It’s Dogtoberfest Time!!

Get Your Dogtoberfest Tickets!

On October 20th, the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts (APCSM) will host our second annual Dogtoberfest at the APCSM’s facility in Brockton. This will be an exciting evening featuring a tasting of great local beers courtesy of

  • Tenth District Brewery
  • Barrel House Z
  • Widowmaker Brewery
  • Bourbon tastings by The Wine Basket

Along with delicious food courtesy of NanTra Catering and live music by The Bird Gangs. This fun evening of food and drink is being held to support the mission of the APCSM, to positively impact the lives of animals in our community.

The highlight of last year’s event was undoubtedly the contest to crown the king or queen of Dogtoberfest from our available, adoptable dogs.  Each dog strutted his or her stuff to a specifically chosen theme song. Participants overwhelmingly voted for Queen Lily!

Queen Lily 2017

During the past nine years, the shelter has successfully cared for countless animals, facilitated thousands of adoptions, provided affordable enrichment programs, and been an agency that advocates for animal welfare issues. In 2016 alone, the APCSM helped place over 1000 animals in their new forever homes. There are many success stories to celebrate – but the need is continuous.

Our ability to continue this work and meet the needs of our community is only possible because of support from people like you.

Get Your Dogtoberfest Tickets!


Coco Kitten and Diva Cat Need Your Help

coco2This is Kim K at the shelter. The past 2 weeks have been really difficult in terms of animals with emergency medical needs. Last Thursday we took in Coco the kitten, whose family had been trying to treat a severly infected eye but surrendered her to us when it got to be too much for them and their young children to bear. Then Diva’s spay incision got infected and required emergency surgery. She had a drain put in and is on a lot of meds. Both cats are at the shelter being treated now but the bills are hovering near 3K just for the past 2 weeks and we are a bit strapped. Can you help?
Diva.jpgDiva’s bill is $2,500 and we thing the worst is past for her but Coco is a different story. The antibiotics don’t seem to be helping – the picture is of her after a week of treatment – and she has an appointment today to determine what to do next. Whatever it is one thing’s for certain, we’re not giving up on her.
Every little bit helps and if everyone can pitch in just a little we’re confident that we can get these 2 kitties healthy and home.
Thanks everybody, we’re super grateful for all you do!

Cat Adoption Event Tomorrow At Bank Of Easton!

Our biggest on-site adult cat adoption event so far this year will be taking place tomorrow from 10 am-noon at Bank of Easton’s Easton location (the one near Target). Ten cats ranging from 2-14 years old will be taking over the boardroom at the bank and seeking to open their own “family accounts”. Each cat (or bonded pair) is a solid investment opportunity and comes with features including a microchip, 1 year rabies vaccine, collar, ID tag, and carrier.

Unless they’re adopted beforehand these are the “fat cats” who will be taking over the board room at the Easton branch of Bank of Easton on Saturday morning. You can meet AND adopt these fiscally aware felines right on site!





Miko, black male, 14 yrs. Miko is easy going and loves to snuggle.






RaccoonMooCowRaccoon, male tiger, 4 yrs. Raccoon is bonded to his brother Moo Cow and is the quieter of the two.

Moo Cow, black and white male, 4 yrs. You need to meet Moo Cow to truly get the awesomeness of this 20 lb, full of personality boy. He is bonded to his brother Raccoon and they must go home together.



Parmesan, black male, 13 yrs. Parmesan would like to be the only kitty in his house and loves to show affection by head butting.





Spike, black male, 8 yrs. Spike is a FIV+ cat but this handsome and friendly boy still has a full and happy life ahead of him.





Madmoiselle Kat, female tortoiseshell, 2 yrs. The bank’s newest social director, Mme. Kat is super friendly and loves to meet people.





Magenta, female dilute tortoiseshell, 3 yrs. Magenta is a talkative girl who would like to be the only kitty in her home.





Peaches, tortoiseshell female, 6 yrs. Peaches loves catnip and petting!





Mira, black female, 6 yrs. Mira is a sweet and outgoing girl who loves people and has a purr you can hear across the boardroom!





Patches, tortoiseshell 10 yrs old. Patches is a little shy at first but once she warms up she’s the sweetest girl.





If you have any questions about Bank Of Easton’s new “C” suite executives call us at the shelter during our open hours and we’ll see you Saturday at the Bank Of Easton Cat Adoption Event!

See adoption Fees and information


Animal Protection Center Has A Fall Packed With Events For Animal Lovers

The Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts in Brockton has planned a fall a calendar with events for every type of animal lover; and all benefit the shelter and it’s animals!

CatThe season kicks off with a Paint Nite on August 28 at Barrett’s Ale House and will feature a cat-themed painting. Tickets are $45 plus whatever food or drinks you like and $15 of each ticket goes to the shelter.






21432699_10154893497347548_3299785639331198360_nThen, On September 8 & 9 visit our 2-Day Yard and Bake Sale. The parking lot and inside of the shelter will be full of everything you can imagine: books, holiday items, pet items, clothing, furniture, electronics, children’s and baby toys and gear. The bake sale will also be featuring it’s famous selection of breads, cookies, cakes, pies, and more. The event is completely volunteer organized and operated!


59Paws In The Park will be on September 15, the Saturday following the Yard Sale. The day kicks off with a gentle 1 mile dog walk and then continues with vendors, activities like fall children’s crafts and face painting, demonstrations, and food! Dog Olympics are at noon and all pups are welcome to compete for a $20 Pet Smart gift card in categories like Best Trick, Best Kiss, and Best Costume! The celebration is free to attend but it’s $20 to walk with pre-registration ($25 at the door) with all profits again going to the shelter.



Queen Lily 2017.jpgOctober continues the fun with the Second Annual Dogtoberfest on the 20th! Enjoy craft beers, live music, and vote in the contest to determine which of our available shelter dogs will be crowned King or Queen of Dogtoberfest! Tickets are available online!





Pet CPR.jpgOn Sunday, November 18 the shelter is hosting a Pet Emergency First Aid And CPR Class from 1-4pm. Learn how to treat emergencies like a wild animal encounter, accidental poisoning, or seizure and to stabilize your pet until you can get to a vet. Canine and feline CPR will also be taught. You’ll leave the class with a certificate good for 2 years issued by PawsNClaws911.


holiday 4Finally, on December 1 you can bring your pets (and the whole family) to the shelter to Meet Sandy Claws! Santa, er, Sandy, will be at the shelter taking photos with pets and people alike all day with the help of professional photographer Melody Henkel.



You can see details and registration options for all of these events on the Animal Protection Center’s website at www.apcsm.org. In each case not only will people be having fun but they will be helping the shelter at the same time!

The APCSM is an open admission animal care and adoption facility, with focus on prevention of cruelty to animals, education and outreach, low-cost spay/neuter programs and helping animals and people in the community. With the help of volunteers, community members, and sponsors the shelter has helped thousands of animals find their forever homes.