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Large Scale Cat Rescue Gets Helping Hand

posted Jan 16, 2014, 2:39 PM by Meg Johnson
Large Scale Cat Rescue Gets Helping Hand

EAST BROOKFIELD, MASS, August 21, 2012 — It happens in the 
blink of an eye. Yo
u take in a couple of stray cats, they don’t get fixed, and next thing you know you have 65 cats in your house. “People mean well” stated Sheryl Blancato, Executive Director of Second Chance Animal Shelter “but it gets out of hand quickly”. The Fitchburg Animal Shelter went in to help with a case of “multiple” cats in a house. To their surprise,the number was 60 plus. All of them needed to be spayed/neutered and receive vaccines. All of them needed homes. But this time the case is headed in the right direction thanks to a combined effort from multiple groups. Fitchburg Shelter Manager Amy Egeland contacted Second Chance Animal Shelter in East Brookfield MA to see what help they could give. When Second Chance heard the magnitude of the rescue, they in turn contacted PetSmart Charities to request emergency funding to help with the medical expenses for these cats. PetSmart Charities came through with a grant of $9,000. This grant will provide the necessary funding for medical care so that Fitchburg Animal Shelter only has to concentrate on caring for these cats. Second Chance will also be providing food and transportation to assist Fitchburg with this case.