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Greyhounds RacingA few weeks ago, we sent an alert asking you to contact your legislators and request that they oppose S.2041, which would delay enactment of Question 3 until 2012. We'd like to hear how they responded - contact us at   If you haven't yet done so, it's not too late to Take Action

The circus is coming to town - you can help

Elephants in CircusRingling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be in Worcester Oct. 8-12 and in Boston Oct. 14-18. The outcome of the trial against them is still pending, but a public hearing for S.1870, the bill that would ban the use of the bullhook on traveling elephants, has been scheduled for Nov.16th at the State House.  Read More About the Circus 

What would your pets do without you?

Cat on Woman's ShoulderMassachusetts is one of only 12 states without a law allowing people to set up trusts to provide financially for their pets if they die or become incapacitated. H.1467 would change that, benefiting animals, their caretakers, and shelters that currently accept animals who lose their homes when their people can no longer care for them.

breed-specific legislation proposed in MASHPEE

Mashpee residents will vote on a pit bull ban at their town meeting on October 19.  Thankfully, the Board of Selectmen has already voted unanimously to oppose this misguided ordinance - hopefully the voters will agree.  If a similar ban is proposed in your town we can help with a non-breed specific dangerous dog ordinance.  Read More


Thanks for Walking

Walkers at the MSPCA-Angell Walk for AnimalsThe Walk for Animals was very successful - over $350,000 was raised for the animals.  
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September 2009

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State House Presentations on Beavers & Water Flow Devices

beaverLegislators and staff who have questions about beavers or the use of water flow devices to control beaver-related flooding in their districts will not have to go into the field to hear Mike Callahan of Beaver Solutions explain his work.  He's bringing the information straight the State House in Boston.
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Safely Enjoy the Outdoors During Hunting Season 
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It's a beautiful time to enjoy the outdoors in New England, but be aware that it is also hunting season.  Learn how to safely enjoy the outdoors this autumn.  More

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You're a member of our Animal Action Team, so you understand how important our work is to animals in Massachusetts.  Please support our efforts with a donation to the Advocacy Department.    

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