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 Boone the dog (your choice) printed on high-quality photo paper and placed in a durable metal frame featuring either Santa or a holiday tree;
  • The story of the animal you have chosen;
  • A pet-themed greeting card with a handwritten note to your recipient (add your own message!);
  • Two festive candy cane treats!

The Second Chance Shirt Package

This $35 gift includes:

  • Everything in the $25 Sponsored Pet Package;
  • A limited-edition Second Chance 30th anniversary t-shirt!

The Cozy Coffee Mug Package

This $40 gift includes:

  • Everything in the $25 Sponsored Pet Package;
  • A limited-edition Second Chance 30th anniversary ceramic coffee mug;
  • A package of hot chocolate mix and a K-Cup coffee pod to enjoy in the Second Chance mug!

>> ORDER HERE <<

The contents of the package will be wrapped in tissue paper and tied with red ribbon before being mailed directly to the recipient.

As the USPS deadline for Christmas delivery is Dec. 19, Santa Paws will be extra certain of a timely delivery by loading these onto the sleigh on Dec. 18Therefore, all orders must be placed by 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, Dec. 17. Order yours today HERE before supplies run out!

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 of wrapping paper, ribbons, bows, gift tags, gift boxes, or gift bags from which to choose–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!

Cary Crossroads Plaza – at the corner between the Men’s Wearhouse and Steinmart.
– December 16-23: Noon to 9pm
– December 24: Noon to 6pm

Second Chance Pet Adoptions is the Triangle area’s oldest no-kill animal rescue organization, started in 1987 by three local women concerned about stray and abandoned animals. Special thanks go out to Kimco Realty and Crossroads Plaza for the donation of space for this event.

Petco Foundation Invests in Second Chance Pet Adoptions, Triangle’s Oldest No-Kill Rescue

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Petco Foundation Invests in Second Chance Pet Adoptions, Triangle’s Oldest No-Kill Rescue

Grant of $5,000 will extend efforts to rescue more cats in 2017

 

Second Chance Pet Adoptions—the area’s oldest no-kill animal rescue organization—has been selected by the Petco Foundation to receive a $5,000 grant for new feline housing in the Adoption Center. This is the second time the Petco Foundation has funded upgrades to the new Second Chance facility. In 2011, the Petco Foundation granted funding for new cat condos that increased our capacity to rescue more cats and made the cats housed within them more attractive to adopters.

 

Now, in 2017, Second Chance’s intake and adoption numbers will increase again thanks to the Petco Foundation’s partnership with us as we purchase even more housing—and improved housing—for the cats who are not able to live in our community rooms with other cats. The new housing will give cats more room to stretch their legs and play with their toys; will increase the visibility of our solitary cats; and will free up space in foster homes, as Second Chance will now be better able to host litters of kittens on-site at the Adoption Center and take in more cats overall.

 

At Second Chance, our ultimate goal is to save as many lives as possible, a goal shared by the Petco Foundation. Since Second Chance began, we have rescued over 12,000 animals. Even as we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we are looking to the future: we have set a goal of 525 adoptions in 2018 and are proud to report that in 2016, we sent 480 animals to their forever homes. This is in part thanks to the ongoing support we have received from the Petco Foundation and Petco in Cary.

 

About Second Chance Pet Adoptions (www.secondchancenc.org)

Second Chance Pet Adoptions is the oldest no-kill rescue organization in Wake County. Our mission is to champion homeless cats and dogs who are healthy or treatable in the quest to find their forever home and engage with our community to promote responsible pet ownership—ultimately reducing future generations of homeless animals.

 

About the Petco Foundation

At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life.  Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $175 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.

Contact: Rachel Cronmiller

Tel.: 337-580-4559

Email: rachel@secondchancenc.org

Date: February 7, 2017

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Rescue Animals Supporrted

Holiday Gift Wrapping Service to Support Local Animal Rescue

7th year gift wrapping service held to support Second Chance Pet Adoptions, the Triangle area’s oldest no-kill dog and cat rescue organization.

Rescue Animals Supporrted

Rescue Animals Supporrted

CARY, N.C. – Nov. 23, 2016PRLog — Once again a Holiday Gift Wrapping Service is being held at Crossroads Plaza in Cary beside the Men’s Warehouse. Volunteers from the community and local businesses will wrap your gifts for a donation amount of your choice to support Second Chance Pet Adoption’s dog and cat rescue programs. All supplies are provided, many gift wrap designs, ribbons, bows, gift tags and gift boxes or bags – 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!

Cary Crossroads Plaza – beside Men’s Warehouse
– December 17 to December 23: Noon to 9pm
– December 24: Noon to 6pm

Second Chance Pet Adoptions is the Triangle area’s oldest no-kill animal rescue organization, started in 1987 by two local Cary women concerned about stray and abandoned animals. Visit Second Chance Pet Adoptions at www.SecondChanceNC.org for more information or to find your new best friend. Special thanks go out to Kimco Realty / Crossroads Plaza for the donation of space for this event.

Contact
Joanna Reynolds
joanna@secondchancenc.org

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Evening of Pawsibilities

“EVENING OF PAWSIBILITIES” AUCTION FOR THE ANIMALS: AUCTION ITEMS NOW UNVEILED!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On Saturday, September 17, Second Chance Pet Adoptions will hold its 16th annual “Evening of Pawsibilities” auction to benefit homeless cats and dogs at the North Ridge Country Club. For the first time ever, Second Chance is revealing about half of the auction items before the big event, and people can bid on (and win!) items online, whether they are able to attend the event or not. The first round of items—including a mountain bike, Disney World passes, art, jewelry, gift cards to local restaurants, and more—are unveiled now, with several more rounds between now and September 17. On September 17, the remaining half will be unveiled as well, and 100% of the silent auction items can be won by anyone with an internet connection. These items can be seen on the Second Chance BidPal website (https://bidpal.net/eveningofpawsibilities).

Guests who attend the gala will enjoy decadent dinner, desserts, and drinks; a wine pull; a photo booth; visiting with adorable, adoptable guests; and playing the raffle (prizes include a $500 Visa gift card, a Big Green Egg grill package worth over $900, and a $750 gift card to the Umstead Hotel and Spa). Dave Ballesteros, President of the Second Chance Board of Directors, says of the event, “The Evening of Pawsibilities is our largest fundraiser, and we are so grateful to the community for their participation and support. It’s great to see everyone having a wonderful time while also providing the needed resources to help us further our mission.”

Tickets for the event (which runs from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m.) are on sale now on the Second Chance website ($85 per person). Raffle tickets may also be purchased on the website, and raffle ticket holders need not be present to win. To support the mission of the oldest no-kill rescue in Wake County, check out the auction items and get your event and raffle tickets!

Contact: Rachel Cronmiller
Tel.: 337-580-4559
Email: rachel@secondchancenc.org
Date: September 7, 2016

About Second Chance Pet Adoptions

Second Chance Pet Adoptions is the oldest no-kill rescue organization in Wake County. At Second Chance, our mission is to champion homeless cats and dogs who are healthy or treatable in the quest to find their forever home and engage with our community to promote responsible pet ownership—ultimately reducing future generations of homeless animals. To learn more about Second Chance visit www.secondchancenc.org, or call us at 919-851-8404.

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Evening of Pawsibilities

Now On Sale: Tickets and Raffle Tickets for 16th Annual “Evening of Pawsibilities”

For Immediate Release – Proceeds Benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions

On Saturday, September 17, Second Chance will hold its 16th annual “Evening of Pawsibilities” fundraiser at the North Ridge Country Club. Gala guests will enjoy decadent dinner, desserts, and drinks; live and silent auctions (now with online mobile bidding technology); a wine pull; a mobile photo booth; visiting with adorable, adoptable guests; and playing the raffle (prizes include a $500 Visa gift card, a Big Green Egg grill package, and a $750 gift card to the Umstead Hotel and Spa). This event will be a great time for a great cause!

Tickets for the event (which runs from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m.) are on sale now here on the Second Chance website. They are $85 per person, and event tickets purchased before Sunday, August 28 will include a free drink ticket. Raffle tickets may also be purchased here on the website, and raffle ticket holders need not be present at the event to win.

Dave Ballesteros, President of the Second Chance Board of Directors, says of the event, “The Evening of Pawsibilities is our largest fundraiser, and we are so grateful to the community for their participation and support. It’s great to see everyone having a wonderful time while also providing the needed resources to help us further our mission.” To support the mission of the oldest no-kill rescue in Wake County, buy your event and raffle tickets and prepare to preview (and bid on!) select auction items beginning September 6.

Contact: Rachel Cronmiller
Tel.: 337-580-4559
Email: rachel@secondchancenc.org
Date: August 17, 2016

About Second Chance Pet Adoptions

Second Chance Pet Adoptions is the oldest no-kill rescue organization in Wake County. At Second Chance, our mission is to champion homeless cats and dogs who are healthy or treatable in the quest to find their forever home and engage with our community to promote responsible pet ownership—ultimately reducing future generations of homeless animals. To learn more about Second Chance visit www.secondchancenc.org, or call us at 919-851-8404.

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DECORATE WITH ART FOR A CAUSE: “ART TO THE RESCUE” BEGINS TODAY

2nd Annual Art Exhibition to Benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions

The second annual “Art to the Rescue” benefit for Second Chance Pet Adoptions begins today! With more than 30 pieces of art from 20 well-known local artists and a new online viewing gallery with electronic bidding, art lovers will have an even better experience than last year.

Via the online gallery, art fanatics and animal enthusiasts can view the artwork, place bids, and even purchase pieces outright. Then, from June 25 to June 30, supporters can visit ArtSource Fine Art Gallery in North Hills (4421 Six Forks Rd., #123) to see the exhibition live. On June 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Second Chance and ArtSource will host a ticketed closing reception; tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and include wine tickets. Guests will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres from Flights at the Renaissance Hotel and Rocky Top Hospitality as they bid on art, purchase raffle tickets, and meet adorable animals in need of homes.

Be it a painting or 3D artwork, these pieces will beautify any home or office or make a thoughtful gift to an animal lover. They will also save lives: up to 90% of the sales of the artwork will go to Second Chance. View artwork and bid online, and join Second Chance for the closing reception, to support the mission of the oldest no-kill rescue in Wake County!

Contact: Rachel Cronmiller

Tel.: 337-580-4559

Email: rachel@secondchancenc.org

Date: June 17, 2016

COMMUNITY RALLIES TO HELP A RESCUE DOG AND HER PUPPIES

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Contact: Dave Ballesteros; 919-851-8404; daveb@secondchancenc.org

COMMUNITY RALLIES BEHIND RESCUE

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA (February 4, 2016) – Members of the local community have rallied behind Merry, a rescue pulled from a local kill shelter in December by local animal rescue group, Second Chance Pet Adoptions. Merry was part of Second Chance Pet Adoptions’ “Christmas Challenge” to pull 10 dogs from high-kill shelters and find them homes before Christmas.

Merry was a stray who came in severely malnourished, and heartworm positive. After slowly gaining weight over several weeks, Merry’s foster mom noticed she was beginning to have difficulty breathing. It was discovered that Merry was severely anemic – and to everyone’s surprise – pregnant, and expected to give birth within 10 days. Because of Merry’s health, an emergency C-section provided the best opportunity for her survival, as well as the survival of the puppies.

Dr. Sullivan from Bayleaf Veterinary Hospital performed the emergency surgery on Merry, where she received a blood transfusion from a donor dog and gave birth to 9 puppies. Fortunately, Merry made it through the delivery, but remained very weak. Her red blood cell count continued to drop, and she was unable to produce enough milk to support the puppies. Second Chance staff made the decision to bring the puppies to the adoption center where they could be bottle fed and provided with round the clock care. Without a healthy mother, Merry’s puppies had a very rough start and two puppies did not survive. Staff and volunteers have been spending nights at the center – sleeping on the floor – to care for the remaining puppies.

During the recent snowstorm, the puppies were moved to the home of a volunteer with a wood stove and a generator in preparation for power loss. Volunteers continued to support the puppies and braved the elements to help with feedings, which needed to be done every 3 hours.

Over the past several weeks, Merry has been improving steadily and her red blood cell count has returned to normal. Christian
LeBron, Merry’s foster mom has been closely monitoring her progress and said, “Merry is such a sweet, loving dog. Every day she’s gained a little more bounce in her step. We are so happy that she’s doing well.”

The seven remaining puppies are all thriving and continue to grow stronger every day. Lisa Imhof, Director of Operations for Second Chance stated, “We are so grateful for the way our volunteers have rallied to help Merry and her puppies. They would likely not be here today without their support.”

Both Merry and her puppies will be available for adoption through Second Chance.

To make a donation to help Merry and her puppies, visit https://www.secondchancenc.org/support-us/will-you-help-merry/. To learn more about becoming a foster home or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please visit www.secondchancenc.org.

About Second Chance Pet Adoptions
Second Chance Pet Adoptions is the oldest no-kill rescue organization in Wake County. At Second Chance, our mission is to champion homeless cats and dogs who are healthy or treatable in the quest to find their forever home and engage with our community to promote responsible pet ownership – ultimately reducing future generations of homeless animals. Learn more at www.secondchancenc.org.

SECOND CHANCE PET ADOPTIONS’ BILLY THE BLIND KITTY RECEIVES GIFT OF SIGHT AND THE GIFT OF LIFE

SECOND CHANCE PET ADOPTIONS’ BILLY THE BLIND KITTY RECEIVES GIFT OF SIGHT AND THE GIFT OF LIFE

Raleigh, North Carolina November 4, 2015

Second Chance Pet Adoptions announces that after one year, Billy, the Blind Kitty, is happy, healthy and can finally see, thanks to generous supporters and a grant from the ASPCA.
Billy was a 6 month old blind kitten, rescued from the local kill shelter in October 2014. His blindness, caused by mature cataracts, left him virtually unable to see, except for occasional shadows. A good candidate for phacoemulsification surgery, this procedure would extract the cataracts and an artificial lens would be placed in the eyes, allowing him to have near normal vision. However, the cost of the surgery had to be taken into account.
Second Chance Pet Adoptions’ Director, Lisa Imhof, said “Although we wanted Billy to have his sight, we would need to find a way to fund the procedure, without taking anything away from the other animals in the program”. Private donors opened their hearts to help Billy and he gained a following. But shortly before he was to have his surgery, he developed a life threatening urinary blockage, which required an extensive urinary surgery and a subsequent surgical procedure. “Everything was on hold until we could be sure little Billy would survive. It was touch and go for a little while”, said Imhof. His long road to recovery required months of care battling the unusual MRSA infection he had. Saving his life had become the priority and had definitely strained the donated funds previously slated for the eye surgery.
Fortunately, Second Chance Pet Adoptions received a grant from Lil BUB’s Big Fund for the ASPCA, a unique program and partnership started in 2014 by Lil Bub and the ASPCA, which distributes funds for special needs pets. This grant enabled Billy to have his cataract procedure, and on October 12th, 2015 Billy finally received the gift of sight. “His post operative course has been amazing and it is a treat to watch him see the world through new eyes. Everyone has been rooting for him from the beginning. We are so grateful for the outpouring of love and generosity for this wonderful cat”, said Imhof.

About Second Chance Pet Adoptions
Second Chance Pet Adoptions is the oldest no-kill rescue organization in Wake County. Our mission is to champion homeless cats and dogs who are healthy or treatable, in the quest to find their forever homes and engage with our community to promote responsible pet ownership, ultimately reducing future generations of homeless animals.
To date, Second Chance has rescued and rehomed over 10,000 cats and dogs, and provides all necessary medical attention and care until each animal finds a new home. For more information, please visit www.secondchancenc.org.

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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SECOND CHANCE PET ADOPTIONS AND SHIRLEY’S ANIMAL MINISTRY TEAMED UP WITH ATHLETES FOR ANIMALS TO RECEIVE GRANT

Raleigh, North Carolina   June 25, 2015:

 

Second Chance Pet Adoptions and Shirley’s Animal Ministry teamed up with Athletes For Animals to receive a grant to spay, neuter, and vaccinate  low income and homeless cats and dogs. The grant was awarded last summer and the work has just been completed.

Dave Ballesteros, president of the Second Chance board of directors said, “Second Chance is pleased to work in collaboration with Shirley’s Animal Ministry.  Through this project, made possible by a grant from athletes for animals, more than 70 dogs and cats were neutered, spayed and vaccinated.  Working with our animal rescue partners will help us in our quest to eliminate the pet overpopulation issue in our community.”

Shirley Phillips of Shirley’s Animal Ministry added, “I am thankful to athletes for animals for funding this cooperative project.  It allowed me to work on the backlog of requests and recruit low-income folks needing spay/neuter services for their animals.”

About Athletes For Animals: Athletes For Animals is a united team of professional athletes with a shared passion for rescuing & protecting the welfare of homeless pets nationwide. The athlete ambassadors represent sports teams across the nation and are leveraging their public platforms to make an impact in the lives of homeless companion animals.

About Second Chance Pet Adoptions:  Second Chance is the oldest no-kill rescue organization in Wake county.  Over 10,000 animals have been rescued and rehomed through Second Chance.

About Shirley’s Animal Ministry:  Shirley’s Animal Ministry specifically helps low income people in southern wake county who are pet owners and need assistance with basic needs for their companion animals by providing low cost spay/neuter and vaccination vouchers.

Media contact:  Leslie Speidel

leslie@goddinmedia.com

919 834-8999