MSPCA-Angell Press Release

MSPCA-Angell Sprints to Olympic Victory with “Take Home the Gold” Cat Adoptathon

July 24, 2012

BOSTON, Methuen and Centerville, Mass. July 24, 2012– The MSPCA-Angell is showing its Olympic spirit, and pulling out all the stops to help senior cats find permanent homes, with its “Take Home the Gold” Olympic-themed cat adoptathon from July 27 – Aug. 4, 2012.  As part of the campaign, all senior cats (aged 9 and up) will be available for adoption at no fee from the MSPCA’s three Adoption Centers in Boston, Methuen and Centerville.


The Olympics-inspired fee-waved adoptathon is made possible thanks to contributions from generous donors and funding from the Ivan Smith Adoption Challenge.


Cats in their Golden Years Lookin’ for Love

The MSPCA has long championed the benefits of adopting older cats.  These felines are almost always litter box trained and most have lived in a home before (many in homes with children and other pets).  Older cats typically require far less time to acclimate to their surroundings than kittens.  Moreover, because many cats can live well in their late teens, even a healthy nine-year-old cat has plenty of healthy years ahead—and plenty of love to offer.


The MSPCA currently has over 40 senior cats in its three adoption centers and hopes to find permanent homes for all of them during the course of the campaign.  Said the MSPCA-Angell’s Director of Animal Protection, Jean Weber: “As we join the rest of the country to marvel at the spectacle that is the summer Olympics, we hope animal lovers across Massachusetts will open their home to a cat who we know would love to spend his golden years in a home of his own.” 



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