MAC Membership


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Everyone who loves animals and wants to support MAC’s mission and programs.

MAC memberships are managed on a “rolling” basis. What does that mean? If you join or renew today, your membership is good for one year from the date you join or renew. You will receive renewal notices about a month before your membership expires and you can even set your membership up to auto-renew.

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  • Networking opportunities – meet others who are doing similar work, make friends and connections with those who share your passion for animals
  • Educational offerings – hear from experts and collaborate with colleagues
  • FREE MAC Meeting Passes for organizational members (number of free passes depends on membership level)
  • Ability to create a MAC Task Force – A task force is a temporary project team that brings together members of the coalition to tackle an issue that supports MAC’s mission – all under MAC’s 501c3 umbrella
  • Priority registration for MAC meetings 
  • Reduced fees for MAC meetings for Individual and Organizational Members
  • Learn how to become more involved in animal welfare
  • Continuing Education Credits for Animal Control Officers who attend MAC meetings
  • Free “Lunch and Learns”
  • A place where ‘animal people’ can promote their ideas and gain help in carrying out their programs and projects

MAC meetings and webinars promote vigorous discussion and positive interactions on a variety of topics. We frequently feature regional and national guests or members to speak on specific topics. Previous presentations have included:

  • Our Whole Cat Workshop with many important topics regarding all cats, including a panel discussion cat transport in Massachusetts.
  • Kristin Hassen, Director of American Pets Alive! speaking about “The Future of Animal Sheltering: Human Animal Support Services”
  • A  panel on “Exploring the Future of Massachusetts Shelter Dogs”
  • Kelley Bollen’s 4 part training for the MAC AniMatch Program’s Canine Body Language and Behavior Observation Training
  •  See a list of past meeting topics

Meetings also provide an opportunity for members to network and share ideas.  Members (and guests) may present a problem or concern in order to generate input from colleagues, furthering the collaborative model on which MAC was founded.


Individual memberships are available at one level. The cost of a one year individual membership is $10.


MAC Organizational membership rates are based on the size of the group.

An organizational membership:

  • The membership includes a number of free passes for your volunteers/staff to use for MAC meetings each year – the exact number corresponds to your level of membership. 
  • Your organization’s web address will also be featured on the MAC website (see here).

Please use your own good judgment when determining the size of your organization for membership purposes.

  • Small Organization – 1-10 staff/volunteers – $125 Annually
  • Medium Organization – 1-10 staff/volunteers – $250 Annually
  • Large Organization – 20+ staff/volunteers – $375 Annually
  • Supporting Organization – 40+ staff/volunteers – $1,250 Annually

For a list of current organizational members, click here.

No. MAC welcomes guests, who can participate in meetings and task forces.  If you can’t attend meetings, we are always searching for volunteers to help out behind the scenes.

We can respond most quickly by email at [email protected].