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Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Second Chance Animal Services

EAST BROOKFIELD — Second Chance Animal Services announced it has been awarded a $6,500 grant from the Petco Foundation to help with medical costs for pets that are surrendered or transferred to the shelter. 

The Petco Foundation investment will help Second Chance meet the medical needs of homeless pets, which can sometimes be extensive.

“For many of the pets that come to us, we are not just a second chance but a last chance,” said Second Chance CEO Sheryl Blancato. “We are grateful for the continued support of the Petco Foundation, who helps make our work possible.”

This grant investment is part of the Petco Foundation’s recent distribution of more than $13 million to animal-welfare organizations nationwide. In addition, the Petco Foundation distributed $1 million in emergency product and cash donations to partner organizations facing the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis and put out a national call to mobilize animal lovers to take action and pledge to save pet lives.

Second Chance is a nonprofit organization helping pets in need in Massachusetts and beyond since 1999. Second Chance helps more than 40,000 animals each year through adoption services, veterinary care at three full-service hospitals, low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine clinics, community and educational outreach, training, and a pet-food pantry.