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Holiday Note: All Second Chance locations are closed on Memorial Day Monday, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Adoption Center
111 Young Road, P.O. Box 136 
East Brookfield, MA 01515
 FAX: (508)867-5019
Adoption Hours
Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 Wednesday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 Or By Appointment.

North Brookfield Community Veterinary Hospital – Please note we have reduced our hours in response to the current COVID-19 situation and will resume evening and Saturday hours as soon as we can.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
372 North Main Street, 
North Brookfield, MA 01535
 (508) 637-1333
  FAX: (508) 637-1417 
 There is also a dog park at this location.
Veterinary Hospital Hours:
Mon., Wed., Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Tuesday and Thursday’s, 8:00 a.m. -4:30 pm 

Spay/Neuter Clinic:
Monday – Thursday
General Email:

Springfield Community Veterinary Hospital
67 Mulberry Street
, Springfield, MA 01105 
(413) 739-2343  FAX: 
(413) 372-4163
Veterinary Hospital Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
General Email:

Worcester Community Veterinary Hospital
831 Main Street
 Worcester, MA  01610
 (774) 243-1234
  FAX: (774) 207-5493
Veterinary Hospital Hours:
Monday – Friday – 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
General Email:

Full Service Veterinary Care

Second Chance can help you take care of all your pet’s medical needs.

All of our Community Veterinary Hospitals offer full-service veterinary care with the latest equipment, licensed veterinarians and caring staff.  Our hospitals are open to everyone providing exams, surgery, ultrasound, x-rays, dental and more. Subsidized pricing is available for qualified households.

Need to get your pet spayed or neutered?

Our Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic can help!  

Links to some of our interesting pages:

Spay Neuter 

Pets For Life – Why is it important?

Transportation Services

Barn/Feral Cat Program


Need to update your pets vaccines or get a microchip?

Our walk-in vaccine clinic is a great option when you don’t need to see a vet for an exam.

Each hospital has a weekly walk-in vaccine clinic to for basic vaccines and testing, microchips and monthly flea treatments.  

Springfield: Tuesdays 9 to 11 a.m.

North Brookfield: Wednesdays 9 to 11 a.m.

Worcester: Thursdays 9 to 11 a.m.

Walk-In Vaccine Clinic Services & Prices

Our Mission

To provide temporary shelter to stray, abandoned, and surrendered animals for the purpose of finding permanent suitable new homes.

To provide assistance and financial aid to prevent overpopulation through spaying and neutering programs.

To support a healthy pet community and responsible animal husbandry by providing reasonably cost general veterinary services,
as well as low/no cost general veterinary services to those unable to afford care for their pets.

To provide low/no cost general veterinary services to animal control agencies, animal shelters and rescues.

To establish cross-referral networks with local “for profit” veterinary doctors and clinics.

To provide assistance and information to others whose purposes are consistent with the purpose of Second Chance Animal Services, Inc.

Awards and Honors




Awards and honors…

  • Medical Director Dr. Park voted 2019 Best Veterinarian by readers of Worcester Magazine
  • Voted Top Non-Profit on 2019, 2018, 2017
  • Voted Best of Central MA for Pet Services 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Voted Best of Central MA for Veterinarian 2019, 2018, 2017
  • Voted Best of Central MA for Nonprofit 2019, 2018
  • Platinum Level 
  • HSUS Emergency Partner since 2010
  • ASPCA Emergency Placement Partner since 2013
  • Only Pets for Life Designated Organization in MA
  • Grey Muzzle Grant Recipient 2018

About Second Chance

Second Chance Animal Services is a nationally recognized organization that provides innovative programs and services to help animals. Second Chance Animal Services has been helping animals since 1999. We are a non-profit charitable 501c3 organization that operates a no-kill animal shelter, veterinary hospitals that offer subsidized rates, and more. We help over 37,400 pets through adoption, low cost spay/neuter, full service veterinary care with subsidized rates for qualified households, community outreach, educational programs, training, a pet food pantry, and other services.  We strive to keep pets in loving homes whenever possible by providing services to help pets in the community.  We also operate an animal shelter that helps thousands of pets each year.

Our Vision

Second Chance Animal Shelter will be a model shelter, addressing the issues of pet over-population, suffering and abuse and the euthanizing of healthy adoptable animals locally, state wide, nationally and internationally, by providing services and programs that focus on the root causes of these issues.  We will be the exemplary animal welfare organization, executing exceptional business practices and offering cutting edge services and programs that establish Second Chance as the model to revolutionize animal welfare.


Donor Privacy Policy

We Respect Our Donor’s Privacy

Second Chance Animal Services has a deep commitment to the privacy of our donors.  Whether the donation is in-kind or financial, we will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of any other organizations.

This policy applies to all information received by Second Chance Animal Services, both online and offline, or on any platform of payment.  To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

We use industry standard safeguards to protect your information. Many donors use credit cards for donations. We protect the security of credit card transactions through the companies we use to process credit card transactions, those companies use encryption and other appropriate security measures.


Our Annual Report

Want to know more about how we help to save lives? Read our annual reports.  Learn about the many programs and services that help us to save so many lives each year.

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report


Adoption Center Statistics

To view our yearly adoption center statistics, click on the links below.

We are proud to say that we have a 100% live release rate!  No adoptable pet is ever euthanized for space or for a treatable medical condition.  You can see our statistics here:

2018 Asilomar Report

2017 Asilomar Report

2016 Asilomar Report

2015 Asilomar Report

Board of Directors and Key Management Personnel


Second Chance is overseen by a 6 member Board of Directors.  The members are:

Chairman of the Board: Joseph Blancato Sr.

President: Sheryl Blancato (founder)

Vice President: Robert White, Esq.

Secretary: Rebecca Austin

Member: Sara Gasparrini

Member: Heather Gablaski


CEO & Executive Director: Sheryl Blancato

Medical Director: Dr. Amy Alwood

Chief Operations Officer for Hospitals & Hospital Director, North Brookfield Community Veterinary Hospital: Amanda Normandin

Hospital Director, Springfield Community Veterinary Hosptial: Julie Sullivan

Hospital Director, Worcester Community Veterinary Hospital: Erica Dwyer

Development Director: Lindsay Doray

Animal Relocation Director: Wendy Hall

Marketing Director: Diane Tillotson

Financial Information

Second Chance strives to be a sustainable non-profit that will have the ability to provide vital services for many years to come.  Donor dollars are important to this mission. Therefore, we have a 100% transparency policy. All of our information is available to donors on this website.  More detailed information is also available on our profile on where we have received the highest rating of Platinum.

2018 990 Tax Returns

2018 Independent Audited Financial Statements

2017 990 Tax Returns

2017 Independent Audited Financial Statements

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