Agency Seeks Adopters and Donations for Hoarded Senior Cats

The MSPCA at Nevins Farms has issued a plea to residents of Massachusetts, seeking adoptive homes for more than a dozen felines as well as contributions to help care for 15 cats recently surrendered from a hoarder in Merrimack Valley who passed away in February.

To read more and donate, look up http://www.mspca.org/about-us/press-room/2011/mspca-seeks-adopters-and.html.

In related pet news, the MSPCA will be holding lobby workshops across the state to explain the legislative process and how you can use your voice to make a difference for animals.

To sign up for the next one, April 19 and obtain information about others, access http://www.mspca.org/programs/animal-protection-legislation/government-affairs/animal-action-team/animal-action-team-schedule.html.

The agency will hold a Bark Fur Art reception April 28, 6-9 p.m. at the Student Life Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, 621 Huntington Avenue in Boston. The free event is an animal-friendly gallery show that raises money through art sales to benefit the Boston MSPCA and local artists. The show will be April 25-30, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., open daily where there will be food, drinks, and desserts donated from local restaurants. A representative from the MSPCA will be attending to talk about the animal shelter and to answer questions and artwork will be for sale and cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted.

The agency’s Animal Tales Gala takes place May 5, 6-9:30 p.m. at the WGBH Studios in Brighton.

To make a donation in support of the sold-out gala or to get on a waiting list in case a ticket becomes available, see http://support.mspca.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=102301.

May 6-8 the MSPCA will also have a Mother’s Day Flower/Plant and Baked Goods Sale, 9-5 in the lobby at the Angell Animal Medical Center. For more information, visit mspca.org.

Also in Massachusetts, earlier this year Governor Deval Patrick signed a Pet Trust Bill which allows for the creation of an enforceable pet trust to provide for the care of one or more animals if the trust’s creator becomes incapacitated or dies. (http://www.mspca.org/programs/animal-protection-legislation/government-affairs/current-legislation/pet-trusts/pet-trusts.html).

In unrelated pet news, there are 89 dogs available for adoption at the OC Animal Shelter in South Orange, CA. (Source: Angels for Animals Network). The full facility is located at 561 City Drive and the phone number is 714-935-6848.

For more information, go to the following link: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=628780&id=315830505222.