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Cat Caught in Illegal Leg-Hold Trap Underscores Why State-Wide Restrictions on Trapping Should Remain

BOSTON, July 22, 2016 – Salisbury, Mass. resident Randee Michaud has for the last two years greeted her beloved cat “August” in the driveway of her home every morning before leaving for work. But on June 27 August did not show up at his normal time and Michaud knew immediately something was wrong.

“Angell at Nashoba” Making its Mark Among Pet Owners Across the Valley

BOSTON and Westford, Mass. July, 18, 2016 – It’s been five months since Boston’s MSPCA-Angell opened the doors to Angell at Nashoba, a veterinary clinic for low income pet owners in Nashoba Valley that also serves as a rigorous academic and experiential training ground for students enrolled at Nashoba Valley Technical High School.

“Hot Car” Demonstration at State House Underscores Danger to Pets

BOSTON, July 13, 2016 – Leading animal protection organizations and citizen advocates are calling on the Massachusetts state legislature to pass S. 2369—An Act to Prevent Animal Suffering and Death—which would enable faster rescue of pets trapped in hot cars, just as summertime temperatures are heating up.

Last of the Rescued Goats Get Ready to Depart MSPCA-Nevins Farm for New Homes

BOSTON and Methuen, Mass., July 8, 2016 – Less than two months after 46 goats arrived at the threshold of the MSPCA-Nevins Farm in Methuen, all of the animals have been claimed by adopters and all but 10 have been delivered to their new homes, the MSPCA-Angell announced today.

MSPCA-Angell’s Behavior, Medical Services Teams Offer July 4th Pet Safety Recommendations

BOSTON, June 30, 2016 – As New Englanders gear up to celebrate the Fourth of July Holiday the MSPCA-Angell is imploring pet owners to heed basic safety precautions to keep pets safe and healthy during the long weekend.

Trio of Groundbreaking Animal Protection Bills Pass Massachusetts Senate

BOSTON, June 29, 2016 – 2016 is shaping up to be a banner year for global and regional animal protection efforts and the MSPCA-Angell lauded the Massachusetts Senate for passing three new bills to keep pets from harm and protect consumers. The bills now head to the House for consideration before the session ends July 31.

Top Swedish Footwear Company Icebug Equips MSPCA-Angell Dog Walkers with New, “Safe-Grip” Footwear!

BOSTON, June 22, 2016 – The dozens of dogs bunking down at the MSPCA-Angell adoption center in Boston are walked on average three to four times per day by dedicated staff members and volunteers who tend to their every need. At any given time 30 or so dogs and their walkers cover more than 300 miles per week on outdoor walks—which is tremendous enrichment for the dogs, even as the soles of their walkers’ shoes wear down to stubs.

Matted, Dirty Welsh Terrier on the Mend at MSPCA-Cape Cod

BOSTON and Centerville, Mass., June 10, 2016 – It is unfortunately all too common for a dog crossing the threshold at the MSPCA-Cape Cod in Centerville to arrive dirty and matted—but it is rare for that dog to be a highly desired purebred who likely commanded top dollar when purchased three years earlier.

Angell Animal Medical Center’s Emergency & Critical Care Unit Receives Top Certification from Leading Veterinary Professional Society

BOSTON, May 31, 2016 – The MSPCA-Angell announced today that its 24-7 emergency and specialty hospital, Angell Animal Medical Center, has been certified at the highest level by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS).

Record Goat Surrender to MSPCA-Nevins Farm Sparks Calls for Adopters

BOSTON and Methuen, Mass., May 24, 2016 – One of the largest ever single surrender of goats to the MSPCA-Nevins Farm began on May 12 when 35 goats—including babies, youngsters and adults—were transferred to the organization’s care, the MSPCA-Angell announced today.