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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.

It’s Go-Time for the MSPCA-Angell’s “Fast and Furriest” 5K Run, Walk, Wag!

BOSTON, May 16, 2016 – The sun is out, the trees are in bloom and runners, walkers and pet enthusiasts across Massachusetts are set to tackle the debut of the new family-friendly MSPCA-Angell spring fundraiser: the Fast and Furriest 5K – Run, Walk, Wag!

MSPCA-Cape Cod Unveils “Wags for Tags” Program for Cape Cod Veterans

BOSTON and Centerville, Mass. May 16, 2016 – Many Cape Cod veterans and their families face challenges when military service ends and reintegration begins. Injuries, strained personal relationships, economic and job concerns—all weigh heavily on the minds of veterans, just as they step off the battlefield.

Homeless Kitten with Traumatic Injuries Fighting to Recover at MSPCA-Angell

BOSTON, May 13, 2016 – A four-month-old kitten was traumatically injured—likely from being struck by a fast-moving car—before a good Samaritan rushed him to the MSPCA-Angell in Jamaica Plain on Tuesday, May 10, where veterinarians are hoping to piece him back together, the organization announced today.

MSPCA-Angell Levels Animal Cruelty Charge against Phillipston Dog Owners

BOSTON, May 6, 2016 – The MSPCA-Angell’s Law Enforcement department announced today it has filed one count of felony animal cruelty against Richard and Hillary Marshall of Phillipston, Mass. for permitting an animal to suffer unnecessarily after the couple’s dog was found riddled with porcupine quills, at least 20 of which had to be surgically removed at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston.

Angell Animal Medical Center Kicks of Month of Free Eye Exams for Service Dogs

Boston, Mass., May 5, 2015 – The MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center announced today that its Ophthalmology team expects to examine dozens of service dogs in May as part of a national program spearheaded by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) to provide free eye exams for these critically important animals.

MSPCA-Angell’s “Pet Video Stream” Up and Running

BOSTON, April 29, 2016 – The MSPCA-Angell is celebrating National Pet Month in May by unveiling its all-new Pet Video Stream, which gives adopters a birds’ eye view of adoptable animals in its Jamaica Plain, Mass. adoption center. The live stream, powered by Logitech and the Logi Circle Home Security Camera, is available 24/7 at mspca.org, so adopters can get up close and personal with pets before they visit the shelter.

Blind, Elderly Dog Has All She Needs, Except a Home

BOSTON and Centerville, Mass. April 15, 2016 – An unusually high volume of animal surrenders during the last several weeks had staff from the MSPCA-Cape Cod in Centerville, Mass. scrambling to take care of new dog and cat arrivals, one of whom is a blind, special needs Cocker Spaniel named “Lassie,” who first arrived on March 25.

More than 150 Advocates Lobby Massachusetts Lawmakers to Protect Animals

BOSTON, April 4, 2016 - Animal advocates from across the Commonwealth will be lobbying lawmakers to advance animal protection legislation during Lobby Day for Animals 2016, according to the MSPCA-Angell. The MSPCA and its supporters will be joined by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Animal Rescue League of Boston.