Our Mission
Our mission is to create awareness in the community for the humane treatment of all animals; to help end the problem of companion animal overpopulation through spay/neuter; to promote the adoption of homeless companion animals; and to provide people with the educational information they need to help keep their companion animals safe and healthy.
About Us
Since 1999, the Coalition for Animals of Greater New Bedford is an all volunteer non-profit charitable organization of individuals and local animal groups dedicated to helping animals.
The Coaltion For Animals

President.............................Mellisa Raposo
Vice President......................Pamela Holmes
Treasurer..............................Manny Maciel
Secretary..............................Janice Rogers
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834 Kempton St. New Bedford, Ma. 02740 phone (508) 991-6366   Fax (508) 961-3051

Disaster Preparedness

Join the newly formed SouthCoast DART (Disaster Animal Response Team)

to Become a Credentialed Volunteer Ready to Help With a Local Disaster Animal Response Team in Our Community

The Coalition for Animals, Animal Control and Emergency Management of New Bedford are building a South Coast DART and are working with SMART (State of Massachusetts Animal Response Team) to volunteer at a local or any Massachusetts disaster animal sheltering site. Contact us at info@coalitonforanimals.com to learn more!

Animal Advocates Pet Help Hotline (508) 991-7727
Pet Help Hotline
Pet Fest and Walk for Animals: May 19, 2013
Buttonwood Park in New Bedford, MA.
PetFest Brochure and PetFest Vendor Form
Bi-Montly Meetings / Special Events
Bi-Montly Meetings,
834 Kempton Street, New Bedford, MA as follows:
2014: January 7th, March 4th, May 6th, July 1st, Sept. 2nd, Nov. 4th

Join us for our

15th Annual
PET FEST and Walk for Animals
The Future of Health Expo

being held Sunday May 18th

Our largest fundraiser and it gets bigger every year!
Attended by over 600 people and 300 dogs!
Great prizes for people raising the most money, contests, demonstrations, 50+ vendors, music, food and free face painting!
Walkers raising $75 or more will receive a t-shirt


Doggie Fashion Show; presented by Go Fetch and The Daily Dog Blog
New England Reptile & Raptor Birds of Prey Show
New Bedford Police K-9 Demo
Dog Training Demos
Puppy Kissing Booth
Rainbow Bridge and Pet Memorial Board $1 magnet
Pet Art
Trophies and Prizes, Trophies donated by Larry's Trophy Shop
AWESOME raffle items
FREE Face Painting
50+ Vendor Booths
Emceed by WBSM's radio celebrity, Capt. Jack Peterson
Music by Dave Antunes Sound Co.
Fitness Demos
Food and Vitamin Demos
Holistic Practitioners
Massage Therapists
Rock Climbing Tower (weather permitting)
Free Samplings/Give-A-Ways

Also back will be the Doggie Fashion Show
New England Reptile and Raptor Birds of Prey Show
Police K-9 Demo
Dog Training Demos

Come have a great day with your dog and help us raise money for our newest program,

Pets Beside Vets,

in which we subsidize the adoption fee for a war veteran to adopt an animal from a local participating shelter!

Walkers without dogs welcome, too!

Download our Pet Fest Registration Form for more details!

Join us for Dinner!

Our Annual

Lasagna Dinner

will support our Senior for Seniors Program
Typically the second Wed. in March (check out our Facebook page for details) generously hosted by The Skyroom
651 Orchard Street, New Bedford
Meat and Vegetarian options (provided by Ma Raffa's) Bread, Salad, Coffee and Dessert
Cash Bar
Buy Tickets at Mellisa's Pet Depot, 83 Faunce Corner Rd # A North Dartmouth Limited Tickets will be sold at the door of the event.
Please help the Skyroom support us by having your next FUNction at their fantastic facility!


Sponsored by New Bedford Animal Control Typically the first Saturday in April, 10-12pm in two convenient locations. AnimalControl or call 508-991-6366 for locations and details

Special thanks to our sponsers for the 14th Annual Pet fest and Walk for Animals
Thanks to Debra Manning for sharing her experiences of petfest 2011 with us.

Disaster Preparedness

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