The past twelve months have been challenging, however, you have shown that there is compassion and kindness in this world – thank you.
With your support, we adapted our programs to do everything we could to keep more pets with their families and help the animals who came through our doors.
Because of you, the following was made possible:
- 125,428 meals delivered to pets through Keep Pets S.A.F.E.
- 3,596 spay/neuter surgeries performed by the Spay Waggin’
- 3,037 pets assisted by the Wellness Waggin’
- 2,912 animals helped through Law Enforcement investigations
- 2,374 animals found homes, including 388 community cats
- 1,549 animals provided with medical care through Shelter Veterinary Medicine
- 372 pet owners received free advice from the Pet Behavior Helpline
The road ahead is uncertain, but we know the pandemic will have a significant lasting effect on animals in need and the people who love them.
For all of us, and especially for animals in need, this has been a trying time. The pandemic has made our work much more difficult.
We launched two new programs, Keep Pets S.A.F.E. (Supporting Animals Facing Emergencies) and Temporary Pet Housing, aimed at keeping pets with their families during this crisis.
To meet the increased demand for affordable care, we expanded our service area for our mobile clinics, the Wellness Waggin’ and Spay Waggin’, to improve access to care, decreasing barriers for pet owners in underserved communities – areas that are disproportionally affected by COVID-19.
These new programs, coupled with the increased demand for our programs means the need is greater than ever.
Today, you have the chance to help us meet the needs of animals and the people who love them. Your generous year-end gift will ensure that animals in need can get the care they count on including, food, sanctuary, medical care, love, and emergency rescue if they are in danger.
We hope we can count on your support by making a gift today, as we continue to work to keep pets in homes and out of shelters.
More than 35% of ARL’s funding arrives in December – now is a critical time to give to ensure we are ready to help animals and the people who love them today and in the new year.
Thank you for being there for animals during these unprecedented and challenging times.We wish for you a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!
Prefer to give by check? Please have your envelope postmarked by 12/31/2020 and mail to: Animal Rescue League of Boston ATTN: Development, 10 Anna’s Place, Dedham, MA 02026
Need assistance or prefer to give by phone? Please call us Monday through Friday at (617) 426-9170 x603
Gifts of Stock not only help animals in need, they may also provide tax benefits including avoiding capital gains tax. To donate stock or other appreciated securities, contact Jackie Smith.
Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs), also known as IRA charitable rollovers, allow individuals who are 70½ years or older to donate to qualified charities like ARL. QCDs may help offset an individual’s required minimum distribution, which could have tax benefits. To donate by QCD, please contact your IRA custodian.
If you have a Donor-Advised Fund, you can make a grant recommendation to support ARL.