Second Chance Animal Shelter to participate in Valley Gives on May 3rd
Second Chance to use this 24-hour on-line giving event to help fund Springfield location
Second Chance Animal Shelter is excited to be one of the participants in the community support day called “Valley Gives”. This event is a 24-hour on-line giving event on May 3rd, 2016. The Community Foundation of Western Mass is putting on this event as a way to get the community involved in all the wonderful charities throughout Western Mass. Second Chance operates a veterinary clinic that provides subsidizes rates for pets to help pet owners get the care their pets need. This clinic focuses on the underserved pets in the greater Springfield area to ensure that they have access to care and provides weekly walk in vaccine clinics every Monday from 9 AM to 11 AM as well.
“We are excited to be part of this huge event” stated Sheryl Blancato, Executive Director. “We are using this event to help fund our Springfield Community Veterinary Clinic”.
“We opened this Community Veterinary Clinic in April of 2015” she stated. “This clinic offers subsidized rates for those in need. This is an excellent resource for those that need help getting the care they need for their pets. We know that there have been outbreaks of parvo in the City for years and therefore we are helping by providing weekly vaccine clinics every Monday. We want to help end pet suffering and disease by providing access to veterinary service with subsidized rates for those that qualify. Everyone is welcome at the clinic and those that do not qualify will pay the regular rates for care but also know that they are helping pets in need.”
“We also have plans to take our mobile veterinary clinic into the communities to reach those pets in need of vaccines” she noted. “We will be announcing dates for those clinics in the coming months as well. But we need funds to make all of this happen and Valley Gives is a great way for the community to help us to help them.”
To learn more about Second Chance Animal Shelter, you can visit their website at www.secondchanceanimals.org
About Second Chance Animal Shelter
Second Chance is a nonprofit 501c3 no-kill animal shelter that began in 1999 in East Brookfield. Second Chance helps over 20,000 pets a year. The Shelter operates an adoption center in East Brookfield, Pet Wellness and Education Center in North Brookfield, and a Community Veterinary Clinic in Springfield. The shelter relies on community support and grant funding to operate. The shelter facilitates adoptions, spay/neuter services, veterinary services, and many other programs that help to make pet’s lives better. For more information, you can visit Second Chance’s website at www.secondchanceanimals.org