The mission of the MSPCA is to protect animals, relieve their
suffering, advance their health and welfare, prevent cruelty, and work
for a just and compassionate society.
We are a national and international leader in animal protection and
veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of
animals each year. Founded in 1868, we are the second-oldest humane
society in the United States. The full name of our organization is the
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – Angell
Animal Medical Center, or MSPCA–Angell. The MSPCA comprises our Animal Care and Adoption Centers (including the MSPCA at NEvins Farm), our Advocacy Department, and our Law Enforcement Department. Angell Animal Medical Center is our nonprofit veterinary hospital.
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MSPCA–Angell is not operated by any national humane organization. We
were founded in 1868 by George T. Angell, and we’ve been an independent
nonprofit organization ever since. No umbrella organization manages us
in any way.
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and our tax identification number is 04-2103597.