Equipment stolen from Springfield animal hospital on Mulberry St.


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – On Tuesday, Second Chance Community Veterinary Hospital learned that two people broke into the organization’s storage shed and stole equipment and tools.

According to Second Chance CEO Sheryl Blacato, two suspects made off with their power floor cleaner and power tools valued at approximately $1,000, which is below the nonprofit’s insurance deductible. Which means replacing them takes away critical funding needed for the rescued animals.

Blacato told 22News this facility just took in some homeless animals from Kentucky, after the devastating tornadoes, so financially, it’s a big hit for the non-profit.

“The Grinch has struck on Mulberry Street” 

Second Chance CEO Sheryl Blacato

“It’s just disheartening to us to see that happen and it just doesn’t make sense that people have nothing better to do than to steal from a shed,” said Blancato.

The suspects were caught on Second Chance’s security camera and video will be turned over to the detective in charge.

“It’s just not right because people donate to us to help the animals. They are the things that we have to have and I just don’t understand why people would do this,” Blancato told 22News.

The non-profit is seeking the public’s help to replace the items stolen and identify the suspects. You can donate to Second Chance at or checks can be mailed to Second Chance Animal Services, PO Box 136, East Brookfield, MA 01515.

If you have any information about the break in, you are asked to contact Springfield Police Department at 413-787-6302.

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