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.
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.
"...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."
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.
Second Chance Animal Services has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Falling this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
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.
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.
This weekend (July 9th) Second Chance Animal Shelter partnered with St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in NJ as part of a large scale airlift of 160 dogs from three shelters in southern California. These dogs arrived at the airport in Morristown NJ with volunteer pilots who gave their personal time through a California based organization "Wings of Rescue”. Second Chance will be taking in 15 of these dogs.