Don't BE LEFT OUT: Lobby Day for the Animals IS HERE!
Lobby Day for Animals is next Wednesday, May 4th. Join animal advocates from around the state to learn about pending bills and how you can help pass new laws for animals. Read more »
MAY 11 HEARING ON BILLS
Close to a dozen bills relating to animals will be heard on May 11th at 1pm at the State House. Bills include the comprehensive animal control measure that would reduce the homeless animal population, require animal control officers to receive training and update many outdated laws; a bill to amend the cruelty statute to better protect animals; a bill to prohibit the sale of puppies under 8 weeks old; and a bill to create a homeless animal fund through a voluntary check-off on state income tax forms. Many others will also be heard. Read more »
rEP. Atkins files pets and domestic violence Amendment
Representative Cory Atkins (14th Middlesex) filed an amendment to the House budget that would include language about allowing judges to include pets in restraining orders. The link between animal abuse and domestic violence is well known. This would be one more tool to help protect both animals and people. Read about this issue and amendment>>
FOOD PANTRY LIST ONLINE
Thanks to several Animal Action Team volunteers, the food pantry list -- which lists pantries that accept donations of, and give out, pet food -- is up! We hope this will help keep families together in tough economic times. Check out the list>>
HONOR THE mothers IN OUR LIVES WHILE HELPING ANIMALS
Mother's Day is May 8th and we have a few ideas for you to help animals while honoring a mother in your life. Visit Leaping Bunny for companies that don't test on animals. These companies have soaps, bath products and more. Our Boston adoption center is having a Mother's Day Plant, Floral and Bake Sale on May 6-8 and there will be many options that will benefit the animals in our shelter. There are more ideas, including the MSPCA signature Amelia Rose necklace, that can be found on our website.
The 2011-2012 legislative session has begun. Many bills have been re-filed from last session, and there are new ones, too; some have even had hearings already. Watch this page>>
Advocacy Volunteer Corner
The Advocacy Department can always use volunteers
We can use volunteers for Lobby Day on May 4th. IN addition, there are some other new listings from our adoption center -- all types of fun events and opportunities to do a bit more for the animals. Read More »
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