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Cat Swallows a Mountain of Hair Ties, Undergoes Emergency Surgery

BOSTON, March 11, 2016 – A seven-year-old Siamese cat named “Kitty” cashed several of his nine lives in after consuming 14 elastic hair ties, requiring emergency surgery at the MSPCA-Angell earlier this week, the organization announced today.

Homeless “Puppy Mill” Mastiff with Congenital Eye Damage Needs Surgery

BOSTON, March 7, 2016 – Just one day before the Boston City Council passed the “Puppy Mill Bill”—making Boston the first city in Massachusetts to ban pet stores from selling puppies, kittens and rabbits—a sweet 10-month-old Bull Mastiff named “Zoe” was surrendered to the MSPCA-Angell’s Jamaica Plain, Mass. adoption center, suffering eye damage that requires surgery to correct.

Animal Advocates Applaud Passage of “Puppy Mill Bill” in Boston

BOSTON, March 3, 2016 – The MSPCA-Angell today joined a chorus of top animal welfare organizations and advocates in marking a historic and unanimous vote by the Boston City Council to ban the sale of puppies, kittens and rabbits from Boston pet stores as well as public parks and city streets.

MSPCA-Nevins Farm Spotlights Adoptable Porcines Ahead of National Pig Day

BOSTON and Methuen, Mass., Feb. 29, 2016 – While animal advocates across the U.S. prepare to mark National Pig Day on March 1—a day that since 1972 has accorded the pig “its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man’s most intellectual and domesticated animals”—the MSPCA-Nevins Farm in Methuen is hoping adopters will step forward to take home one or some of the 11 pigs currently bunking down in the barn, the organization announced today.

MSPCA-Angell Lauds City of Cambridge for Banning Wild Animals from Circuses

BOSTON, Feb. 24, 2016 – The MSPCA-Angell today commended the Cambridge City Council for adding its name to a growing list of Massachusetts cities and towns that have banned the display of exotic animals in circuses. The Council’s vote Monday night ensures Cambridge will not play a role in supporting acts that force wild animals to live a life in captivity, suffering in stressful, substandard and unnatural conditions.

Councilor Matt O’Malley Announces “Puppy Mill Bill” to Ban the Sale of Puppies, Kittens and Rabbits from Pet Shops and on Roadsides in Boston

BOSTON, February 22, 2016 – Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley introduced today an ordinance dubbed “the puppy mill bill” that would prohibit pet shops in Boston from selling dogs, cats or rabbits and would prevent animal sales in public parks and on city streets. Councilor O’Malley made the announcement at the MSPCA-Angell in Boston. Boston residents, animal advocates and consumers—many of whom have purchased animals at pet stores who later turned out to be sick—cheered the measure, and urged positive action on the ordinance from the Boston City Council.

“Angell at Nashoba” Opens at Nashoba Valley Technical High School

BOSTON and Westford, Mass. Feb. 2, 2016 – The next generation of highly trained veterinary assistants is set to emerge from Angell at Nashoba, a new veterinary clinic for low income pet owners that also serves as a rigorous academic and experiential training experience for students enrolled at Nashoba Valley Technical High School, the region’s premiere public, career-focused high school.

MSPCA-Cape Cod Unveils New Sponsors, Big Prizes for Second Annual Polar Plunge

BOSTON and Centerville, Mass., Feb. 1, 2016 – As New Englanders prepare for the Super Bowl by crock-potting chili and adjusting their thermostats, dozens of (very) brave bathers will dash from the cold sand of Mayflower Beach in Dennis, Mass. into the frigid Atlantic during the second annual MSPCA-Cape Cod Polar Plunge, all to raise thousands of dollars to care for animals at the MSPCA-Cape Cod, the organization announced today.

“Miracle Cat” Found Battered and Broken Outside Now on the Mend

BOSTON and Methuen, Mass. Jan. 22, 2016 – Just before Christmas a resident of Lawrence, Mass. called the city’s animal control officer to report that a skinny and badly injured black cat had taken refuge near her front door, perhaps hoping that a kind human might save him.

Angora Rabbits Recovering at MSPCA-Cape Cod after Rescue from Truro Basement

BOSTON and Centerville, Mass. Dec. 14, 2015 – Five Angora rabbits are recovering at the MSPCA-Cape Cod after they were rescued by the Truro police department this fall from deplorable conditions in a Truro, Mass. basement, the organization announced today.