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
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!
A 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!
Take 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
For 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>>
The 2011-2012 legislative session is half-way over. Many bills still need your help to become law. Visit www.mspca.org/takeaction to send emails to legislators on pending bills that affect animals.
Avoid Conflicts with Coyotes
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 »
Advocacy Volunteer Corner
The Advocacy Department can always use volunteers
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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