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Second Chance Receives $25,000 Grant From Petsmart Charities

EAST BROOKFIELD — Second Chance Animal Services received a $25,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to help prepare more homeless pets in Massachusetts for adoption. Some 4 million pets make their way into shelters each year in the U.S. With the help of this grant, Second Chance will be able to assist more medically needy pets, getting them ready for adoption and new lives with loving families.

“Second Chance extends heartfelt gratitude to PetSmart Charities for their unwavering support in our mission to help pets live better lives,” Chief Development Officer Lindsay Doray said. “This generous grant is an opportunity for us to assist more pets facing crisis situations. With the comprehensive resources of our full-service veterinary hospitals, we can provide essential medical care to homeless pets grappling with severe illness and injury, affording them the second chance they so rightfully deserve.”

Doray noted that the grant will also allow Second Chance to schedule more adoption events to help pets find homes once they are ready. The nonprofit’s mobile adoption unit makes regularly scheduled visits to PetSmart stores in Leominster, Framingham, and Northborough, and also has satellite adoption facilities inside the Framingham and Northborough stores.

“Shelters across the U.S. are struggling to keep pace with the number of animals coming in and need support from their communities to bring pets and people together,” said Heidi Marston, director of Pet Placement at PetSmart Charities. “We’re proud to support Second Chance and the essential work they do to care and advocate for the animals that come through their door in need of loving families. Please consider supporting their lifesaving work through volunteering, fostering, adopting, or by making a donation.”