Community Partners

The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) an unwavering champion for animals in need.

To realize our vision of keeping animals safe and healthy in the communities where they live, ARL has been strategically building our community partnerships to help keep pets together with their families.

Working in the community is vital to our mission to support the animals and people that we serve – when and where they need us.

Through our partnerships and collaborations with other animal welfare organizations, human services non-profits, state and local municipalities, and others, ARL has gained a greater ability to provide low-cost, high-quality, and accessible services for over 20,900 animals each year.

We Love Our Local Community Partners

ABCD logo

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) is a nonprofit human services organization that each year provides more than 100,000 low income residents in the Greater Boston region with the tools and resources needed to transition from poverty to stability and from stability to success.

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Boston senior home care logo

We are committed to ensuring that culturally diverse adults and individuals with disabilities, particularly those of limited means, can remain safely in their homes with dignity and independence.

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Boston Public Library logo

The mission of the Boston Public Library is focused on four core areas: reading and literacy, spaces and programs, reference and instruction, and special collections and cultural heritage.

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The City of Boston Animal Care and Control division offers low-cost pet wellness care. They enforce legal ordinances and laws governing animals. The division inspects licensed animal kennels, veterinary hospitals, pet groomers, and special animal exhibitions. They also investigate cases of animal abuse.

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Mass Animal Fund logo

The Massachusetts Animal Fund is administered by the Department of Agricultural Resources with the assistance of an advisory committee. The Fund’s mission is to end animal homelessness in Massachusetts and to support local animals in need. This program is primarily funded by the voluntary tax check off (Line 33f) on the Massachusetts resident income tax form.

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MassDot logo

Our mission is to deliver excellent customer service to people traveling in the Commonwealth by providing transportation infrastructure which is safe, reliable, robust and resilient. We work to provide a transportation system which can strengthen the state’s economy and improve the quality of life for all.

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Mass state police logo

The Massachusetts State Police serves as the statewide law enforcement agency and maintains investigative, tactical, and support units throughout the Commonwealth.

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New England center for veterans logo

The Mission of the New England Center and Home for Veterans is to equip Veterans who are facing or at-risk of homelessness with the tools for economic self-sufficiency and to provide them a path to achieve successful and dignified independent living.

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New England rev logo

New England Revolution players, coaches, and staff pride themselves on being active and committed members of the New England community.  By supporting local partners and initiatives involved with social justice and equity, childhood cancer awareness, concussion awareness, military and first responders, and the inclusion of the sport; we strive to strengthen our ties to the six states we all call home.

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Nobles logo

At the core of a Nobles education is our unequaled academic program. We bring together teachers who are passionate about their subjects—and even more passionate about working with young people. Likewise, the students who choose Nobles are exceptional. They are academically talented, creative, hard-working and curious. They cultivate strong character and believe in service to others.

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The BASE leverages the power of youth sports to engage young people in a culture of hard work and success.

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YMCA logo

The YMCA of Greater Boston is dedicated to improving the health of mind, body, and spirit of individuals and families in our communities. We welcome men and women, boys and girls of all incomes, faiths and cultures.

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Zoo New England logo

Zoo New England
‘s mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education.

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  • Town of Brewster – Animal Control and Police Department
  • Town of Dedham – Animal Control, Police Department and Fire Department
  • Town of Dennis – Animal Control
  • Town of Eastham – Animal Control
  • Town of Harwich – Animal Control
  • Town of Orleans – Animal Control and Police Department
Learn more about ARL’s community programs

We Love Our National Partners

ASPCA logo

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.


The Humane Society of the United States logo

The Humane Society of the United States’ mission is to fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals. HSUS fights all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind their name: a humane society.



Hills Food Shelter Love Logo

Since 2002, Hill’s Food, Shelter, & Love® Program has provided over $300 million worth of food to more than 1,000 shelters, including ARL, giving over 13 million pets a home.