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ARL Advocacy: Poaching
October 16, 2020
While Massachusetts has one of the country’s oldest animal welfare laws and has made strides to protect companion animals over the past decade, laws regarding poaching are woefully outdated. Poaching includes illegal hunting, trapping, and fishing. Many of the penalties for violating these laws have not been updated for almost a century. Poaching is often depicted as something that targets exotic animals; we see pictures of endangered species illegally hunted as a trophy. However, poaching is not limited to endangered or exotic species. Poaching is simply a violation of hunting laws and include many animals that are lawful to hunt.
Thank you to our Paws to Celebrate event sponsors
October 15, 2020
On October 7, 2020, the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) hosted the 3rd annual Paws to Celebrate event to honor the organization’s supporters and highlight the remarkable impact of their generosity during this year of uncertainty. This year’s event was hosted virtually, though it did not diminish the purpose nor the success of the event: thanks in large part to dedicated corporate and individual sponsorships, the event raised more than $83,500 in funds that will benefit animals in need and the people who love them. ARL graciously recognizes the 2020 Paws to Celebrate sponsors and event committee, listed below,
ARL Locations Holding Drive-Thru Pet Food Donation Drive
October 14, 2020
Donated Items to Support ARL’s Keep Pets S.A.F.E. Program On Saturday, October 17, the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) will be holding a drive-thru pet food donation drive at its Boston, Dedham and Brewster Animal Care and Adoption Centers. The donation drive will be held from Noon-4 p.m. Donated items will go in support of ARL’s Keep Pets S.A.F.E. (Supporting Animals Facing Emergencies) pet food pantry. The S.A.F.E. Program was established to help families cope with the ongoing struggles related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pantry is in need of: unopened/unexpired dry or wet dog and cat food; cat
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