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Angell Animal Medical Centers – Boston

350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-7282
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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 Nashoba – Low-Cost Wellness Care

100 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886
(978) 577-5992
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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 Advocacy for Teens

Helping animals does not have to start after graduating high school or finding a job. There are many ways to make a difference and learn about important animal protection issues in your community.

If you want to advocate for animals, but do not know where to begin, here are some resources to help you make your voice heard. If you have any questions or need assistance with a project, email us at advocacy@mspca.org!

Learn from others who led animal issues locally

College Student Lauren Nessralla Passes Plymouth Fur Ban

College Student Lauren Nessralla Passes Plymouth Fur Ban

In April 2022, college student Lauren Nesralla led a successful campaign to ban the retail sale of fur in her hometown of Plymouth. Lauren had been involved in animal advocacy for several years, including on the topic of fur, and when she saw the passage of a fur ban in Brookline by a local teen, she decided to do the same for her community of Plymouth. Read on to learn about Lauren’s experience.

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Ezra Kleinbaum, 9th Grader, Passes Fur Ban in Brookline

Ezra Kleinbaum, 9th Grader, Passes Fur Ban in Brookline

In December of 2021, Brookline became the third municipality in Massachusetts to ban the retail sale of fur. This ordinance was passed by Brookline 9th grader, Ezra Kleinbaum. Read on to learn about Ezra’s experience. You’re never too young to make a difference. As Ezra puts it: “Just because you’re young doesn’t mean your voice isn’t powerful.”

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Short videos for students about key advocacy tactics and processes

Evan Berry from Senator Becca Rausch's office at the Massachusetts State House explains to students the importance and relevance of lobbying to advocate for an issue or a specific bill.

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Maia Raynor from Beacon Bloc explains to students the Legislative Process in Massachusetts, specifically how a bill becomes a law.

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Hiba Senhaj from Field First LLC, a consulting firm focused on building movements to pass legislation and win elections, explains to students how they can use media--both social and traditional, to advocate for an issue.

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Beth Huang from the Massachusetts Voter Table explains to students the importance and relevance of advocating at the grassroots level.

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Take action

There are so many ways to help animals. Below you’ll find a round up of some of the best ideas for getting involved. And you may be inspired to come up with your own as well!

Start an animal club at your school

Visit the State House (let us know if you want us to join and meet with your legislators)

Contacting an elected official (Zoom, email, phone, or meet)

Write a letter to a newspaper

File a bill to protect animals in Massachusetts

Make change in your city or town

Interview/Speaker Request

Tools for advocates

A key component of being an effective animal protection advocate is understanding the lay of the land. While advocacy comes in many forms, one of the most dominant is legislative affairs. Understanding how politics and policy work can be intimidating, but these resources break it down into everyday language and demystify the process.

Advocating through social media

Current state legislation to protect animals

Who are your legislators?

Information about the legislative process

Humane Education and Other Resources

Humane education is a big part of advocacy. It’s important to educate those around us about animal issues and how they can help. Take a look at these resources and consider talking to a teacher to see if you can incorporate humane education in your school. 

MSPCA Humane Education (prepared lessons, careers with animals, animals in education)

Connect with MSPCA Boston Education Programs and MSPCA at Nevins Farm Education Programs on Facebook.

Unbound Project: Young Women Changing the World for Animals

Issues with Dissection and Chick Hatching

Join the Animal Action Team to stay up to date on animal issues across the Commonwealth.

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