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Field Services

As part of its Community Outreach programs, ARL’s Field Services provides technical (tree climbing and swift/ice water) and non-technical rescues for injured domestic animals -including community cats– livestock, and raptors (turkey vultures, ospreys, hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls).

Field Services Hotline (617) 426-9170, press option 1 - Field Services’ hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30AM – 5:30PM; closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Field Services also assists governmental agencies with equipment and training, and plays an essential role in supporting ARL’s Law Enforcement Department in cases of animal abuse, cruelty, and neglect.

In 2018, Field Services assisted 1,503 animals and the people who care about them.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see ARL’s latest animal rescues.

Eastern Screech Owl
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Although we work closely with the state, as well as many cities and towns, ARL does not receive any government grants or public funding and relies solely on the support of compassionate individuals like you. Donate now to help us continue our important work to serve animals and communities in need!

Field Services Hotline (617) 426-9170, press option 1

ARL makes every effort to answer an animal’s call for help as quickly as possible.

If an animal is in imminent danger, contact your local Animal Control Office or Police Department for possible assistance, as they may have quicker access to an emergency scene.

In compliance with state regulations, some animal species require notification and special authorization from state agencies before ARL can provide assistance. We will inform you of any restrictions when responding to your call.

Thank you for taking the first step to help an animal in need! We all have a role to play to in keeping animals and people safe and healthy in our community.


Is Your Pet Lost?

Read these tips for the best chance at bringing your pet home safely.


Wildlife Resources

If you need help with injured wildlife (non-raptors), or finding a wildlife rehabber:

For general information:

If you found a baby bird or baby mammal: