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Second Chance Announces September 17 Free Springfield Pet Vaccine Clinic

Nonprofit to Distribute Donated Pet Beds at Special Clinic at Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley

SPRINGFIELD, MA (September 1, 2022) – Second Chance Animal Services will be holding a free community pet vaccine clinic at the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley (RAPV) on Saturday, September 17, 2022.  Advance registration is required for your pet to receive rabies and/or distemper vaccinations free of charge and microchips will be available for an additional cost of $22. Second Chance will also be distributing free pet beds with the help of volunteers from the RAPV.

Earlier this year, Second Chance was selected by Greater Good Charities, in partnership with BARK, Inc, to receive a large donation of dog beds to help enhance adoption efforts and temporary experiences for local pups.  Beds will be distributed at the Springfield community clinic to help local pet owners care for their pets.

Chief Development Officer Lindsay Doray says Second Chance is grateful for the donation that has been providing a comfy bed for those welcoming new pets from the nonprofit’s adoption center in East Brookfield.  Doray is thrilled that the bed donation can also help pets in the community.  “Second Chance is committed to preventing pet homelessness.  Our hospitals and many of our programs aim to keep pets in their homes and out of shelters by helping pet owners care for their pets.  Distributing these beds at our community vaccine clinic will provide comfort to pets and educate pet owners about the resources available to them.”   The beds will be distributed free of charge to pet owners who have registered their pet for the vaccine clinic and to visitors who stop by to learn more about Second Chance.

This local donation is part of BARK’S initial $10 million commitment in BARK products to enhance and expand initiatives by Greater Good Charities’ partner shelters and rescues to drive adoptions. Greater Good Charities is working with partner shelters nationwide to utilize thousands of BARK’s memory foam dog beds to help shelters enhance adoption drives and create dog adoption starter kits when individuals and families adopt new dogs. In addition, the nonprofit organization is offering BARK dog beds to pet-friendly domestic violence and homeless shelters to help families in crisis create a safe haven for their pup.

BARK’s partnership with Greater Good Charities is an expansion of the company’s ongoing work in giving back to dogs and their people. Since 2017, working with an internal network of over 1,000 partners in dogs and animal welfare across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, BARK has donated around $1 million annually in goods, services, and direct funding in order to help dogs stay in homes. Greater Good Charities, works to amplify the good in the world, and has provided more than $400 million in impact, including cash grants, in-kind supplies, and programmatic support, to over 5,000 charitable partners in 121 countries since 2007.

The September 17th vaccine clinic and bed distribution will take place at the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley, 221 Industry Avenue, Springfield.  The bed distribution will be from 9 AM to 1 PM while supplies last and vaccines will be scheduled from 9 AM to 1 PM. Both are open to all pet owners in the region. To register for the vaccine clinic, visit