Important Information on COVID-19
As Massachusetts starts to slowly re-open, we want to outline important changes to our adoption centers and programs. Our goal is to serve the pets and people of our community while keeping our staff, volunteers, and clients protected. We recognize the vital role that our adoption centers play as a safe haven for animals especially in times of crisis. We are committed to being a resource for our community during the outbreak with services and support.
Adoption and surrender services are available by appointment.
Please visit mspca.org/surrender or mspca.org/adopt for more information.
Our adoption centers remain closed to the general public.
In order to maintain a safe environment for our staff, volunteers, animals and clients the adoption centers will remain closed to walk-through traffic for the foreseeable future.
Our low cost spay/neuter clinics are open in Boston and Methuen.
We ask for your patience as we work to reschedule appointments that were cancelled during the outbreak while also accommodating new inquiries for spay/neuter. We hope to start scheduling appointments for spay/neuter at our Cape adoption center in August. Visit mspca.org/spayneuter to learn more.
Dog training classes have resumed in Boston and Methuen.
Visit mspca.org/dogtraining for more information on in-person and virtual training options.
All adoption center events are cancelled for 2020.
In-person events, including vaccination clinics, humane education programs, and fundraising events are cancelled. Please watch mspca.org/events for future virtual event opportunities.
Our Community Outreach teams are providing access to food, emergency temporary housing, and urgent veterinary care.
Our goal is to keep families together with their pets and make sure no pet goes hungry during the crisis. Visit mspca.org/communityoutreach to learn more.
Foster care and volunteer orientations are suspended until 2021.
Please visit mspca.org/volunteer for the most up-to-date information.
How You Can Help
- We are accepting donated items on a limited basis.
Visit mspca.org/wishlist for a list of items we do and do not accept at this time.
- We are accepting monetary donations of support.
Visit mspca.org/helpnow to donate to our COVID-19 relief efforts.
- We encourage every pet owner to develop a preparedness plan should you become ill or hospitalized. Please visit our disaster preparation webpage for helpful information.
- Helping pets in your community – We are encouraging community members to check in with friends, neighbors and relatives that may be living alone with pets or be more vulnerable to this virus to make sure they are ok. If you have room in your home, consider offering emergency housing to those that may need to separate from their pet due to hospitalization.
Thank you for your understanding and support as we strive to continue our work on behalf of animals and the people who love them. We are thinking about all of you – our staff, volunteers, supporters, clients, and community partners – and doing everything we can to be here for those who need us the most. The effects of this crisis will be far reaching. By following the latest trusted science and being compassionate and kind to one another, we will get through this.