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Giving pets a 'second chance'

Animal shelter targets Southbridge for new campaign

Snowflake is one of the animals rescued by the Second Chance Animal Shelter, which has locations in East Brookfield and North Brookfield. (click for larger version)
February 07, 2011
SOUTHBRIDGE — The Second Chance Animal Shelter is running a "Spay Southbridge" program throughout the month of February.

The shelter, which has locations in East Brookfield and North Brookfield, has targeted Southbridge as an area in need, as they have never focused on the town before.

"We are trying to let people in Southbridge know that there is a low-cost, high quality spay/neuter program in the area," said Sheryl Blancato, executive director at The Second Chance Animal Shelter. "A lot of people don't realize that there is an alternative. I understand that Southbridge has a large population of outside cats and leukemia with those cats. We want to help to get that under control. A lot of people don't even know that we are in this area, let alone know what we do."

The shelter is also running advertisements in local newspapers. The business is expanding greatly, as they are doing 8,000 surgeries a year, as opposed to 2,000 in years past.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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