Abandoned Kittens Rescued in Dorchester

Tuesday, the League’s rescue team received a call about one-month old kittens left in a box on the caller’s porch.

The mother of the litter was nowhere to be found. Danielle Genter Moore, Senior Rescue Technician, said that calls about abandoned cats have been becoming more frequent. When this litter of three was found, they were dirty and frightened. The League has cleaned them up and given them a warm place to sleep.

The kittens will be in foster care for approximately one month until they will be adopted into their forever homes. Click here to watch WHDH-TV’s coverage on our new, tiny four-footed friends

Making the Rounds: Behavior Evaluations

Behavior evaluations
Behavior Programs Supervisor Laney MacDougall and Naomi Johnston, administrative assistant at the Center for Shelter Dogs, perform a behavior evaluation. Behavior evaluations record responses to different types of stimuli, such as friendliness, fear, aggression, excitability and playfulness to better understand specific personality traits.

Toto the Tornado Kitten

When a tornado hit Brimfield, MA back in June, the area was devastated. Volunteers banded together to help clean the area up. A tree worker was clearing debris when he came across the tiniest survivor of the storm, a 2-week old kitten.

Thought to be swept up by the wind into the tree, the kitten was taken to the emergency operations center and was in need of immediate care. Luckily, the League’s Rescue Team was already there aiding in efforts to help other animals. We assumed care of the kitten until he was healthy enough for adoption. Two months later, Jonathan Hall, a volunteer paramedic during the tornado, came to adopt the kitten now named Toto.

Toto’s whirlwind adventure has now been turned into a children’s book (see photo with the real-life Toto, now fully grown) by Jonathan. All proceeds will benefit the League, so purchase your copy here today.

Paws for Celebration on Cape Cod

People and their pooches are invited to participate in a pledge walk through downtown Orleans on Sunday, May 6 from 12-4pm at Nauset Regional Middle School. In addition to the walk there will be pet-related activities, entertainment, contests, prizes, a police K9 unit demonstration, face painting, free giveaways and much more!

Register online with a $20 donation and collect pledges from friends and family. The website makes it easy to register, set up your own personal fundraising page, form teams, and collect donations online!

Participants who register by April 30 will receive a free Animal Rescue League of Boston tote bag filled with goodies.

Paws for Celebration is presented by Nauset Pet Services and generously supported by the following sponsors: Agway of Cape Cod, Cape Animal Referral and Emergency Center, Cape Cod Underdogs, Cape Rental World, Cold Nose Photo, Eventful Connections, Hammerhead Creatives, Howl-A-Day-Inn Doggy Daycare, Merrick Pet Services, Nauset Disposal, Nauset Pet Services, Nutura, The Animal Hospital of Orleans, The Brewster Book Store, The Cape Cod Dog, WCOD, Cool 102 and Wicked Local Cape Cod.

For up-to-date information:
Call: 508-255-1030
Email: brewster@arlboston.org
Website: www.arlboston.org/pawsforcelebration
Facebook: www.facebook.com/arlcapecod

Hungry hungry horses

Here’s a photo of two of the mini-horses rescued from West Boylston earlier this month. The horses are doing great – some have already been adopted and the others are enjoying their re-feeding program. When they hear someone approach the paddock they get excited and rush over for their next meal. We’re glad to see them so happy.

Lemonade and Hot Cocoa Go a Long Way

Yesterday, the League received a donation from three hard working and compassionate girls. Megan, Fiona and Katie of West Roxbury paid a visit to the Boston shelter to present their gift. Over the course of several months, the girls sold lemonade and hot cocoa to benefit us. The Animal Rescue League of Boston would like to thank Megan, Fiona and Katie for their gift. Our four footed friends really appreciate it!