45 Purebred Ragdoll Cats up for Adoption after Breeder Surrenders them to the MSPCA-Angell

BOSTON, Oct. 18, 2019 – In what officials are calling the largest single-home cat surrender in five years, the MSPCA-Angell announced today that 45 purebred Ragdoll cats have been removed from a home in Central Mass. after their owner—a breeder whose operation grew beyond her ability to sustain the cats’ care—voluntarily surrendered the cats on Oct. 15.

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Animal Protection Groups Urge Massachusetts Legislators to Ban the use of Big Cats, Primates, Bears and Elephants in Traveling Exhibits and Shows

BOSTON, Oct. 17, 2019 -- On the heels of last month’s tragic death of Beulah,
an elephant forced to perform at The Big E Fair in West Springfield, the Humane
Society of the United States and other animal protection groups are urging the
Massachusetts Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development to pass
S. 2028/H. 2934, a bill to ban the use of elephants, big cats, primates and bears in
traveling exhibits and shows.

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Miracle Cat “Marv” Loses an Eye in Run-in with Car but Survives to Charm his MSPCA-Angell Saviors

BOSTON, Oct. 11, 2019 – A five-year-old black and white cat now named “Marv” is recovering at the MSPCA-Angell in Jamaica Plain after surgery to remove an eyeball that was hanging from its socket when he was found on the streets of Dorchester on Oct. 4, the organization announced today.

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Featured Events

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

Sunday, May 19, 2018, at Sylvester Baxter Park at Assembly Row in Somerville, marks the fourth year of our 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


Horses Helping Horses Fall Beach Ride

Registration is $30 and fundraising of at least an additional $70 will again be required this year. Raise additional funds and you could win one of many prizes for our Top Fundraisers! But the best part is knowing that every dollar you raise will be making a difference for the record number of horses that have been surrendered to the MSPCA, many of whom need extraordinary medical care.
Your registration fee includes a delicious, hearty vegetarian pasta lunch from Borrellis Italian Deli and a limited edition Horses Helping Horses Fall Beach Ride t-shirt!

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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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Wine Tasting to Benefit the MSPCA Cape Cod

Enjoy delicious food, a silent auction & fine wines provided by Cotuit Liquors.

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Super Bowl Sunday Polar Bear Plunge

Just in time for Super Bowl fans to “get chilly before diving into chili,” the MSPCA-Cape Cod will hold its sixth annual Super Bowl Sunday Polar Bear Plunge on Sunday, Feb. 2 at Craigville Beach in Centerville, MA. The invigorating ocean plunge is a fundraising initiative to support the daily operations at the MSPCA-Cape Cod. Not up for a swim? Then join the cheering section, raise funds, and support our brave polar bears!

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Ivan Smith Adoption Challenge

“If he were with us today, Ivan would continue to be a champion for all animals and raise our awareness of the immeasurable rewards from our communion with them. The Ivan Smith Adoption Challenge was created to help attract the interest of potential adopters who may otherwise have chosen a kitten. We hope that others may find inspiration in the Challenge and create their own funded program to help the MSPCA.” – Maria Tammik and Marc Schiller

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Tails of a White Night

Our "Tails of a White Night" Summer Gala is a cocktail and dinner party with hors d'oeuvres, dinner and drinks, live music, dancing and a vibrant live auction.

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