About Us

Who We Are
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
  • Veterinarians
  • Representatives from all types of shelters
  • Canine breed rescue
  • Feline rescue
  • Pet supply retailers
  • Cruelty investigators
  • Attorneys
  • Representatives of state agencies, humane societies, veterinarians and veterinary students

For a list of organizations who are MAC members, click here.

MAC Board Click here to meet the board.

We have several options for membership.  Answers to common questions about MAC membership options can be found in our
Membership page.

Mission Statement
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
Task Forces:  MAC members and volunteers have joined together to create task forces (some temporary until a specific problem is resolved and some more permanent) to work collaboratively on specific projects including:

Current task forces:

Past task forces:

  • Feral Cats
  • Reshaping the Shelter Image
  • Behavioral Evaluation of Shelter Dogs
  • ACO/Shelter Support
  • Foster Care
  • Resource Directory

MeetingsMembers meet four 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.

MAC Volunteers: 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.

Media Coverage
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How to Reach Us
Massachusetts Animal Coalition
P.O. Box 766
Westborough, MA 01581
(978) 779-9880

The mission of MAC is to take a leadership role in strategic collaboration within the Massachusetts animal welfare community and to maximize and measure the success of humane initiatives statewide.
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