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Second Chance Receives $70,000 Grant from PetSmart Charities

EAST BROOKFIELD — Second Chance Animal Services received a $70,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to help prepare more shelter pets for adoption and ensure they are ready to find loving homes. This grant will assist in providing veterinary care to homeless pets so they can get the second chance they deserve.

With three full-service veterinary hospitals and a transport quarantine facility, Second Chance is qualified to help at-risk homeless pets.

“We are grateful for the continued support of PetSmart Charities in our work to help pets in need,” Second Chance Development Director Lindsay Doray said. “So many pets come through our transport program after sitting in overcrowded shelters across the country. Here in Massachusetts, we have many families hoping to find a new family pet. These funds will help us to update vaccinations and provide spay/neuter surgeries and veterinary care so each pet can start their new life with their new family.”

Johnny Jenkins, associate relationship manager at PetSmart Charities, added that “Second Chance Animal Services continues to provide critical care to shelter pets, effectively reducing the homeless pet population and shortening their shelter stay. We are proud to support this work that will give homeless pets the best chance at finding loving homes.”