Thank you to our generous supporters who make our work possible

A few weeks ago, a fragile 8-year-old little white dog wandered up to a kind citizen in a parking lot, whimpering in distress.

Chicken Little, as she is now called, was missing much of her fur and had very low body weight.  Her small spine and ribs stuck out of her stick-thin frame.

The kind citizen called Dedham Animal Control, who in turn called the ARL to ask for help.

annualreport_chickenlittleFast forward to today, and Chicken Little is well on her way to recovery at the ARL’s Boston Shelter.  She is slowly putting on weight and her fur is starting to grow back.  Her spunky personality is beginning to emerge as she happily rips apart toys and tackle balls during playtime.

You can truly feel her gratitude when she looks at you with bright eyes and a happy, playful face.

Animals like Chicken Little get this chance at a better life all thanks to supporters like you.

Our Annual Report is our way of expressing our sincerest appreciation for your continued support of the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

We are truly grateful that we can help thousands of animals like Chicken Little—through our law enforcement and rescue teams, community veterinary services, and our shelters—lead safer, healthier, and happier lives.

Read the ARL’s 2014 Annual Report

In 2014, the ARL rescued 15,100 animals from suffering, cruelty, abandonment, and neglect. That’s incredible considering that we receive no government or public funding and rely solely on donations from people like you.

As we approach the last quarter of the year, we ask you to consider expressing your kindness and compassion for animals with a gift to the ARL.  We still need to raise over $1.5 million to reach our budget goal and will keep you updated on our progress towards this goal throughout the Fall.

Thank you for your dedication to improving the protection and treatment of animals in our community!