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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.

Angell Animal Medical Center Elevates Patient Comfort to a Whole New Level

BOSTON, Oct. 28, 2016 – It is no secret that babies born prematurely do better when they are held and comforted in between receiving expert medical care. This simple formula, which results in healthier babies who are often discharged earlier from the hospital, has been embraced by the veterinary team at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston.

MSPCA-Angell Issues Urgent Call to Adopt Special Needs Cat

BOSTON, Oct. 21, 2016 – A blind two-year-old munchkin cat beset by nerve and joint pain and other maladies has captured hearts at the MSPCA-Angell’s Boston adoption center, and the staff is doubling down efforts to find the perfect home for the special needs feline.

Angell Animal Medical Center’s Head of Surgery Honored by American College of Veterinary Surgeons

BOSTON, Oct. 14, 2016 – Dr. Michael M. Pavletic, director of surgical services at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center, is the recipient of the American College of Veterinary Surgeon’s (ACVS) 2016 “Founders Award for Career Achievement,” the organizations announced today.