There may be no better gift this season that giving a deserving animal a loving home. However, the Humane Society recommends against giving pets as holiday gifts if the prospective owner is not prepared to take on the added responsibility. Be sure to discuss plans to adopt in advance.
The Animal Rescue League of Boston is looking for loving families willing to adopt their shelter animals. The nonprofit organization has rescued thousands of animals from suffering, cruelty, abandonment, and neglect since 1899.
The MSPCA also works to protect and advance te health and welfare of animals across the state. The nonprofit organization accepts monetary donations, adoptions, as well as new volunteers at their various adoption centers.
Pictured: Kittens at the Cape Cod Adoption Center in Brewster .