On June 1, 2021, Second Chance Pet Adoptions officially reopened to the public! We will be open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will continue to operate on Saturdays by appointment only for approved adoption applicants.
With the announcement of the new CDC and North Carolina guidelines, we are lifting the mask requirement within the adoption center for those who have been fully vaccinated. Please see the CDC definition of fully vaccinated here.
If you have not been vaccinated, are in the middle of your series, or are still in the 2-week post-vaccine time frame from your second vaccine (for Pfizer/Moderna) or single vaccine (Johnson & Johnson), you should continue to wear a mask and follow CDC guidelines to continue to protect yourself and others. See CDC precautions here.
If you have been vaccinated, but are not yet comfortable going mask-less, or if it has been recommended by your doctor to continue to wear a mask, you are more than welcome to continue to wear one. Masks have been effective in preventing transmission of COVID-19 and other viral illnesses, so with the relaxation of mask mandates, we do ask that anyone who is feeling ill, for any reason, please stay home. Hand-washing protocols will still remain in place.
We will see how things go, but we reserve the right to reinstate the mask policy, should infection numbers rise.
We want to thank everyone for wearing masks and following guidelines over the course of the last 14 months. We know that is has not been fun, but we appreciate your help in keeping yourselves and others safe!
We cannot wait to see you soon!