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protect abandoned animals in vacant properties     

MiracleMiracle barely survived abandonment, but other animals are not so lucky. S. 942 will require that vacant properties be checked for abandoned animals within 3 days. Click here to learn more and take action. If you have or are an animal friendly landlord, please email to learn how you can help.

prevent animal suffering - support H.1852     

A former animal control officer was acquitted of charges of animal cruelty for failure to provide veterinary care because the current law isn't sufficient. You can help prevent other cases like this from being dismissed by supporting House Bill 1852 to clarify the cruelty law. Please visit to learn more and take action today!  

are you and your Animals prepared for a disaster? 

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It's hurricane season. Are you prepared to evacuate with your animals in the event of a disaster? S. 1172 would require that animals be included the state and local disaster plans, but you should also have a plan for your whole family. Learn more about S. 1172 and disaster plans on our website.

Animal Advocates testified at judiciary hearing 

ChickenOn July 9th, the Judiciary Committee had a marathon public hearing on many bills, including one that would give farm animals enough room to turn around and stretch their limbs. Thanks to all who attended and contacted your legislators.  For more information and to take action, click here.  

September 23 - Lobby 101 workshop in Boston 

There are still plenty of animal bills awaiting public hearings. If you'd like to feel a bit more prepared to participate, you can join us in Boston for a Lobby 101 Animal Advocacy workshop. You'll learn about the legislative process, about pending legislation, and about how to get involved to help animals. Click here to learn more and to register.


Sept. 2013

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Do you Like Us?

As a member of the Animal Action Team (AAT), you get this newsletter a handful of times each year, and Action Alerts when we want to update you on urgent issues, but we also post regular updates to the AAT Facebook page. If you like us, you'll see those.  

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Legislative Update 

Are you following an issue and wondering what 's happening with hearings, committee votes, etc.? We've highlighted some key bills in this newsletter, but we're following a lot of others. See our website for a more complete list and email us at if you have questions.  

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Have you seen animals left in hot cars? 

It's finally cooled down in Massachusetts, but we're gathering information on animals and hot cars to aid our outreach efforts. If you have experiences to share - good or bad - about your efforts to assist animals left in hot cars, please email   

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Walk for Animals on September 8th!

Our annual "Walk for Animals" event is being held this Sunday - Sept. 8 - at 3 locations: Boston, Methuen, and Hyannis.  You can join us at any of them - or stay home and support us without walking in person. Learn 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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