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be their voice - public speaking training Sept.27

Would you like to learn to be a more comfortable public speaker?  In a motivational and inspirational manner, Professor Danell Tomasella (who has over 20 years of experience in communications) will offer tips and audience-focused Q&A to know how to analyze our audience and tailor our message, help us with interpersonal communication skills, and get past the fear of public speaking. Join us in Boston on Tuesday, Sept. 27th at 6:30 pm for this free, 2-hour event that you won't want to miss. Register now » 

October 5th hearing and event on animal bills  

State HouseSeveral bills relating to animals will be heard on Oct 5th at 1pm at the State House. Bills include: pets and domestic violence, increased penalties for animal abuse, farm animal confinement and many others. We're having a mini training event before the hearing; join animal advocates from around the state to learn about these bills and what to expect at the hearing. Meet us at 10:30am at the State House.  Read more »

circus hearing coming soon

[object Object]Senate Bill 1706, which will ban the use of the bullhook and restrict extended chaining of elephants in traveling shows in Massachusetts, is expected to have a public hearing in October, when Ringling Brothers is in town. Help raise awareness for this issue and speak out at the hearing.  Read more>>


New list of cities and towns with breed-specific laws

 [object Object]Thanks to several Animal Action Team volunteers, we've compiled an updated list of Massachusetts communities with breed-specific legislation. Learn more about BSL and download the list


DOggy 5k - run fur fun

doggy5kJoin us on November 6th in South Boston for a 5K race to benefit the MSPCA-Angell.  This is Boston’s only road race for you AND your dog!  We've also got great running shirts and you can raise money beyond your registration fee for the MSPCA by participating in the Run Fur Fun program!  More info>>


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Sept. 2011

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Legislative Update

The 2011-2012 legislative session is well underway.  Many bills have had public hearings and are moving through the process; others are still awaiting action. Watch this page for the latest news>>

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Advocacy Volunteer Corner

The Advocacy Department can always use volunteers

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We can use more volunteers to help us review our website and let us know if content or links need to be updated.  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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