Second Chance Dinner Auction to Benefit Homeless Shelter Pets

EAST BROOKFIELD — Tickets for the 25th annual Second Chance Dinner Auction are now available for purchase. This significant fundraising event marks the kickoff of Second Chance Animal Services’ year-long 25th-anniversary celebration, promising an evening of philanthropy and joy to benefit homeless shelter pets in need of veterinary care. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 23 at the La Salle Reception Center in Southbridge.

The evening will commence with a cocktail hour at 4 p.m., giving attendees the opportunity to peruse and bid on myriad silent-auction items and try their luck with raffle prizes. The main event unfolds with dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the highlight of the night, the auction. Tickets are $55 per person with the option to reserve a table of nine for $495.

“Our annual dinner auction serves as a lifeline for our shelter pets, ensuring they receive the necessary veterinary care to embark on their new journeys,” said Lindsay Doray, chief Development officer. “With the challenges we anticipate this year, your support is more crucial than ever.”

The success of the event relies on the generosity of sponsors and item donors. Second Chance encourages businesses and individuals to consider lending their support by becoming a sponsor or contributing items. As noted, the event features both a silent and live auction featuring hundreds of items ranging from gift certificates for local businesses and restaurants to gift baskets and everything in between.

“Our community’s commitment to animals through the years has been truly heartwarming, and we welcome sponsors to join us in our mission to ensure that all pets can get the second chance they deserve,” Doray said. “Your support will directly contribute to providing shelter pets with the medical care they need for a brighter future.”

To enhance the auction experience, a selection of gift cards and small, easy-to-ship items will be available for advance online bidding March 14-21.

For those interested in sponsoring, donating items, or attending the event, complete information and tickets can be found at