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Second Chance Animal Services, Teddy Bear Pools and Spas Team Up to Keep Pets Healthy

EAST BROOKFIELD — Second Chance Animal Services and Teddy Bear Pools and Spas in Chicopee have announced a community vaccine clinic offering free parvovirus vaccinations for dogs. The event will take place at Teddy Bear on Friday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will also offer rabies vaccinations for $10.

This community vaccine clinic is part of Second Chance’s ongoing commitment to ensuring the health and well-being of pets in local communities. Pet owners are encouraged to take advantage of this clinic, which is made possible in part by a grant from the ASPCA to help combat parvo and care for infected dogs after last year’s outbreak in Western Mass. All services will be administered by Second Chance veterinary professionals.

To ensure a smooth and efficient process, registration for the vaccine clinic is available online at www.secondchanceanimals.org/chicopee. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-ins will also be accommodated based on availability.

Teddy Bear Pools owner Ted Hebert said he and his wife Barbara “are humbled to have the opportunity to help our furry friends and the communities we serve.”

Second Chance Chief Development Officer Lindsay Doray added that “we are excited to partner with Teddy Bear Pools to bring life-saving vaccines to area pets. This clinic is open to all dog owners; you don’t need to live in Chicopee to register.” She noted that Second Chance is grateful to the ASPCA for its generous grant to help protect pets through the clinic.

Second Chance also offers weekly, low-cost vaccine clinics at each of its veterinary hospitals located in North Brookfield, Southbridge, Springfield, and Worcester. For more information about Second Chance Animal Services and the upcoming community vaccine clinics, visit www.secondchanceanimals.org.