Feline Fix by Five aims to establish a standard recommendation throughout the veterinary community of when cats should be spayed or neutered. MVMA endorsed this initiative in 2022.
Domesic Violence/Animal Abuse
Research shows that there is a high correlation between domestic violence and animal abuse. Visit our page of resources HERE.
Mandatory Reporting of Cruelty of Suspected Animal Cruelty
Mandated Reporting of Suspected Animal Cruelty in accordance with the PAWS Act
When to report:
Anytime you suspect possible animal cruelty
Who to report to:
1. Your local police department or the police department in which the suspected cruelty took place.
2. A special officer (the MSPCA or ARL):
MSCPA: (617) 522-6008 or (800) 628-5808
ARL Boston: (617) 426-9170 x110 or email Cruelty@ARLBoston.org
How to report:
Call the police or a special officer. In addition to a verbal report, you may file a written report
Massachusetts Mandated Reporting Form
Animal Cruelty Manual
MVMA strongly encourages veterinarians to establish a relationship with the Animal Control Officer in your community.