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Investigating Animal “Blood Sports”
April 8, 2021
Recognizing National Dog Fighting Awareness Day The ASPCA designated April 8 as National Dog Fighting Awareness Day to increase understanding and awareness about dog fighting. We encourage animal-lovers to take action against all blood sports, an extremely brutal form of cruelty. What are “blood sports”? Blood sports are defined as an illegal sport or contest involving the bloodshed of animals for the purpose of gambling or entertainment, and include: Dog fighting is a brutal sport or contest in which two dogs—specifically bred, conditioned, and trained to fight—are placed in a pit/ring to fight one another for the purposes of entertainment
Press Release: Deceased Dog in Plastic Bag Found Near Lawrence School
April 7, 2021
Necropsy reveals extensive abuse leading to death In late March, a young female Jack Russell Terrier-type dog was found deceased near a Lawrence, MA, school. A necropsy has revealed the dog’s death was the result of extensive abuse, and the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Law Enforcement Department, working in conjunction with the Lawrence Police Department, are urgently seeking information to determine who may have been responsible. A Lawrence police officer discovered the approximately 1-year-old dog along a frequented walking trail behind South Lawrence East Middle School on March 17, at approximately 10:45 a.m. The white and tan dog
Non-Native Lizard Hitchhikes from Florida to Massachusetts
April 6, 2021
Finders brought lizard to ARL Brewster Facility Recently, the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Brewster Animal Care and Adoption Center took in a curious, non-native lizard that decided to hit the road and had hitchhiked its way from Florida to Massachusetts. To see local media coverage of this story click here! The person who brought the lizard to ARL stated that the reptile had somehow gotten into the interior of the vehicle when leaving Florida and was discovered upon arrival in Massachusetts. The lizard, described as a Brown Anole, is native to Florida and abundant in the Sunshine State,
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