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federal legislation needs YOUR SUPPORT

The Massachusetts Congressional delegation has a very good record on animal protection issues.  However, there are a few bills that can now use your support.  A new bill, H.B.5092, filed after the Supreme Court struck down a more broad 1999 federal law, would ban "crush videos".  Please ask your Representative to sign on to H.B. 5092 if he/she hasn't already done so.  Also, please ask our new U.S. Senator, Scott Brown to sign on to ban horse slaughter (S. 727) and require fur labeling (S. 1076). Read more>>

state legislative update

Kid with DogThere are still many Massachusetts bills pending that would affect companion animals, including: pets and domestic violence, pet trusts, and animal control Take action>> 

holyoke city council working on cat ordinance

nullThe Holyoke City Council sent the free-roaming cat ordinance back to committee last month; another meeting will be held on May 17th.   Learn more>>

Continuing education for the animals around the commonwealth

Dog at StatehouseWe  will host a Lobby 101 training on May 11th at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield and one at the MSPCA in Boston on June 15th.  We we hope that you can join us!  Learn more and register >> 

use social networking sites to share news for animals 

The MSPCA has a presence on Facebook and Twitter and we're Twitterhearing that a lot of you are sharing our alerts on your pages and via your tweets - thank you!  Many legislators use these forums, too, so they're a great way to get messages out about local, state, and federal legislation that would affect animals.  Learn more>> 


May 2010

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Cape crows won't be poisoned

Crows will NOT be poisoned in Wellfleet, MA during the 2010 piping plover nesting season.  Read the  National Park Service's press release about the decision, and articles in the Cape Cod Times and Boston Herald

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Advocacy Volunteer Corner

The Advocacy Department can always use volunteers

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We need your help!  We have a list of volunteer opportunities ranging from research to writing to help with administrative tasks.  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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The Mission of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is to protect animals, relieve their suffering, advance their health and welfare, prevent cruelty and work for a just and compassionate society.

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