The holidays are approaching and we have a new festive event to announce: the Cape Cod MSPCA’s first Giving Tree at the Cape Cod Mall! Bring the family and visit us on Saturdays and Sundays through December 21 from 11am-2pm. We'll have appearances by some of our adoptables looking to go home for the holidays and will have ornaments for shoppers to add to the tree in exchange for donations and items needed for the Adoption Center. Please join us and spread the word!
Meet Bella! Bella was in terrible condition when she was surrendered to the shelter on Nov. 6, 2014. She had a massively swollen eye—which was so diseased it was ultimately removed—and an grapefruit-sized fatty tumor on her hind left leg. Moreover, her teeth were in need of cleaning, and she had never been spayed.
Bella’s swollen and nearly blind left eye had to be removed because it was damaged beyond repair—and it was later confirmed to be cancerous. In addition to the eye removal, surgeons removed her leg tumor and spayed Bella while she was under anesthesia.
Bella’s medical bill has already exceeded $6,000; her dental work is expected to cost an additional $1,000—all of which will be paid by the Guardian Angel Fund, a fund that allows the MSPCA-Cape Cod adoption center to pay for injured or sick animals, from medication and exams to surgery and recovery. Anyone interested in donating to the Guardian Angel Fund to help our many animals needing medical treatment can do so by clicking www.mspca.org/guardian. Every donation helps!
Show your Pit Bull pride, and encourage others to do the same. On the front, 'Don't judge a dog by his spots', and across the back, 'Get to know a Pit Bull". Available in adult sizes, our t-shirts are offered in Chocolate, Violet or Charcoal Gray and made of 100% cotton. It's the perfect gift for a Pit Bull-loving friend, and order an extra for yourself! 100% of your t-shirt purchase will help fund our Pit Pals Program, helping Pit Bulls in need across our community. To order your t-shirt, click here, or visit the adoption center during open hours.
Thanks to many supportive donors, we have been able to make much needed improvements in our dog adoption room. Special woofs and wags to the McGraw, Chesnauskas, O'Keefe, Butters, Crissan, and Cook families for their generous gifts. Click here to learn more about the improvements.
The MSPCA is offering low-cost spay/neuter help for low-income owners of pit bull terriers. For $50, you will receive the spay/neuter surgery and basic vaccines. To see if you qualify, click here or call us at 508-775-0940. Thank you to Mashpee Veterinary Hospital and Mid-Cape Animal Hospital for their support!
Can't adopt? Why not foster! Every summer the adoption center overflows with cats and kittens, and we need your help! Becoming a temporary foster is a wonderful and rewarding way to help a homeless pet in need. The adoption center provides all the necessary supplies and vet care. All you do is care for a pet in your home! Click here to learn more about fostering.
Then become a volunteer! There are many volunteer opportunities, including walking dogs and caring for cats, rabbits and small animals. We are also looking for photographers, special event volunteers, and drivers.
Interested in becoming a volunteer? Click here to learn more!
Thanks to a generous grant and private donations, we are able to offer low-cost cat spay and neuter clinics for qualifying low-income Cape Cod residents. We do NOT accept walk-ins.
Appointments will include spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccine, and fvrcp (distemper) vaccine.
We require the following as part of this program:
Completed consent form for each cat (paperwork is available at the Adoption Center) Documentation showing financial need (must show in-person at the Adoption Center) Payment in form of cash, credit/debit or money order (no checks)
$50 per cat
Paperwork can be mailed, faxed, completed online through this link, or completed at the Adoption Center during open hours. Payment can be taken over the phone (credit/debit), mailed or in person.
Surgery takes place at Barnstable Animal Hospital. Once we receive paperwork and payment, we will process a voucher and provide next steps for scheduling the surgery.
Saturday’s 13th annual Furry Affair MSPCA-Centerville fundraiser drew a “who’s who” of the close-knit Cape Cod community and pulled in a record $203,000 in donations— funds used to care for hundreds of animals that come into the MSPCA’s Centerville Adoption Center every year before going to permanent, loving homes. Chaired by Maggie DeSantis Ahearn and her husband Kevin, founder of Otis & Ahearn Real Estate, and emceed by former WCVB-TV news anchor Susan Wornick, the Furry Affair was attended by bestselling author Casey Sherman; Bobby Orr, widely regarded as the greatest NHL player in hockey history; celebrated Cape Cod artist Sam Barber; Antiques Roadshow television show regular Leigh Keno, founder and president of Keno Auctions and Keno Art Advisory. The sold-out event took place at the famed Wianno Club in Osterville. To see pictures of the event click here.