Rare “Cleft Palate” Dog Needs Surgery and a New Home

BOSTON, Aug. 18, 2017 – For dogs, surviving a cleft palate—an opening between the mouth and nose that occurs when tissues separating these two cavities fail to grow together—is exceedingly rare because the condition makes it nearly impossible to suckle, resulting in most puppies born with the condition dying in their first days of life.

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Cambridge Bans Sale of Animals Reared in “Puppy Mill” like Conditions

Cambridge, Mass., Aug. 8, 2017 – The MSPCA-Angell lauded last night’s 8-1 vote by the Cambridge City Council to prohibit the retail sale of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians from pet shops in the city.

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MSPCA-Angell Promotes Mike Keiley to Director, Adoption Centers and Programs

BOSTON, Aug. 7, 2017 – The MSPCA-Angell announced today that Mike Keiley has been promoted to director of adoption centers and programs, an all-new role in which he will oversee operations for the organization’s Boston, Methuen and Cape Cod adoption centers, which placed over 6,500 animals into new homes last year while impacting some 13,000 more animals through programs such as low cost spay and neuter, preventing many owned pets from being surrendered in the first place.

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Featured Events

Dogs on Deck

Join us on Wednesday, June 21st at 6:00pm at Fenway Park for tasty treats and beverages (for both humans and canines)- along with a raffle, festive music, and of course- furry friends. Read More

Fast and Furriest 5K: Run, Walk, Wag for MSPCA-Angell

Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Sylvester Baxter Park at Assembly Row in Somerville, marks our second year of a new family-friendly spring fundraiser, the Fast and Furriest 5K – Run, Walk, Wag for MSPCA–Angell! Read More

Raise the Woof

Raise the Woof is the principal fundraising event for the MSPCA–Angell. Your support will undoubtedly make a significant difference in the lives of animals who cannot speak for themselves. We hope that you will join others in the effort to “raise the woof” for animals in need by becoming a sponsor, or sending a gift in support of this year’s Gala. Read More
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Upcoming Events


Holding Out For a Hero

Calling All Super Heroes: Our Homeless Cats Need YOU! Seeking Wonder Women and Super Men to Open their Hearts to the Elderly, the Shy, the Feisty and the Overlooked!

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The Great Catsby

Please join us for our inaugural gala entitled “The Great Catsby & the Barking 20’s.” We anticipate more than 300 animal loving philanthropists will attend the event, emceed by our Honorary Chair, TV’s Susan Wornick. Cocktails, dinner & dancing to a live band are just the beginning of the fun in store

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Pet Memorial Sunday

Please Join Us for the Twenty-Second Meeting of the Friends of Hillside Acre for a celebration of the lives of our beloved animal companions, and in recognition of our 100th Anniversary.

With Guest Speaker Carter Luke, President and CEO of MSPCA/Angell
Overseeing Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, our statewide Law Enforcement Department, as well as all of our Adoption Centers and Advocacy Programs throughout the state of Massachusetts. Luke is also a Board Member of the World Animal Protection Organization.

Please RSVP before September 1, 2017 to
Dave Gordon at (978) 685-0632 or

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Blue Jean Ball

On September 16, 2017, the MSPCA at Nevins Farm will be hosting the Blue Jean Ball in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Nevins Farm. Please don your favorite denim attire – fancy or relaxed – and join us for a gala evening under the stars in the paddocks of Nevins Farm, as we celebrate a century of kindness and care for animals and raise much-needed funds for our future.

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Equine Safety & Ambulance Training

Equine Safety & Ambulance trainings are open to first responders, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, barn owners and other individuals who have a vested interest in learning how to move large animals safely and quickly. Class size is limited to 40 people, to allow each attendee the opportunity to participate in hands-on sessions.

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Cause for the Paws – Blackdog Builders Golf Tournament

Save the date!

Join us on Monday, October 2nd as we hit the links for a day of golf to raise money for our animals! For the 16th year, the folks at Blackdog Builders are hosting the Cause for the Paws Golf Tournament and raising much needed funds for the animals at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm. Play golf, win prizes and raffles, and enjoy a fantastic dinner!

Check-in begins at 7:00am, with a shotgun start at 8:00pm, and lunch, awards, and raffles to follow. Individual and business sponsorships are available, and provide a great opportunity to promote your company! Contact Julia Pesek at to learn more, and stay tuned for registration to open on August 15th.

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