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Audrey and Griff Scarves to Benefit the League

JanetsPupJanet and her beloved rescue dog Audrey (adopted from the Dedham shelter in 2004) are thrilled to report that they will be making their first public appearance! Please join them at Elissa’s Creative Warehouse, 220 Reservoir St., Needham Heights, Saturday, June 1, as they celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day! Janet will be selling AUDREY AND GRIFF SCARVES to benefit the Animal Rescue League of Boston, as well as selling the yarn (with the pattern included) so that you can make your own! Creative Warehouse will be holding their Spring Cleaning Sale, with excellent deals on sale yarns and the entire store is 20% off, so it’s a great time to stock up and support a worthy cause! Look for them outside in the tent.


Announcing the Launch of Dogs in Thought

Dogs in Thought is a photo book by renowned photographer, Mitch Weiss, the proceeds of which will be donated in full to the Animal Rescue League of Boston and the MSPCA.

dogVisit www.dogsinthought.com to learn more about the project, reserve a portrait sitting, or pre-order a copy of the book. Portrait sittings are taking place through April 30th, so book one for your dog today! This fine art series aims to convey their collective vitality while bringing light to the individual features and characteristics that make each pup special.

Please help us spread the word!

Girl Holds Creative Fundraiser For Animals
Reese Lally & Jennifer Keefe with Jerry the resident corn snake at the Dedham shelter.

Reese Lally & Jennifer Keefe with Jerry, the resident corn snake at the Dedham shelter.

Just before Christmas, 2012, 10 year-old Reese Lally, had asked her mom how she could help dogs. They approached their neighbor Jennifer Keefe, the proud mom of a shelter dog and asked for some advice on the best way to raise funds for an animal shelter. After some brainstorming, it was decided that since Reese likes to bake and make crafts, she could make chocolate covered pretzels and paw print pins that could be sold to friends and family. With a little help from her mom and Jennifer, Reese was able to raise $106.85 which she recently donated to the Dedham shelter of the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

Below is the photo of a few of the fabulous pins that Reese made and her donation. Thank you, Reese, for helping animals in need! Keep up the great work!


Animal Art Brightens Shelter & Helps Animals!

Portrait of Mildred, an ARL of Boston alum.

The League has teamed up with a neighborhood organization called Washington Gateway Main Street to bring you beautiful animal art in the lobby as part of WGMS’s Moving Gallery, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! We will be displaying the artwork of South End Artist Paula Ogier, who also happens to be a mom to ARLB alum Tippi (formerly known as Chrissie), in our Boston lobby from now until June 3, 2013. All of the artwork is for sale and Paula has very generously agreed to donate 50% of her net profits to the League! 

Paula & Tippi

Paula & Tippi

Paula Ogier is a Boston-based digital painter. Paula’s colorful, stylized approach to pet portraits is intended to creatively reflect an animal’s spirit. Color plays a predominant role in her art and is important to her as a means of expression.

Of course, we couldn’t work with Paula without asking about Tippi! Paula said that “she’s doing really well. She’s filled out a lot since we adopted her in January – she was quite thin then. She’s made herself at home and is so tuned into the routines of the house. She and our 9 year old Siamese kitty Sammy like charging around the house after each other in the mornings. And at night, she’s been slowly but steadily inching her way into our bed. She’s such a sweet girl!”

We are so thrilled to be featuring the work of an artist who adopted from us and who’s artwork portrays animals in such a joyful light! Be sure to stop by our Boston shelter lobby to view some of this incredible artwork!

“The goal of displaying artwork in our lobby is to show people that shelters are not sad places. They’re places of hope,  joy and second chances, and Paula Ogier’s artwork emphasizes this basic idea. The art in the lobby allows people to feel an instant connection with animals even before setting foot in our adoption center.” -Elizabeth Dobrska, Marketing & Creative Coordinator


Sprint Lends Us A Hand

A big “thank you” to a few people from Sprint who spent the day at our Boston Adoption Center helping us with some spring cleaning yesterday! They scrubbed shelter walls and floors and cleaned outdoor kennels – all with smiles on their faces. We appreciate your help, come back soon!


The Sprint team and Kobe.

Become a Champion for Animals!


You can help keep the Animal Rescue League of Boston‘s shelter animals happy and healthy by joining the Champions Circle, a monthly donor program.

League Champion Circle members provide a consistent, reliable income stream and make an impact on the lives of our shelter animal’s, like Lance pictured here, for as little as cents a day.

For under $25 a month, you could fund the purchase of food for one shelter animal for the entire year!

Our shelter animals need people that they can rely on every month. Will you be one of those people?

Signing up is fast and easy – click here to set up a monthly donation on your credit card, or call Michelle Chandler, Assistant Director of the Annual Fund, at 617-226-5638.

Safe And Warm For The Holidays
Photo Credit: Christine Barton

Photo Credit: Christine Barton

On Christmas Eve the Animal Rescue League of Boston rescued two cats who were left in a wire cage in an alley in East Boston. It was a freezing cold night and fortunately two good Samaritans found them, brought them inside and called for help. Now these two cats, lovingly named Grace and Ivy (pictured right), are safe and warm at our Boston Adoption Center. Despite the cold temperatures that night, Grace and Ivy appear to be in good health.

Without your generous donations we wouldn’t be able to help animals like Grace and Ivy, so before you go out to celebrate tonight please remember to make your tax deductible gift to the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

Please know that no gift is too big or too small. Help us continue our mission of rescuing domesticated animals and wildlife from suffering, cruelty, abandonment and neglect by making your gift today.

Thank you!

Photo Credit: Christine Barton

Photo Credit: Christine Barton

Birthday Giving: Girl Asks For Donations To The League
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Meredith holds a shelter ferret at our Cape Cod branch in Brewster.

In this, the season of giving, we love to share the stories of people who find innovative and unique ways to give to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, particularly when those people are kids who show a passion for animals and animal welfare from a young age. One such young person is Meredith of Cape Cod who for two birthdays in row has preffered to give rather than receive. In lieu of gifts Meredith requested that her friends and family make a donation to the League.

Thank you, Meredith, for your commitment to helping shelter animals!

Boy Can’t Wait to Become ARL Volunteer

Nevin & his awesome hand-drawn poster!

Nevin can’t wait to become a volunteer with the Animal Rescue League of Boston. When he found out that he was still too young to volunteer with us he decided to help animals in another way. Nevin went around to all of his neighbors asking for towels, sheets, and toys for the needy animals at our Boston Adoption Center. Recently, Nevin, his mom, his big brother and their new puppy (an ARL alum!) visited us to drop-off Nevin’s donation. Not only had he raised important items for the animals here, but he even raised some money for them! Nevin shared his love for animals with his awesome “I <3 Animals” poster that he made for us! After making his donation, Nevin and his family were given a special behind-the-scenes tour of our Boston Adoption Center.

From all of the animals here at the shelter “Thank you, Nevin!”

Nevin and his donations, along with his pup and ARL staff member, Keegan.

We Need Your Help on Giving Tuesday

Help animals like little Zeva, today.

It’s easy to get caught-up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, but it’s important to take a moment to give back to the charities that you hold near and dear to you. We wouldn’t be able to save, rescue and protect animals without the generous support of donors like you.

Today the Animal Rescue League of Boston has joined with Giving Tuesday to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. As we approach the end of the year your support is urgently needed. 

We understand that times are difficult and not everyone can make a donation, so the League is asking that you give back to animals in one of two ways this holiday season:

1) Take a pledge to spend 10 extra minutes with your pet each day starting today. This may mean waking up 10 minutes early and playing with your cat before leaving for work, extending your dog’s walk by 10 minutes, or letting your rabbit out of his hutch for 10 minutes more than usual. Tweet us your pledge today! twitter.com/arlboston

2) Donate to help animals that are less fortunate this holiday season. You can do this by purchasing an ornament for your pet for our Holiday Tree or by giving directly to the League at www.arlboston.org/donate.

Everyone knows “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday.” This year, Giving Tuesday takes its place in the calendar, and will help put giving back into the holiday season.