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Petco Love Invests in Second Chance Animal Services

EAST BROOKFIELD — Second Chance Animal Services recently received a $5,000 grant investment from Petco Love in support of its lifesaving work for animals in Massachusetts.

Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $350 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. Petco Love also helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations like Second Chance across North America, with 6.7 million pets adopted and counting.

“Our investment in Second Chance is part of more than $15 million in investments recently announced by Petco Love to power local organizations across the country as part of our commitment to create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only part of our strategy to empower animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us. We recently launched Petco Love Lost, a national lost-and-found database that uses patented image-recognition technology to simplify the search for lost pets.”

Second Chance CEO Sheryl Blancato added that “we are extremely grateful to Petco Love for their continued support. This generous, lifesaving investment helps provide care for homeless pets who come to Second Chance with great medical needs. It is awe-inspiring to see these pets get their second chance with loving families here in our community.”