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Angell Animal Medical Centers – Boston

350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
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293 Second Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451
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100 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Boston

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1577 Falmouth Road, Centerville, MA 02632
(508) 775-0940
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400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844
(978) 687-7453
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Using the Media to Raise Awareness for Animal Protection

Both Opinion-Editorials (op-eds) and Letters to the Editor (LTEs) in newspapers and other media outlets are extremely effective and powerful ways for animal advocates to educate both the public and key policy makers on important animal protection issues. The editorial page is one of the most widely read pages in the newspaper. Media outlets typically receive more letters than they can print, but don’t get discouraged. The outlets can be influenced by letters they don’t print, so keep writing. Below are some hints to help you craft an effective letter to the editor or op-ed. You can also always ask for assistance, facts, or for someone to review it at

Watch a recording of our Using Media to Advocate for Animals Training with communications expert, Alex Goldstein. Alex is the CEO and founder of communications and media relations company, 90 West. Watch the video to learn his tips and strategies for writing LTEs and Op-Eds, and how you can use the media to further your cause.

Letters to the editor (LTEs) are a great and easy way to share your opinion widely and educate the public on important issues.

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Op-Ed (Opinion-Editorial)

Op-eds are articles written by local citizens, experts, and leaders of organizations that appear opposite the editorial page of a national, state, or local newspaper. They are typically longer, and sometimes more substantive, than letters to the editor.

Massachusetts Newspapers

You likely already know which papers cover your area. However, here are a few websites with listings of Massachusetts newspapers. If you need help finding a local paper or deciding where to send a letter, contact

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