MAC’s Programs and Task Forces


License Plate Program

The “I’m Animal Friendly” license plates support spay/neuter efforts in Massachusetts and help to reduce the number of homeless animals in the state. Get your plate today! We are also always looking for volunteers to help promote the license plates.  Learn About the License Plate Program >>

AniMatch Program

The mission of AniMatch is to give adoptable pets in Massachusetts a greater chance at adoption.  By developing a network of animal welfare organizations throughout the state and acting as a liaison between them, we facilitate the evaluation and intrastate transfer of pets in need throughout this network – from organizations with limited resources to those that have a better ability to find the pets a “forever home.” Learn About AniMatch >>

Pit Bull Spay/Neuter Task Force

The goal of the task force is to decrease the numbers of Pit Bulls surrendered to animal shelters, rescue groups and animal control organizations in Massachusetts by helping current Pit Bull owners keep their dogs happy, healthy and in their homes. The task force is achieving this goal by promoting spay and neuter programs for Pit Bulls and improving the image of the breed.  Read more>>

Spay Worcester Task Force

The goal of the Spay Worcester task force is to work to reduce the population of free roaming cats in the city of Worcester through spay neuter and public education.  The focus of this task force is on providing basic medical care (spay neuter and rabies vaccinations) for free roaming unowned cats through responsible trap neuter return.  However the task force also seeks to increase the resources available for low income spay neuter for pet cats in Worcester by working with other organizations.  Read more>>

Shelter and Rescue 101 Task Force

The goal of this task force is to provide comprehensive training in general shelter medicine for animal shelter and rescue staff and volunteers. Disease often occurs in shelter animals; however, many illness-related problems can be prevented by using proper management techniques.  The level of shelter medicine education amongst Massachusetts shelter and rescue workers varies widely. This task force is designed to bring all personnel to the same high level by using already established guidelines and protocols.  Read more>>

Advocacy Council

The goals of the Advocacy Council are to take action on pending legislation that would impact MAC members and to notify our members and member organizations about pending proposals so they can contact their legislators.

Shelter Statistics Task Force

The goal of this task force is to create a reporting mechanism through which shelters in Massachusetts can report certain statistics, such as the number of animals taken in, adopted, euthanized, transferred, etc.  Read more>>

For more information about past task forces, see our About Us page.