• MSPCA-Angell Dec 11, 2020

    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 Aug 12, 2020

    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 Jul 30, 2020

    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 Jul 29, 2020

    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

    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

    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 Feb 12, 2020

    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 Dec 4, 2019

    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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