Second Chance broke all previous records by assisting 49,036 pets in living healthier lives in 2023. As we commemorates our 25th anniversary this year, we want to express our gratitude to our dedicated team of volunteers, supporters, and staff who have demonstrated exceptional resilience in a year marked by challenges, rising to address the growing needs of pets within the community.

Second Chance stands unwavering in our commitment to preserving the bond between pets and their owners. We strive to keep pets in their homes whenever possible through accessible and affordable full-service veterinary care, a pet food pantry program ensuring no pet goes hungry, and adoption services for homeless pets.

In a year of widespread challenges, the demand for assistance has been significant. Through innovative programs and strategic partnerships, we are actively addressing the root causes of pet surrender and homelessness. Last year,  Second Chance veterinary hospitals provided assistance to more pets at subsidized rates than ever before, and the pet food pantry program saw record distributions to meet requests from local human food pantries. Additionally, Second Chance serves as an emergency partner for various agencies, responding to natural disasters and aiding pets rescued from unimaginable living conditions.

Second Chance is committed to expanding services to meet the rising needs and is actively hiring at all hospital locations to extend our reach and assist more pets in need.

Our mission to advocate for pets in need is ongoing. We must continue to fight for their well-being. For those looking to contribute to Second Chance’s vital work, donations can be made online or by mail to Second Chance, PO Box 136, East Brookfield, MA 01515.

Pictured above is 11-month-old Omari, who found himself at Second Chance through no fault of his own and is waiting to find his forever home.