MSPCA-Angell Gears up for its “Homeless for the Holidays” Gift and Bake Sale

December 6, 2011

Boston, Mass., Dec. 6, 2011 – The MSPCA-Angell today announced that its annual Homeless for the Holidays Bake and Gift Sale will run from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. beginning Thursday, Dec. 8 and ending Sunday, Dec. 11 at the MSPCA-Angell Adoption Center in Jamaica Plain.  Members of the public can have their pets’ pictures taken with Santa and shop an extensive array of fabulous pet gifts including toys, collars and leashes, gourmet treats, furniture and more.  The Homeless for the Holidays campaign is one of a series of promotions that the MSPCA’s Adoption Centers in Boston, Centerville and Methuen will undertake during the Holiday season.


Pet photos with Santa

The MSPCA-Angell welcomes pet owners to have their picture taken with Santa for a $20 donation, which includes a framed photo as well as a digital image.  The annual Santa picture extravaganza is hugely popular as dogs, cats and other animals wait patiently every year for an opportunity to snap a pic with jolly ole’ Saint Nick. The MSPCA-Angell encourages anyone interested in participating to make a reservation by calling 617-541-5083 or emailing  Pictures will be taken on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11 between 9:00am-6:00pm. 

 A lucky feline gets his pic taken with Santa


Amazing Pet Gifts Under Every Tree

Every year the MSPCA-Angell receives generous support from well-known companies who donate fabulous collars and leashes, pet toys and treats, accessories and more.  This support not only allows shoppers to stock up on the most incredible pet products available anywhere, but it also helps generated much needed funds to continue driving the adoption center operations.  Among those participating this year are Mountain Cat Trees, Mimi Green, Felix Doolittle, Bronwen Floral Studio and more.  The full list can be found on the Homeless for the Holidays Web page. 


The Homeless for the Holidays sale will also include scrumptious baked goods for people from Sugar Bakery, Starlight Creatives, Polka Dog Bakery, Iggy’s Bread of the World, Cheryl Ann’s Bakery and Fiore’s Bakery.  Said Rebecca Mountain, Founder of Mountain Cat Trees: “We are excited to again be supporting this important fundraiser for the MSPCA and we look forward to seeing our friends and supporters, all of whom have become big fans of the many unique, eco-friendly trees, scratchers and other feline goodies we offer.”


Nevins Farm Christmas Feast for the Horses

The MSPCA’s Nevins Farm Adoption Center also has a number of goodies under the tree during this special time.  The Farm staged its popular Christmas Feast for the Horses tradition on Dec. 3 by encouraging animal lovers to bring carrots, apples and other horse treats for the many horses in the care of the Farm’s Equine Center.  The celebration, free to the public, also included the lighting of the Nevins Holiday Tree.  To learn more about the MSPCA Holiday Tree and the Christmas Feast for Horses, members of the public can visit  or call 978-687-7453 ext. 6118.


Gift Wrapping on Cape Cod

The MSPCA’s Centerville Adoption Center will also join the festivities by gift-wrapping for donations at the Hyannis Barnes and Noble store.  All donations will go to the Guardian Angel Fund, which provides medical care to sick or injured animals on Cape Cod.  The MSPCA team wrapped presents at Barnes and Noble from mid-morning until the evening from Dec. 3-5 and will do so again on Dec. 11 from 10:00a.m. to 8:00p.m.


“Every year the ‘Homeless for the Holidays’ campaign grows larger and receives even more support from the public and from generous donors who give back to the many animals in our adoption centers who, more than anything, hope to find a forever home this year,” said Jean Weber, Director of Animal Protection, MSPCA-Angell.  “This is a time for us to celebrate the Holidays with the many supporters, visitors and adopters who together ensure we can continue our mission to end pet homelessness in Massachusetts.”



The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement, and world-class veterinary care. The MSPCA-Angell is a private, non-profit organization. It does not receive any government funding nor is it funded or operated by any national humane organization. The MSPCA-Angell relies solely on the support and contributions of individuals who care about animals. Please visit