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ATTEND AN animal advocacy training and Event

Massachusetts State HouseStart the new year with a commitment to learn how you can better advocate for animals. We've got some Lobby 101/102 workshops planned for March.  Also, join us at the State House in April for Humane Lobby Day.

speak out for elephants

[object Object] Senate Bill 1706, which will ban the use of the bullhook and restrict extended chaining of elephants in traveling shows, will have a public hearing on Monday, Feb 13th. Join us at the State House. Read more>>

progress on Pets and domestic violence

[object Object]A conference committee has been appointed to work out the differences in House and Senate versions of a habitual offender/crime bill (H. 3811/S. 2080). The Senate version contains the language of S. 682, filed by Sen. Clark to include pets in orders of protection. The conference committee will work on this soon. Click here to learn more, including what you can do to help.

stop animal homelessnesS!

catA bill pending in the Senate would reduce the number of homeless animals by creating a statewide spay/neuter fund.  S. 1033 would also require animal control officers to be trained, and create a non-breed specific statewide dangerous dog control law.  It would also ensure humane euthanasia for stray animals.  Take action here>>

fill out this survey!

MC900441310.PNGTake this simple survey to tell us what types of training and information you would like to receive from the MSPCA's Advocacy Department.  Help us help you meet your 2012 goals for animals!

make a humane resolution 

leaping bunnyFor 2012, 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>>


January 2012

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Legislative Update 

The 2011-2012 legislative session is half-way over.  Many bills still need your help to become law.  Visit to send emails to legislators on pending bills that affect animals.

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Avoid Conflicts with Coyotes

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Coyotes and people sometimes come into conflict with each other, but it's easy to avoid such problems by understanding what is attracting them and how to encourage them to stay away from your home and yard.  Read More »

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Advocacy Volunteer Corner

The Advocacy Department can always use volunteers

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We’re getting ready for Humane Lobby Day at the State House in April and can use more volunteers to help us.  There are other opportunities too. Read More »

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Donate to Advocacy

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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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