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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.

MSPCA-Angell Rescues Dog Who Chewed Off his Own Foot While Tethered Outside

BOSTON, July 25, 2016 – An emaciated two-year-old long-haired German Shepherd is lucky to be alive after chewing his own foot off in a desperate bid to free himself from the tether that was twisted around his leg for days, if not weeks, the MSPCA-Angell announced today.

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.