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5 April 2013:  Shelby is currently in foster care and in need of a forever home.  She was dumped at a high kill shelter after being with her "family" for 4 years.  Shelby is a hound mix, about 50 pounds, UTD on all vaccines, house trained and in good health.  Shelby is a little fearful of people initially, but quickly warms up.  She's great with other dogs (initiates play immediately when greeting other dogs), but not tested with cats.  Shelby's ideal home would have no young children, a nice big back yard (although she LOVES her daily walks) and an owner who is willing to give her a little time to bond. Once she bonds with you, she is just a great dog!  If interested, please contact the Animal Control Officer at or 617-908-7479.  Please give Shelby her forever home that she so deserves...


27 January 2013:  Hello, I’m Molly! I am a 6 year old spayed female Pekingese. I am looking for a nice quiet home where I can thrive. I am a sweet girl who likes to accompany you on walks around the neighborhood. I don’t need a ton of exercise but I should get frequent walks around the neighborhood where I can bask in the sun and enjoy the grass. Although I’m not old, I do have some  medical issues that need management. That being said, if you are looking for a social dog that loves meeting people, then I’m your gal!  MSPCA Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center 350 South Huntington Avenue (617) 522-5055

31 December 2012:  Meet Ariel, a 13 month old basenji/collie mix who is looking for her forever home.  Ariel is a great dog who enjoys walks, playing with other dogs and is VERY affectionate.  Currently being fostered by the Animal Control Officer, so send me an e-mail if interested.    UPDATE:  Ariel has been adopted into an awesome home~!


(UPDATE:  "Angus" has been adopted into a great home, is doing very well and is extremely happy!)

Many thanks to everyone who made donations, and especially for everyone who cared enough to do something for a guy named "Angus" and give him a fair shot at life. -John Maguranis ACO

“Angus” was featured in the Belmont Citizen Herald on January 25th in a desperate attempt to find his owners after he was found laying motionless on Pleasant Street in 5 degree weather on January 17th.  No one has replied and he now waits at City Cats in Arlington for hope.  Normally, any animal that is picked up by Animal Control gets put up for adoption after aggressive efforts are made to find their owners fail.  The problem with “Angus” is that he was brought in with what’s called, “a wound of unknown origin”.  Because we have no vaccination history on him, he must be quarantined for 6 months.  With no owner, he must either be quarantined at Belmont Animal Hospital (the town’s contract pound facility) at the expense of the Town, or be euthanized.  

“Angus” is an extremely affectionate, healthy, young male cat who captured the hearts of the Animal Control Officer and the folks at Belmont Animal Hospital.  We desperately looked for a solution to keep “Angus” alive, so we contacted City Cats of Arlington and told them of his fate.  They have agreed to take “Angus,” neuter him, care for him and hold him for the six months.  What excellent people!

City Cats has accepted “Angus” into their facility with a promise that donations will help support and off-set the huge cost of housing, vaccinations, feeding, and neutering him for the next six months.  City Cats is a small veterinary practice that specializes in cats.  They took “Angus” because they care so much about animals and fell in love with him the moment they saw him.

Please help “Angus” and City Cats by sending a donation in his name.  “Angus” desperately needs your help to get him through the six month quarantine so that he can be adopted out into a loving home.  Please send a generous donation to:  

City Cats
665 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA  02476
Please be sure to indicate your donation is for “Angus”

Thanks so much to Belmont Animal Hospital and City Cats for caring so much and making such a difference to the strays that are brought through their doors far too often.

John Maguranis
Belmont Animal Control Officer



Adopting a pet can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your lifetime.  There are thousand of animals that desperately need a good home, so before you consider purchasing a pet, check with your local shelters; they're loaded with loving pets who need a home.  Check out the following links to various shelters and rescues if you're looking for a pet and our own shelter doesn't have what you're looking for:

Buddy Dog Humane Society (Sudbury, MA)
Quincy Animal Shelter (Quincy, MA)
Boston Animal Control (Boston, MA)
Scituate Animal Shelter (Scituate, MA)
Forever Paws Animal Shelter (Fall River, MA)
Standish Humane Society (Standish, MA)
Merrimack River Feline Rescue (Salisbury, MA)
Bosler Humane Society (Baldwinville, MA)
Marblehead Animal Shelter (Marblehead)
North East All Retriever Rescue (MA)


B.O.N.E.S. (Beagles of New England)
Airedale Terrier Rescue
Gulf South Golden Retriever Rescue
Cheasapeake Bay Retriever Rescue
N.E. English Springer Spaniel Rescue
North East Rottweiler Rescue
Second Chance Boxer Rescue
Doberman Rescue Unlimited
North East Boxer Rescue

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