MSPCA-Angell Headquarters

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
angellquestions@angell.org
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Angell at Nashoba – Low-Cost Wellness Care

100 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886
(978) 577-5992
angellquestions@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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Wildlife Laws & Regulations

State and federal laws and regulations protect wildlife in Massachusetts. Click below to learn more about how specific laws and regulations impact our wild neighbors. Additionally, find out more about the MSPCA’s advocacy efforts and how you can contribute to peaceful coexistence in Massachusetts and beyond.

General Wildlife Protection

Trapping Information

Hunting Information & Safety

Advocacy at the MSPCA

GENERAL WILDLIFE PROTECTION

State

General Laws of Massachusetts (Chapter 131: Section 80A) – Leghold Traps and Certain Other Devices

Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) Regulations

Massachusetts Endangered Species Act

Massachusetts Wildlife Protection Act

Federal

Facts About Federal Wildlife Laws

Endangered Species Act

Lacey Act

Migratory Bird Treaty Act

TRAPPING INFORMATION

View the full text of trapping wildlife laws and regulations, and learn more about humanely preventing and addressing conflict with wildlife without trapping.

Massachusetts Trapping Information—Mass.gov 

General Laws of Massachusetts (Chapter 131: Section 80A) – Leghold Traps and Certain Other Devices

Department of Public Health’s Beaver Trapping Guidelines

Massachusetts Conservation Commission’s Guidance to State Trapping Law

Flowchart for Alleviating Beaver and Muskrat Conflicts

Beaver Information from MassWildlife

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Beaver or Muskrat Threats to Public Water Supply

HUNTING INFORMATION & SAFETY

View the full text of hunting laws and regulations. Also, read our tips about how to safely enjoy the outdoors during hunting season.

Massachusetts Hunting and Freshwater Fishing Laws—MassWildlife

Massachusetts Wildlife Management Areas—MassWildlife

Massachusetts Guide to Hunting, Trapping and Fishing—MassWildlife

Deer Hunting and Lyme Disease—MSPCA

Sunday hunting legislation—MSPCA

Blue Hills deer hunt—MSPCA

How to enjoy the outdoors during hunting season—MSPCA

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