ADOPT on Black Friday, November 27

Home for the Holidays Adoption Event special offer, plus a FREE GIFT!

Thinking about adding a furry family member to your home this holiday season? If so, HURRY IN to any of ARL’s shelter locations on BLACK FRIDAY! DOORS OPEN AT 1PM!

At the ARL, we know that BIG THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES. On Friday, November 27, ARL’s shelters in Boston and Brewster are offering $20 off the adoption fee for all small animals to help them find a HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

An extra day to SAVE: On Super Saturday, November 28, you can also visit the ARL at our mobile adoption location at Petco in Needham, 163 Highland Avenue!  Staff will have adoptable bunnies and offer$20 off the adoption fee

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Help 1-year-old MILLIE find her Home for the Holidays! Click the photo to learn more about her.

Many people think animal shelters only have dogs and cats, but at the ARL we have the capacity and knowledge to take in a variety of small animals, including birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, mice, rats, hamsters, ferrets, degus, and chinchillas.

Small animals like Dewey, the hamster, Fluffy, the guinea pig, and Hubert, the rabbit make great companions for pet “newbies”, families with limited space, or people with allergies to cats or dogs.

ADOPT SMALL, SAVE BIG! At the ARL, all of this is included in your pet’s adoption fee:

  • spay or neuter services
  • health screening and veterinary exam
  • behavioral screening and evaluation
  • vaccinations
  • parasite treatment
  • a microchip, when applicable

If you’re interested in adopting a small animal, don’t forget to bring in a photo of the cage that your new furry companion will be living in.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Receive a “Home for the Holidays” Pet Pack to help your new furry family get settled into their new homewith every animal adoption on Black Friday, while supplies last!

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Participating ARL locations include:

Friday, November 27

ARL Boston Shelter 10 Chandler Street, Boston
Phone: (617) 426-9170
Hours: 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

ARL Brewster Shelter 3981 Main St (Rte 6A), East Brewster
Phone: (508) 255-1030
Hours: 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Saturday, November 28

ARL Dedham Mobile Adoptions 163 Highland Ave, Needham Petco
Phone: (781) 326-0729
Hours: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

ARL’s shelter pets made a HOLIDAY WISH LIST too! Not ready to adopt? Donate supplies to ARL’s adoption centers:

Boston adoption center wish list

Brewster adoption center wish list

Dedham adoption center wish list

THANK YOU to Onyx Hotel, Hotel Marlowe, Hotel Nine Zero, Macy’s Downtown Crossing, I and Love and You, and Boston Veterinary Care for donating to the Home for the Holidays Pet Pack!

 

THANK YOU for Lending a Paw!

A big THANK YOU to all of our donors for supporting ARL’s Lend a Paw Match-a-thon

Thanks to your kindness and generosity, more animals in need will get a chance at a better life this holiday season!

The Lend a Paw Match-a-Thon ended on Tuesday, November 10 with more than $20,000 in donations in ONLY 6 DAYS!  Your support will go immediately to provide care and assistance to animals, when and where they need it most!

The ARL will be able to help special animals just like Johnny Cash, Athena, Big B, Oliver Twist, Wilson and Titan who are suffering from cruelty, abandonment, and neglect with the assistance that they need to recover!

While your generous donations during the fund drive will make a huge impact for animals in need, the ARL still has much more to raise before the end of the year to keep our critical programs and services going!

DONATE NOW

VERY SPECIAL THANKS to our anonymous challenge donor for kicking off the fund drive with a generous donation, WBZ Radio, Seaport Hotel, Sephora, and the anonymous donor of the Ski & Snowboard Expo tickets for helping animals in need!

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Cat Food Drive for Boston’s Homeless Cats

Get into the holiday spirit by giving to animals that are most in need

As humans, it’s no secret that we’re thankful for the abundance of food that we’ll have on our plates this

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All donations of cat food will help feed hundreds of homeless cats in the community during the long winter. Photo source: www.pethelpers.org

Thanksgiving. As you begin preparations for your own family feast, consider gathering a little extra for Boston’s homeless cats!

On Saturday, November 21 – Sunday, November 22, the ARL will host a Cat Food Drive, to provide food for the homeless cats of Boston. We’ll accept donations of unopened wet or dry cat food from 9:00am – 3:30pm both days in the lobby of our headquarters located in Boston’s South End:

Animal Rescue League of Boston

Boston Adoption Center lobby

10 Chandler Street

Boston, MA 02118

As a special thank you, the first 50 people who make a donation during the Cat Food Drive will receive an ARL SWAG Bag, while supplies last!

The winter Cat Food Drive marks the start of the ARL’s “Home for the Holidays” community outreach campaign to encourage adoption and support for animals in need during the holidays. All donations of cat food will defray the food cost associated with the on-going care of homeless cats in the community.

Cat food donations will go to feral cat caretakers in Boston, as well as ARL foster volunteers who provide one-on-one care to cats recovering from surgery or re-acclimating to life in a home prior to adoption.

Download our flyer and share with your friends, family, and fellow animal lovers!

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For more information, please contact our Boston Adoption Center at (617) 426-9170.

 

Our Shelters Are Closed for Veterans Day

In observance of Veterans Day, ARL shelters are closed

In honor of the Veterans Day holiday, ARL shelters are closed to the public today, Wednesday, November 11.

You can search adoptable animals now to learn more about the cats, dogs, small animals, and livestock currently looking for a home and contact our shelters tomorrow during regular hours, 1:00 pm-6:30 pm.

Boston Shelter: (617) 426-9170 or adoption@arlboston.org
Brewster: (508) 255-1030 or brewster@arlboston.org
Dedham: The shelter is currently closed for remodeling.

Thank you to our veterans for your service to our country!

 

Lend a Paw to Titan!

LEND A PAW and give animals like Titan the gift of hope

It’s Day 6 of our Lend a Paw Match-a-thon!

Today is the last day to make DOUBLE the difference for animals in need!

A generous anonymous donor will automatically match every dollar you donate to the ARL through November 10 — your gift will go even farther when you DONATE NOW!

Every day during our Match-a-thon, we’re featuring the stories of special animals who got a chance at a better life thanks to your support.

Yesterday, we shared the story of Wilson and today we would like you to….

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Titan stole the heart of everyone at the ARL, especially ARL’s intake supervisor, Elise Danby!

Meet Titan

Earlier this year, during a routine neuter surgery, our shelter veterinarian discovered that Titan had a large mass in his abdomen. X-rays confirmed the 6-year-old big and loveable Mastiff had a tumor.

According to ARL shelter veterinarian Dr. Erin Doyle, about 50% of this type of tumor are benign and the other 50% are cancerous.  Sadly, dogs with the cancerous-type of tumor have a 6-month life expectancy after the tumor is removed without additional medical intervention.

Titan needed a $2,000 surgery to immediately remove the tumor and test for cancer.  The ARL moved quickly to get Titan the medical care and testing he needed.

Titan’s goofy grin and happy-go-lucky personality had quickly warmed the hearts of everyone at the shelter.  Everyone was hoping for the best when he underwent surgery a week later.

Thankfully, we got what we were hoping for!

“Titan’s tumor ended up being a very rare type of benign kidney tumor,” happily reported Dr. Doyle. “Now that the tumor has been removed, Titan should be able to go on to live a normal life.”

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Titan (right) found his perfect family - he even has a big sister to keep him company!

With the tumor gone,  Titan was cured and medically-cleared for adoption. He went home with a new family shortly after surgery and by all reports is doing better than ever!

Remember: the ARL doesn’t receive any government funding and relies solely on the generosity of supporters like you to provide emergency veterinary care for shelter animals who have no one else to turn to for help when they’re sick or injured.

LEND A PAW TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED!

Inspired by her cherished lab and goldens who offered many years of comfort and unconditional love to family and friends, an anonymous donor wants to lend a paw and will double every dollar donated to the Animal Rescue League of Boston during our Lend a Paw Match-a-Thon, November 5-10.

Our goal is raise $6000 in six days—matched dollar-for-dollar by the anonymous donor for grand total of $12,000—to provide care and assistance to animals, when and where they need it most. Click here to watch a video about the animals your donations help support!

DONATE NOW

As a special thanks… The first (3) people to donate $50 or more by midnight TODAY, November 10, will win a pair of general admission tickets to the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston*!

Click here or on the DONATE button below to make a donation to ARL’s Lend a Paw Match-a-thon!

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THANK YOU to everyone who has donated to the Lend A Paw Match-a-thon to help animals in need!

*The Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo will take place November 12-15 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Due to the closeness of the event dates, tickets must be picked up at the reception desk at the ARL’s Boston shelter location on 10 Chandler Street.

 

Lend a Paw to Wilson!

LEND A PAW and give animals like Wilson the gift of comfort

It’s Day 5 of our Lend a Paw Match-a-thon!

There’s just one day left to make DOUBLE the difference for animals in need!

A generous anonymous donor will automatically match every dollar you donate to the ARL through November 10 — your gift will go even farther when you DONATE NOW!

Every day during our Match-a-thon, we’re featuring the stories of special animals who got a chance at a better life thanks to your support.

Yesterday, we shared the story of Oliver Twist and today we would like you to….

Meet Wilson

A close-up of Wilson's paw while in the trap and after it had been treated by emergency and ARL veterinarians.

A close-up of Wilson’s paw while in the trap and after it had been treated by emergency and ARL veterinarians.

This past summer, a concerned citizen spotted a 6-year-old stray orange and white cat struggling with a heavy contraption attached to his right leg. Officials later identified the metal object as an illegal steel leghold trap.

The injured cat, later named Wilson, was rushed to Mass-RI Veterinary ER animal hospital in Swansea. Although his right leg was freed from the steel leghold trap, veterinarians observed that Wilson’s front paw was incredibly swollen with superficial wounds and that he couldn’t move his right leg properly.

Westport animal control and police department immediately contacted the ARL’s law enforcement team to ask for assistance investigating Wilson’s case, as well as help with his veterinary expenses and finding him a permanent home.

A few days later, Wilson arrived at the ARL’s Boston shelter to begin his long road to recovery. The shelter staff and veterinarians worked with Wilson daily to mend his wounds and get him back up on his feet.

Miraculously, just a few days after his ordeal, the swelling in Wilson’s right paw was almost completely gone and he had only a faint limp when he walked.  More often animals suffer amputations and even death as a result of becoming trapped in this illegal hunting device putting domesticated animals and wildlife at risk.

After spending just over two months in ARL’s Boston shelter, Wilson was completed healed and adopted by his new family.

Today, Wilson is a happy and healthy kitty loving life in his new home!

Animals in need like Wilson count on supporters like you to get the emergency assistance they need! The ARL does not receive any government or public funding, so we rely entirely on donations to provide these critical services to animals.

LEND A PAW TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED!

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Wilson has made himself right at home with his new family!

Inspired by her cherished lab and goldens who offered many years of comfort and unconditional love to family and friends, an anonymous donor wants to lend a paw and will double every dollar donated to the Animal Rescue League of Boston during our Lend a Paw Match-a-Thon, November 5-10.

Our goal is raise $6000 in six days—matched dollar-for-dollar by the anonymous donor for grand total of $12,000—to provide care and assistance to animals, when and where they need it most.

DONATE NOW

As a special thanks from Sephora… Donate $100 or more by midnight TODAY, November 9, and you will automatically be entered to win a gift box from Sephora valued at over $300!

Click here or on the DONATE button below to make a donation to ARL’s Lend a Paw Match-a-thon!

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THANK YOU to Sephora and everyone who has donated to the Lend A Paw Match-a-thon to help animals in need!

 

Lend a Paw to Oliver Twist!

LEND A PAW and give animals like Oliver Twist the gift of love

It’s Day 4 of our Lend a Paw Match-a-thon!

There’s just two days left to make DOUBLE the difference for animals in need!

A generous anonymous donor will automatically match every dollar you donate to the ARL through November 10 — your donation will go even farther when you DONATE NOW!

Every day during our Match-a-thon, we’re featuring the stories of special animals who got a chance at a better life thanks to your support.

Yesterday, we share the story of Big B and today we would like you to….

Meet Oliver Twist

This is what poor little Oliver Twist looked like when our Senior Rescue Technician, Danielle, first brought him in.

This photo was taken on the first day Oliver came to our Boston Shelter. This poor guy was clearly emaciated and needed immediate medical attention.

On a cold winter day, a FedEx driver named Jeff called the ARL after spotting a severely emaciated 6-month-old puppy shivering and wandering the streets along his delivery route.

The ARL’s Rescue Services Team immediately responded to the call, and worked to track down the puppy.   They were stunned by what they found.

“We could see his bones jutting through his skin,” describes Danielle Genter, senior rescue technician at the ARL. “When we found him, he just stumbled over to us.”

At the ARL’s Boston shelter, the frail little pup received immediate medical attention along with the name Oliver Twist. On the Purina body condition scale a score of “9” is considered obese and “1” is extremely lean; Oliver scored less than 1. He was also diagnosed with a bacterial infection.

Over the next few weeks, Oliver’s condition stabilized. He was placed on a progressive re-feeding schedule and soon began to eat on his own. ARL veterinarians checked him daily to ensure that he was gaining the expected amount of weight and treated his infection. He also received lots of love and attention from shelter staff.

With special care and attention, Oliver was ready for a home just a few weeks after his rescue.   After seeing Oliver’ story on the news, Billie Jean Nebesky and her daughter felt an instant connection with him. “We knew he needed us and we needed him,” said Nebesky.

They adopted him were happy to report that he has made himself completely at home and his favorite activity is to fetch big sticks in the woods near his home.

“If we sit down in a chair, Oliver will immediately join you and cuddle,” smiles his new mom. “He clearly knows he is part of our family.”

The ARL is the only animal welfare organization in the state with a rescue team trained to help animals in distress.  The ARL does not receive any government or public funding for rescue services and relies entirely on supporters like you to provide animals like Oliver Twist with immediate assistance.

LEND A PAW TO HELP ANIMALS IN NEED!

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On the left, Oliver during his initial medical exam at our Boston Shelter. On the right, Oliver and his new mom enjoying some snuggle time together!

 

Inspired by her cherished lab and goldens who offered many years of comfort and unconditional love to family and friends, an anonymous donor wants to lend a paw and will double every dollar donated to the Animal Rescue League of Boston during our Lend a Paw Match-a-Thon, November 5-10.

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DOUBLE the difference you make for animals in need by making a donation during our Lend a Paw Match-a-thon! Click the photo to donate now.

Our goal is raise $6000 in six days—matched dollar-for-dollar by the anonymous donor for grand total of $12,000—to provide care and assistance to animals, when and where they need it most.

DONATE NOW

As a special thanks from Sephora… Donate $100 or more by midnight TOMORROW November 9, and you will automatically be entered to win a gift box from Sephora valued at over $300!

Click here or on the DONATE button below to make a donation to ARL’s Lend a Paw Match-a-thon!

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THANK YOU to Sephora and everyone who has donated to the Lend A Paw Match-a-thon to help animals in need!

 

Lend a Paw to Big B!

Lend a Paw during National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

It’s Day 3 of our Lend-a-Paw Match-a-Thon and also happens to be the last day of National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week!

We want to take a moment to say a big THANK YOU to all the hardworking volunteers and staff who treat every animal with kindness and respect.

A great deal of time and effort goes into  understanding not only how to help an animal feel comfortable while they are in our shelters, but also what we can do with training and other enrichment activities to make sure they”ll be successful in their new home.

YOU MAKE THIS WORK POSSIBLE!  The ARL receives no government or public funding to provide this level of care to animals in need.

DONATE NOW during our Lend-a-Paw Match-a-Thon and a generous anonymous donor will automatically double every dollar you give to help animals!

Click here to watch a video about the animals your donations help support.

Every day during our Match-a-Thon, we’re sharing special stories of animals who got a chance at a better life thanks to supporters like you.

Yesterday, we shared the story of Athena and today we would like you to….

Meet Big B

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Big B quickly stole the hearts of ARL’s staff and volunteers with his charming personality and good looks!

When Big B, a rugged 6-year-old gentleman cat, first arrived at the ARL, he was very timid about meeting new people.  Yet shyness was not his biggest challenge to finding a new home — he had tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).

FIV is a disease that attacks a cat’s immune system. Although not typically fatal, FIV does cause an AIDS-like syndrome.  While cats with FIV can live relatively healthy lives as carriers of the disease for many years, the disease can be passed along to other cats.

Though staff and volunteers at ARL shelters explain FIV to potential adopters, because he was shy, older, and would need to live in a one-cat household, Big B had a harder time finding a home.

So staff and volunteers worked with him to make him comfortable, giving him lots of one-on-one attention.  They got to know his likes and dislikes, and discovered he was happiest to just be around people and “listen” to their conversations.

“Most shelters put an emphasis on the medical and physical aspects of animal care,” says Maryann Regan, director of shelter operations. “At the ARL, we know that an animal’s mental and emotional well-being is equally as important. We want to make each animal happy and comfortable for however long they are with us.”

After almost 7 months of patient waiting, Big B. finally met his purrfect match! It was love at first sight for his new owner who renamed him Ravioli because, well, he kind of looks like one!

“Ravioli has filled my life with so much love!” exclaimed his owner Aislinn. “He’s become so much more social [at home] in just one week. I can’t wait to see him become even more comfortable and his personality to blossom even more!”

Aislinn also made sure to add, “And yes….he’s the man of the house and I spoil him rotten… Thanks to everyone at Animal Rescue League of Boston. Your work is so special and important!”

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Big B (now Ravioli) is so happy to have found the purrfect home! His adopter, Aislinn, even built him his own “cat cave”!

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DOUBLE the difference you make for animals in need by making a donation during our Lend a Paw Match-a-thon! Click the photo to donate now.

Inspired by her cherished lab and goldens who offered many years of comfort and unconditional love to family and friends, an anonymous donor wants to lend a paw and will double every dollar donated to the Animal Rescue League of Boston during our Lend a Paw Match-a-Thon, November 5-10.

Our goal is raise $6000 in six days—matched dollar-for-dollar by the anonymous donor for grand total of $12,000—to provide care and assistance to animals, when and where they need it most.

DONATE NOW

As a special thanks… Donate $100 or more by midnight TODAY, November 7, and you will automatically be entered to win a one night’s stay at the Seaport Hotel in Boston!

Click here or on the DONATE button below to make a donation to ARL’s Lend a Paw Match-a-thon!

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THANK YOU to Seaport Hotel and everyone who has donated to the Lend A Paw Match-a-thon to help animals in need!

 

 

Lend a Paw to Athena!

Your support gives shy animals like Athena the gift of family

It’s Day 2 of our Lend-a-Paw Match-a-Thon!

We’ll start with a reminder that a very special donor will double every dollar you donate to the ARL now through
November 10.  

You can make an even bigger difference for animals in need when you DONATE NOW!

Each day of our Match-a-Thon,  we’ll feature the special stories of animals who got a chance at a better life thanks to the kindness and generosity of people like you.  Yesterday, we brought you the story of Johnny Cash and today we would like you to….

Meet Athena

Athena, a sweet 7-year-old grey tabby cat, was having a hard time finding a home because she was shy.

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Thanks to the amazing ARL staff and Feline Mod Squad, shy cat Athena found her forever home after spending 192 days in our shelters!

According to Dot Baisly, the ARL’s behavior and enrichment manager,  ‘shyness’ is the number one behavioral issue that she sees in cats coming into ARL’s shelters.

These cats easily become nervous in their new environment and tend to hide in their cat cubbies when potential adopters come to visit.

A shy cat like Athena that runs and hides when a potential adopter approaches their cage is less likely to get adopted,” Dot explained.  “In Athena’s case, when a potential adopter did approach her cage she was so nervous, she would swat at them.”

The ARL has several administrative staff who foster shy animals in their office to help them relax.  When a foster spot opened up, Athena moved in.

At the same time the ARL’s Feline Mod Squad — short for feline behavior modification squad — started working with Athena every day.  Using simple conditioning methods such as “target training” with tuna fish stuck onto a tongue depressor with a clicker, Feline Mod Squad volunteers taught her that being social means good (and yummy!) things will happen.

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Feline Mod Squad volunteer, Deb Ratner, working with Sherman on target and clicker training.

“The training also provided Athena with mental stimulation and a healthy way to communicate with us,” said Dot.

After 192 days in our Boston shelter working with shelter staff and the Feline Mod Squad to help her overcome her extreme shyness, Athena went home!

According to her owner Susan, ” She is a love. So happy to have her home!”

The ARL does not receive any government or public funding to help animals like Athena get the time and attention they need in order to find a home.  The ARL’s adoption fee covers only a fraction of what it costs to provide veterinary assistance, behavioral enrichment, and day-to-day care to help over 3,000 animals find homes through our shelters every year.

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Feline Mod Squad volunteer, Jane Urban and Aussie share a

Feline Mod Squad volunteer, Jane Urban worked closely with Aussie to socialize him. Aussie has since been adopted and is loving life with his new family!

Inspired by her cherished lab and goldens who offered many years of comfort and unconditional love to family and friends, an anonymous donor wants to lend a paw and will double every dollar donated to the Animal Rescue League of Boston during our Lend a Paw Match-a-Thon, November 5-10.

Our goal is raise $6000 in six days—matched dollar-for-dollar by the anonymous donor for grand total of $12,000—to provide care and assistance to animals, when and where they need it most.

DONATE NOW

As a special thanks… Donate $100 or more by midnight TOMORROW, November 7, and you will automatically be entered to win a one night’s stay at the Seaport Hotel in Boston!

Click here or on the DONATE button below to make a donation to ARL’s Lend a Paw Match-a-thon!

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THANK YOU to Seaport Hotel and everyone who has donated to the Lend A Paw Match-a-thon to help animals in need!

 

Lend a Paw Match-a-thon Starts Today!

Anonymous donor will DOUBLE your donation November 5 – 10

The ARL is kicking off our pre-holiday Lend-A-Paw Match-a-Thon TODAY!

Inspired by her cherished lab and goldens who offered many years of comfort and unconditional love to family and friends, an anonymous donor will double every dollar donated to the ARL during the Lend a Paw Match-a-Thon from now until midnight, November 10.

We need your help to raise $6000 in six days—matched dollar-for-dollar by the anonymous donor for grand total of $12,000—to provide care and assistance to animals, when and where they need it most!

DONATE NOW

To encourage you to lend a paw, for the next six days we’ll feature the special stories of animals who got a chance at a better life thanks to the kindness and generosity of people like you.

Meet Johnny Cash….

Sabrina, Johnny Cash, and ARL's Dr. Kyle Quigley, share a quick photo before Johnny climbs aboard the Spay Waggin'

Sabrina, Johnny Cash, and ARL’s Dr. Kyle Quigley, share a quick photo before Johnny climbs aboard the Spay Waggin’

Johnny Cash, an affable 3-year-old pit bull mix, lives on Martha’s Vineyard with his family.  His owner Sabrina Luening understood the many health and behavior benefits of neutering a dog and very much wanted to get her cherished pet the veterinary care he needed.

Unfortunately, like many pet owners on the island, Sabrina had a hard time finding affordable options for Johnny.  The cost of spay and neuter surgery can range up to several hundred dollars.

As Barbara Prada, an animal control office in Edgartown for 32 years, explained, for some pet owners on the Vineyard, “getting their animals spayed or neutered was so out of reach for them financially,” and they have no other options for their animals.

She added that because of the lack of affordable spay and neuter services, the popular summer tourist destination known for quaint harbor towns, lighthouses, and sand beaches, is also struggling with pet overpopulation.

So on a crisp fall day just a few weeks ago, the ARL’s Spay Waggin’, a mobile surgical unit that provides high-quality spay and neuter services to pet owners in financial need, took its maiden ferry voyage across the Vineyard Sound to help animals like Johnny Cash get the veterinary care they needed.

The Good Dog Goods store in Oak Bluffs and the Martha’s Vineyard Animal Shelter hosted the Spay Waggin’s island visit.  Pet owners, the Tisbury and Oak Bluffs animal control officers, and the local animal rescue group brought 13 cats and dogs including Johnny Cash to the Spay Waggin’ for spay and neuter and other preventive care.

Bonnie Morrissey, ARL's Spay Waggin's Certified Veterinary Technician, gets this adorable kitten ready for it's vaccinations.

Bonnie Morrissey, ARL’s Spay Waggin’s Certified Veterinary Technician, gets this adorable kitten ready for her vaccinations.

Today’s visit from the ARL’s Spay Waggin’ literally changed Johnny Cash’s life for the better,” explained his mom. Now that he’s neutered, I know that he’ll be more amazing than he already is!”

The ARL’s Spay Waggin’ hits the road to help animals like Johnny Cash lead healthier lives and prevent pet overpopluation.  The ARL receives no government or public funding to provide affordable spay and neuter services.  The Spay Waggin’s low fee covers only a fraction of what it costs to spay and neuter 5,000 cats and dogs each year.

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Learn more about the Spay Waggin's high-quality affordable spay/neuter services by clicking on the photo above.

Learn more about the Spay Waggin’s high-quality affordable spay/neuter services by clicking on the photo above.

AS A SPECIAL THANK YOU FROM WBZ RADIODonate $100 or more by midnight TODAY, November 5, and you will automatically be entered to win a $50 gift card to The Outlook Restaurant & Lounge in Nashoba Valley, MA!

Click here or on the DONATE button below to make a donation to ARL’s Lend a Paw Match-a-thon!

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THANK YOU to Good Dog Goods, Martha’s Vineyard Animal Shelter, and the ACOs on Martha’s Vineyard for helping to bring the Spay Waggin’ to animals in need!

…and to WBZ and everyone who has donated to the Lend a Paw Match-a-Thon to help animals in need!