President Mary Nee Spoke About Animal Cruelty Awareness & Prevention
Yesterday was Humane Lobby Day for animals and our staff, volunteers and our canine advocate, Turtle, hit the steps of the Massachusetts State House running!
This year’s Humane Lobby Day boasted record high attendance and we were proud to be able to help show legislators how deeply voters feel about animal welfare.
Our team of over 20 staff and volunteers made sure everyone at the event knew exactly who the Animal Rescue League of Boston is and what type of work we do in Massachusetts.
ARL president Mary Nee was one of the key speakers at the event. Her speech emphasized the importance of legislation that protects animals like Puppy Doe, and countless others, from cruelty and suffering.
Our canine advocate, Turtle, enjoyed the spotlight at Humane Lobby Day. With her red “SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING” t-shirt, TURTLE, a former bait dog who was found barely clinging to life almost 4 years ago, shared our important message about animal cruelty awareness! If you see or suspect animal abuse, say something by calling your local authorities.
She mingled with everyone from ARL president Mary Nee, to animal welfare advocates to state representatives, including Rep. David Linsky of Natick, sharing her story with everyone she met.
We’d like to extend our thanks to our volunteers, without whom we would never have been able to get our message and legislative agenda out to all 160 representatives and 40 senators! The ARL has the best volunteers in the world and we are so grateful for all they do!