This week we are excited to share with our readers a bit more about our friend, Dana Lawson, and her involvement with MSPCA-Angell in Boston as the Associate Director of Development. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Dana about her work at the shelter; she had lots to share with us and we were able to get some great insight from her regarding the collaboration between the MSPCA-Angell and Audrey’s Rescue Angels. We hope you enjoy learning a little more about this special organization and why we continue to support all that they do!
1. Can you please elaborate on your organization, your mission, and the organizations goals?
The mission of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) is to protect animals, relieve their suffering, advance their health and welfare, prevent cruelty, and work for a just and compassionate society. We serve the animals of Massachusetts through our four main facets- our Hospitals, our Shelters, our Animal Advocacy Division, and our Law Enforcement Division.
2. How did your relationship with Audrey’s Rescue Angels begin and how long have you been working with them?
Our relationship began actually pre-Audrey’s Rescue Angels. Brittany has been a long-time supporter of the MSPCA, and had always included us in her fundraising activities while she was operating her shop, Audrey’s Pet Supply. Brittany has been active on MSPCA Committees- and has both served on and Co-Chaired our Party Animals fundraising committee. In 2014, she was nominated to serve on our Board of Overseers. We were beyond excited for Brittany when she established Audrey’s Rescue Angels, and are always honored when we are selected to be a beneficiary of one of their projects. The most recent projects that we have been a beneficiary of include the Rescue Pets of Boston book sales and the Rescue the Runway event.
3. How has the work of Audrey’s Rescue Angels positively impacted your organization?
Audrey’s Rescue Angel’s provides the MSPCA-Angell with critical, sustaining funds that directly support our mission. We simply would not be able to function and provide the services that we do, without support like this.
4.What would your organization do with a 1 Million Dollar donation?
A $1 million gift to our Capital Campaign could help us to endow our Pet Care Assistance program- a program which assists with the cost of pet care to our low income clients, and also covers the cost of pet care for abandoned animals, and animals who have been victims of violence.
5. Do you have an inspirational quote or motto that you would like to share with us?
“Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way” ~ John Muir