Ways to Give

Every time you support the Animal Rescue League of Boston, you are saving lives and giving animals care, love, and the second chance they deserve. There are so many ways to support the animals you love.

















ARL receives no government grants or public funding and it is only because of you, that animals receive:

programs and initiatives

Last year, over

animals were helped thanks to the
compassionate donors who believe that animals deserve to be safe and healthy in habitats and homes.

Thank you for making an impact for animals and people throughout Massachusetts
. We strive to honor your support and commitment every day through excellent animal care, good governance, compassion for those we serve, and a vision for a more humane community.

The Animal Rescue League of Boston is an independent 501(c)3 organization.
Tax Identification Number (EIN): 04-210-3714.

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$25 can provide food, toys, and treats for rescued animals to help them feel safe and loved

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$50 can provide vaccines for up to five Community Cats – feral, stray, and friendly cats living outdoors

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$100 can provide a shelter dog with special enrichment while they wait for their new home

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$500 can help protect animals by supporting our efforts to investigate cases of cruelty and neglect

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$1,000 can help provide residents of under-resourced communities access to affordable veterinary care

You can donate online or by mailing your donation
(checks payable to the Animal Rescue League of Boston) to:

Animal Rescue League of Boston,
c/o Development
10 Anna’s Place, Dedham, MA 02026

To get more information, for assistance, or to make your gift by phone, please call our Development Department at 617-426-9170 x603

Other ways to give

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Champions Circle (Monthly Giving)

The Champions Circle is a dedicated community of monthly givers who support shelter animals all year long as recurring donors. Join the Champions Circle today!

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President’s Council 

The President’s Council is a group of leadership donors who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more. Their thoughtful investment in ARL’s mission helps us to be a leader in animal welfare. Learn more.

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Anna Harris Smith Legacy Society

Anna Harris Smith Legacy Society members are passionate about helping animals now and after their lifetime. By including ARL in their estate plans, they will leave a legacy of compassion for animals. Learn more.

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Memorial & Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts are a special way to honor or remember a loved one. When you make a gift in honor / in memory of a person, pet, or occasion, we’ll notify the individual with a personalized card. Make a tribute or memorial gift.

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Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs. To find out if your company will match your donation to ARL, check with your HR department or learn more.

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Vehicle Donation

Our partner will pick up your car, truck, ATV, boat, or any other motorized vehicle, and give you a tax receipt. Learn more.

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Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock not only help animals in need, they can also provide tax benefits including avoiding capital gains tax. To donate stock or other appreciated securities, contact Jackie Smith.


In-kind Donations

Our Animal Care & Adoption Centers are always in need of supplies like towels, blankets, cat beds, dog beds and toys for all sorts of pets. Learn more about what items we can and cannot accept and to view our online wishlists.

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Workplace Giving

If you are a federal, state or municipal employee, you may be able to donate through your employee giving program. ARL participates in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign, The City of Boston Employees Charitable Campaign, and The Combined Federal Campaign.

Other companies also offering employee giving programs or payroll deduction options. Please contact your employer for more information on these programs.

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Sponsorship support helps cover the costs of our events and ensures funds raised go directly to provide veterinary care, adoption, rescue, advocacy, and special police investigation for animals when they need it most.

We offer opportunities for recognition to companies and businesses who are interested in events and sponsorship. Learn more or contact Jackie Smith.

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DIY Fundraisers

Whether you’re celebrating a life event, participating in a service project, or simply looking to give-back to your community, hosting a Do-it-Yourself (DIY) fundraiser is a great way to support ARL’s many programs and services that benefit animals in need and the people who care about them! Learn more.

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Donor-Advised Funds

If you have a donor-advised fund, you can make a grant recommendation to support ARL. Learn more.

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ARL has partnered with nonprofit Endaoment to accept cryptocurrency. Endaoment is a community foundation specializing in crypto philanthropy and accepts donations of any digital assets and issues the dollars to ARL as grants. Donate crypto through Endaoment.

You may also be able to donate cryptocurrency to other Donor-Advised Funds and make a grant recommendation to support ARL. Please check with your Fund custodian.

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Other Tax Benefits

All donations to ARL are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by IRS regulations. If you are faced with required withdrawals from your retirement accounts, a gift can help offset additional income taxes.

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License Plate Program

The Massachusetts “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate tells your community that you care about animals! By purchasing this license plate, you will be contributing to a statewide program that directly benefits cats, dogs, and rabbits. Learn more.