The MSPCA (Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a private, nonprofit organization providing leadership in animal protection causes and animal healthcare. Founded in 1868, they are the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Their services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy for animal protection laws, humane education, law enforcement, and investigation of cruelty complaints. The Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston provides renown, world class veterinary care.
I had the great pleasure of volunteering my photography services at a couple of fund raising events this year. The first event was the Walk for Animals held on September 13th at Boston Common. Matthew Muise, Susan Lanoue and her husband Mark helped to organize the dog walkers and their pets for their photo at the MSPCA-Angell backdrop. The Boston event raised over $137,000 to support the services provided by the MSPCA.
Photographer Matthew Muise also joined me at The Animal Hall of Fame celebration and dinner on October 25th at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston. It was “a night of celebrating heroes who serve as radiant examples of courage, compassion, and the profound connection between animals and humans”. The animal honoree this year was Lilly the Hero Pit Bull who pulled her owner away from an oncoming train. The human honorees included Emily Marget and Becca Davis who, as part of a Bat Mitzvah project, advocated for animal protection legislation which was subsequently signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick. The Animal Hall of Fame dinner raised nearly $360,000 for MSPCA-Angell.
Here’s some of my favorite photos from these events: