If you SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. October is National Animal Safety and Protection Month and the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) wants to remind the public about the importance of recognizing and reporting animal cruelty.
Animal cruelty comes in many forms, including physical abuse, neglect of basic care, abandonment, dog fighting, and animal hoarding. Because many studies have demonstrated a strong link between cruelty to animals and other forms of domestic and community violence, prevention plays a critical role in improving the safety and welfare of both animals and people in Massachusetts.
Click on the play button below to watch Lt. Alan Borgal, director of law enforcement at the ARL, talk about the urgency of preventing animal cruelty at the community-level:
Although Alan and his team work closely with the state, as well as many cities and towns, they receive no government funding to provide this kind of assistance to animals in need. ARL’s law enforcement department can only do this important work with your support!
When you give during the ARL’s CRUELTY PREVENTION FUND DRIVE, you will help pay for the on-going efforts of our law enforcement team to provide animals suffering from abuse and neglect with the assistance that they need to recover.
An anonymous donor who has a strong belief in caring for and protecting our animals has challenged us to triple a $5,000 donation and raise $15,000 in October to support the ARL’s law enforcement department!
AS A SPECIAL THANK YOU… The first 15 people to donate $25 or more TODAY, October 16, 2015, will receive an ARL bookmark!
VERY SPECIAL THANKS to our anonymous challenge donor and everyone who has made a donation to support animals in need during the ARL’s Cruelty Prevention fund drive!
Learn more about preventing animal cruelty.