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Second Chance Medical Fund

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We receive an average of 60 animals a day through our doors.  Oftentimes adoptable animals that are sick or injured must be humanely euthanized due to a lack of funds to provide the medical care for them.  This fund is designed to provide additional money specifically for the care of these animals.  A tax-deductible donation earmarked for the Medical Fund will make it possible for the veterinary staff to provide:


  • Treatment for Heartworm disease
  • Further testing or examinations not possible at the shelter
  • Equipment and supplies to enable more treatments to be done at the shelter
  • Additional training of vet staff on new procedures


If you would like to help the pets with special needs that come through our doors you can:

Donate online! Choose "second chance medical".

Send a check to:

Animal Care & Control
c/o Second Chance
8315 Byrum Dr
Charlotte, NC 28217

Please make sure that your check is made out to the City of Charlotte and earmarked for the 2nd chance ​medical fund.

Or you can stop by to donate a check or cash and visit our animals while you're there!

See some of the animals that have benefitted from this fund.​​