MAC, Inc. is a statewide, not-for-profit organization formed in February of 2000 to promote collaboration among those who work in animal welfare, both professionals and volunteers.
By joining together, MAC members have created strong alliances and developed new programs and initiatives. Ever increasing numbers of Massachusetts animals have benefited from this cooperation.
MAC Members Include:
- Animal control officers
- Representatives from all types of shelters
- Canine breed rescue
- Feline rescue
- Pet supply retailers
- Cruelty investigators
For a list of organizations who are MAC members, click here.
Meet the Board
We have several options for membership. Answers to common questions about MAC membership options can be found in our Membership page.
The mission of MAC is to maintain a leadership role within the Massachusetts animal welfare community using sustainable, effective and widely used forums for dialogue and strategic collaboration to reduce the number of homeless, neglected, displaced and abused companion animals.
What We Do
MAC members and volunteers have joined together to create task forces (some temporary until a specific problem is resolved and some more permanent, that become programs) to work collaboratively on specific projects including:
- “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate program
- AniMatch (moving adoptable dogs around the state to assist adoption)
Current task forces:
- Advocacy Council
- Pit Bull Spay/Neuter Task Force
- Shelter Statistics Task Force
- Spay Worcester Task Force
Past task forces:
- Feral Cats
- Reshaping the Shelter Image
- Behavioral Evaluation of Shelter Dogs
- ACO/Shelter Support
- Rabies Clinic Task Force
- Foster Care
- Resource Directory
Members meet three times a year. Information about upcoming meetings, which are held at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, MA, can be found here.
Meetings feature invited speakers. Each meeting includes an opportunity for members to update others about progress with their task forces. MAC meetings promote vigorous discussion and positive interactions, and the animals benefit as a result.
We are always searching for volunteers to serve on MAC task forces. If you are not an animal care professional, we can still use your help! You don’t need lots of experience. The only requirement is that you care about helping animals.
How to Reach Us
Massachusetts Animal Coalition
P.O. Box 766
Westborough, MA 01581