Internet slow clap for Cambridge, Massachusetts! This corner of the greater Boston area was the first to ban the commercial sale of not only cats and dogs, but also reptiles, birds, amphibians, and arachnids. Basically, the sale of any pet who is not obtained from a rescue shelter or comes from a home breeder is now illegal.
This new legislation will curb inhumane breeding practices and treatment of animals, like those found in puppy mills. Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted an inspection of a Petco and PetSmart supplier which revealed “tens of thousands of animals kept in horrific conditions to fuel the pet trade”. Decomposing animal bodies caged beside live animals were found, alongside animals who were frozen alive, deprived of food, water, and basic decency.
Don't miss your chance to snuggle our tiniest puppies yet! These little chihuahuas will be 8 weeks old on Saturday and you can make a donation and come in to snuggle these amazing little ones! Visit www.mspca.org/puppysnuggles to reserve your spot before it sells out! Email adoption@MSPCA.org or stop by the shelter to find out about adopting! #mspca #mspcaboston #adopt #socialization #chihuahua #chihuahuapuppies
The shops are given a 12 month period to find their current animals a home and to reevaluate their business model. The pet shops could be slapped with a $300 per animal fine if caught selling illicitly gotten pets after this period.
Cambridge Vice Mayor Marc McGovern has long been an animal rights advocate. When questioned about the pet shop industry, he states that “[the industry] cannot and has not been able to weed out bad breeders, and they do business with bad breeders, and I can’t turn a blind eye to that. This … comes down to, is Cambridge going to be knowingly part of an industry that mistreats animals, or are we going to say, ‘No, it’s not going to happen here’?”
**adopted** We have four purrrfect little kittens available today who are looking to find homes in pairs! If you're looking for a couple of feline friends to bring home, stop by today! #mspca #mspcaboston #adopt #kitten #kittenalert **we also have one single kitten available. She has some special medical considerations.
Way to go, Cambridge!
Here is another little shelter pup who has received help from Spike's Fund! This sweet little girl is feeling much better after she was brought to us dehydrated and covered in fleas and ear mites. We're still watching this delicate girl, so she's not quite ready to go home, but we will be accepting adoption inquiries for her until the end of the day today. Can't adopt, but want to help? Donating to Spike's Fund saves real lives! Www.mspca.org/spikesfund! #mspca #mspcaboston #adopt #puppy #dachshund #donate #savinglives