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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
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
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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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Catvocate Group

Catvocates was originally created in 2011 to start funding additional support for adoption promotions and spay-neuter initiatives for cats. It is currently being led by MSPCA Advisory Council members Lisa Finkel, Ann-Louise Hittle, Sharon Malt, and Bebe Wunderlich.

The MSPCA’s first promotion began in the summer of 2011, and the results since then have proven extraordinarily successful! We’re excited to continue our efforts through 2022 and beyond.  Will you consider supporting these efforts with a gift to help us improve the lives of cats in shelters and in our community?

Help Support Cats in Need

Cats need your help now - be a Catvocate and make a difference in their lives.

Our Mission, Then

Ten years ago, the number of cats in our adoption centers was staggering. We knew that we could never adopt our way out of an overpopulation issue.

In 2011, when the idea for Catvocates was first conceived:

And Catvocates was launched.

2021 Cat Intake Chart

Our intake of cats compared to our public cat spay/neuter shows the efficacy of these programs over the past 10 years.

The Catvocates were responsible for funding two key strategies to tackle cat over-population: cat adoption promotions AND subsidized spay/neuter for cats. Our efforts worked!  Through a reduction in cat spay-neuter  fees in undeserved communities and the introduction of fee-waived cat adoptathons, we significantly decreased the intake of homeless cats in our adoption centers as well as the adoption rate of adult cats.

Our cat adoption rooms began to empty…

Our Mission, Now

Catvocates Community Wellness Clinic

Kitty and her family wait for vaccines at a Lawrence Community Wellness Clinic

As fewer and fewer homeless cats await new homes in our adoption centers, we have been able to shift our focus to help even more cats!

We are going the extra mile to remove barriers to adoption! The cats who remain on our adoption floor the longest tend to be cats with medical issues. By addressing costly procedures such as dental surgery and hyperthyroidism in house prior to adoption, we have successfully found homes for cats who would have otherwise waited on our adoption floors for a long time.

We are working outside of our four walls to help cats in need before they are relinquished to our adoption centers! Our Community Outreach Program works to keep families and pets together. We strive to achieve this goal by offering affordable and accessible animal care resources to families in underserved communities.

And this year, we are partnering with other animal protection agencies to help cats in areas that are still struggling with an overpopulation issue.  Through our affiliation with Northeast Animal Shelter, we have launched a robust relocation program that brings cats in need of homes to the MSPCA adoption centers. We have also launched a mentorship program with shelters in South Carolina to help replicate our feline successes of the past ten years.  We truly could not have foreseen ever getting to the point where we have so few cats, we are able to help homeless animals from other parts of the country. It is inspiring!

We Still Have Work To Do…

Please join the Catvocates today.  Your contribution will help fund these creative programs that reduce overpopulation, find homes for cats, and keep pets together with the families that love them.  That’s the mission of the Catvocates.

Your support of the MSPCA’s Catvocates will make a difference in the lives of cats.

Click here to make a donation to support Catvocate programs.

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