MSPCA-Cape Cod to Lay out New Shelter Plans Today

Timeline for Groundbreaking to Be Revealed During Community Meeting at Centerville Public Library 

BOSTON and Centerville, Mass. March 16, 2016 – As the MSPCA-Cape Cod speeds toward breaking ground on its new animal care and adoption center later this year, MSPCA-Angell officials—including President Carter Luke and Cape Cod Director Mary Sarah Fairweather—will unveil updated design plans and a construction timeline during a community meeting on Wednesday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Centerville Public Library.

“Go Time” for New Shelter

In the 17 months since the MSPCA launched its “Campaign for Cape Cod,” the organization has raised more than $2.3 million from some 250 animal lovers.  It is hoped that construction of the new building can begin by early fall, pending approval of relevant permits.

“Cape animal lovers have stepped up to the plate in a big way, raising nearly half the money necessary to start construction,” said MSPCA-Angell President Carter Luke.  “And now it’s time to reveal the final plans for this magnificent new building—as well as overview some of the new direct animal care programs we plan to launch from the new facility.”

In addition to dedicated space for more effective medical and behavioral evaluations, including a modern treatment and spay and neuter clinic for homeless animals, the all-new MSPCA-Cape Cod will have a multi-purpose training and education room for greater collaboration with local schools and community groups to give children first-hand experience with animals and caregivers.

On-site Interviews and Photo Opportunities
MSPCA-Angell officials, including Luke, MSPCA-Cape Cod Director Mary Sarah Fairweather and Campaign For Cape Cod Director Laura Hay—as well as campaign donors—will be available for pre-event interviews and photos beginning at 5pm.  Other visuals include:

  • Gold, Silver and Bronze shovels, which will be given to top donors to the Campaign for Cape Cod
  • Adoptable pets currently living at the MSPCA-Cape Cod and awaiting new homes

Readers who wish to contribute toward the MSPCA-Cape Cod capital campaign may do so by clicking here.


The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement, and world-class veterinary care. The MSPCA-Angell is a private, non-profit organization. It does not receive any government funding nor is it funded or operated by any national humane organization. The MSPCA-Angell relies solely on the support and contributions from individuals who care about animals. Please visit and like us on Facebook at



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