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Curbing Pet Anxiety as We Head Back to Work
April 22, 2021
Routine and Structure are Key to Ensure a Smooth Transition When the Covid-19 pandemic forced shutdowns over a year ago, many pet owners began working from home and needed to help their pets adjust to them suddenly being home all the time. Now, as many start to head back into the office, pet owners must prepare their pets to once again be home alone. The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) understands this will not be an easy process and wants to help pet owners guide their pets into this transition. But preparing is a slow and gradual process that
ARL, Animal-Related Budget Items to be Debated in State Legislature
April 21, 2021
Annually, the Massachusetts Legislature debates to prioritize and solidify a state budget for the upcoming fiscal year. After the Governor files suggestions in January, both branches of the legislature work together to hold hearings to discuss revenue and issues facing the Commonwealth. The House then releases and debates a budget in April, with the Senate debating theirs in May. The budget includes funding for state programs, so-called “earmarks” to address specific concerns of legislators, and “outside sections” that include policy changes that do not deal with funding. Over 1,000 amendments are filed in each branch, and both branches take multiple
Press Release: 65+ Cats Signed Over to ARL Following Bond Order
April 21, 2021
Cats rescued by ARL on Martha’s Vineyard in July 2020 This past week, an ongoing animal cruelty case involving more than 65 cats and kittens who were rescued from a private breeding facility on Martha’s Vineyard in July 2020, took a major step forward, as the animals were officially signed over to the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL). While the defendant in the case maintains their right to contest the five counts of felony animal cruelty levied against them, ARL is now able to take steps to begin finding the cats permanent homes. At this time there is no
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