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ARL is HERE TO HELP
Animals in Need

We understand that these are difficult times… and we are here to help! Whether you need advice on how to keep your pet with your family; or know of an animal that is lost, abandoned, or in distress, the Animal Rescue League of Boston  (ARL) has the resources you need.

Need help? Call us if you…

  • Were you forced to vacate your current living situation due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic? If so, ARL may be able to offer temporary housing for your pet!  

    Tabby cat in persons's armsTemporary Pet Housing Initiative
    Call (617) 426-9170 and dial the ARL Animal Admissions office nearest you: Boston x140; Dedham x404;
    Brewster x305.

     

     

  • Are you struggling to keep your pet – let us help you decide what is best for your family

    Puppy with ARL staff member

    Animal Admissions
    Call us at (617) 426-9170 and follow the prompts for the office nearest you.

  • Need free behavior
    advice for your dog,
    cat, or small pet

    Are staff member holding cat

    FREE Pet Behavior Helpline
    Call us at  (617) 226-5666 or email behaviorhelpline@arlboston.org
    An ARL representative will
    get back to you within
    48 hours.

  • Know of a domestic animal that is sick, injured, or abandoned

    ARL Field Services rescuing a cat from a treeField Services Hotline
    Call us at (617) 426-9170, press option 1

    Field Services’ hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30AM – 5:30PM;
    closed on Sundays and Mondays.

  • Are concerned about outdoor cats in your neighborhood

    community cats

    Community Cat Services 
    Call us at (617) 426-9170, press option 1

    Field Services’ hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30AM – 5:30PM;
    closed on Sundays and Mondays.

  • Discuss and potentially
    schedule a
    spay/neuter surgery
    for your cat or dog

    ARL Spay Waggin

    Spay Waggin’
    Call us at 
    (877) 590-7729 or email
    spaywaggin@arlboston.org

    Learn the benefits of spaying/neutering your pet

  • Witness suspected animal cruelty, neglect, or abuse

    ARL Law Enforcement with dog

    Law Enforcement 
    Call us at
    (617) 426-9170 x110 or email cruelty@arlboston.org
    Your calls are confidential; however we will require some information to file a valid police report.

    Not sure if it’s animal cruelty? Learn the 7 warning signs.