Welcome to MassPAWS
Catmobile Low Cost Mobile spay/neuter for Cats Schedule
MassPAWS Pets Available for Adoption; click here
The Cambridge City Council passed a landmark ordinance that prohibits pet shops in Cambridge from selling animals in pet shops or on city property unless the animals come from a shelter or rescue organization.
Seeking foster and forever homes. Young, healthy and people lovers. Shiloh, Minnie, Dakota, Freeway, Benji & Gilda, and Fenway. Are you seeking a best friend? Look no further. These dogs are seeking homes as only pets. We can arrange a meeting, answer your questions and take your application, just message us on FB www.facebook.com/masspawshumane or email firstname.lastname@example.org . . oh, and please share.
Senate Bill 2369,An Act To Prevent Animal Suffering and Death,”
S.2369 prohibits the tethering of dogs outside for more than 15 minutes during a weather
Senate Bill 2370, “An Act Relative to Protecting Puppies and Kittens,”
Welcome to MassPAWS' web site! "Some would say that animals are 'in the way'. We say that they are leading the way, to a more ethical and humane society."
-Beverly Alba, MassPAWS; President and Founder
HELP! MassPAWS vorlunteers are on the streets daily helping homeless and abandoned cats and kittens. If you talk to some of our volunteers they could pull all-nighters and do whatever it takes to help and we are so proud of them and grateful. The problem is not that we don’t have enough of the physical help and our biggest problem is that we run out of funds. An example of some of what we do in a month's time is this; we have helped out with 16 cats out of a hoarding situation in Revere. We have trapped up to 10 cats in a week from various cities were neutering/spaying services were provided and released them back to their colonies. There have been moms and kittens taken from a situation in Chelsea where kittens were literally falling from the ceiling. One of the cats that was taken in from another situation in Lynn who was a sweet, friendly FIV+ boy who had abscesses all over his body was treated. Many of the cats that we help need medical care beyond the normal spay/neuter and vaccines. So the numbers of cats and kittens seems not to be running out any time soon. It is our bank account that gets depleted rapidly. Won’t you please find a few dollars to help us help the many in-need. Please click on the donate button to make a PayPal donation or send check to MassPAWS at P.O. Box 520136, Winthrop, MA 02152 Thanks to all who support MassPAWS and the animals in our care.
The Real Stories of Community Cats
Reduced Cost Spay/Neuter & Vaccination Program for Local Pit Bulls The MSPCA offers special discounted rates for low income owners of Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes at the Boston Shalit-Glazer Clinic in Jamaica Plain, at our Noble Family Adoption Center in Methuen Massachusetts, and through the MSPCA Cape Cod Adoption Center in Centerville. Pit Bulls who qualify will receive a full physical exam, microchip, rabies and distemper vaccination and be spayed/neutered for as low as $50. Click here for info.
We Love Maddie's Fund
We are grateful to the following organizations for the support they provide and for the countless lives of animals they have saved through their generous programs.
Mass Animal Coalition
The Massachusetts "I'm Animal Friendly" license plate tells your community that you care about animals! By purchasing this license plate, you will be contributing to a statewide program that directly benefits Massachusetts animals.
A lifelong loving home for every pet; to improve the quality of life for all pets by creating and supporting programs that save the lives of homeless pets and promote healthy relationships between people and pets.
The Petco Foundation has served as a voice for companion animals across the country since 1999. Each year, we help animal-welfare organizations find lifelong, loving homes for millions of orphaned pets, as well as fund spay and neuter efforts, animal assisted therapy programs and humane education.
Top Reasons to Keep YOUR Cat Indoors
Outdoor cats are killed & maimed by cars each year Cats are killed & tortured by humans for fun. Dogs maim and coyotes eat outdoor cats Fleas, ticks & parasites are picked up outside the home Extreme temperatures like heat or cold kill thousands of cats a year Traps and snares set outdoors can maim and kill your cat. Toxins like antifreeze and poisons kill cats
Feline leukemia, FIV and Feline Infectious Peritonitis are diseases
outdoor cats are more vulnerable too; they get into fights with other cats
Cats that are kept indoors live at least 50% longer than cats that are allowed outdoors! Your vet bills will be much lower as your cat is less likely to be injured or attacked in a safe indoor environment.
"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
- - Ralph Waldo Emerson
MassPAWS t P.O. Box 520136 t Winthrop, MA 02152
This site was last updated 11/25/17