Stray Shih Tzu Found on Stoop the Day after Christmas Needs Surgery for Broken Heart

BOSTON, Jan. 5, 2017– A matted, dirty and scared Shih Tzu found shivering on a Dorchester doorstep the day after Christmas is resting at the MSPCA-Angell in Boston—but is still not out of the woods because veterinarians discovered a heart condition that could dramatically shorten her life if left untreated.

Seven Lucky Beagle, Harrier-mix Dogs Get a Second Chance Thanks to MSPCA-Nevins Farm

Methuen, Mass., Dec. 27, 2016 – Seven scared, ill and underweight Beagle and Harrier-mix dogs who were surrendered after their owner died are set for a bright New Year thanks to the tender loving care they are receiving at the MSPCA-Nevins Farm, officials at the Methuen, Mass.-based animal care and adoption center announced today.

Critically Injured Cat “Thrown Away like Trash” gets Second Chance at Life

BOSTON, Dec. 16, 2016 – A one-year-old cat named “Gingerbread” is recovering from life-saving surgery at the MSPCA-Angell after a Waltham Animal Control officer rushed the critically injured animal to its Waltham facility on Dec. 9, the organization announced today.

MSPCA-Angell Gears up for “Homeless for the Holidays” Events

BOSTON - Nov. 28, 2016 -- The MSPCA-Angell today announced that its annual Homeless for the Holidays Festivities will begin Wednesday December 7th and end Sunday, Dec. 11. All proceeds from the holiday festivities benefit the MSPCA’s adoption center, which takes in and places into new homes thousands of animals every year.

Comprehensive Animal Protections Safeguarding Pets from Cruel Conditions Now in Effect

BOSTON, Nov. 16, 2016 — A week has passed since the landslide passage of Question 3—the ballot measure mandating that battery hens, pigs and calves be housed in ways that allow them to stand up, turn around and fully extend their limbs—and an array of additional animal protections, signed into law this past August by Governor Charlie Baker, are set to take effect tomorrow.

MSPCA-Angell and Animal Rescue League of Boston Host “Cats-Giving Food Drive” for Homeless Cats

BOSTON, Nov. 15, 2016 – Together the MSPCA-Angell and the Animal Rescue League of Boston place hundreds of cats into new homes every year. So many more cats—living beyond the walls of animal shelters but no less deserving of our collective compassion—rely on an army of unsung human heroes who ensure these cats have food to eat every day—rain, snow or shine.

MSPCA-Nevins to Waive Adoption Fee in Bid to Find Permanent Homes for Companion Horses

METHUEN, Mass., Nov. 10, 2016 – A thoroughbred horse named Stella spent the 1990s racing professionally on tracks up and down the East coast, only to suffer neglect and near-starvation while living in squalor on a Central Mass. farm before the MSPCA brought her (and her emaciated stable mate) to Nevins Farm via its equine ambulance in 2012.

MSPCA-Cape Cod Breaks Ground on New Adoption Center

BOSTON and Centerville, Mass. Nov. 4, 2016 – Only one candidate can secure the top prize following Tuesday’s Presidential election but the MSPCA-Cape Cod is declaring every animal a winner now that ground has been broken on the new adoption center to be built on the organization’s current site in Centerville, Mass.

MSPCA-Angell’s Fall in Love Fee-Waived Cat Adoptathon is Back!

BOSTON, Methuen and Centerville, Nov. 1, 2016– The MSPCA-Angell will waive its $150 adoption fee for adult cats on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6 during its annual “Fall in Love” adult cat adoptathon and—in a new twist—will help another animal rescue group adopt its cats into loving, permanent homes as well.

Thomas J. O’Connor Officers Named Animal Control Officers of the Year

Springfield, Mass., Oct. 31, 2016 – Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced today that the animal control officers from the Thomas J. O’Connor Adoption Center (TJO) have been named Animal Control Officers of the Year by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) and Animal Rescue League of Boston.