ask your legislators to co-sponsor shark finning bill
The MSPCA has joined the United for Sharks Coalition to support a new bill filed by Rep. Jason Lewis to protect sharks by prohibiting the cruel practice of finning (removing the fins - often while the shark is alive - and throwing the rest of the shark back). Ask your MA state legislators to co-sponsor House Docket 3696. They only have until Monday the 17th!
Lobby Day for the Animals was a huge success
We had record-breaking attendance at Lobby Day for the Animals last month at the State House. Were you there? Check out the amazing photos from Dog Breath Photography.
Animal Advocates testified at municipalities hearing
On June 4th, the Municipalities and Regional Government Committee had a public hearing on a dozen bills that affect animals. Most we support; however, S.969 would allow municipalities to again have ineffective breed-discriminatory ordinances and we testified in opposition. You can still influence these bills by contacting your legislators.
summertime is a busy season for wild animals
Wild animals love summer weather as much as we do, and it's an active time of year for them. This can cause conflicts between people and wildlife. If wild animals are moving into your home or yard, learn how to humanely resolve problems with our interactive tool, the Intruder Excluder.
SAVE THE DATE -JULY 9th
Public hearings are happening frequently; we know July 9th is the day to speak out on several animal bills in the Judiciary Committee. For example, H.1243 would update a law to help animals seized in the worst types of cruelty cases and H.1456 would prohibit practices of confining farm animals. Check our current legislation page for more information on bills that will affect animals.
Do your elected officials have pets?
way to break the ice when you talk with your elected officials is to
ask them about their pets. Our interns compiled a directory of them,
which you can see online at our new site: State House Pets.
spreading the word about animal issues far and wide via the Wicked
Local blog. We've covered recent hearings, bills, and other interesting topics. Read More.
It's kitten season! Learn more about the MSPCA’s foster care program at www.mspca.org/foster. Our Adoption Centers host monthly orientations for new foster families. Fill out an online application to receive an invitation. The summer is the busiest time of year and we are so grateful for our foster care volunteers!
Party on July 11!
Our annual "Party Animals" event is being held at the Bank of America Pavilion “Pup Tent.” Join us for an evening of drinks and veg hors d’oeuvres to benefit MSPCA-Angell. 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.