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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
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Angell West

293 Second Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 902-8400
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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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What Is Animal Cruelty?

An Overview of Animal Cruelty Laws in Massachusetts

It is unlawful for an owner or custodian of an animal:

To fail to provide an animal with:

To willfully abandon an animal

To carry or cause an animal to be carried in or on a vehicle in a manner that endangers the animal including transport of an improperly secured animal

To willfully permit an animal to be subjected to unnecessary torture, suffering or cruelty

To subject, cause or procure an animal:

To fail to notify the owner or police after striking a dog or cat with a motor vehicle

To use animals as lure or bait in a cruel or inhuman manner

To transport an animal in the back of a motor vehicle unless animal is properly restrained

To offer or give away any live animal (including goldfish) as a prize in a game of skill or chance

To attend an animal fighting event; to establish or promote an exhibition of animal fighting; or to own, possess, keep or train or breed any animal to fight

To use live vertebrates for experiments or exhibitions in a manner that causes them pain or interferes with their normal health

For more information and links about animal cruelty laws in Massachusetts, visit our webpage on animal cruelty laws.

 

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