Our Mission

The mission of the MSPCA-Angell is to protect animals, relieve their suffering, advance their health and welfare, prevent cruelty, and work for a just and compassionate society.

Our Work

We are 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, we are the second-oldest humane society in the United States. The full name of our organization is the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – Angell Animal Medical Center, or MSPCA–Angell.  The MSPCA comprises our Animal Care and Adoption Centers, our Advocacy Department, and our Law Enforcement DepartmentAngell Animal Medical Center is our nonprofit veterinary hospital.

More About Us

The MSPCA–Angell is not operated by any national humane organization. We were founded in 1868 by George T. Angell, and we’ve been an independent nonprofit organization ever since. No umbrella organization manages us in any way.

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and our tax identification number is 04-2103597.