Christine Murphy wrote -
The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, they are the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Their services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement and world-class veterinary care.
The MSPCA-Angell is a private, non-profit organization. They do not receive any government funding nor are they funded or operated by any national humane organization. The MSPCA-Angell relies solely on the support and contributions of individuals who care about animals.
As of late, pet surrender is becoming more prevalent in Massachusetts as the recession continues to leave pet owners struggling financially. The MSPCA, which tracks reasons for the surrender of animals to its own adoption centers (more than 28,000 animals in 2008), has noted a 48% increase in pet owners citing financial reasons for surrendering their pets.
I mention this because it's not just unloved, abused animals in shelters...and it's absolutely heartbreaking.
So, in addition to running their shelters, and providing emergency care (which are both amazing!) the MSPCA also works diligently to keep pets and their owners together through several financial assistance programs including low cost spay/neuter surgeries starting at $50 per pet including vaccinations, microchip ID and veterinary exam.
It's a great cause all around, and any support would be greatly appreciated!
And if you're interested in their latest endeavors, copy the link below: