A landscaper recently tried to poison dogs with antifreeze. S.88 would update Massachusetts law to require the addition of a bittering agent to all containers of antifreeze to protect animals from poisoning. Read more.
Animal control law takes effect - thank you!
The animal control law is in place, providing more benefits for animals in Massachusetts than any other single piece of legislation. Thank you for your help throughout the process. Read more.
HELP ANIMALS AT TAX TIME
The animal control law will be funded by income tax donations to the Homeless Animal Prevention and Care Fund. Donations will be used for spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations, as well as training of animal control officers. Read more.
2013-14 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
We're planning for next legislative session; share your ideas for legislative priorities and how to improve the Animal Action Team via this quick survey.
MSPCA'S HALL OF FAME
Congrats to advocacy's award winners: Raina Baier, Becca Davis, Emily Marget and Sophia Smith are young animal advocates who worked diligently on legislation to help animals. Malden's Mayor, Gary Christenson, and City councilor, Barbara Murphy, showed their support for all dogs and vetoed an ordinance that focused on pit bulls. For more information about all of the winners, read our press release.
Have a humane holiday
It's time to celebrate the harvest and offer thanks for our blessings as this holiday season begins. You can pardon a turkey this Thanksgiving by making more humane choices for your holiday meals. Read more.
Hunting Season Safety
Autumn is one of the best times to enjoy the outdoors in New England but it's also a busy hunting season. You can still safely enjoy the outdoors with your dogs and horses, however. Read more
Got Wild Neighbors?
Fall is a very active season for wild animals; they're searching for food and den sites. 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.
Advocacy Volunteer Corner
Here's another way you can help animals -- join our Run Fur Fun program. We're looking for folks who want to volunteer at our 5K next weekend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to express interest. Read More.
Donate to Advocacy
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.
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.