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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
Date: February 7, 2017