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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.

Angell Animal Medical Center: Surge in “Lone Star” Tick Population Sparks Concern over Pet Safety

BOSTON, March 31, 2016 – Massachusetts’ barely-there winter was a boon to those seeking reprieve from last year’s historic snowfall, but warm temperatures and sparse cold snaps drove a surge in the population of disease-carrying “Lone Star” ticks, which for several years have been on the march from their native Texas, according to veterinarians at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston.

Chihuahua Found Abandoned in Woods Needs Surgery and a Loving Home

BOSTON, March 24, 2016 – A frightened but friendly Chihuahua is lucky to be alive after a good Samaritan found her cowering beneath a blanket in the dense woods near Spring Pond in Peabody, Mass. and rushed her to the MSPCA-Angell in Boston, the organization announced today.

MSPCA-Cape Cod to Lay out New Shelter Plans Today

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.