There are several ways you can memorialize a loved one, both human and pet. Your memorial donation will help pets in need, making a difference in the lives for so many. Thank you for memorializing a loved one by helping pets in need.

Donations in Lieu of Flowers

A memorial for a loved one.


Animals can greatly and positively affect the lives of people they touch. If you have lost a loved one and wish to make a donation in their memory to Second Chance, please give us a call or send us a note with your loved one's name and the name and address of the family member who should receive the list of donors. Second Chance will send each donor a thank you card for the donation. In addition, we will send the family a list of donations received in the loved one's name. It usually takes a few weeks to get in all the donations. All donations are tax deductible.

SCAS adopter, C. Reardon, shares her thoughts...

Paws For The Cause

Be a part of Paws For The Cause! Let us recognize your donation through the Paws For The Cause Program...

Planned Giving

“There is no disease or condition of companion animals that takes more of their lives than euthanasia.” Janet M. Scarlett, DVM, MPH, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology at Cornell University.

With an estimated 5-6 million pets euthanized each year, our task is an enormous one. We are committed and ready for the challenge. From our humble beginnings in 1999 as a system of foster care homes to the opening of our Adoption Center in 2002 and on to the opening of our Wellness & Education Center in Nov. of 2010, we continue to develop new strategies to bring about the change we all want for our animals.

There are a number of ways that Estate Planning can be accomplished including Bequests, Charitable Gift Annuities, Pooled Income Funds, Life Insurance, Property and others. We can offer you assistance in deciding which options are best for you and your family. Please contact us. Your gift can help us to continue our work.

We are often asked how to add Second Chance into supporters wills. It is a simple addition to a will language that would say something like:

The language to be suggested for wills can be as simple as: "I give the sum of: ($_______.00) dollars to the Second Chance Animal Shelter, Inc., presently of 111 Young   Road, P.O. Box 136, East Brookfield, Massachusetts."  

or for property:  "I leave my real property located at ________ to the Second Chance Animal Shelter, Inc., presently of 111 Young Road, P.O. Box 136, East Brookfield, Massachusetts.”