Parakeet Sucked into Vacuum Cleaner Recovers after Emergency Surgery

BOSTON, March 3, 2014 – An eight-year-old parakeet named “Birdie” is lucky to be alive after she crawled into a “shop-vac” vacuum cleaner last week, moments before her unsuspecting owner switched it on. Birdie, who lives with Marie Margarone of Milton, Mass., sustained major injuries including loss of blood and a broken wing, but was saved by the combination of her owner’s quick thinking and the skilled hands of Angell Animal Medical Center’s Drs. Brendan Noonan and Elisabeth Simone-Freilicher.

35 Animals Rescued from Deplorable Conditions on Ludlow Farm

BOSTON, Feb. 10, 2014 – The MSPCA-Angell’s Law Enforcement department announced today it has charged Dean Manual of Ludlow, Mass. with 36 counts of animal cruelty after seizing 35 cold, emaciated animals from his property last Friday. Manual, 43, also faces two counts of assault and battery on a police officer and one count of resisting arrest. His arraignment has been scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Gravely Injured Cat Found Tied to Radiator Fights for Life

BOSTON and Methuen, Mass. Feb. 4, 2014 – A seven-month-old cat named “Marte” who has known only neglect and pain in his short life is on the mend after he was found tied by his neck to the radiator of a Lawrence, Mass. home. The cat, removed from the home on Jan. 24 by the town’s animal control officer and taken to the MSPCA-Nevins Farm in nearby Methuen, had swallowed a string weeks earlier, which had caused severe internal injury.

MSPCA-Angell West Opens its Doors in Waltham

BOSTON and Waltham, Mass. Feb. 3, 2014 – The MSPCA-Angell in Boston announced today the opening of the MSPCA-Angell West in Waltham. The new animal hospital, located at 293 Second Avenue, offers internal medicine, surgery, cardiology and twenty-four-hour emergency and critical care services in a location convenient to the hundreds of current Angell Animal Medical Center clients and referring veterinary practices already living and practicing in the area.

Animal Protection Groups Urge Lawmakers to Ban the Bullhook

BOSTON, Feb. 3, 2014 – The MSPCA-Angell and the Humane Society of the United States(HSUS) urge the Massachusetts legislature to pass Senate Bill 1626 to prohibit the inhumane treatment of elephants used in circuses and travelling shows — specifically the use of bullhooks and other cruel devices. The bill has a hearing on Monday, Feb. 3 at 2:00p.m. in room A-1 at the State House.

Surgeons Remove Two Sticks Embedded in Dog’s Throat

BOSTON, Jan. 30, 2014 – A beloved three-year-old Poodle named “Maisy” is recovering after surgeons at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston removed two sticks embedded in her throat, causing extreme irritation to her left eye, the world-renowned veterinary hospital announced today.

MSPCA-Nevins Farm Rescues 65 Birds from Overcrowded Lawrence Home

Methuen, Mass., Jan. 24, 2014– Sixty five birds—including a variety of parrots, doves and finches—were removed today from a dirty and overcrowded home in Lawrence, Mass. and taken to the MSPCA-Nevins Farm in Methuen, the organization has announced. The birds, crammed together in a small room that lacked proper heat and ventilation, were surrendered along with three young kittens.

Pit Bull Struck by Freight Train While Pulling Owner Away from Tracks

BOSTON, May 8, 2012 – Just after midnight on May 3 the engineer of a westward-bound freight train witnessed an extraordinary scene as he barreled toward a railway crossing in Shirley, Mass.—a dog was frantically pulling an unconscious woman away from the tracks. The engineer made every attempt to stop the train but was unable to avoid striking 8-year-old Pit Bull Lilly before she could clear herself from the train’s wheels.