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ask your legislators to support antifreeze bittering legislation 

dog truck 100wS.88 would require the addition of a bittering agent to wholesale containers of antifreeze, which were exempted from last session's law that addressed retail containers.  Read more>>

comprehensive Animal control bill in house

[object Object]The animal control bill, S.2192, is pending in House Ways & Means.  It passed the Senate with a few amendments attached, including one to include pets in restraining orders. Ask your Representative to support S.2192.   

Humane Lobby Day recap

lobby day staricase photoIf you were there, you know we had a record crowd of more than 100 animal advocates at Humane Lobby Day.  See more photos and updates on Facebook.  If you missed it, we're already planning for 2013...

Mousepads available  

mousepadWe collaborated with several other organizations to create a cute mousepad to give to legislators and staff at Lobby Day so that they think frequently of animals and those who advocate for them. You can have a mousepad for a minimum $5 donation to the MSPCA.

host a Lobby 101 animal advocacy training event 

If you'd like to learn about how to advocate for animals, and you're willing to find a location and fill it with interested animal advocates who are eager to learn, we'll bring a Lobby 101 Animal Advocacy training to your town later this month.  Email  

Breed specific legislation - update on Malden  

Pit Bull LogoThankfully, Malden's Mayor (and some city councilors) realized that BSL is NOT an effective way to prevent dog bites and vetoed an ordinance that focused on pit bulls; it was sent back to the ordinance committee with suggestions for revision to address dangerous dogs.  Read more>>


May 2012

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Legislative Update 

There are just a few months left in the formal 2011-2012 legislative session; most bills have received committee reports but some have been extended until June.  Visit our current legislation page to learn more about bills that affect animals.

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Got Wild Neighbors?

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Spring is a very active season for wild animals; they're having young and searching for food.  This is normal behavior, but it can be problematic if it's happening in your home.  Check out the Intruder Excluder to learn what to do to humanely evict wild animals.  

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Advocacy Volunteer Corner

Run (or walk) Fur Fun 

Run for Animals

Here's another way you can help animals -- join our Run Fur Fun program. We're looking for folks who want to take a lead role in planning a 5K in the fall. Email for more info or to express interest. 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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