• MSPCA-Angell June 22, 2022 10:09 pm

    Sick Puppy Found Abandoned in Crate Near Boston Cemetery

    An emaciated pit bull puppy, sick with a potentially deadly virus, was abandoned in a crate near a Boston cemetery last week, a local animal rescue group said Wednesday, asking for the public’s help finding who left the dog. There are no leads into finding whoever left the puppy, who was just 5 months old, was all alone, according to…

  • Animal cruelty June 17, 2022 6:06 pm

    Man Charged With Animal Cruelty as MSPCA Seeks New Home for Abused Dog

    A Massachusetts man is facing felony animal cruelty charges after a pit bull mix was found emaciated, the MSPCA said Friday. A forever home is being sought for Sophie, a 4-and-a-half-year-old dog surrendered last month by Carl Moglika Jr. of Agawam. Neighbors told Moglika’s condominium management office they could hear Sophie “being hit, and crying in pain,” the MSPCA...

  • Massachusetts June 17, 2022 9:30 pm

    76 Beagles Rescued From Breeding Facility, Up for Adoption in Mass.

    Dozens of beagles are now up for adoption in Massachusetts after being rescued from an out-of-state breeder, the MSPCA announced Thursday. The MSPCA-Angell partnered with the Humane Society of the U.S. to provide the dogs with safe homes until they are placed in more permanent ones. There are 76 dogs currently at the Northeast Animal Shelter and MSPCA Adoption Centers….

  • Cambridge June 16, 2022 6:59 pm

    Exotic Animals Found in ‘Dirty' Cages Inside U-Haul in Cambridge

    Several exotic animals — that are illegal to own as a pet in Massachusetts — were found Monday night inside “dirty” cages in the back of a U-Haul in Cambridge, officials announced. The MSPCA-Angell said in a press release Thursday that four coatis were discovered in the rental company vehicle at the corner of Pacific and Sydney streets. One of…

  • bengal cat May 13, 2022 6:14 pm

    Exotic Bengal Cat Found Hurt in Worcester Gets Surgery, a New Name and, Soon, a Home

    An exotic, young cat found outside a home in Worcester is on the mend after getting surgery and an outpouring of support from the Massachusetts community. And the Bengal kitten, who was unable to walk and in when she was brought in by a good Samaritan to the MSPCA-Angell Shelter in Boston last month, didn’t just get a new...

  • bengal cat May 10, 2022 12:11 pm

    Exotic Bengal Cat Found Injured in Worcester Needs Surgery — and a Home

    An exotic Bengal cat found injured outside a Worcester, Massachusetts, home is expected to undergo surgery this week and will need a new home once she’s fully recovered. The MSPCA-Angell Shelter in Boston said a good Samaritan brought the cat to their shelter two weeks ago. Shelter staff determined the cat is likely less than a year old. The...

  • clear the shelters February 18, 2022 3:45 pm

    Help Clear the Shelters! Precious Puppies, Bunnies, Even Ferrets Waiting for You

    Help us Clear the Shelters! This week’s highlighted furry friends: a precious puppy, beautiful bunny, and friendly ferrets — all looking for a forever home. For more information, mspca.org.

  • MSPCA December 21, 2021 4:26 am

    Corgi Found Abandoned in Mass. Port-A-Potty Finds Forever Home

    Princess Loo was adopted by a woman named Donna who lives in western Massachusetts, MSPCA officials said Monday.

  • Massachusetts December 11, 2021 4:56 am

    Abandoned Corgi Found Taped in Box in Brookline

    Police in Brookline are looking for the person who abandoned a corgi in a box inside a port-a-potty.

  • ida August 30, 2021 6:03 pm

    Meet the Dogs and Cats Rescued from Hurricane Ida

    Seventy-five cats and dogs were evacuated from Louisiana to Massachusetts on Saturday as Hurricane Ida approached the Gulf Coast. The pets included 36 dogs and 39 cats, according to MSPCA-Angell. There were 20 puppies and a 13-year-old poodle named Bronx who was living at Jefferson Animal Welfare Services’ shelter just outside New Orleans. The transport of these animals to Massachusetts…

  • dogs for adoption August 5, 2021 3:54 pm

    Dogs, Seized in SC Animal Cruelty Case, Arrive in Mass. and Will Need Homes

    Three dogs seized in a large-scale animal cruelty case in South Carolina have arrived in Massachusetts and will soon need homes. The dogs — two beagles and a hound mix — were part of a group of 20 dogs sent to the Northeastern Animal Shelter and MSPCA-Angell from the Charleston Animal Society in South Carolina. According to the groups, the…

  • MSPCA-Angell December 11, 2020 8:15 pm

    44 Rare, Adorable Flying Possums Given Up in Mass. Need New Homes

    Dozens of sugar gliders, a kind of adorable flying possum, are in need of new homes after being relinquished to a Boston-area organization. The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Angell on Friday said the 44 sugar gliders were surrendered from a home in Hampshire County after the owner found it overwhelming to care for them once they…

  • MSCPA August 12, 2020 7:28 pm

    MSPCA Rescues 21 Animals From ‘Hoarding House'

    Twenty cats and one dog were rescued from what was described as a “hoarding house” in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood on July 31, MSPCA-Angell announced Wednesday. The animal shelter said that Boston animal control officers removed the cats and dogs from the home after the owner voluntarily surrendered them. The unidentified owner will not face charges. “This is one of those…

  • MSPCA-Angell July 30, 2020 5:55 pm

    Chickens Rescued From Squalid Conditions in Middleboro: MSPCA

    Thirty chickens have been rescued from squalid conditions on a property in Middleboro, Massachusetts, the MSPCA said Friday. The chickens — 14 roosters and 16 hens — were kept in cramped, dirty pet carriers without access to fresh water and food, the MSPCA said. Some suffered from overgrown spurs, bacterial infections and lice. The chickens were voluntarily surrendered by the…

  • heat wave July 29, 2020 5:54 am

    Pit Bull's Heatstroke Is Warning for Pet Owners Amid Heat Wave: MSPCA

    The story of a pit bull that nearly died of heatstroke this month after being abandoned at an MPSCA animal hospital was being shared as a warning to put owners amid a local heatwave Tuesday. MSPCA-Angell offered tips on how to keep pets safe in extreme heat and said that the 3-year-old pit bull, Rocco, is up for adoption from…

  • MSPCA-Angell May 27, 2020 5:14 pm

    53-Year-Old Tortoise Finds Forever Home After Owner Dies of Coronavirus

    A tortoise rendered homeless after her owner died of the coronavirus has been adopted by a “bona fide turtle expert,” according to the MSPCA. The organization announced last week they were looking for a forever home for the 53-year-old tortoise named “Ms. Jennifer.” The MSPCA received over 3,000 phone calls and emails from would-be adopters, making Ms. Jennifer one of…

  • MSPCA-Angell May 21, 2020 8:09 pm

    53-Year-Old Tortoise Needs Home After Owner Dies of Coronavirus

    The MSPCA is looking for a forever home for a 53-year-old tortoise whose owner recently died of the novel coronavirus. “Ms. Jennifer” has been under the care of MSPCA staffers since May 9, after her owner was admitted to the hospital. Ms. Jennifer weighs in at just four pounds, making her the perfect size for any pet lover, the group…

  • Animal cruelty February 12, 2020 9:02 pm

    27 Malnourished Animals Seized From Mass. Home; Owner Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

    Twenty-seven malnourished animals, including 18 goats and nine dogs, were seized from a home in Freetown, Massachusetts, by law enforcement officials on Wednesday. MSPCA-Angell’s law enforcement department and the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office took custody of the animals. The owner, 21-year-old Miranda Rosyski of Freetown, will be arraigned on 13 counts of animal cruelty in Fall River District Court…

  • MSPCA December 4, 2019 9:51 pm

    Injured Puppy, Suspected Victim of Animal Cruelty, Rescued in Acton, MSPCA Says

    A severely injured dog was found and rescued by a good Samaritan in Acton, Massachusetts, and is suspected of being the victim of animal cruelty, causing the local police to open an investigation, according to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The puppy, now named Ramona, is undergoing treatment for a badly broken front leg as…

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