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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals



TO provide temporary shelter to stray, abandoned, and surrendered animals for the purpose of finding permanent suitable new homes.
TO provide assistance and information to others whose purposes are consistent with the purpose of Second Chance Animal Shelter, Inc.
TO provide assistance and financial aid to prevent overpopulation through spaying and neutering programs.

Results: We recently renovated our Adoption Center in East Brookfield. We were able to do so because we opened our Wellness Center in 2010 which moved our spay/neuter, wellness and education programs out of the adoption center.

Target demographics: animals in need

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 10,000 animals

Geographic areas served: Massachusetts

Programs: adoptions, low cost spay/neuter, veterinary care, vaccine clinics, and more.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

The Top 10 reasons to adopt from Second Chance Animal Shelter. 1. NO KILL SHELTER. Irregardless of how long it takes, once rescued by Second Chance the animal stays until adopted. 2. No kill extends until past adoption..if you have to give up an animal adopted from Second Chance it is taken back by the shelter and kept till adopted again.3. If a rescued cat or dog is determined to be in need of more than routine Vet care for an illness or injury, the care is given. 4. The kennels and cat enclosures are cleaned ( litter boxes scooped) and animals are fed at least twice daily. 5. Volunteers and staff play with the animals and record behaviors to be passed on to potential adopters. All potential issues are presented to adopters. 6. All adopted animals are spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccines appropriate for age, micro-chipped, cleared by a licensed Vet and clean. Animals in need of dental work are held until the dental work is completed and then released to their adopters. Have you priced dental work at your Vet? 7. Potential adopters must complete an application which is reviewed by calls to their Vet to ensure their current animals are spayed and neutered and checking of references prior to approval. No walk in adoptions. 8. The donation to adopt an animal is appropriate to the age and amount of care needed to prepare the animal for adoption and the fact that it is considered a donation is clearly spelled out in the adoption contract and verbally by whomever goes over the contract verbally with the adopter. 8. Their is immediate access to Veterinary care through the Wellness Center in North Brookfield and through active relationships with local Veterinary Clinics. 10. THE CATS and DOGS ARE CUTE!

Danielle Z.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work at the Wellness center and have never before worked with such a great and caring group of doctors and technicians who go above and beyond for the animals and owners. Numerous people thank us on a daily basis for helping them care for their animals and appreciate how much we care for both them and their animals. I also volunteer at the shelter with my son and see the compassion the workers and volunteers have over there as well. The care and love at the shelter for these animals is amazing! To see the transformation of the animals from when they first arrive to when they find their new forever home is nothing I can put into words. I am truly grateful for being able to work for such a great organization who never stops trying to help animals in need.

Casey N.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have the pleasure of working for Second Chance Animal shelter and I have never worked with such a compassionate group of people before! Everything the organization does is for the animals and for the community!