Springfield Animal Hospital left with a bill after vandalism incident damaged window

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) – A Springfield veterinary clinic is asking for your help. Vandals smashed a window at the Second Chance Community Veterinary Hospital between last night and this morning. Now the Montgomery Street vet is stuck with the bill.

It is believed to have happened between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Luckily we were told that no staff or animals were in the building at the time.

Although security footage of the incident is not being shared at this time, officials from the organization said the shattered window was in the part of the building where the surgeries were being carried out.

Second Chance Veterinary Hospital CEO Sheryl Blancato said the vandalism had no impact on Saturday’s proceedings, but it will impact their funds, with the damage expected to cost between 1-2,000 dollars.

“It’s not just hurting us, but we’re trying to help animals in need, you know, providing them with veterinary care, including subsidized rates for those who qualify and things like that, you know. , have to come out of our pocket and it takes money away from what we have to do,” she said.

Blancato said they hoped the window would be fixed soon and the organization was considering installing a gate to limit access to the pitch.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Springfield Police. If you would like to help Second Chance information can be found here and here. Donations can also be mailed to: Second Chance, PO Box 136, East Brookfield, MA 01515

Benjamin M. Yerger