Boston, MA –For staff and volunteers at the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL), giving animals in need a chance to experience joy and companionship are what the holidays are all about. To encourage adoption and support for animals in need, the ARL will launch the “Home for the Holidays” community outreach campaign, featuring special events and stories all aimed at helping animals in the community.
“The happiest part of the work we do all year is bringing animals and people together,” explains Mary Nee, president of the ARL. “Our biggest holiday wish is for the animals in our care and individuals willing to open their hearts to find each other.”
On Black Friday, all ARL shelters in Boston, Brewster, and Dedham will open for business with a special “Black Friday deal” of its own. Everyone who adopts from the ARL on Black Friday will receive:
- The unwavering love and loyalty of a shelter pet (no limit on supply!)
- An ARL pet emergency backpack (cat or dog version, while supplies last)
- Free first wellness visit at Boston Veterinary Care vet clinic
- Free pet toothbrush and toothpaste (while supplies last)
- Coupon for 20% off your entire purchase with PALS reward from Petco Unleashed
- Coupon for 20% off your entire purchase at D’Tails (73 Berkeley Street, Boston)
Generous supporters of the ARL have also pre-paid the adoption fees on select shelter animals. Visit arlboston.org for shelter hours on Black Friday and to search adoptable animals.
Every year, the ARL unites over 3,000 deserving animals with families and places 850 in foster homes with dedicated ARL volunteers.
For more information about the ARL’s “Home for the Holidays” campaign and how you can help animals in need this holiday season, visit arlboston.org/homeforholidays
About the Animal Rescue League of Boston
Founded in 1899, the ARL is dedicated to rescuing domesticated animals and wildlife from suffering, cruelty, abandonment, and neglect. In 2013, the ARL served over 14,000 individual animals through our shelters in Boston, Brewster, and Dedham, and our law enforcement, rescue, and veterinary services. The ARL receives no government funding and relies solely on the generosity of supporters to help animals in need. Visit arlboston.org for more information.