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Animal control bill passes senate with pets/domestic violence amendment

pit bull kid hug dogGreat news - the comprehensive animal control bill, now S.2192, passed the Massachusetts Senate with several amendments attached, including one that contains the language of S. 682, filed by Sen. Clark to include pets in orders of protection. To the House!  

"joint rule 10" day - animal bills moving forward

moose 115 scott'sMarch 21st was "Joint Rule 10" day, the deadline for Joint Committees to report bills out. Several animal bills made the cut, including antifreeze bittering, veterinary care, ban on sale of puppies under 8 weeks, and, unfortunately, moose hunting.  Many bills are subject to deadline extensions. Read more>>

Don't miss out - sign up for Humane Lobby Day now

statehouseTime is running out to sign up for Humane Lobby Day on April 26th.    The day will start with tips for lobbying and an overview of pending animal bills that will prepare you to meet with your legislators.  No experience is necessary.  Register Now>>

learn how to advocate for animals on april 5th

November 6 CE SeminarIf you'd like to learn about how to advocate for animals before Humane Lobby Day, or you just want more information, join us on April 5th at 6:30 at Nevins Farm in Methuen for a Lobby 101 Animal Advocacy training. 

Breed specific legislation  

Pit Bull LogoSome communities think BSL is an effective way to prevent dog bites; in fact, Malden is considering it now.  Find out why we oppose BSL, what alternatives to promote, and what you can do if your city/town is considering BSL. Read more>>

run fur fun  

Run for AnimalsThe Run Fur Fun program is an easy and fun way to participate in an athletic event and raise money for animals at the same time. Read more>>


April 2012

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Legislative Update 

The 2011-2012 legislative session is moving along; most bills have received committee reports.  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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Leave Wild Animals Alone


Spring is mating season for wild animals, some of whom leave their babies alone while they get food.  This is normal behavior; these animals are not orphaned and do not need help from well-meaning people.  Read More »

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Advocacy Volunteer Corner

Help at the State House on Humane Lobby Day

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We’re getting ready for Humane Lobby Day at the State House on April 26th and can use more volunteers to help us.  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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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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