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It’s Wicked Cold! ARL Reminds Pet Owners to Protect Animals from the chill
January 25, 2021
Winter is finally here in New England, and with the first cold snap upon us, the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) reminds pet owners to take cold-weather precautions to protect pets — frigid conditions can endanger the well-being, safety, and the lives of the pets we love. Here are some things to keep in mind not just for this arctic blast, but for the remainder of winter: Prepare your dog for the elements. If you have a longer coat dog, let it grow out for the winter; it will provide warmth and protection from the cold. For shorter coat
ARL Shelter Medicine Provides Life-Saving Surgery for Surrendered Cat
January 22, 2021
Tommy Girl, a 2-year-old cat, was surrendered to the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center in late December and it was clear from the initial intake that she wasn’t well. She was dehydrated, running a fever and was suffering from pyometra, an infection of the uterus that can be fatal if not treated. Tommy Girl was spayed, removing the uterus and ovaries, and she was then placed on medication, fluids and a quiet place to recover. Given the severity of the pyometra, ARL’s shelter medicine staff were unsure if she would survive. “Due to
ARL Assists Weymouth PD to Rescue 31 Dogs from Overcrowding Situation
January 20, 2021
This past week, the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Law Enforcement Department assisted Weymouth Police and Animal Control in rescuing more than two dozen dogs from an overcrowding situation at a private residence. In all, 31 Chihuahua-type dogs were removed from the home during the operation that involved ARL Law Enforcement and Field Services, Weymouth Police and Animal Control, and Animal Control Officers from Scituate, Braintree, and Cohasset. ARL took in 21 of the dogs, while the remaining animals were transferred to another animal welfare organization on the South Shore. The animals were removed due to unsanitary conditions, which
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