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Former Injured Stray Ready to Find Forever Home
July 24, 2020
Nikki suffered from embedded collar injury **Update 7/27/20: Nikki has been adopted!** For Nikki, since being found as a part of a stray cat colony, the last five months have been a long, arduous journey. When she was found, Nikki was suffering from wounds caused by an embedded collar, a not uncommon injury where a cat tries to remove a collar and it typically gets caught around the animal’s armpit. If not treated immediately the collar can dig into the skin, causing severe irritation and a high risk of infection. If Nikki had not been rescued, her injuries may very
ARL Position Statements: Our Guiding Documents
July 23, 2020
The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) drafts position statements to inform the public of our principles. These position statements include a variety of animal welfare issues, and are regularly evaluated. ARL’s position statements can be found here. This week, we spotlight ARL’s position statement on Declawing. Declawing is not a simple nail trim, it is an amputation of part of a cat’s toe. While many who seek out declawing do so because of undesired scratching, cats who are declawed often see more behavioral problems due to pain and inability to exercise a natural instinct to scratch. A year ago
ARL Caring for Lost Puggle and Puppies
July 20, 2020
This past week a two-year-old puggle and her five puppies were discovered in a wooded area along Route 3A in Weymouth, MA, this after the mom had been missing for some time. Since going missing the puggle had been spotted a number of times, but remained elusive. While difficult to survive on her own in the wild, the puggle was resourceful and had been living in an area close to a fast food restaurant so she would have an ample food supply. Weymouth Animal Control Officer Mike Parker was able to trap the mom, and after her owner relinquished custody
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