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Articles Tagged with: Animal Rescue League
Join A YP Group For Animal Lovers

VeronicaEAre you a young professional who loves animals and has a passion for animal welfare? The join the Animal Rescue League of Boston‘s Young Professional Group ARLBostonYP. Our first event was a huge hit! We had over 70 people attend our Boston shelter tour, which was followed by drinks and networking at Masa Restaurant. To become a member today sign up online and make a $25 (tax deductible) donation. Please note that you must be between the ages of 21-35 to join and we ask that you recruit your friends!  The benefits of joining the group are:

  • Exclusive access to YP events
  • Savings on Animal Rescue League of Boston events
  • Discount Card for local businesses
  • Great opportunity to meet and network with fellow animal lovers
  • A fantastic opportunity to become involved with an animal welfare organization
  • Lectures on animal related topics
  • Behind the scenes tour of the shelter
  • Exclusive time with the League’s expert dog trainers

Photos from our last event:


A Senior Cat With Pizzazz

raven1Happy Friday everyone! For today’s adoption spotlight we’d like to introduce you to Raven. She is a super sweet and declawed 13 year-young spayed female cat who was brought to the Animal Rescue League of Boston because her owner could no longer care for her. She’s an adorable girl who can’t wait to find a forever home of her very own!

A little more about Raven:

  • She loves affection and enjoys being petted all over!
  • She came from a quiet home and would likely do well in a low-key home without small children.
  • According to her previous owners and from what we’ve seen at the shelter, she enjoys playing with toys!
  • Her facial expressions are priceless!

If you’re  looking for a cat with personality, Raven is the girl for you. Stop by our Boston Adoption Center or give us at call at 617.426.9170.

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Cat Saved Just Before The Storm

dorchestercatintreeA stray cat was found stuck in a tree in Dorchester yesterday and with the impending winter storm our Rescue Team knew that they had to work fast to get the cat to safety! Working swiftly, Danielle, one of our Senior Rescue Technicians, got up to the cat’s level and was able to entice him with some cat food. After some coaxing she was able to extract the stray cat from the tree without incident and the cat is now warm and cozy at our headquarters in Boston’s South End. The video below shows the “TAIL” end of the rescue. Brian O’Connor, manager of Animal Rescue Services, says “the ride down is the fun part for us, especially when you’ve just rescued an animal in need of our help.” Though the cat wasn’t thrilled with being put in a carrier, he is doing fine now thanks to our talented Rescue Team!


Spay It Forward!

BambiBlogClose-UpEvery year, the League takes in thousands of stray animals struggling to survive without adequate food, shelter or hope. In honor of World Spay Day, please join us in sharing this simple but important message: spay/neuter saves lives and prevents the needless suffering of homeless animals on our streets and in our communities.

Preventing pet overpopulation has always been core to our mission. In addition to caring for our shelter animals’ veterinary, behavioral and physical wellbeing, each pet that enters our adoption centers is spayed or neutered before being adopted into a permanent home.

In 2012, the League performed over 6,000 spay/neuter surgeries for shelter animals, through Boston Veterinary Care, our public veterinary practice, and aboard our Spay Waggin’ which provides reduced cost spay/neuter surgeries throughout the South Shore and Cape Cod. The Spay Waggin’ has performed over 31,000 surgeries since its inception in 2000.

Please make a gift to the Animal Rescue League of Boston today to help us continue to provide this vital service to pets and their owners.

Additionally, the health benefits of spay/neuter surgery will help your pet live a longer, healthier life.