Auction Benefits Animal Organization

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSCPA) will hold an auction Oct. 6th to benefit the agency’s Pet Care Program.

The event, being featured from 6-10 p.m. will take place at the Bank of America Pavilion. For more information call 617-728-1626.

On Oct. 15th a fundraiser called “Happy Endings” presenting a dinner and silent auction will benefit the Metro South Animal Care and Adoption Center and on the 16th the annual Walk For Animals will take place in Western New England on Sumner Avenue in Springfield, MA. Join the fun at Forest Park for a day filled with raffles and contests also.

On Oct. 27th the Bow Wow Ball sponsored by Hurricane O’Reilley’s will kick off. The event is a Halloween costume party for you and your pet.

The Microchip Clinic on Nov. 5th at the Springfield Animal Care and Adoption Center will be held from 8:30-11 a.m. and on Nov. 6th a Low Cost Rabies and Microchip Clinic will be conducted at the Metro South’s Animal Care and Adoption Center clinic.

On Nov. 12th a Santa Photo Day hosted by Metro South along with Accent Photography of Easton will take place.

In response to the devastation left behind by Hurricane Katrina the MSPCA has set up a special fund to help those animals affected by the tragedy.

“During a crisis like this, many pets become lost and end up in animal shelters where they need veterinary care while waiting for their families to find them,” said MSPCA-Angell President Dr. Larry Hawk.

Donations are being accepted online at mspca.org or can be mailed to MSCPA Natural Disaster Relief Fund, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.

The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine, according to their website.

Some of the volunteer opportunities include Pet Visitation where, as a team, you and your dog will visit a local nursing home or similar facility on a regular basis and Canister Caretaker which involves being responsible for one or more donation canister(s) at local businesses; General Office Aide which is assisting in administrative duties and learning about the MSPCA by volunteering in one of their many departments (administration, Animals magazine, fundraising, humane education, law enforcement, library, legislative issues, public affairs, or publications); Animal Caregiver which entails assisting staff in one of their seven Massachusetts animal shelters; Special Events Volunteer in which you work with the public affairs department to staff information booths at special events; and Volunteer Librarian which involves approximately 15 hours per week, Monday and Wednesday and/or Thursday. A Masters in Library Science is required for this position.

Or you can volunteer for the Walkers for Healthy Boarding Animals Program where you would assist in the boarding wards at the MSPCA Angell Memorial Hospital by taking healthy animals out for fresh air, socialization, play, and exercise while their owners board them.

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