Advocacy

Here’s the latest legislative news:

“Redemption” screening event - Join us and Nathan Winograd on July 17 for the premiere Boston screening of the film “Redemption.” Nathan Winograd, J.D., Director of the No Kill Advocacy Center and the nation’s most vocal and influential voice for life-affirming outcomes for homeless companion animals, has created the film “Redemption” as a sequel to the 2007 award-winning book … Continue reading "“Redemption” screening event"
$10 cat spay/neuter for 02124/02119 residents - The MSPCA will spay or neuter your cat for just $10 if you are a resident of 02124 (Dorchester) or 02119 (Roxbury).
New regulations for animal shelters under consideration - A proposal to impose a host of new regulations on animal shelters and rescue organizations in Massachusetts will cause serious financial hardships and will likely put many out of business. Dr. Cynthia Cox, the head shelter veterinarian at the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said many of the proposed new regulations are … Continue reading "New regulations for animal shelters under consideration"
Homer, Heroic Blind ‘Wonder Cat’ Who Inspired Millions, Dies in New York at 16 - Love isn’t something you see with your eyes. I first wrote that sentence almost exactly five years ago. It was part of the cover letter I sent to literary agents, hoping one of them would agree to represent a book I’d written — a memoir called Homer’s Odyssey about my blind cat, Homer. Homer was … Continue reading "Homer, Heroic Blind ‘Wonder Cat’ Who Inspired Millions, Dies in New York at 16"
Volunteers change the lives of animals! - Meet Honey, a sweet and gentle lab/pit mix girl found roaming the streets with scratches and road-burned feet. What a difference a caring volunteer makes! Honey is currently available for adoption.
Kitty Connection promotes pit bull adoption - Many pit bulls are in need of homes. They along with chihuahuas are the number one euthanized dogs. There are many great pit bulls that deserve a chance at having a home. Most do not do well in pound settings, and it costs them their lives. If you are in the market for a pit … Continue reading "Kitty Connection promotes pit bull adoption"
Ali Langlais, animal rights activist and Kitty Connection volunteer - Ali Langlais is a Labor and Employment Law associate at the law firm of Proskauer Rose, LLP. On top of her work in employment law, Ali has committed a significant amount of time to pro bono work dedicated to many important issues, including animal rights. Ali recently helped ALDF put together a first-of-its-kind petition to … Continue reading "Ali Langlais, animal rights activist and Kitty Connection volunteer"
June 3: Make Your Voice Heard to Protect Farm Animals - From the Humane Society: STOP THE LIVESTOCK BOARD BILL & STAY FOR LUNCH This is our chance to stand united for farm animal protection in Massachusetts. The Agricultural Committee is having a public hearing on June 3rd and we need you to be a voice for animals! Join HSUS, MSPCA, ASPCA, COK, Farm Sanctuary, MFA … Continue reading "June 3: Make Your Voice Heard to Protect Farm Animals"
Help save feral cats in Epping, NH! - EPPING, NH – The feral cats living at the town’s recycling center will soon be on their own for food, water, and shelter. In a unanimous decision, selectmen voted Monday to end all care for the cats, meaning they can remain at the facility but residents will no longer be allowed to give them food … Continue reading "Help save feral cats in Epping, NH!"
Pets may help cut heart disease risk - Anyone wanting to live longer and cut their risk of suffering from heart disease might want to consider getting a pet.
Devocalized Dogs Speak Out - Their Vocal Cords Were Cut to Stifle Their Voices. They Hope YOU Will Listen to Them…and Share Their Stories. Take 2 minutes to meet Bagel, whose surgically altered barks sound like a cry for “help”… Cody, a former show dog, who struggles to breathe… Lady, given up twice after she was devocalized… and other dogs … Continue reading "Devocalized Dogs Speak Out"
license plate License Plates Support Spay/Neuter Efforts - You don't need to go to the RMV for one of these great plates...
Antifreeze Bill S.88 Signed Into Law - Update: Governor Patrick signed S.88 into law on 1/4/13. You can email the Governor to thank him, via the form at the bottom of his webpage. On June 12, 2012, S.88 passed the Senate and on December 27, 2012, S.88 passed the House – both unanimously – thank your legislators for their support of S.88. … Continue reading "Antifreeze Bill S.88 Signed Into Law"
Donations Needed for TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) - Have you ever noticed a colony of cats hanging around your neighborhood? Perhaps you yourself have kindly been feeding stray animals? Why are there so many animals out there fending for themselves? The answer in most cases is that these animals have been abandoned or have been born into the wild without being spayed or … Continue reading "Donations Needed for TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return)"