MSPCA in ‘Now or Never’ Bid to Save Cat’s Leg (And Her Life)

If it’s true that cats have nine lives young “Oreo” has barely another to spare after a run-in with a car left her critically injured and in the care of the emergency veterinary staff at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center in Jamaica Plain, where she is undergoing revolutionary treatment to save her life. Oreo arrived at Angell after she was hit by a car on a busy street in Lawrence, Mass. on May 20 and taken to Bulger Veterinary Hospital in North Andover. Her injuries were catastrophic: the accident left her with a mangled front left leg and with most of the skin torn away from her right hind leg, which was also fractured in multiple places. Oreo’s overwhelmed owners opted to surrender her, and the newly homeless kitty was then sent to the MSPCA-Nevins Farm, which took responsibility for her care.


MSPCA-Angell Rescues Nearly 80 Cats from Fall River Home, Now Need New Homes

Fifty-four cats are safe after they were removed from a hoarding house in Fall River on Tuesday and transported to the MSPCA-Angell’s animal care and adoption centers in Centerville, Mass., the organization announced on Wednesday. The cats were voluntarily surrendered by their previous owner, who reached out to MSPCA Law Enforcement officer Chelsea Weiand last week after the number of cats in his home ballooned to nearly 80 and he could no longer care for them. A total of 78 cats were removed, with the Fall River Animal Control facility taking in 24. “This was a case in which someone was overwhelmed and did the right thing by asking for help,” said Weiand. No charges have been filed against the previous owner, whose identity has not been released.


Critically Injured Cat ‘Thrown Away Like Trash’ Gets Second Chance at Life

A one-year-old cat named “Gingerbread” is recovering from life-saving surgery at the MSPCA after a Waltham Animal Control officer rushed the critically injured animal to its Waltham facility on Dec. 9. Gingerbread was found locked inside a plastic and metal cat carrier along with a blanket, but with no food or water. The carrier was left alongside a dumpster in the back of a residence in Waltham. The city’s Animal Control officer Deanna Gualtieri, responding to a tip from a good Samaritan who found her, rushed the cat to the MSPCA-West where she was stabilized before being taken to Boston.


MSPCA-Angell and Animal Rescue League of Boston Host ‘Cats-Giving Food Drive’ for Homeless Cats

Together the MSPCA-Angell and the Animal Rescue League of Boston place hundreds of cats into new homes every year. So many more cats — living beyond the walls of animal shelters but no less deserving of our collective compassion — rely on an army of unsung human heroes who ensure these cats have food to eat every day — rain, snow or shine. The two organizations are asking for donations of wet or dry cat food to be brought to their respective adoption centers from Friday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Nov. 20.


Meet Sikuwar, Ivy Insurance’s New Shop Cat

There's a new shop cat at Ivy Insurance, and he's already delighting both the business' owner and the Jamaica Plain neighborhood at large, following beloved shop cat Ivy II's passing in August. "He's a very, very sweet cat," said Ivy Insurance owner Tim Foley of the beautiful 16-year-old feline. "He's extremely friendly and a little shy." Like his predecessor, the cat in the insurance company's window on South Street was quickly spotted by passersby, and there's little doubt he will become popular and celebrated like Ivy II. The "new" cat was previously named Sugar.