Give animals the chance to heal


Longtime ARL supporter and former Board member, Jane Whitney Marshall, established the Alice. T. Whitney Helping Hands Fund in memory of her grandmother,(a contemporary and friend of ARL Founder Anna Harris Smith), who became a vice president of ARL in 1916 and served on the Board of Directors from 1921 until her passing in 1955.

The Fund ensures that limited economic means did not prevent owners from providing vital veterinary care for their pets in treatable medical emergencies.


How YOU can help:

Both homeless animals and family pets with serious medical issues make their way to ARL every day. 

Thanks to the generosity of Jane Marshall, your gift to provide veterinary care to homeless animals will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000 to assist pet owners with limited economic means receive care at Boston Veterinary Care.


Frankie the cat

Only with 
your support can animals in the most critical of need receive the high-quality veterinary care necessary to gain a second chance at life. ARL does not receive any government funding and relies solely on individual donations to provide assistance to animals and families who desperately rely on ARL for help.

Lend animals a helping hand

Questions? Contact Jackie Smith at jsmith@arlboston.org or (617) 226-5608.