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New Law protects panzer  from domestic violence  

PanzerPanzer is the first dog to be protected from the threat of domestic violence under the new
law, that took effect in October 2012, which allows judges to
include animals in restraining
orders, thereby protecting the
whole family. Read more

comprehensive Animal control law now in effect 

wne chihuahua smilingThe animal control law is in place,
which means that municipalities
cannot discriminate based on dog
breed, lost animals must be scanned
for microchips to determine if they
have a home, animal control officers
will need to be trained, only humane methods of euthansia are allowed - along with many other positive changes that offer more benefits for animals in Massachusetts than any other
single piece of legislation.

conibear trap kills andrew

conibear trapConibears and other body gripping
traps are restricted in MA because
they are indiscriminate, and can
catch and kill non-target animals, including wildlife and domestic animals like Andrew.
Join the Animal Action Team to help us fight
expanded trapping in MA.

ask your representative to support the Antifreeze bill   

cat-and-clock-shutterstock_74044459.gifS. 88 would update Massachusetts law
to require the addition of a bittering agent to all containers of antifreeze
to protect animals from poisoning. There are just a
couple weeks left to get S. 88 passed in the House.
Read more and take action.

don't forget that you can HELP ANIMALS AT TAX TIME

Homeless Animal Care and Prevention Fund tax check off
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

save the date -- april 25  

Lobby Day for Animals is scheduled for April 25! You
can read about last year's event to be inspired and
also RSVP on Facebook. More information and sign-up
form will be coming soon.

December 2012

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Legislative session overview

The 2011-2012 session is nearly over, and animals have fared quite well in Massachusetts.  Read more

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Get (or give) the plate that saves lives


Every animal loving driver in MA should have a pet plate. The sale of these license plates raises money to spay and neuter dogs and cats in MA animal shelters.  Learn more.  

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Cat and Computer

Here's another way you can help animals -- help us to keep our website current. Email for more info or to express interest. Read More.

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Donate to Advocacy

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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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