August 20, 2012
BOSTON, Methuen and Centerville, Mass. Aug. 20, 2012 – Hot on the heels of its Olympics-themed “Take Home the Gold!” fee-waived senior cat adoptathon, the MSPCA-Angell announced today that all adult cats (one+ years old) will be available for adoption with no fee on Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26. The “End of Summer II” adoptathon builds on the success of last year’s summer campaign and MSPCA officials hope to place hundreds of cats into new homes on this one weekend alone.
By coupling generous support from donors with creative and smartly timed adoption campaigns, the MSPCA is breaking new ground in its efforts to place even more animals into new homes. In the last year the organization staged three successful fee-waived adult cat adoptathons, which placed a total of 886 felines into new homes.
The Endless Summer II adoptathon marks the latest in a series of aggressive, integrated campaigns and strategies to sharply reduce the homeless pet population across the Commonwealth.
Nala, a 3-year-old spayed female cat, currently living at the MSPCA-Nevins Farm, is hoping for a new home this weekend (credit: MSPCA-Angell)
MSPCA’s Proven Leadership Spans Adoptions, Advocacy and Education
Said Jean Weber, Director of Animal Protection, MSPCA-Angell: “We’re attacking the homeless cat population crisis from multiple angles: by spaying or neutering every animal that comes into our Adoption Centers; lobbying lawmakers to provide funding to enable other animal shelters and rescue groups to sterilize all animals in their care; publicly advocating for all pet owners to spay or neuter their animals; and by rolling out innovative adoption promotions to encourage more adopters to step forward.”
In the last two years alone the MSPCA has spayed or neutered nearly 22,000 animals, preventing the birth of millions of unwanted dogs, cats and other animals in Massachusetts. According to Weber the latest adoptathon marks the MSPCA’s latest effort to “champion fee-waived adoptions during a time of the year when many families hope to welcome autumn with a new family pet.”
The MSPCA’s three Adoption Centers in Boston, Methuen and Centerville currently house over 273 adult cats, all of whom can be adopted with no fee on the 25th and 26th. MSPCA staffers hope to find loving permanent homes for all of these cats—as well as the hundreds of homeless dogs, rabbits, birds and small animals in its care who will benefit from the increased foot traffic sparked by these kinds of campaigns.
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 www.mspca.org.