EAST BROOKFIELD — Second Chance Animal Services announced it has received a $13,000 grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC) through its “I’m Animal Friendly” license-plate program. The grant is to be used to help alleviate the backlog of pets waiting for spay and neuter services.
COVID-19 has significantly impacted the availability of spay and neuter services, resulting in long waiting lists for cats, dogs, and rabbits across Massachusetts. MAC has offered this emergency COVID-19 spay/neuter grant funding to shelters, rescues, municipal animal-control organizations, and high-volume spay and neuter providers.
Sheryl Blancato, Second Chance CEO, noted that “Second Chances helps over 40,000 animals a year, and the support from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition and the public who support the ‘I’m Animal Friendly’ license plate is crucial. Thank you.”