsored Pet Packages – Holiday Gift on Sale Now!

Quantities are limited and Santa’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 Christmas and this year, we’ve created more diverse packages than ever before! The Sponsored Pet Package This $25 gift includes: A photo of Boogie the cat or […]

Second Chance Elves to Wrap Your Gifts for Donation to Animals

Happy pawlidays! A holiday gift-wrapping service to benefit homeless animals is being provided at Crossroads Plaza in Cary. Volunteers from the community and local businesses will wrap your gifts for a donation (amount of your choice) to support the animals of Second Chance Pet Adoptions. All supplies are provided, so there is a huge selection […]

See an Amazing Transformation and Send Your Gift for the Season!

  This time last year, the Second Chance family made a commitment to homeless cats and dogs facing a scary prospect: suffering through a cold winter outdoors. We promised these animals that though snow may fall and winds may blow, our love would keep them warm.  This is the story of how your love kept one puppy warm in […]

#GivingTuesday Is Here – Your Opportunity to Save Lives!

  117 Days. That’s how long an average cat waits for their forever home at Second Chance Pet Adoptions. 638 Days. That’s how long Snickers, an angelic 6-year-old cat, waited for his forever home. Snickers had glaucoma, and while his vision was still great, it would eventually deteriorate and he would need his eyes removed, and […]

Second Chance Welcomes New Dog Program Manager, Laura Honeycutt

  Second Chance extends a warm welcome to our new Dog Program Manager, Laura Honeycutt. Laura grew up in Wake Forest, NC, and her first love (other than her parents and sister) was her pet dachshund, Kappy. Even now, at 29, she asks if she can pet every dog she sees. Laura studied Economics & […]

2017 Evening of Pawsibilities Draws 30th Anniversary Celebration–and Three Successful Fundraisers–to a Close

See our 2017 Evening of Pawsibilities “Meet the Animals” video!   The 17th annual Evening of Pawsibilities brought closure to our summer of celebration. Over the course of three decades, the staff and volunteers of Second Chance Pet Adoptions have rescued over 12,000 homeless and abandoned cats and dogs, an accomplishment that we officially began celebrating at […]

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Calendar of Events

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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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