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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.
111 Young Road, P.O. Box 136 East Brookfield, MA 01515 (508)867-5525 FAX: (508)867-5019
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
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. – 7:00 pm Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
General Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
1st and 3rd Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
General Email: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
Links to some of our interesting pages:
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.
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…
- Voted Top Non-Profit on greatnonprofits.org 2018, 2017
- Voted Best of Central MA for Pet Services 2018, 2017, 2016
- Voted Best of Central MA for Veterinarian 2018, 2017
- Voted Best of Central MA for Nonprofit 2018
- Guidestar.org Platinum Level on
- 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.
Second Chance will be a model shelter, addressing the issue of pet over-population by providing solutions through services and prevention through education. We will be the exemplary shelter for Massachusetts by executing exceptional business and service practices and providing a revolutionary model for the pet and shelter industry.
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.
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:
Board of Directors and Key Management Personnel
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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
Treasurer: Curtis Schoen CPA
Member: Sara Gasparrini
KEY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL
CEO & Executive Director: Sheryl Blancato
Medical Director: Dr. Graciela Park
Hospital Director, North Brookfield Community Veterinary Hospital, MA: Amanda Normandin
Hospital Director, Springfield Community Veterinary Hosptial: Julie Sullivan
Hospital Director, Worcester Community Veterinary Hospital: Danielle Zielinski
Development Director: Lindsay Doray
Animal Relocation Director: Wendy Hall
Marketing Director: Diane Tillotson
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 Guidestar.org where we have received the highest rating of Platinum.