Amazing news - the comprehensive animal care and control bill, S. 2192, was enacted by the legislature last Monday and signed by Governor Patrick on Thursday. This landmark legislation will create a statewide spay/neuter program funded by a voluntary state income tax check-off and do many more great things for animals. Read more and take a minute to thank your elected officials>>
animal cruelty bill in senate
H. 2326 would clarify the cruelty statute to require veterinary care to relieve an animal's unnecessary suffering in cases where it is obvious that an animal needs veterinary care. This bill passed the House and is awaiting movement in the Senate. Read more>>
antifreeze bill in house
S.88 would expand the current law to require the addition of a bittering agent to wholesale containers of antifreeze to prevent poisonings. This bill passed the Senate and is awaiting a final vote in the House. Read more>>
run fur fun 5K on Nov. 10
The 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. Register now for the 5K on November 10th and be entered in a drawing to win 2 tickets to Party Animals. Register now>>
Walk for animals on September 9th
almost that time again. The Walk for Animals is a lot of fun and a
great way to help support the animals at the MSPCA Adoption Centers -
even if you can't be there to walk with us. Learn more>>
The 2011-2012 formal legislative session is over, but there are still several months left before the end of the informal session. Bills that will benefit animals still need your help to become law. Read an update on what happened and what still can happen in the legislature here. Visit www.mspca.org/takeaction to send emails to legislators on pending bills that affect animals.
Got Wild Neighbors?
Summer is an active season for wild animals, who are teaching their babies what they need to know to survive, including where to find food and shelter. If they can find what they need in your home or yard, they may be moving in. Visit our interactive house to learn more.
Advocacy Volunteer Corner
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We’re going to be busy implementing the new animal control law and we can use more volunteers to help us. There are other opportunities too. Read More »
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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.