Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts
Adoptions: By Appointment Only
Donation Drop-Off: Daily 9am - 6pm
"To the staff at APCSM,
I'm so happy to be able to send an update on Sassy Biscuits, now known as Calliope. We adopted her in October of 2023. When we first met her we were informed she was a feral kitten and she wasn't the biggest fan of people but we loved her right away. We knew she just needed some time and love, so we gave her plenty of that (plus some treats) and she very quickly warmed up to us. Over the past few months she's been growing very well. She's become a very playful, loving, and affectionate kitten. She had an awesome first Halloween and Christmas with us. We're incredibly thankful for the staff that helped her find her forever home with us. Thank you.
Meet Basil! This cute 1 year old girl finds herself at the shelter because her family had a baby and no longer could care for her. Basil is fun loving, bouncy, and full of energy. Basil is a high energy pup and would do great in an active home! Basil would benefit from some positive based training to help her focus her happy happy energy and improve her manners. Are you looking for a hiking buddy or a pup to go running with that also loves snuggles? That this cutie is the one for you!
If you are interested in potentially adopting basil- please fill out our adoption application which can be found at APCSM.org. Once we receive this application a staff member will process it and reach out to you. We are open by appointment at this time, and meets will be scheduled after an application is approved.
Local author and one of our amazing supporters and adopters, Clinton Aldrich, has recently published his latest book, "The Rocketeer's Daughter". He has graciously decided to donate the royalities to the Animal Protection Center! Thank you Clinton for your generosity!
📚 The story:
Sixteen-year-old Marga Toth attends school, takes violin lessons, and belongs to the League of German Girls at Peenemünde on the Baltic Sea, where N**i Germany secretly develops their infamous V2 rocket.
Marga also has a gift―one capable of disrupting the world's balance of power and one the N**is and Allies will kill for―forcing her into a dangerous game of survival.
From Peenemünde's thundering launch pads, to Berlin's parlors, and London's war offices, The Rocketeer's Daughter captures the intrigue and danger of its time in a riveting tale where family, friendship, young love, and world domination collide.
This handsome boy is Fishtopher! He's 10 months old, and having a hard time adjusting to his life here at the shelter. Underneath all that anxiety, however, is a sweet kitty who just wants to play. He loves the string toys and chasing your fingers. Giving Fishtopher the time to open up and relax, has shown us a whole new side of him! One which loves attention and chirps for food and pets. It's been a true pleasure watching this boy blossom into a confident cat. Please give this wonderful baby a chance at a new forever home.
If you are interested in potentially adopting- please fill out our adoption application which can be found at APCSM.org. Once we receive this application a staff member will process it and reach out to you. We are open by appointment at this time, and meets will be scheduled after an application is approved.
Upcoming classes start on Saturday 1/6/24:
8:45 Basic Obedience
9:30 Basic Obedience
10:15 Reactive Dog
Next round will begin on Saturday 2/10/24:
8:45 Basic Obedience
9:30 Basic Obedience
10:15 Reactive Dog
As we say goodbye to 2023 and welcome 2024, we are proud to share that our December efforts resulted in finding loving homes for 137 animals!
Names missing from the adoption board: Sky, Bert, Ernie, Elmo, Muggle, Hermione, Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Napoleon, Elissa, Bear, Bella Hadid, & Jellyfish!
As always, we extended our thanks to our volunteers, fosters, adopters and donors! Happy New Year all! 🎆
We’re taking a moment before the ball drops to reflect on the enormous impact we’ve made together in 2023. ONE THOUSAND animals have been adopted into forever homes this year! ❤ Please consider making a donation to our end-of-year campaign so that we can continue helping animals in 2024! Thank you for making a difference in the lives of homeless animals in our community!
Donate today: https://www.apcsm.org/appeal
We are so happy for Thor, who found his perfect home this week and was adopted! Happy life, Thor! 🐾
"I adopted Edgar (now Odin) about 8 years ago from your shelter. I did not realize you do adoption updates and I wanted to let me know what a joy it has been having my boy with me for these last years. No regrets and thank you all so much for everything you do! I attached some happy pictures, he loves running in the yard, going for walks, ALL the snacks, and snuggling with his adoptive siblings. Much love, thank you!"
Merry Christmas to all! Today is the final day of our 12 Days of Christmas. Today, we simply wish for all the animals in our care to find loving, forever homes. These innocent animals deserve so much love and they are so lucky to meet such wonderful people who are willing to give them a second chance. You can see all of our adoptable animals on our website at https://www.apcsm.org/availableanimals
Thank you to all of our adopters and supporters and we hope you have a fantastic holiday season!
"I just wanted to give an update on Lewis, now known as Toby! We are in love and we think the feeling is mutual 💕 thank you again!! His brother Oliver is certainly happy as well!"
We are excited to share that our longest stay residents of 2023, Boogie & Booders, have been adopted!! These adorable boys had been waiting for a home since January of this year. Wish them luck on their new adventure! 🎉
Today is the 11th day of our 12 Days of Christmas Wishes! The shelter is in need of beef liver treats for the dogs. These are great to take on walks or use during training sessions. The shelter dogs love these treats!! They can be found on both our Amazon and Chewy wish lists:
Update - we had some early donations of this item, so only a few more are needed! Today is the 10th day of our 12 Days of Christmas Wishes and our shelter is asking for these specific no-drip bottles for our Smalls! We only need about 15 more and we will be all set! You can find them on both our Amazon and Chewy wish lists here:
"I wanted to share an update on Jazzy. You may know her as Freya, that was her name before I adopted her. I adopted her on October 6th, 2022 and she is now 2 years old. She loves to eat, play, sleep and have zoomies all night lol. She is the cutest. She enjoys bird watching and being a nosey neighbor. She is still as sassy as can be and loves having her own space. Sometimes I'm begging for hugs and kisses lol.
Thank you, APCSM for helping me find my Jazzy girl! She has made this past year the best year. Enjoy the pictures."
Mabel is an adorable 2 year old guinea pig who just finished being a great mom to her babies and is now ready to find her own forever family. She is sweet & friendly and super tidy with her litter box. She loves bell peppers and enjoys the attention from hand feeding time. She is quite the cuddle-bug and would make a great addition to a loving home.
For more information on meeting Mabel, please contact us at [email protected] or fill out a small's adoption application on our website at APCSM.org
Today is the eighth day of our 12 days of Christmas Wishes and we are asking for Dry Cat Food! Any and all brands of cat food are accepted and appreciated! These donations help both shelter cats and cats who are recipients of our Pet Pantry program.
Drop off hours are daily from 9-6 at the APCSM, or order via our Chewy and Amazon wish lists! Thank you for helping shelter cats!
PS- to keep away unwanted critters and reduce the risk of contamination, we cannot accept opened bags at this time.
**SPECIAL NEEDS KITTEN NEEDS FOREVER HOME** This is Edgar! He’s about 4 months old and can't wait to meet his forever family. He has chronic constipation of unknown cause. It has been responsive to a prescription diet and 3 (affordable) oral medications which he takes easily!
In his foster home we've learned that he absolutely loves people and other animals! Do you have room in your heart to care for this boy? Apply for him today at APCSM.org or email our Adoption Team with any questions at [email protected]
Buddy is still waiting 😞💜
Brady was finally adopted after being with us since August!!! 🎉🎉
Congrats to Brady and his forever family ❤
This hunky pup is Thor! Thor is a 2 year old neutered male pitty mix who loves stuffies, attention, and snuggles. Thor finds himself at the shelter because his owner was ill and could no longer care for him. Thor is an active boy and would do great on hiking trips or other adventures. He has the best smile and can't wait to find his forever home! Thor loves other dogs and could potentially live with one in the home. Thor is hoping to find a family that he can spend Christmas with.
If you are interested in potentially adopting or meeting Mr Thor - please fill out our adoption application which can be found at APCSM.org. Once we receive this application a staff member will process it and reach out to you. We are open by appointment at this time, and meets will be scheduled after an application is approved. For more information you can email [email protected].
Today is day seven of our 12 Days of Christmas Wishes and we are asking our supporters for donations of Capstar! Capstar is a very effective flea treatment that we use for cats. Many cats, including both surrendered cats and strays found outside, come to us infested with pesky fleas. These tablets start working within 30 minutes, which you can imagine is a huge relief for the cats! To make a donation, please visit our Chewy and Amazon wish lists!
Found cat !! Anyone missing this cutie ? Please reach out to us via email at [email protected]!
This pretty 8 year old girl is Elsa! She's very shy right now, and is having a hard time adjusting here at the shelter. She would be much more comfortable and happy in her new forever home. She's spayed and up to date on all of her vaccines, and would be ready to leave the shelter the same day you came to meet her. Please give this lovely lady a chance to show you her shining personality!
If you are interested in potentially adopting an animal- please fill out our adoption application which can be found at APCSM.org.
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Playtime with cali and GSP puppies !!🐶
Buddy is still waiting 😞❤️
Buddy is still waiting 😞💜
Shelter Halloween 2025!!!
Our shelter pups love their special treats! These guys have been at the shelter for quite some time and are desperately hoping to find their forever homes soon!
#dogs #adopt #buddy #percy #shelterdogs #apcsm
Buttons is all smiles this morning 🌞☀️
So Brady INSISTED we show everyone his jump twist he can do … he’s too cute
Look at these girls go! Luna & Rita are two Chihuahua besties who are full of endless love and entertainment. They play hard and cuddle hard! They are 6 years old and are looking for a home together. Luna (tan) loves to give kisses, and Rita (black) loves to get scratches.
For more information or to talk to an adoption counselor about Luna & Rita, please fill out a dog adoption application on our website www.apcsm.org under the "adopt" section, or email us at [email protected] 🐾
We have sooooo many small animals available for adoption ! If you are looking for your new small best friend , fill out an adoption application on our website at apcsm.org !🐭🐹🐰
We have puppies ! We currently have a couple small breed puppies and one Shepard mix puppy ! ❤️🐶
If you are interested in adopting , please fill out an adoption application on our website at apcsm.org!
Super sweet adoptable Nemo is the senior cat dreams are made of! Nemo is 17 years young and full of love. He is a gentle soul looking for a loving home to spend his golden years. He is quite talkative and a purr-macine! Nemo is very social and affectionate with people. He coexists well with other cats, he just prefers them to give him space, or be on the calmer side. Does Nemo sound like the senior for you? Please inquire by filling out a cat adoption application on our website www.apcsm.org under the "adopt" section.
Yard sale!! Running from 10-1 today, come and shop & support shelter pets! 🐾
🧡Felix needs a hero!🧡 Sweet Felix was dropped at the shelter unexpectedly when we were already at capacity for cats. He is looking for a special home ASAP! He is an older gentleman with some health issues, and we are looking for a home that will manage his symptoms, he is on an inexpensive daily medication that he eats no problem! We feel that sweet Felix deserves a loving home to live out the rest of his days as opposed to living in a kennel. Unfortunately many of our senior cats have been waiting for quite a while to find their forever homes, but Felix doesn't have all the time in the world!
Felix is very affectionate and he loves to eat. He uses his litterbox just fine. He's still a very curious fellow and would be forever grateful to whoever is lucky enough to bring him home! Please apply at APCSM.org or email [email protected] to inquire about Felix 🐾❤️
Pumpkin Spice loves her catnip! You may be wondering may we named this cutie Pumpkin Spice since she looks as sweet as pie? Well, it did occur us when we first saw her after having been dropped off when her owner moved and left her behind, but it soon became apparent Spice was a much better fit than Pie. 😉 So if you are looking for a cat who will keep you on your toes, at least until you get to know one another, look no further, Pumpkin Spice is your girl! (Plus she has extra toes, and who doesn’t love that?) Give us a call or submit an application for this girl. Who knows? Maybe one day she will be your Pumpkin Pie?
Check this guy out! Nick is one of 15 cats taken from a hoarding situation a couple weeks ago, where there were far too many cats living in a tiny space. Since coming to us, he has been very wary of people and stand-offish. With lots of patience and kindness, today he took treats from my hand! If you are interested in learning about adopting this sweet boy, who has so much potential, please give us a call or email us! He will be worth it!
Hmmmm…. According to Lucy something’s not adding up here. Oh! What’s that? You have been in this dead end office job since May? That’s right. Poor Lucy has sent out resume after resume looking for a new gig, but as of yet hasn’t even gotten so much as an interview! Isn’t anyone willing to take a chance on giving this slightly sassy girl a new job (home?). She is a great worker, can warm a keyboard like nobody’s business and is sticker about taking work breaks every hour. Please give a call to set an interview with her! While we hate to lose her, it’s time she moved on to bigger and better things! (Like a new person to boss around!)
Let me tell you a story. Way way back in 2009, when the economy was in mid-tank and non-profits across the board were feeling the pinch of people who could volunteer their time, their talent, but not their treasure because, let’s face it, no one had any, the MSPCA was faced with a terrible problem. It simply didn’t have the resources to keep all of its locations open and serving the communities. It was a smart non-profit doing good work but like any organization it needed money to function and animal shelters need more than most. You see, not only do animals have daily needs that can’t be put of if there isn’t enough money for food, litter, or medicines but the amount of personnel required to keep a shelter clean, stocked, and in good working order is mind-boggling.
Faced with this situation and with the great recession continuing into its second year the MSPCA made a difficult choice. They would close 3 of their locations. Brockton, Springfield, and Martha’s Vineyard. This was kind of like the equivalent of a doctor amputating an arm to save the patient and it had to be done but it hit the communities of Southeastern Massachusetts hard, especially Easton and Brockton.
After the initial shock of it wore off a small group of Brockton shelter volunteers started talking and eventually found themselves in the finished basement of one of their own houses. Around the room sat a couple of business people, a veterinarian, the executive director of the Brockton shelter, and a few other dedicated volunteers who began to discuss an alternative plan. Could they, themselves, raise the funds to keep the shelter going as an independent entity? The talk led to research, the research led to a plan, and on October 1, 2009 the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts incorporated as an independent shelter. Our friends at the MSPCA not only blessed the venture but eventually sold us the land the shelter occupied for $1, land it still stands on now.
Today the APCSM is it’s own shelter with no ties to the MSPCA except for a friendly relationship. That’s an important distinction so I’ll say it again. We love them and the work they do but we are NOT the MSPCA. We receive no money from them, no food or supplies, no animals. We cannot use their veterinarians or medicines, their machines or resources. When you donate to them we do not get a dime and when you donate to us it all stays here. We both do good work for animals and we both passionately serve our missions to educate and serve the community. We love them but we’re not them. We’re you.
Our volunteers outnumber our staff 15 to 1. Visit our bake sale? Those are volunteers behind the table, most likely two friends who live in Brockton and Stoughton. That yoga teacher doing Meow-Ga? A volunteer who teaches professionally in Arlington. The lady patiently petting the scared kitty to help socialize her? She comes in from West Bridgewater. The Santa doing our holiday photos? Straight from the North Pole! We love the MSPCA but we are the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts. We are Southeastern Massachusetts’ community animal shelter.