Founded shortly after the Civil War, MSPCA-Angell has been on a mission to protect and care for animals since 1868. The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or MSPCA, consists of numerous Animal Care and Adoption Centers, an Advocacy Department, a Law Enforcement Department and a nonprofit veterinary hospital – the Angell Animal Medical Center.
In addition to protecting the animals, MSPCA Angell focuses on rescuing, sheltering, healing and advocating for a large number of animals - more than any other American humane organization. As part of their mission to get involved with the community on a multitude of levels, the MSPCA also manages a dog park, located on the south corner of the Angell Hospital grounds.
Featuring an entirely enclosed chain link area, the MSPCA Angell Dog Park has dirt ground and is surrounded by large shade trees and shrubs looping one side of the park perimeter. It’s the place where you can bring your pup to run, play and exercise off leash, surrounded by many different breeds. Give your pup enough physical and mental exercise so that they won’t have to spend their excess energy on raiding trash cans or gnawing on shoes.
MSPCA Angell Dog Park provides the perfect setting for enriching your dog’s social skills and exercising them the proper way at the same time. While on the premises, owners are responsible for making sure their dogs are well-behaved and not aggressive toward the other animals nearby.
Furthermore, all pups need to be licensed, up to date on their vaccinations and free from contagious illnesses before coming to the park. Owners have to clean up after their furry friends by using waste bags provided by the facility. Limiting the pup’s barking is also advised, so as not to disturb the rest of the community present. Bring Fido to the MSPCA Angell Dog Park for off the leash fun, exercise and proper socialization.