About Second Chance

Second Chance Animal Services is a nationally recognized organization that provides innovative programs and services to help animals. Second Chance Animal Services has been helping animals since 1999. We are a non-profit charitable 501c3 organization that operates a no-kill animal shelter, veterinary clinics that provide subsidized rates, and more. We help over 34,000 pets through adoption, low cost spay/neuter, subsidized veterinary care, community outreach, educational programs, training, a pet food pantry, and other services.  We strive to keep pets in loving homes whenever possible by providing services to help pets in the community.  We also operate an animal shelter that helps thousands of pets each year.

Our Vision

Second Chance will be a model shelter, addressing the issue of pet over-population by providing solutions through services and prevention through education. We will be the exemplary shelter for Central Massachusetts by executing exceptional business and service practices and providing a revolutionary model for the pet and shelter industry.

Donor Privacy Policy

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.

Our Annual Report

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.

2017 Click Here

2016 Click here!

2015 Click here!

2014 Click here!

Adoption Center Statistics

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:

Asilomar Statistics 2017

2016 Click here!

2015 Click here!

Board of Directors and Key Management Personnel


Second Chance is overseen by a 7 member Board of Directors.  The members are:

President          Joseph Blancato Sr. 

Vice President  Robert White, Esq.

Secretary          Rebecca Austin

Treasurer          Curtis Schoen CPA

Member             Sheryl Blancato (founder)

Member             Sara Gasparrini

Member             Heather Logrippo



Executive Director                                                                      Sheryl Blancato

Medical Director                                                                        Dr. Graciela Park

Hospital Director, North Brookfield Community Veterinary Hospital, MA                                              Amanda Normandin

Hospital Director, Springfield Community Veterinary Hosptial          Julie Sullivan

Hospital Director, Worcester Community Veterinary Hospital           Danielle Zielinski

Development Director                                                                Lindsay Doray

Animal Relocation Director                                        Wendy Hall


Financial Information

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 either on this website.  More detailed information is also available on our profile on Guidestar.org where we have received the highest rating of platinum.

2016 990 Tax Returns

2016 Independent Audited Financial Statements