MSPCA-Angell Gears up for “Homeless for the Holidays” Gift and Bake Sale, Feast for Horses and Gift Wrapping Benefit

December 2, 2013

Boston, Mass., Dec. 2, 2013– 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. 5 and ending Sunday, Dec. 8 at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center lobby in Jamaica Plain.  All proceeds from the sale benefit the MSPCA’s adoption center, which takes in and places into new homes thousands of animals every year.

Members of the public can have their pets’ pictures taken with Santa and shop an extensive array of fabulous pet gifts including toys, beds, scratching posts, treats, collars and more—from supporters including Up Country and Mountain Cat Trees.  Baked goods include cupcakes, tarts, cakes, pies, cookies and more from some of Boston’s best-known bakeries.

Pet photos with Santa

The MSPCA welcomes pet owners to have their picture taken with Santa for a $25 donation, which includes a framed photo as well as a digital image.  The MSPCA encourages anyone interested in participating to make a reservation by calling 617-524-5708.  Photos will be taken on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 11 between 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

Amazing Pet Gifts Under Every Tree

Every year the MSPCA receives generous support from well-known companies who donate fabulous merchandise.  Among those participating this year are Polka Dog Bakery, Mountain Cat Trees, Mimi Green 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 Bread & Chocolate Starlight Creatives, Party Favors and more.

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 center’s annual Holiday Tree and Christmas Feast for the Horses, sponsored by TD Bank, takes place on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4:30p.m.  Nevins Farm is 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.  There will be raffles and prizes and for visitors who bring their own cameras, they can take pictures of their pets with Santa.  To learn more about the MSPCA Holiday Tree and the Christmas Feast for Horses, members of the public can visit www.mspca.org/nevins  or call 978-687-7453 ext. 6161.

Gift Wrapping on Cape Cod

The MSPCA’s Centerville Adoption Center will also join the festivities by featuring adoptable animals at a special Holiday adoptathon to take place at Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.  In addition to adoptable animals the event will feature raffles and custom holiday ornament sales.  And on Sunday, Dec. 8 MSPCA-Centerville will host a holiday open house at the adoption center that will include cookies and hot chocolate.

And the adoption center will continue its tradition of 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 on Nov. 29 and again on Dec. 14-15 and on the 21st.

 

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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.