News & events at Baypath
Baypath helps Project Just Because feed pets of struggling families
"Families in need should never have to make the difficult choice of not feeding their pet because they must feed themselves first," says Cherylann Lambert Walsh, president of Project Just Because, a Hopkinton nonprofit that helps people in need.
Project Just Because's mission drew the attention of Liz Jefferis, executive director of the Baypath Humane Society, just across town. After taking a tour of the local nonprofit, which offers food, clothing, and other necessities to families in need, Jefferis said she became inspired to help it meet the needs of families with pets. Read more.
Disabled kittens find loving home together
Frankie was born with three legs, and Boomer with only stumps for back legs. These bonded kittens found a loving home together through Baypath Humane Society in Hopkinton - just in time for Christmas! In fact, their new mom has taken in several special needs cats and given them a home.
Baypath Humane volunteer gets a Hopkinton High-Five
We are so pleased that the Hopkinton Independent has recognized our dedicated volunteer Beth Watson in their "Hopkinton High-Five" column featuring residents who give back to the community. Beth is an integral member of our Kitty's Gone Friendly group, which helps shy and scared cats to learn to trust people. This work is critical to improving the mental and physical well-being of the cats, helping them find new homes, and setting them up for success in their new homes. Beth also provides TLC to cats and dogs through our fostering program. Read the article at page 8 of this issue of the Hopkinton Independent.
VCA Charities' Annual "Pennies for Pets" Campaign
VCA Animal Hospitals, the nation's largest animal hospital network, and its nonprofit partner organization, VCA Charities, together have successfully raised more than $570,000 to support regionally selected companion animal welfare organizations in the annual company-wide Pennies for Pets campaign.
From April to June 2019, seven VCA hospitals in Central Massachusetts and Boston collected donations by encouraging clients to round up their transaction amounts to the nearest dollar or donate online. The local campaign raised $1,704.02 for Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, one of the most impactful animal welfare organizations in central Massachusetts.
Baypath receives Foundation for MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy grant
Baypath Humane Society recently received a $5,000 grant from the Foundation for MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy program. The animal shelter was selected among 16 local nonprofits to receive the grant award. One of the largest youth philanthropy education programs in the country, YIP MetroWest introduces students to hands-on experiences and insights into nonprofit operations.
Grant enables Baypath Humane Society to help more animals
Baypath was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Foundation to support our Pilot Surgical Program with VCA Animal Hospitals. Their support of this creative partnership with empower us to help more animals across our community. See the full article in the Hopkinton Independent.
Baypath Humane starts "Grey Muzzles Warm Hearts" campaign
Thank you to the Hopkinton Crier for promoting our "Grey Muzzles Warm Hearts" campaign to highlight senior dogs and cats awaiting new homes. We're so grateful to supporters Gary and Kate Note, who are sponsoring 50% off adoption fees for senior pets at Baypath through October 31, 2018.
Baypath alum featured in Style Me Pretty
The owner of the pet coordination business For the Love of Paws held a photo shoot promoting awareness of rescue dogs, and featured Baypath alumni Tony and Penny and a few of their pals in the gorgeous photos. The story was picked up by the popular wedding site Style Me Pretty.
Pet film festival supports Baypath
The New York Cat Film Festival and New York Dog Film Festival selected Baypath Humane Society to receive a portion of ticket sale proceeds for their showings at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA.
Baypath volunteer on WGBH's Greater Boston
Baypath volunteer Rachel Geller was selected as a Greater Bostonian for her work helping cats. WGBH's Greater Boston featured Rachel's work as a cat behaviorist. Baypath Executive Director Elizabeth Jefferis spoke about how Rachel helps adopters and others to address common cat behavior issues.
Feature story in Hometown Weekly
The Hometown Weekly wrote an article about Baypath Humane's history, featuring Kena hanging out in our Real Life Room.
Baypath dogs on Pet Parade
Winnie and Mouse -- two fabulous Baypath dogs awaiting homes -- were featured on WBZ-TV's Pet Parade. Longtime volunteers Michelle K and Susan L represented Baypath and highlighted our dog foster care program.
Animal shelters go extra mile for pets
The MetroWest Daily News interviewed Baypath Humane Society Executive Director Liz Jefferis about preparations the shelter makes to keep the animals safe and comfortable during major storms.
Eagle Leasing Donates Office Space
When Baypath Humane Society reached out to Eagle Leasing about ways to expand their office space, co-owner Mark Eagle graciously offered free use of a 8x28-foot mobile office. This generous gift will give Baypath Humane's staff a quiet work area that did not exist in the busy animal shelter.
The family-owned Eagle Leasing has an impressive history of philanthropic work, from sponsoring local food drives to providing free trailers for relief efforts in the wake of hurricanes and natural disasters. Their gift of new office space will help support Baypath Humane's critical animal rescue work.
Kittens Bring Together Animal Hospital and Humane Society
In June, the Hopkinton Police rescued four young, abandoned kittens and brought them to Baypath Humane Society for care. The Baypath team rushed the critically ill kittens to VCA Westborough Animal Hospital, who sprang into action, providing fluids and much needed TLC. The kittens were quickly stabilized and are growing big and strong.
This interaction sparked a new partnership between the animal hospital and humane society. Baypath was thrilled when VCA Animal Hospitals announced that they would like to be the Presenting Sponsor for their 8th annual Paws & Claws 5K, to be held on October 15, 2017 at Hopkinton State Park.
Celebrating Foster Families
We're thrilled that one of our dedicated foster families was recognized by the MetroWest Daily News in their "Good to Know" column about people who give back to their community. Michelle Kreell, her husband John, and son Sam have given an incredible amount of time, love, and attention to help tougher to adopt dogs find new homes.
Specialized Approach to Pet Adoption
Baypath Humane was honored that NBC Boston featured us in a segment about the Clear the Shelters adoption event, highlighting our Dog Behavior Team, our incredible volunteer network who works with staff to truly enrich the lives of the animals in our care and get them ready for their forever homes.
Baypath Humane Society Reaches GuideStar Platinum Rating
Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton is proud to have earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. Baypath Humane is now part of an elite tier of nonprofit organizations recognized for its commitment to transparency and accountability.
Purr-fect Ending for Four Kittens in Hopkinton
Hopkinton Police came to the rescue when four tiny kittens were found in an abandoned home in town. Officers Brian Sanchioni and Officer Mathew Santoro brought the kittens to Baypath Humane Society, who worked with veterinary partner VCA Westborough Animal Hospital, who gave the kittens fluids and much needed TLC. The kittens are now safe and warm and in one of Baypath's foster homes where they'll be cared for until they're old enough to be adopted.
Hearing Impaired Dog Learns Hand Signals to Help Find her New Home
Pigeon is a hearing impaired dog who’s taught us all that a disability doesn’t have to hold you back. She’s shown everyone here at Baypath Humane Society that she’s one of the smartest dogs around! This special girl was recently featured on CBS News because of the special way she's learning commands. Now she's ready to find her forever home.
Couple’s pets bring comfort to those in need
Baypath alum Cassie and her longtime Baypath volunteer family are doing great work in our community. Please see this great article on the www.fiftyplusadvocate.com to read more about their adventure!
Petco Foundation Invests In Lifesaving Work of Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton
Baypath Humane was on Chronicle!
Executive Director Elizabeth Jefferis interviewed by the Globe
Senior dogs featured on Pet Parade