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Second Chance Animal Services Asks Cat Owners to Use Paw Points to Help Shelter Cats

EAST BROOKFIELD — Second Chance Animal Services is asking cat owners who use Fresh Step cat litter to donate Paw Points to help care for homeless cats in the organization’s care. The nonprofit houses between 50 and 150 cats at any given time between the shelter and foster care, so receiving free litter through the Paw Points program is critical to meeting the needs of all those cats.

CEO Sheryl Blancato is grateful to everyone who donates the Fresh Step loyalty points throughout the year. “This year has been a remarkable year. We’ve had more cats and kittens in foster care than ever before, as many came with young litters or underaged kittens. As a result, we’ve gone through much more litter than usual,” she said. “This is a great way to help the pets at our adoption center for free. Programs like this play an important part of helping pets.”

Anyone interested in donating Paw Points can do it online at www.freshstep.com by simply registering, entering their points, and selecting Second Chance Animal Services to make a donation. Cat owners can also drop off collected Paw Points at any Second Chance location.

Second Chance is a nationally recognized organization that provides innovative programs and services to help animals. It is on track to help more than 40,000 pets this year through adoption, low-cost spay/neuter services, veterinary care, community outreach, educational programs, training, a pet-food pantry, and other services.