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MSPCA-Angell Rescues Severely Injured Dog Struck by Commuter Rail Train

BOSTON, Sept. 22, 2016 – A severely injured young Shih-Tzu mix dog is lucky to be alive after she was struck by a Massachusetts commuter line train on Sept. 15 and rushed to the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center by a maintenance worker who found her lying motionless on the rails between the Forest Hills and Roslindale Village stops, the MSPCA-Angell announced today.

Lucky Cat Rushed to MSPCA-Angell After Run-in with Car in Callahan Tunnel

BOSTON, Sept. 19, 2016 – A five-year-old cat now named “Callahan” is on the mend at the MSPCA-Angell in Jamaica Plain, Mass. after a Massachusetts state trooper discovered him lying on the side of the road inside Boston’s Callahan tunnel the afternoon of Sept. 13 and rushed him to the adoption center.

Kitten with Rare Condition Pins Hopes on Surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center

BOSTON and Methuen, Mass. Sept. 14, 2016 – Of all the injuries and ailments treated by staffers at the MSPCA-Angell’s adoption centers, and at the organization’s 24-7 emergency and specialty hospital, Angell Animal Medical Center, few are more routine than upper respiratory infections, which are most often cleared with supportive care.

MSPCA-Cape Cod Gears up for its Annual Walk for Animals

BOSTON and Centerville, Mass., Sept. 12, 2016 – Fresh on the heels of adopting three rabbits into new homes as part of its We Got Buns, Hun! fee-waived rabbit adoptathon, the MSPCA-Cape Cod has unveiled a packed agenda, and all-new sponsors, for its annual Walk for Animals, to be held Saturday, Sept. 17 at 12:00 p.m. at Aselton Park in Hyannis, Mass.

Governor Baker Signs Bill to Protect Animals from the Dangers of Hot Cars, Extended Tethering

BOSTON, Aug. 24, 2016 - Today, in a ceremony at the State House, Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill that will ensure animals can be rescued from hot cars, limits the time dogs spend on a tether and increases enforcement of existing prohibitions on keeping dogs in cruel conditions. The new law will take effect on November 17.

MSPCA-Cape Cod Pulls out All Stops for Injured Cat Found under Shed

BOSTON and Centerville, Mass., Aug. 19, 2016 – A cat nicknamed “Coco Chanel” by staffers at the MSPCA-Cape Cod in Centerville, Mass. used at least one of her nine lives—likely after a run-in with a car—left her seriously injured before a Mashpee couple pulled the scared two-year-old feline out from under their storage shed, the organization announced today.

MSPCA-Angell Receives $17,000 in Grants from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition Funds from Sale of “I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate

BOSTON, Aug. 19, 2016– The MSPCA-Angell announced today it has received $17,000 in grant funding from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition through the “I am Animal Friendly” license plate program.

Animal Surgery Pioneer Conscripted for Goat Neuter

BOSTON, August 18, 2016 – In a career spanning nearly four decades, Dr. Mike Pavletic of the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center has performed miracles for countless animals who arrived at the 24-7 emergency and specialty hospital with significant pain and very little hope.

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Bill to Improve Protections for Pets

BOSTON, Aug. 11, 2016 — On one of the hottest days of 2016, the Massachusetts Legislature has passed a bill that would prevent animal suffering and death by ensuring animals can be rescued from hot cars, limiting the time dogs spend on a tether, and increasing enforcement of existing prohibitions on keeping dogs in cruel conditions. The bill is now headed for the Governor’s desk.

MSPCA-Angell Lauds Pittsfield City Council for Banning Wild Animals from Circuses

BOSTON, Aug. 10, 2016 – The MSPCA-Angell today commended the Pittsfield City Council for becoming the latest Massachusetts city to ban the display of exotic animals in circuses. The Council’s vote yesterday ensures Pittsfield will never again support acts that force wild animals to live a life in captivity while suffering in stressful, substandard and unnatural conditions.