Municipal Elections

City and town elections are happening this year. Make sure you know what is happening in your community! Click here to visit your city or town's website to learn about local elections - many are in the Spring. We will be surveying Boston and Cambridge city council candidates for fall races. … [Read more...]

New Legislative Session Begins

January 2017 is the beginning of the Massachusetts two year legislative session. Senators and Representative are busy filing bills for the January 20th deadline. Voters will have until February 3rd to contact their representative requesting they cosponsor specific bills.  Although Senators have more flexibility in their timing to cosponsor a bill, the two weeks following the January 20th filing is a good time to contact your senator as well. Our Facebook page will be updated with key animal protection bills.  … [Read more...]

Massachusetts Victories for Animals in 2016

Click here to view some of the victories for animals in 2016! … [Read more...]

Congratulations to Animal-Friendly Winners!

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Vote November 8th!

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Congratulations!

Congratulations the candidates we endorsed who won their primary races September 8th: Senator Pat Jehlen Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives Senator Patrick O’Connor Representative Linda Dean Campbell Representative Diana DiZoglio Representative Ted Speliotis Representative Marjorie Decker Representative Jay Livingstone Julian Cyr J.D. Parker-O’Grady Jack Patrick Lewis Natalie Higgins … [Read more...]

Vote September 8th

Your vote matters to animals. We've surveyed, or looked at the records of, candidates for the Massachusetts legislature on a variety of animal issues. The primary election is Thursday (not Tuesday) September 8. Below are the candidates that we've endorsed who have primary races. On our website, we have our entire current list of endorsements, but are focusing here on those that need our support first - on September 8. If you live in the district of any of these candidates, please cast your vote for him or her! In addition, we hope you will reach out to their campaigns to hold a sign, make calls, donate, or simply share the word among other voters - neighbors and other people in your … [Read more...]

Puppy Mill Bill

March 2, 2016 The Boston City Council unanimously passed the Puppy Mill Bill sponsored by City Councilor Matt O'Malley, who worked tirelessly for this result. Mayor Marty Walsh has now also signed off on the measure, which prohibits pet shops in Boston from selling cats, dogs, and rabbits, and prohibits the sale of these animals in public parks, roadsides, and sidewalks. This ordinance is the first of its kind that has been passed in Massachusetts and we hope it won't be the last!   … [Read more...]

What to Do If You See a Pet Left Out in the Cold

From the Human Society of the United States: Cold weather can be deadly for pets. As the temperature plummets in many parts of the country, The Humane Society of the United States sees a marked increase in the number of complaints about dogs and cats who have been left outside with no food or shelter. We encourage you to contact local law enforcement agencies because pets left outside in extreme temperatures, especially without food and shelter, are at risk of hypothermia, frostbite and even death. Their owners are at risk of facing criminal charges. The act of leaving a pet outside without food or adequate shelter often receives less attention than a violent attack against an animal, … [Read more...]

January 21st Hearing for Animals at the State House

Hearing on Animal Bills January 21st Legislation likely to be heard includes: H.1865 & S.1072 An Act protecting abandoned animals in vacant properties (Rep. Dave Rogers & Sen. Jamie Eldridge) H.3266 An Act relative to puppy mills (Rep. Ayers) S.1085 & H.1866 An Act strengthening the enforcement of certain dog laws (Sen. Pat Jehlen & Rep. Dave Rogers) H.1848 An Act to ensure adequate care of animals in cities and towns (Rep. Kafka) S.1103 & H.1826 An Act relative to protecting puppies and kittens (Sen. Spilka & Rep. Bradley) Click here for more information.     … [Read more...]