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Stray Puppy Found on Busy Neponset Circle
February 26, 2024
Stray puppy lucky to escape life-threatening circumstance The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) recently took in a 10-week-old stray puppy who is lucky to be alive after being found along a high-traffic area in Boston. The 10-week-old Chihuahua named Sparkle, was found this past week in the Neponset Circle area, along the on-ramp heading towards I-93. The Good Samaritan who rescued her had seen the dog in the area for several days, however, when the small dog wandered towards the busy roadway, her rescuer sprang into action to save the dog. Weighing just 3 pounds and being an all-black
ARL Sees Record-Setting Community Cat Intake
February 21, 2024
ARL only large MA animal welfare agency with dedicated Community Cat program Following a record-setting 2023, the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) continues to see a dramatic increase in the intake of community cats. In 2023, ARL took in nearly 900 cats through the Community Cat Program, including more than 400 kittens, which is the highest number of cats to come in through the program since its inception in 2017. 2024 has already been extremely busy, as ARL took in 68 community cats, including 22 kittens, in January – a 75 percent increase over the first month of 2023.
ARL Provides Corrective Surgery for Pair of Cats
February 16, 2024
Cats needing surgery came to ARL from separate circumstances No matter how they come to the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL), every animal is treated with the same level of compassion, care, and medical attention. ARL recently performed surgery on a pair of cats that arrived at the organization through different circumstances. Paul, an 8-year-old male cat was rescued off the streets in Raynham, MA, while Elise, a 2-year-old female cat, was part of a transport of cats from an overcrowded shelter in Texas. Both animals arrived at ARL’s Dedham Animal Care and Adoption Center with varying degrees of
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