New10’s Caporizzo Brings Pet Connection Live to Arlington

New10’s Caporizzo Brings Pet Connection Live to Arlington

New10’s Caporizzo Brings Pet Connection Live to Arlington

Animal lover and meteorologist Steve Caporizzo relaxes with a friend.

Animal lover and meteorologist Steve Caporizzo relaxes with a friend.

Join Second Chance Animal Center (SCAC) for its first-ever Pet Connection Live event on Thursday, May 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. “We are honored that Steve Caporizzo, chief meteorologist at News10 ABC in Albany (New York), selected Second Chance as one of his five venues for this month’s Pet Connection Live,” says Cathi Comar, executive director. “The main focus is to find forever homes for as many of our shelter animals as possible … Since Steve will broadcast the weather live, we hope to have lots of area supporters available for interviews and lively discussions.” This special adoption event will be held at SCAC’s current shelter location at 6779 Route 7A in Shaftsbury. Anyone interested adopting an animal at the event is strongly encouraged to go to 2ndchanceanimalcenter.org to submit an online adoption application. If you are pre-approved before the event, and you have been vetted according to SCAC’s full application process, they’ll be able to more efficiently complete an adoption that evening. This is especially important if you plan to adopt a dog as we require all family members to meet a dog in advance of any adoption.

Pet Connection is donating $50 toward each adoption, and SCAC’s usual adoption fees will be discounted during the event.SCAC will provide free veggie burgers and chips, while supplies last, and musical entertainment by local artist Ray Gifford. They will also be accepting donations of dog and cat food and cat litter to help community members who need temporary assistance. Adoption counselors will be available to answer your questions.

SCAC has been working with Steve Caporizzo and the Pet Connection crew since 2008. The shelter’s animals featured on this popular program helped to increase their exposure for possible adoption. Steve started this program in 1990, helping raise awareness for 22 animal shelters and rescues throughout the region. SCAC is the only Vermont shelter featured on his program. For more information, visit 2ndchanceanimalcenter.org or call 802-375-2898. SCAC is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday for inquiries and visits; check the website for hours.

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