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good news! - the Animal control bill passed the senate

For many years, animal advocates have been trying to update legislation that has been in place for many decades - in some cases, even more than a century!  Recent changes to the bill allowed it to move forward but it still needs your help.  Read More  

thanks to mashpee voters, pit bulls are safe in their homes

Girl and her Pit Bull puppyAt Mashpee's Town Meeting, Select Board members and residents thankfully voted down a misguided ordinance that would have negatively affected pit bulls and their families.  Breed-specific legislation (BSL) does not work to address concerns with dangerous dogs.  For more information, see the MSPCA website.

antifreeze bill passes out of committee 

Common antifreeze contains ethylene glycol, which is highly toxic to animals and humans.  The smell and taste of antifreeze is appealing to animals, who can be poisoned by even the relatively small amounts that leak out of cars and trucks. Legislation that would require the addition of a bittering agent to antifreeze, H.4285, is moving through the legislative process.  You can help by asking your legislators to support this bill.

Arlington pets in housing update 

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The MSPCA has been offering our help to the Arlington Housing Authority to implement a pet policy that would allow existing pets on the property who live with responsible owners to stay.  An effective pet policy can proactively address potential problems and work for pet owners, people who do not own pets and management alike.  Read More

Get the plate that saves animals' lives 

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If you don't already have a special Massachusetts Spay Neuter license plate, what are you waiting for?  The plate is a great way to show your support for animals, educate others, and raise money to help animals.  Read More

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October 2009

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Elephant bill has a public hearing  on Mon, 11/16

Join us in Hearing Room B-1 at the State House at 11am on Monday, November 16th, for a public hearing on S.1870, a bill that would ban the use of the bullhook and restrict chaining of elephants in traveling shows in Massachusetts.   Read More

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In Other News

Center for Laboratory Animal Welfare gets new Leaping Bunny compassionate shopping guides

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Don't go shopping for beauty, personal care, animal care, or household 
products until you download your guide or contact us at advocacy@mspca.org to request one.  Read 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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