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350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-7400
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Angell Animal Medical Centers – Boston

350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-7282
angellquestions@angell.org
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Angell West

293 Second Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 902-8400
For on-site assistance (check-ins and pick-ups):
(339) 970-0790
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Angell at Essex

565 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 304-4648
essex@angell.org
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Boston

350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-5055
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Cape Cod

1577 Falmouth Road, Centerville, MA 02632
(508) 775-0940
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Nevins Farm

400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844
(978) 687-7453
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Northeast Animal Shelter

347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970
(978) 745-9888
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Federal Legislation

Bills We Support

Companion Animals

H.R.1788 – Goldie’s Act
This bill would amend the Animal Welfare Act to increase enforcement with respect to violations of that Act, and for other purposes.

H.R.1624 – Puppy Protection Act of 2023
This bill would amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide for the humane treatment of dogs, and for other purposes.

H.R.3894 – Greyhound Protection Act
This bill would amend the Animal Welfare Act to phase out greyhound racing and to also ban remote gambling on dogs.

H.R.3957 – Providing for Unhoused People with Pets (PUPP) Act
This bill would create a grant program to provide homeless shelters with funds for supporting clients with pets.

H.R.3989 – Pets Belong With Families Act
This bill would prohibit public housing agencies from imposing breed restrictions on household pets owned by residents of public housing dwelling units.

H.R.2742 – FIGHT Act
The Fighting Inhumane Gambling and High-Risk Trafficking (FIGHT) Act expands protections of animals provided under the Animal Welfare Act, including by prohibiting any (1) broadcasts from international, interstate, or intrastate sources of animal fighting ventures in the United States or U.S. territories; and (2) shipments or transport of certain mature roosters.


General Animal Protection

H.R.5041– Better CARE for Animals Act of 2023
This bill would amend the Animal Welfare Act to expand and improve the enforcement capabilities of the Attorney General, and for other purposes.


Animals Used in Research

H.R.208 – Pet Safety and Protection Act
This bill would amend the Animal Welfare Act to ensure that all dogs and cats used by research facilities are obtained legally.


Wildlife Protection

H.R.7018 – Glue Trap Prohibition Act of 2024

To prohibit the sale and use of glue traps for the trapping of rodents, and for other purposes.


Farmed Animal Protection

S.271/H.R.797 – Farm System Reform Act
This bill would place a moratorium on large concentrated animal feeding operations, to strengthen the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to require country of origin labeling on beef, pork, and dairy products, and for other purposes.

H.R.243 – Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Farm Animals Act
This bill would amend the Agricultural Act of 2014 and the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to require producers to establish disaster preparedness plans to be eligible for certain disaster assistance programs, and for other purposes.

S.272 – Industrial Agriculture Accountability Act of 2023
This bill would place the responsibility of beginning to solve various problems in the U.S. food system on the corporations that created the current system and amend the 2023 Farm Bill by addressing some of the cruelest practices in the meat industry. These include mass on-farm killing of animals, dangerously fast slaughter lines, ineffective stunning methods, and animal transport.

H.R.2939 – PIGS Act of 2023
This bill would amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit the confinement of pregnant pigs, and for other purposes.


Horse Protection

H.R.4241 – Horse Transportation Safety Act
This bill would amend the Horse Protection Act and prohibit the transportation of horses in interstate transportation in a motor vehicle containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another, and for other purposes.


Bills We Oppose

S. 2019/H.R. 4417 – EATS Act
The “Exposing Agricultural Trade Suppression” (EATS) Act would eliminate state laws that ban the sale of eggs or meat that come from the cruel cage confinement of egg-laying chickens, mother pigs and baby veal calves. Language from the EATS act has also been added to the current Farm Bill legislation (H.R. 8467).

S.1833/H.R. 4323 – Protecting Whales, Human Safety and the Economy Act of 2023
This bill would prohibit the issuance of an interim or final rule that amends, updates, modifies, or replaces the North Atlantic Right Whale vessel strike reduction rule until mitigation protocols are fully developed and deployed. It would undermine conservation laws and prohibit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from issuing requirements that would reduce vessel speed.

Updated  6/6/2024

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