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Together, we can help keep animals safe and healthy

Our Mission

The Animal Rescue League of Boston is an unwavering champion for animals in need, committed to keeping them safe and healthy in habitats and homes.

Adopt

Matching adoptable
animals with a permanent home

Dog Training

Courses are offered
in Boston and Dedham

Medical Care

We offer high-quality, affordable
veterinary services

Community Programs

Serving animals and people
where they live

ARL In Action

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It’s Wicked Cold! ARL Reminds Pet Owners to Protect Animals from the chill

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

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ARL Shelter Medicine Provides Life-Saving Surgery for Surrendered Cat

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

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ARL Assists Weymouth PD to Rescue 31 Dogs from Overcrowding Situation

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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In 2019, your donations made a huge impact for animals in need

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animals helped with your support in 2019

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animals found their forever homes

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of animals were adopted, returned to field/owner, or transferred

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animals were given access to high-quality, affordable veterinary care right in their community

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animals helped in cases of cruelty and neglect

The Animal Rescue League of Boston does not receive government grants or public funding (with the exception of limited COVID-19 relief funding) and relies on the generosity of our supporters to help animals in need.

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