Second Chance Animal Shelter, Inc.
Adoption Center
111 Young Road, P.O. Box 136
East Brookfield, MA 01515
(508) 867-5525
(508) 867-5019 (FAX)
Pet Wellness & Education Center
Spay/Neuter | Vaccines | Training
372 North Main Street
North Brookfield, MA 01535
(508) 637-1333



We sincerely appreciate any way that you can help us help these homeless pets. Below are MANY ways that you can help Second Chance pets. There are many fun and easy ways to help, and many of them provide great benefits to you as well whether you are a business or an individual. Each way helps to bring much needed funds to our shelter. Thank you for your support!

Second Chance Animal Shelter is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax deductible.

We will happily make arrangements to pick up your donations. Please ensure that items are clean and in good condition. If you need to make arrangements, please call Second Chance at (508) 867-5525.

If you would like to make a tax deductible monetary donation, please make the check payable to "Second Chance Animal Shelter, Inc." and mail to 111 Young Road, P.O. Box 136, East Brookfield, MA 01515. If you would like to set up automatic monthly payments, check out The Pet Pal Program. Or, you may donate on line using the PayPal button below:

Donate/Sponsor Speedy Nav Bar
Paws for the Cause Fundraiser
Wish List
Donate a Car
Donate Shoes
Donate a Thundershirt
Find Pet Boarding with Embarkly
Fresh Step Pawpoints
Plastic Jungle
Retirement & Insurance Concepts, Inc.
Planned Giving
The SCAS Visa® Platinum Rewards Card
The Pet Pal Program (monthly giving)
Food for Pets Pantry
Party for Pets
TD Bank Affiliate Program
Got Books?
"Raising Great Kids" Book Sale
Donations in Lieu of Flowers
Second Chance Cook Book
Petfinder's Sponsor Me Program
Link to us:
Bring Fido
Second Chance Merchandise
Adopt A Shelter
eBay Giving Program
Pics Savings Pets
ADT Pays
Shop for Shelters
Sirius Republic
Doctors Foster and Smith
Big Apple Pet Supply Give Back Program
Flying Panda Gifts
Animal Shelter Store
Give Back America
H&R Block's Non-Profit Referral Program
Recycle Cell Phones / Printer Cartridges
Petfinder Pet Scroll
We accept Dad’s pet food UPC’s
Sponsor: Kennel Gate | Cat Cage

Paws for the Cause - SCAS Fundraiser!
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Wish List
  • Cat Food (canned)
  • Kitten Chow dry
  • Dog and Cat Food, especially Bland Pet Food available at Veterinarian offices such as Purina EN, Hills ID, Eukanuba Low Residue
  • Masking Tape (or other similar type) for marking crates
  • Advantage or Revolution for fleas
  • Large Plastic storage containers (preferably clear)
  • 8 1/2 x 11 (letter) or 11 x 17 white copy paper
  • corn oil
  • Karo syrup
  • plastic clothes pins
  • Postage stamps - books or rolls would be excellent!
  • Donations of gift certificates for restaurants, goods and services or new merchandise (to help support our fund raising events)
  • Gift Certificates to Walmart or Staples
  • Kuranda Dog and Cat Beds and Cat Towers - We are especially in need of small and medium size beds for dogs, and beds and towers for cats.
  • Exam Gloves (lots of them! - any size)
  • Park benches and picnic tables (for dog park)
  • Paper towels (lots of them!)
  • Mailing labels (30 per page type - any brand)
  • Clean Towels
  • Dog Toys
  • Cat Houses and Toys
  • Bleach
  • Yarn (for making cat toys/blankets)
  • Leashes, Collars, Gentle Leaders
  • BooBooLoon pet collars
  • Distilled water
  • Manilla envelopes (9x11 or 10x13)
  • Large Wicker Baskets
  • Trash bags (tall kitchen - white or black)
  • Rubber bands, envelopes, tape rolls for tape dispenser, misc. office supplies
  • pipe cleaners (for making cat toys)
  • old or new socks and catnip (for making cat toys)
  • Lint Rollers
  • Laundry detergent
  • Scrub brushes
  • Brooms
  • Clipper blades (#40 A5)
  • Squeegees (hand and floor)
  • Mop heads (industrial size)
  • Plastic Spray Bottles
  • Outside hoses
  • toilet paper
  • Clip boards
  • HP officejet 8600 printer cartridges
  • Canon 210XL cartridges
  • Pooper scoopers
  • Air fresheners (aerosal or solids)
  • Snow Blower
  • Shark mop pads
  • grooming clippers
  • thermometers (wall, refrigerator) (2)
  • outside hose reel holders on wheels
  • grass seed
  • lawn mower
  • pet thermometers
  • s.f 3 staples
  • Batteries: 9 volt, C, AA, AAA
  • Pill pockets
  • Poop bags
  • Puppy Pads
  • Electric stapler (that takes standard staples)
  • Gas cards
  • 2 1/4 register tape
  • pet friendly ice melt
  • heavy duty slip leads
  • Use Amazon to fulfill our Wish List!

    My Wish List
    Purchase a PETCO gift certificate for Second Chance through Petfinder!

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    Donate a Car through CARS!
    CARS accepts car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle, or other vehicle donations for Second Chance Animal Shelter! You can call them toll free at 877-721-PETS (7387) to place a donation or you can place an online donation through Second Chance's CARS landing page:

    You may also use this form to donate your car:

    Frequently Asked Questions
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    Donate Shoes
    Shed Shoes - Save Lives!
    Second Chance is now collecting your used shoes to help raise funds for the shelter. We accept all types of shoes that are in wearable condition. Please no moldy or shoes with tears or rips. These shoes will be recycled to help raise funds for Second Chance pets. You can bring these shoes to either of our locations - and thank you!
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    Donate a Thundershirt!
    Donate a Thundershirt!Many dogs have already gained relief from fear and anxiety by donning a Thundershirt (including my own foster dog!), which works simply by applying gentle, constant pressure. Whether the Thundershirt does the trick on its own or allows the dog to relax enough to engage in training with you, it is an inexpensive tool that we want you to be able to use to help your dogs.

    For more info on Thundershirts and a short video on how easy they are to use, see

    Click on the banner to the left and you will be taken to a special page created specifically for Second Chance. Then you can purchase a Thundershirt for only $27.00 (deeply discounted from the retail price of $36.99) with FREE shipping and Thundershirt will send it directly to the shelter!
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    Find Friendly and Safe Pet Boarding with Embarkly
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    BOGO Bowl

    BOGO Bowl - "You buy a bag and we give a bag to a pet in need! At BOGO Bowl, BOGO means buy one, GIVE one. It’s simple. Your couch-warming, bed-hogging, sandwich-stealing jogging buddy gets great food with quality nutrition… and so does Chance or Lucy down the street. Yep, down the street. The second bag goes to an animal in need in your community." So BOGO Bowl to help feed the pets at Second Chance!

    Click here to BOGO Bowl!
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    Fresh Step Litter - Pawpoints
    Please save your pawpoints from Fresh Step Litter and bring them in to Second Chance!
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    Plastic Jungle
    Second Chance is now a recipient for donations of gift cards at Plastic Jungle! Donors can send gift cards directly to the shelter or go to

    For complete details on how your unused or low balance gift cards can help Second Chance, click here!
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    Retirement & Insurance Concepts, Inc.
    Retirement & Insurance Concepts, Inc. will donate up to $50 per $250 spent to Second Chance Animal Shelter when you buy insurance: life, accident, mortgage term insurance protection, 401k and IRA rollovers, annuities and/or disability. Please download this flyer for details!

    For more information, please contact:

    Retirement & Insurance Concepts, Inc.
    Steven & Meg Kiel
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    Planned Giving
    “There is no disease or condition of companion animals that takes more of their lives than euthanasia.” Janet M. Scarlett, DVM, MPH, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology at Cornell University.

    With an estimated 5-6 million pets euthanized each year, our task is an enormous one. We are committed and ready for the challenge. From our humble beginnings in 1999 as a system of foster care homes to the opening of our Adoption Center in 2002 and on to the opening of our Wellness & Education Center in Nov. of 2010, we continue to develop new strategies to bring about the change we all want for our animals.

    There are a number of ways that Estate Planning can be accomplished including Bequests, Charitable Gift Annuities, Pooled Income Funds, Life Insurance, Property and others. We can offer you assistance in deciding which options are best for you and your family. Please contact us. Your gift can help us to continue our work.

    We are often asked how to add Second Chance into supporters wills. It is a simple addition to a will language that would say something like:

    The language to be suggested for wills can be as simple as: "I give the sum of __________ ($_______.00) dollars to the Second Chance Animal Shelter, Inc., presently of 111 Young Road, P.O. Box 136, East Brookfield, Massachusetts."

    or for property: "I leave my real property located at ________ to the Second Chance Animal Shelter, Inc., presently of 111 Young Road, P.O. Box 136, East Brookfield, Massachusetts.”

    Annual Report 2010
    501(c)3 Letter of Determination
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    The SCAS Visa® Platinum Rewards Card
    Rewarding for
    you and us


    Download Application! Info:

    "Support SCAS with every purchase:
    • No Annual Fee.
    • Low Introductory APR on purchases and no balance transfer fees for 6 months.
    • Earn bonus points for FREE airline tickets, merchandise, cash-back and more at participating merchants.
    • $50 donation by the bank when you first use the card and ongoing contributions.
    • Enhanced Visa Platinum benefits, including 24/7 Emergency Customer Service, 100% Fraud Protection, Auto Rental and Travel Accident Insurance and much more.
    Funds from our new Visa card will help to fund our many programs that save pet lives and help improve the community."
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    The Pet Pal Program
    Second Chance Animal Shelter cares for homeless surrendered and abandoned pets until new loving homes can be found. In addition, Second Chance operates a low cost spay/neuter program and an education outreach program to provide much needed services to the public. The Pet Pal program was established to provide needed funds to allow us to continue to provide these vital services. Your monthly support helps us to care for these homeless pets and provide these needed services.

    Become a Pet Saver, Top Cat, Top Dog, or Pet Champion!! Print the Pet Pal Donation Form, complete, and mail today!
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    Food for Pets Pantry
    The Food for Pets Pantry was established to help people in need feed their pets so that they don't have to surrender them. Donations can be brought to the shelter or you may use PayPal to make a monetary donation.

    Pantries that are helped by Second Chance:

    Catholic Charities of Worcester (which also serves Southbridge)
    CHIP-IN of Charlton
    Elder Services of Worcester
    St. Joseph’s Church pantry in North Brookfield
    The Queen of the Rosary Catholic Church in Spencer
    The Unitarian Universalist Food Pantry on Holden St. in Worcester
    The Wachusett Food Pantry in Holden
    ...and we are always adding more!

    Where can you drop off donations to help?
    At the shelter (111 Young Road, East Brookfield, MA) - can accept both food and/or monetary
    Petco in Auburn and Shrewsbury (food donations only)

    Read the T&G article.
    Read the Examiner article.
    SPCA International chooses Second Chance as it's Shelter of the Week recognizing the Food for Pets Pantry!
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    Party for Pets
    Second Chance program rewards kids for giving back to animals!
    Party for Pets Logo CopyrightSecond Chance has a program that recognizes kids who give back to the animals called "Party for Pets.” This program shows children that even at their young age, they can make a difference in the lives of homeless pets. This program provides a party package for kids who are having a birthday party and are asking for gifts for the shelter pets instead of themselves. The kit includes party favors and a t-shirt for the birthday girl or boy. In addition, when kids bring the pet gifts to the shelter after the party, they will get a tour of the shelter and any pictures or written reflections on why they chose to have a "Party for Pets" will be featured on the Star Supporters webpage. “Second Chance Party for Pets is a wonderful and fun way to involve children in helping homeless animals” stated Carol Kelley, an Educational Outreach Coordinator. “It is also a great first step that allows children to think about and participate in a community service program”.

    Are You Ready to Party for Pets? Download the Party for Pets Poster!

    Party for Pets recognized by the Examiner: "Entertaining idea: Birthday parties for a good cause" By Paula Slade, Jul. 12, 2009 Six year old helps Second Chance Animal Shelter (July 20, 2011)

    Party for Pets Testimonial:

    My daughter Madison turned 9 on January 23rd. We had recently gotten a new kitten and found information from Second Chance about having her spayed. While online, I saw your "Party for Pets" information. My daughter cries when she sees the ASPCA commercials on television and always asks how she can help the animals. I came home that day and told her about the "Party for Pets" and she immediately decided that's what she wanted to do. I contacted the shelter and was sent the party package of favors and her t-shirt. Once we received the package we began planning, she came up with lots of great ideas! We played all kinds of animal games, including animal bingo and a word search about ways to protect our pets. We also made "Happy Socks" for shelter cats and peanut butter dog cookies for valentine's day. It was amazing! She invited 10 friends to her party, I can't believe the donations they brought for the shelter! My dining room table was full of "stuff" from toys to food, and everything in between. The kids had a great time and Madison is so proud of all the items she will be bringing to the shelter. Madison is looking forward to bringing all the donations to the shelter and getting her "tour"! Thank you so much for allowing us this amazing opportunity! Dawn L. and Madison
    The Party for Pets Program and Logo are Copyrights of Second Chance Animal Shelter
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    TD Bank Affiliate Program
    Click here to get all the info necessary to participate in this program!
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    Got Books?
    Want your old books to help pets? Second Chance Animal Shelter is raising money through donations of used books, CDs, DVDs, records and audio books. The shelter has placed a drop-off donation container to collect these items from community members who’d like to repurpose their used goods while also helping Second Chance raise money. The shelter will be paid on an ongoing basis for all items collected in their donation container.

    The gray book donation container, distinguished by its purple and yellow ‘Got Books?’ signs, is located in the parking lot of Second Chance’s Pet Wellness and Education Center at 372 North Main Street in North Brookfield. This program is an ongoing fundraiser and donations can be made by the public at any time. Books can also be dropped off at Second Chance’s Adoption Center at 111 Young Road in East Brookfield. All funds raised through the collection of these donations will be used to help pets in need.
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    "Raising Great Kids" Book Sale to Benefit Second Chance
    Norman Tonelli, owner of West Brookfield Counseling Center and Tonelli Learning Center, is generating donations for the shelter again this year through his Family Fun Day! All proceeds from sales of his book "Raising Great Kids" in celebration of its 10th year in print be donated towards Second Chance Animal Shelter. Books are on sale now for a reduced price of $3.00 a copy! Get yours today - the books are selling fast!

    For more information, visit Mr. Tonelli's website at
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    Donations in Lieu of Flowers as a Memorial for a Loved One
    Animals can greatly and positively affect the lives of people they touch. If you have lost a loved one and wish to make a donation in their memory to Second Chance, please give us a call or send us a note with your loved one's name and the name and address of the family member who should receive the list of donors. Second Chance will send each donor a thank you card for the donation. In addition, we will send the family a list of donations received in the loved one's name. It usually takes a few weeks to get in all the donations. All donations are tax deductible.
    SCAS adopter, C. Reardon, shares her thoughts...
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    Second Chance Cook Book
    Try out these tasty recipes submitted by volunteers, staff, and supporters to create this yummy cook book! Only $10 each - would make great gifts and support the shelter at the same time! Purchase at the shelter for $10 or send $12 (includes shipping) to Second Chance Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 136, 111 Young Road, East Brookfield, MA 01515
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    Sponsor a Second Chance Pet
    Through the Sponsor Me Program at Petfinder
    Second Chance Animal Shelter is pleased to offer a wonderful opportunity to Sponsor a Pet through Petfinder! Visit our Petfinder website at and click on Our Pet List which will give you a any of our adoptable pets. You will see the option to Sponsor Me, just click on it and it will take you through the steps to sponsor the pet of your choice. If you are not a petfinder member, you will be asked to register (it's free). This is a wonderful option for those who aren't ready to adopt or can adopt only one. Thanks for helping our pets while they await their forever homes!
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    Second Chance is approved for Bring Fido's pet charity program! We will receive a $5 donation every time one of our members books a pet friendly hotel room on

    Visitors must use this link: for Second Chance to receive a commission. Plan your pet friendly vacation today!!
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    Second Chance Merchandise

    Second Chance Merchandise! Advertise for and support the shelter by purchasing sweatshirts,
    t-shirts, coffee mugs and more!
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    Visit Adopt A Shelter, select Second Chance, and when you shop, Second Chance gets a percentage!
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    eBay Giving Works Program
    Purchase an item on the Second Chance eBay page and the seller will donate 10% to 100% of the final sale price to the shelter! You can be a seller or a buyer to participate! Click here for eBay Giving Works
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    Support SCAS through! Follow the link to order from your favorite stores, and make a donation to Second Chance at the same time!
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    Pics Saving Pets
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    ADT Pays
    Sign up for ADT Home Security today and Second Chance can make a $125 commission on sales completed by ADT.

    Call 1-877-811-3616 and give the code A23812 along with your name, phone number and address and they will provide details on how your purchase can help Second Chance.

    Download the Information Sheet
    Second Chance earns money when you use this link to search and purchase items through

    Or, use Amazon to fulfill our Wish List!

    My Wish List
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    Shop for Shelters
    Please use to link to our store.

    We thank you for your participation in Shop for Shelters and look forward to working with you to support your efforts to care for and support animals in need.
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    Doctors Foster and Smith
    Donate to this organization through Drs. Foster and Smith

    Help Second Chance by donating a gift certificate from Doctors Smith and Foster.
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    Sirius Republic
    Every time you shop with Sirius Republic, enter the rescue code "RPSC71" and they will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale to Second Chance!
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    Big Apple Pet Supply Give Back Program
    Second Chance Animal Shelter is a partner of the Big Apple Pet Supply Give Back Program. Purchasing pet supplies from Big Apple Pet Supply. Big Apple Pet Supply will provide us with a full 5% direct donation of your total order amount. If ordering from their website, please enter DonateToSecondChance in the COUPON CODE field on the "Review & Submit" page at final checkout. If ordering by phone please provide the code to the representative. We sincerely appreciate your contributions which help continue our mission.
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    Flying Panda Gifts

    $upport Second Chance Animal Shelter When You Shop at Flying Panda Gifts!
    When you or other friends of Second Chance Animal Shelter shop at or order through Flying Panda Gifts catalogs, 10% of your purchases will be donated to our organization, providing us with much needed funds. Just click on the banner; it takes you directly to the Web site where you'll find many unique products for pets and their people.
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    Animal Shelter Store

    We are excited to announce the opening of our Animal Shelter Store! Now you can shop for your pets while supporting us! Click on the banner above and you will be taken to the store where you can shop for more than 1000 high quality products. Purchase natural food, treats, remedies and more. Every time you purchase a product, we get paid! Your purchases can help us save more animals and provide necessary funds for veterinary care, supplies, transport and more. You can make a difference by shopping at our Animal Shelter Store.
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    Join GoodDining for free and dine to earn up to 6% for Second Chance! Visit GoodDining and select Second Chance as your charity!
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    Search or Shop with GoodSearch
    GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!

    Every time you search or shop with GoodSearch, Second Chance earns a penny. Pennies do add up to substantial income for the shelter so don't be shy, search and shop every day! Visit GoodSearch and select Second Chance as your charity!
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    Search or Shop with iSearchiGive

    Help Second Chance Animal Shelter at hundreds of stores A Penny Per Search at More New Stores, just about every week! Doubled donations and special deals. 680+ Merchants to serve you! Great Deals to please you!
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    Consider a purchase of supplies and/or materials for Second Chance through GiveSomeThing! Second Chance's wish list is posted on the site. Items purchased are shipped directly to Second Chance! Click here for our GiveSomeThing page and thanks for shopping!
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    Shop with

    Shop with and Second Chance will receive a commission! Hundreds of popular stores to choose from!
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    H & R Block Non-Profit Referral Program
    Raise money for Second Chance Animal Shelter, Inc. by having H&R Block prepare your taxes!
    1. Take the referral form to a participating H&R Block office and give it to your tax professional. To find the nearest H&R Block office, go to

    2. If you're a new client, your organization will receive $20.

    3. Feel good knowing you helped your organization raise money and you received exceptional tax preparation service.
    Ready to get started? Download the flyer!
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    Recycle Your Cell Phones, Printer Ink Cartridges, and More!
    We accept the following items for recycling:

    • Used, Broken or Unwanted Gold Jewelry
    • Cell Phones
    • Ink Jet Printer Cartridges
    • Laptop & Netbook Computers
    • iPads & Tablets
    • Apple iPods & MP3 Players
    • Digital Cameras
    • Digital SLR Cameras and Lenses
    • Digital Video Cameras
    • Handheld Game Systems
    • Game Consoles (Wii, PS3, Xbox) and Video Games
    • Range Finders and SkyCaddies
    • Mobile Hotspots, 4G USB Air Cards and MiFi Devices
    • Graphing Calculators
    • DVD Movies & Videogames
    • Portable DVD Players
    • Digital Picture Frames
    • GPS Devices (Garmin, Magellan, Tom-Tom)
    • Radar Detectors
    • Kindle & Sony Book Readers

    All manufacturers and models accepted! Mail to Second Chance or drop them off in person. Our address is Second Chance Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 136, 111 Young Road, East Brookfield, MA 01515. We will ship them to participating companies and get paid via check or gift card for recycling them through various programs. Click here for directions to the shelter.
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    Link to Our Website and Help Get the Word Out About Our Pets!
    You can help spread the word about the adoptable pets at Second Chance by providing a link to our adoptable pets pages from your website. 3 Easy Options include:
    • Link to the Adoptable Animals webpage on the Second Chance Animal Shelter website:

    • Link to our Petfinder webpage:

    • Copy and paste this source code directly into your website and it will create a Petfinder Pet Scroll highlighting all of our pets listed on Petfinder:

      To view an image of this scroll, click here.
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    Kennel Gate Sponsorship Program

    If you own a business, this is an excellent opportunity to help out the animals and advertise your business. This is also a wonderful way to sponsor a gate in memory of a loved one. The sponsored gate bears a plaque on it designating the sponsor.

    There are 20 kennel gates that each have a high exposure to the public and a sponsorship fee of $250.00 for the first year. This includes the plaque, displaying three lines of text, that will be prominently displayed on the gate and visible to the public. The sponsorship program will continue after that with a yearly renewable sponsorship of $100.

    Suggested type:

    Sponsored by
    Acme Pet Supplies
    (555) 123-4567,

    In Memory Of
    from Mom and Dad Smith

    Want to sponsor a Kennel Gate? Click Here for a Sponsorship Form!

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    Cat Cage Sponsorship Program

    Sponsoring a cat cage is a great way to honor a loved one (human or pet) or advertise a business. Your sponsorship is noted with a plaque on the outside of the cage that you are sponsoring. Hundreds of people pass by these cages each year! Plus, your sponsorship helps us to purchase much needed equipment for our cats. We hope that you will take part in our sponsorship program. The cage sponsors are limited to 12 and are renewable each year. We hope that you will help us help them.

    The cat cage sponsorship is $150.00 per cage. This includes the plaque, displaying three lines of text, that will be prominently displayed on the cage and visible to the public.

    Suggested type:

    Sponsored by
    Acme Pet Supplies
    (555) 123-4567,

    In Memory Of
    from Mom and Dad Smith

    Want to sponsor a Cat Cage? Click Here for a Sponsorship Form!

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