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ask governor patrick

to sign pet trust bill

man poodle 100wIn the last hours of the session, the Massachusetts legislature passed H.1467. This bill allows for legally enforceable trusts to provide for the care of one or more animals if the trust’s creator becomes incapacitated or dies; people's wishes and directions regarding their companion animals will be carried out if the Governor signs this into law - you can help.   Read more » 


trapping law unchanged

Beaver out of WaterThough Senator Rosenberg's reasonable amendment to the trapping bill passed the Senate, it was blocked in the House (it would have required collection of trapping data).  Fortunately, the harmful trapping bill did not make it back through the process, either.  We will likely see a number of trapping bills filed soon.  We'll keep you posted and let you know when we need your help again. Find out about resolving beaver conflicts humanely.



learn to Lobby for animals

State HouseThe Humane Society of the United States has a new Mass. director, and she has hit the ground running.  We're joining her for Lobby 101 workshops this month: on 1/19 in Florence, 1/24 in Plymouth, and 1/27 in Cambridge. Watch this page for more events>>

make a humane resolution 

leaping bunnyFor 2011, how 'bout an easy resolution to live more humanely?  As consumers, we make choices almost every day that can impact animals.  This year, vow to eat more humanely and use cosmetic and personal care products that aren’t tested on animals.  Find out more about programs to help you make informed decisions.  Read more »

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>> 

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January 2011

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Legislative Update 

The 2011-2012 legislative session has just begun.  Many bills will soon be re-filed from last session, and there will be a new ones too. Watch this page>>

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Advocacy Volunteer Corner

The Advocacy Department can always use volunteers

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We’re helping put together a list of food banks in Mass. that accept and give out donations of pet food and could use more volunteers to do this.  There are other opportunities too. 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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