Second Chance Animal Services is a nonprofit animal welfare organization founded in 1999. Second Chance began as an animal shelter and grew to help more pets in need. Today Second Chance operates Community Veterinary Hospitals in North Brookfield, Southbridge, Springfield, and Worcester providing access to the highest-quality veterinary care for all. Subsidized rates are provided to underserved communities to ensure access to care for all pets in need. Last year Second Chance helped over 44,000 pets live better lives through full-service veterinary care, spay/neuter services, adoption services, community & educational outreach programs, training, and a pet food pantry. Second Chance is a 501c3 tax exempt organization – EIN: 04-3490671
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.
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.
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.
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.
2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
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:
2022 Asilomar Report
2021 Asilomar Report
2020 Asilomar Report
2019 Asilomar Report
2018 Asilomar Report
2017 Asilomar Report
2016 Asilomar Report
2015 Asilomar Report
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.
2021 990 Tax Return
2021 Independent Audited Financial Statements
2020 990 Tax Returns
2020 Independent Audited Financial Statements
2019 990 Tax Returns
2019 Independent Audited Financial Statements
2018 990 Tax Returns
2018 Independent Audited Financial Statements
2017 990 Tax Returns
2017 Independent Audited Financial Statements
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
Member: Jim Herlihy
CEO & Executive Director: Sheryl Blancato, CAWA, CFRE
Medical Director: Dr. Ashley Raymond
Sr. Hospital Director, North Brookfield: Amanda Normandin
Chief Development Officer: Lindsay Doray, CFRE
Animal Relocation Director: Wendy Hall
Hospital Director, Worcester: Erica Dwyer
Hospital Director, Southbridge: Shellina Meixner
Marketing Director: Diane Tillotson, CFRE
Second Chance Animal Services does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race; color; religion; genetic information; national origin; ancestry; sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions); sexual orientation; marital status, gender identity or expression; age (over 40) ; differing abilities or handicap; citizenship status; service member status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, vendors, and clients.—