At first glance, the MSPCA's membership base of 35,000 may seem relatively small, but it's strictly a state-level group.
As part of the MSPCA's statement of beliefs (www.mspca.org), it is "opposed to the hunting of any animal for sporting purposes because it subjects animals to stress, suffering, injury, and/or death solely for the entertainment of people.
According to the MSPCA, the dogs were voluntarily surrendered Jan.
The MSPCA said in a statement that the couple faces seven counts each for subjecting the dogs to unnecessary suffering and failing to provide a sanitary environment.
Though the couple has declined to respond publicly to the allegations, in a report from MSPCA Officer Nadya Branca, Ms.
The dogs taken by the MSPCA and those being held in Westminster's facility will be spayed and neutered and available for adoption, he said.
The MSPCA's Law Enforcement department has opened an investigation.
At the MSPCA's Nevins Farm in Methuen, fall always brings more folks surrendering barnyard animals, Director of Public Relations Robert A.
The animals are displayed and shown at summer fairs where they compete for ribbons and sometimes small cash prizes but when the children head back to school, in the best case scenarios the MSPCA or another rescue group ends up with the animals.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Worcester Animal Rescue League, 139 Holden St., Worcester, MA 01606 or to the MSPCA
, 350 S.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Worcester Animal Rescue League, 139 Holden St., Worcester, MA 01606 or to the MSPCA
, 350 S.
at the Britton-Summers Funeral Home, 4 Church St., Westborough.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 350 Plantation St., Worcester, MA 01604 or to the MSPCA