ARL in the News
The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) is an unwavering champion for animals in need, committed to keeping them safe and healthy in their habitats and homes. Founded in 1899, ARL provides high-quality veterinary care, adoption, and rescue services; while also confronting the root causes of animal cruelty and neglect through innovative community programs, police investigations, and public advocacy.
In 2017, ARL served more than 18,000 animals in need throughout Massachusetts.
ARL does not receive any government or public funding and relies solely on the generosity of compassionate individuals to carry on our important work to help animals and communities in need.
To help avoid confusion with other animal welfare agencies, and so that we can better serve animals in need in a timely manner, please refer to us in all reports as the “Animal Rescue League of Boston”, followed by “ARL” for short.
- 2017 ARL Programs & Services (PDF)
- ARL’s 2017 Impact Report (PDF)
- ARL’s Mission, Vision, and Values (PDF)
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Our Mission in Action
The stories below highlight ARL’s important for animals and people most in need. Learn more about us.
For details about a particular story, contact Michael DeFina, Communications & Media Relations Officer, at email@example.com or (617) 293-3530.