Give Hope to Animals — Support Spay/Neuter!

What do Gremlin, Leo, and Garfield all have in common?
YOU gave them a chance at a safe and healthy life!

Throughout National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month this February, we’ve shared the many benefits of spaying and neutering animals.

Read about spay/neuter benefits

Not only does spay/neuter improve an animal’s safety and health, it also prevents animal homelessness.

But there’s still more work to do to increase spay and neuter rates in Massachusetts!

To help bring spay and neuter to more animals in need, the Ellen B. Gray Memorial Fund has challenged us to raise $20,000 in just 14 days during the It’s Hip to Snip Fund Drive! Your donations now through February 29 will help more animals in need like Gremlin, Leo, and Garfield receive high-quality, affordable spay and neuter services!


hip to snipGREMLIN
, the 6-year-old female Brussels Griffon mix was one of 7 senior dogs who came to the ARL from a recent rescue.

THANKS TO YOU, Gremlin and the other dogs were all spayed and neutered as part of the veterinary care they received when they arrived at our Boston shelter.  Spay and neuter helps prevent cancer, lengthens life span, decreases marking behaviors, and more — with a better health outlook, Gremlin’s future is looking very bright!  She and Gigi, another female dog who arrived with Gremlin, went home with their new family earlier this week!

hip to snipLEO
knows that there’s nothing cool about animal homelessness.  When he was just a kitten, he was found outside in a box.  A kind lady named Cheyenne took him in and when the now 8-month-old rescue cat recently started marking inside the house,  she knew it was time for him to get neutered.

THANKS TO YOU, Leo had the ARL’s Spay Waggin’ mobile surgical unit to go to for help. “Convenient and affordable, I refer the Spay Waggin’ to all my friends,” says Leo’s mom.

hip to snipGARFIELD
, an orange and white cat his current owner befriended and adopted, also received incredible care on ARL’s Spay Waggin’ last year, despite his unusual circumstances. While prepping for the routine neuter surgery, ARL lead veterinarian Dr. Kyle Quigley discovered that Garfield had a pre-existing infection resulting from a wound.

THANKS TO YOU, the Spay Waggin’ staff worked quickly to treat Garfield’s infection–and were also able to complete the neuter surgery without an additional risk. “Garfield is a love. And thanks to the ARL, a very happy and healthy cat too,” says Garfield’s owner Robert.


Animals like Gremlin, Leo, and Garfield come to the ARL every day.  The ARL is there to answer their call for help because of YOU!

All donations made now through Monday, February 29 during  It’s Hip to Snip Fund Drive will go directly to the ARL’s community spay/neuter programs to help more animals like Gremlin, Leo, and Garfield.


AS A SPECIAL THANK YOU… DONATE $50 or more by midnight Saturday, February 26 and you will automatically be entered to win a one night stay at the Seaport Boston Hotel*!

Click here or on the green button below to make a donation to the ARL’s It’s Hip to Snip Fund Drive!


VERY SPECIAL THANKS to our challenge donor, The Ellen B. Gray Memorial Fund; Seaport Boston Hotel; our media sponsors and partners Friends of Jake and Liam, WBZ, WEEI, WRKO, WZLX, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and WBOS; and everyone who has already made a donation to support ARL’s spay and neuter programs during the It’s Hip to Snip Fund Drive!

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