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Second Annual Cocktails for Tails to Help Springfield-area Pets

LONGMEADOW — Tickets are on sale for Second Chance Animal Services’ second annual Cocktails for Tails, a fundraiser to help pets in the Springfield area live better lives.

The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow. The intimate gathering of animal lovers will include live music, a silent auction and raffle, and hors d’oeuvres and a variety of food stations. Funds raised will directly benefit programs that provide access to care at the nonprofit’s community veterinary hospital on Mulberry Street in Springfield.

Lindsay Doray, Second Chance’s chief Development officer, is extending an invitation to area animal lovers to come celebrate Second Chance’s commitment to Springfield-area pets and their families.

“Since 2015, Springfield-area pet owners have turned to Second Chance for help caring for their pets,” Doray said. “This is a critical time for pets in the Springfield community. Our services are in great demand as inflation and rising interest rates increase the pressure on the budgets of those on a fixed income. Our community veterinary hospital on Mulberry Street is helping to keep pets with the people they love.”

The Mulberry Street location provides access to full-service veterinary care through reduced rates for those that qualify, helping to keep area pets and their families together. Second Chance runs three other hospitals in North Brookfield, Southbridge, and Worcester.

Doray encourages area businesses to join in the evening’s festivities. “Consider donating an item, becoming a sponsor, or purchasing a block of tickets — perfect for thanking your team or enjoying a company night out while supporting a local charity. Your support will directly improve the lives of pets in our community.”

Live music for the event will be performed by John and Christina Cantalini, and attendees will take home a swag bag sponsored in part by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Tickets cost $65 per person. To purchase tickets or for more information on sponsorship opportunities, visit www.secondchanceanimals.org/cocktails.