Springfield Community Veterinary Hospital Grand Opening

Second Chance Animal Services moved to a larger Springfield facility on Mulberry Street Wednesday. They had found their previous animal hospital in the Forest Park area just too small to handle the volume.

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Daya Reunites With Her Family

 

There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as Juleyka Cruz and her family first saw their beloved dog Daya.  It took a moment for the dog to realize what was going on, and then she leapt for joy into their arms. 

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A Second Chance for Barkley

Barkley is a Staffordshire terrier who was just four months old when he came to us with a broken leg. His owner was running out of options to get him the medical help he needed. She told us his story.

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New lease on life for canines, inmates through Project Good Dog

The Sentinel Enterprise reports on Second Chance's Project Good Dog Program

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Two Minutes With … Sheryl Blancato and Lindsay Doray

Sheryl Blancato and Lindsay Doray’s work at Second Chance Animal Shelter supporting low-cost veterinary services for pet owners who need it. Last year, Second Chance helped 34,000 pets (32,300 of them through veterinary services programs). Blancato and Doray are dedicated to offering exams, surgery, spay/ neuter, ultrasound, x-ray, dental and everything else that is needed for owners to provide responsible medical care for their pets.

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Second Chance Voted Best Veterinarian and Pet Services in Central Mass

Second Chance Animal Services had a big night at the Best of Central Mass awards ceremony at the DCU Center in Worcester.  The organization garnered top honors in both the Best Veterinarian and the Best Pet Services categories of the annual awards sponsored by the Telegram & Gazette.

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Second Chance Animal Services Reaches GuideStar Platinum

Second Chance Animal Services announced it has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight progress Second Chance is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.

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Rufus McScruffy FKA Pepe

Hurricane Maria puppy finds his forever home

"...Rufus, then called Pepe, was just a puppy, estimated to be about a year old. After his time at the St. Hubert’s way-station, he ended up at Second Chance Animal Rescue in East Brookfield, Massachusetts – where he met the couple who would become his family."

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PetSmart Charities® Awards $30,000 Grant to Second Chance Animal Services to Support Project Good Dog

Second Chance Animal Services recently received a $30,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, for the expansion of Project Good Dog into a third facility this year.

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Second Chance Named “2017 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT” by GreatNonprofits

Second Chance Animal Services has been named a “2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.

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Otto Florist and Second Chance Animal Services Deliver 84 Dozen Roses to Area Nursing Homes

Second Chance Animal Services Development Director Lindsay Doray and special guest Holly, Doray’s one-year-old golden retriever delivered 68 dozen roses to patients at Quaboag on the Common in West Brookfield  with the help of volunteers. 

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Second Chance Hurricane Assistance Continues with More Pets Coming In

Continuing with their mission to help animals affected by recent hurricanes, Second Chance Animal Services received an additional seven pets from Puerto Rico bringing the total to 120 pets Second Chance has taken in through the hurricane recovery effort and the organization expects the need to continue.

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Second Chance takes in 99 pets from Hurricane Irma

99 pets were airlifted to Second Chance as Second Chance assists with this disaster.

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