Healthy Animals, Healthy Communities

In the Spring of 2017, the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) announced the launch of its Healthy Animals, Healthy Communities initiative in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

“The Animal Rescue League of Boston is thrilled to announce this important partnership and program,” said Mary Nee, ARL President and Dorchester resident. “The Healthy Animals, Healthy Communities initiative will engage members of this vibrant community to ensure that animals and people are safe, healthy, and happy.”

The three components of this initiative are to:

  1. Create partnerships with community-based organizations to understand and support the link between the health of animals and people;
  2. Identify the need for community-based animal care services, and;
  3. Offer community-based education in topics such as, responsible animal ownership, animal care, and civic action (reporting incidents of animal abuse or neglect).

By establishing key partnerships with education and human service institutions in Codman Square, we hope to establish a connection between human and animal services that benefit the community and integrate animal needs into the work of local agencies.

To date, ARL has partnered with several organizations including: the Codman Academy Charter Public School; All Dorchester Sports League; and the Dorchester YMCA of Greater Boston.


 Events

ARL Pet Wellness Clinic – Codman Square is a weekly low-cost wellness clinic for cats and dogs that reside in Dorchester.

Learn more about the clinic.

View the clinic schedule.


Thank You!

The Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Healthy Animals, Healthy Communities initiative is supported by generous grants from the Cummings FoundationPetSmart Charities, and Jane’s Trust.