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The MSPCA-Angell Sets Record for Dogs Adopted Amid Ongoing National Population Crisis

The MSPCA-Angell found homes for 732 dogs from June 1 through August 31 — the most ever during that period in the organization’s more than 150-year history, it announced today.

“Finding homes for so many dogs this summer not only allowed us to keep up our robust transport schedule, we also increased the number of dogs we brought here, which provided much-needed relief to shelters in other parts of the country that are overwhelmed by the number of dogs in their care,” said Mike Keiley, MSPCA-Angell director of adoption centers and programs.

The MSPCA transported 485 dogs to Massachusetts from out-of-state this summer, a nearly 30% increase over the same period last year.

“We set out this summer with a goal of helping as many dogs as we possibly could, and, thanks to the people who’ve stepped up and adopted, we’ve been able to keep up a relentless momentum,” he added.

“Unfortunately, the crisis hasn’t slowed down, so we can’t either.”

Dog Adopters Desperately Needed in Down Economy
To continue fighting the ongoing crisis, the MSPCA is extending its planned slate of special adoption events through year’s end, beginning with the Awwtumn Dog Adoptathon, a fee-reduced adoptathon for large breed dogs aged one and older.

During the week-long event — September 11 through September 17 — those dogs will be available to adopt for $100, a savings of at least $250 that can be put toward the care of these new pets. More information may be found at

MSPCA at Nevins Farm Waives Adoption Fees for Mice with Record Number in its Care

The MSPCA at Nevins Farm is waiving adoption fees for mice this weekend — Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10 — following a massive surrender of more than 500 mice from a single home in Essex County.

“We have never seen a situation like this before,” said MSPCA-Angell Assistant Director of Adoption Centers and Programs, Bryn Rogers. “We are glad the original caregiver is getting assistance and are hopeful we never see something like this again.”

“Now, we’re hoping we can do the impossible — find homes for 250 mice in just two days,” Rogers added. “Our volunteers and staff have rightly started calling this the Mouse-pocalypse adoption event!”

During the adoptathon, the typical $15 fee for mouse adoptions will be waived. Nevins Farm will also be providing starter kits to the first 75 adopters who take home a mouse or pair of mice. The kits — valued at $60 — include a tank to house the mice, bedding, bottles, bowls, and huts.

More information about the adoptathon may be found at

Cavapoo Needs Surgery to Mend “Broken Heart” Before Loving Home Can Be Found

“Suki”— a one-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle mix known as a Cavapoo — had a bleak prognosis when she first came to the MSPCA-Angell. She had a heart condition that could be fatal if left untreated.

Suki is suffering from Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), a condition marked by an abnormal blood vessel outside of the heart that does not close properly after birth. Her owner was not prepared to handle such a grave illness, with a lengthy recovery, so they surrendered her to the care of the organization.

“It’s a good thing that Suki was brought to us when she was,” said Dr. Caroline Choi of Angell Animal Medical Center’s surgery service. “The longer the condition goes untreated, the worse it gets and, if left untreated long enough, it can eventually lead to congestive heart failure.”

Dr. Choi performed an open chest surgery known as a lateral thoracotomy to occlude — or close — the PDA on August 16 at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston — and now the MSPCA is turning its focus to finding Suki the perfect new home. The organization is expecting high demand for Suki, so it is asking interested adopters to submit an inquiry at — and not come to the Boston Adoption Center directly to inquire.

Foster Home Wanted for Roger

It was a typical June day when a homeowner in Marlboro County, South Carolina spotted something incredibly distressing through their front window—a dog with a neck injury so severe the person believed someone had tried to cut the poor animal’s head off. Local police and animal control responded to the scene, and they were surprised by what they found.

“Authorities said when they arrived, the dog was happy to see them, greeted them warmly and jumped right in their van, despite the horrific injury,” explained MSPCA-Angell Director of Adoption Centers and Programs, Mike Keiley. “They brought him to Marlboro [the Humane Society of Marlboro County] where staff immediately had him checked out by a vet.”

The veterinarian discovered and removed the cause for the brutal injury—a deeply embedded buckle collar—and cleaned the wounds while shelter staff canvassed the neighborhood looking for the dog’s owner.

An Unclear Past and a Brighter Future

“This level of cruelty calls for charges against whoever did this, but no one in the area claimed the dog or had any leads on a potential owner,” Keiley elaborated. “So staff in the shelter turned all of their attention to treating the dog and trying to find a new home for him, but, given the immense challenges facing shelters right now, they knew they needed help, and that’s where we came in.”

The dog—now named Roger—was transported to the Northeast Animal Shelter (NEAS) in Salem June 24. Veterinarians there plan to remove damaged tissue and try to close the wound on Roger’s neck. Treatment is expected to take two-to-six weeks and cost up to $6,000. Those who would like to donate to help offset that cost may do so at

Foster Home Wanted at a Time When “Big Dogs” Are Difficult to Adopt

Roger is known to be a quiet and friendly dog who loves sitting on people’s laps, giving them hugs, and holding their hands with his paws. He also gets along well with other laid back dogs.

“We want Roger to be as comfortable as possible throughout his treatment,” added Keiley. “Having him in a home with people who are committed to helping him and will make sure he’s able to get to his necessary appointments will be key in ensuring he’s able to make a full recovery.”

Those interested in fostering can learn more on the MSPCA’s website.

“Scared but Friendly” Arrivals Settling in; Shelter Teams Plan Adoptions before Thanksgiving

BOSTON and Salem, Mass., Nov. 4, 2021 – Ten dogs rescued from a massive animal cruelty case in Arkansas are now safe after teams from the MSPCA-Angell and Northeast Animal Shelter (NEAS) drove to Tennessee on Monday, Nov. 1, loaded them into a van and drove them to the Bay State, where they arrived yesterday.

The new arrivals are among 280 dogs and 100 cats found living in deplorable conditions at the Humane Society of the Delta in Helena, Arkansas, which was shut down by state officials last week following a police raid that uncovered dead and emaciated dogs, a huge rat infestation, and mountains of trash.  The shelter’s director is facing hundreds of animal cruelty charges.

Coalition Effort to Save “Scared, Skinny but Friendly” Dogs

The 10 dogs taken in by the MSPCA and NEAS are Pit Bulls aged from three to six years, and appear to be healthy overall.  They, along with hundreds of others, were first evacuated from the Arkansas shelter on Oct. 23 and taken to the Animal Rescue Corps in Tennessee.

A coalition of regional animal welfare organizations then worked together to save the animals, including the Humane Society of Tulsa, Cabot Animal Services in Cabot, Arkansas, the Nashville Humane Society, Arkansas Pet Savers, and the Humane Society of Independence County in Batesville, Arkansas.  Moreover, the BISSELL Pet Foundation provided logistics support as well as funding and emergency grants for some animals who required surgery and heartworm treatment.

Mike Keiley, director of adoption centers and programs for both NEAS and the MSPCA-Angell, says the teams arrived just in time.

“These dogs absolutely needed a safe place to land as soon as they were out of the Arkansas shelter, and I’m grateful to the other humane organizations who assisted with the rescue and relocation efforts,” he said.

“The 10 dogs in our care are quite friendly and social despite all they’ve gone through, but given the trauma they’ve endured, we’ll need ‘hero’ adopters willing to work patiently with them to help them adapt to their home lives,” added Keiley.

HERO Adopters Needed!

The dogs will serve out their mandatory 48-hour quarantine at NEAS’ Salem facility before some will be moved to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen and the MSPCA-Cape Cod in Centerville.  The dogs will be available for adoption the week of Nov. 8, and anyone interested in adopting can visit for more information, or to apply.

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The new arrivals are just some of the thousands of animals the MSPCA will care for in 2021 alone—both inside and outside its adoption centers.  Readers who would like to offset the cost of their care—and the care of animals just like them—can click to make a donation.


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