Shelter regulations

On September 24, 2013 the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) had a hearing on proposed regulations for animal shelters and rescues (330 CMR 30:00)

Please find more information below:

The official notice and draft regulations from MDAR

The “best practices for providing foster care” document that MDAR released referenced in the draft regulations

MAC’s guidance and details about the hearing

MAC’s comments submitted to MDAR on September 24

MAC’s summary of the hearing

Other comments:
We have posted comments on 330 CMR 30:00 that we have obtained from several groups.  More will be posted as we get them.  We are posting these to be a resource, but MAC does not necessarily endorse all statements within them.

MSPCA, ARL-B and Dakin’s comments submitted to MDAR on September 24

Second Chance Animal Shelter

All Dog Rescue

Northeast Animal Shelter


Boston Globe

CBS Local

Boston Globe Editorial