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Local Companies Lend a Paw to Animals in Need

Recently, the employees of two local companies, Appleton Partners and Definitive Healthcare, hosted in-kind drives and fundraisers to benefit animals in need.

Both events helped raised funds to support ARL programs and secured treats, toys, and blankets for our shelter animals.

Thank you to the compassionate employees of both organizations who generously donated gifts, toys, and their time to our cause.

Interested in hosting a fundraising at your company? Please visit https://www.arlboston.org/diy-friendraiser/

Appleton Partners and Definitive Healthcare helping animals

Spring Into Action Rescue Fund Drive, April 7-14

Spring into action today and support the ARL’s Rescue Services!

From high in trees to icy ocean waters, from burned out building to spillways with surging currents, the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Rescue Services team has trained to save domestic animals and wildlife from all these situations and more.

The ARL is the only animal welfare organization in Massachusetts that has an entire department dedicated to rescuing animals from a variety of emergency situations. Domestic animals and wildlife can get trapped, displaced, injured, or otherwise distressed anywhere at any time of day, and our Rescue Services team stands ready to help as quickly as possible.

Animal Rescue League of Boston's rescue services team

See the ARL Rescue Services team in action in this profile story by Boston.com

No one wants to see animals suffering.

Gloucester ice rescue

Our rescue services team swam out to save this poor duck trapped on the ice, tangled in finishing line.

Whether it’s a duck trapped in fishing line, a mother cat and kittens stuck under a shed, or a deer trapped in mudflats, having trained and experienced rescue team to call is critical to protecting the safety and welfare of animals in our community. But providing emergency rescue services for thousands of animals every year is very expensive.

The ARL does not receive any government or public funding for rescue services and relies entirely on supporters like you to continue this important work!

An anonymous donor has challenged us to double a $5,000 donation and raise $10,000 in just 7 days for animal rescue. In other words, your donation today to the ARL’s Spring Into Action Rescue Fund Drive will go even further aiding animals in distress!

All donations made from April 7-14, 2015 will go directly to support our Rescue Services program.

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Visit arlboston.kintera.org/rescue or click the green button below to make a donation now.

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SHARING IS CARING! Spread the word about our Spring Into Action Rescue Fund Drive and encourage your friends and family to support emergency rescue services for animals in distress!

Arnold’s in Eastham Helps Animals in Need

Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar to Donate Proceeds to ARL and Wild Care on September 19

On Friday, September 19, the iconic Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar in Eastham will donate all proceeds from the sales of food, ice cream and mini-golf to the ARL’s Brewster animal shelter and Wild Care of Cape Cod. Thanks to the generosity of Arnold’s, you can feel especially good about dining out on the 19th!

arnolds mini golfArnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar has built a reputation for the highest quality seafood with “white glove” cleanliness. Large portions, friendly customer service and affordable prices continue bring visitors and locals alike to this classic Cape Cod spot.

Arnold’s is located at 3580 Route 6 in Eastham.  Hours on Friday, September 19 are 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

All-day festivities will include:

  • Pet-friendly swag from the ARL (while supplies last)
  • Photo fun with the ARL’s “Super Pets” photo backdrop
  • Temporary tattoos and stickers for kids and fun-loving adults
  • Treats for dogs and door prizes
  • Information about adoptable dogs at the ARL’s Brewster shelter

Have a canine family member who’d like to join you?  Well-behaved dogs can join their families on the patio!

We’re very grateful to Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar for organizing and hosting this  generous fundraising event for our Brewster shelter.

Remember: it may be your last clam bake of the summer, but proceeds from the event will help animals on Cape Cod all year long!

Thank You Thursday: Students Raise Funds for Animals with Pi-A-Thon

Thank You to the 5th Grade Students at Boston’s Park Street School

06-12-14 Thank Thurs Kids Card PicWe’d like to extend a big thank you to the students from Miss Silva’s 5th grade class at the Park Street School in Boston. These amazing kids raised $480 for the shelter pets at the ARL through their Pi-a-thon where they memorized as many digits of Pi as they could and had sponsors donate to their cause. 

Their commitment to helping animals is clear through the words on their heart-felt card pictured on the right. We hope that these young people will continue to help animals in need! Thank you so much from all of your friends at the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Keep up the great work!

Tips for Tails at Centre Street Cafe in JP

Fundraiser in Jamaica Plain this Weekend

Throughout the weekend of March 21st through March 23rd, Marc, from Centre Street Cafe in Jamaica Plain is donating all of his tips from his shifts to the ARL!

The ARL’s director of development, Julie Ann McNary will be at Centre Street Cafe on Saturday to answer questions about the organization and share information about the ARL’s important work.

03-22-14 Photo Marc with DogLearn more about Marc’s event or support his cause by visiting his donation page: crowdrise.com/MarcAnimalRescueLeague

The fundraiser will take place during the following times:

  • 03/21 Friday night dinner: 5p.m.-9:30p.m.
  • 03/22 Saturday brunch: 9a.m.-3p.m.
  • 03/22 Saturday dinner: 5p.m.-9:30p.m.
  • 03/23 Sunday brunch: 9a.m.-3p.m.

We’d like to say thank you to Marc for choosing to raise funds for the ARL and for caring so much about shelter animals! Your support is much appreciated!

Polka Dog Spreads the Love for ARL

Something Sweet for Your Pup, Made Even Sweeter

Polka Dog Pearl in HeartThank you to our friends at Polka Dog Bakery for donating 50% of proceeds from all Valentine’s Day Treats to the Animal Rescue League of Boston now through February 14.

You can give your special dog a treat, and help a shelter pet find that special someone too!

Their shops are conveniently located in the Greater Boston Area, so there’s nothing stopping you from spreading the love this Valentine’s Day!

Participating Polka Dog Bakery stores are listed below:

South End, 256 Shawmut Avenue, map this location 
Jamaica Plain, 42 South Street, map this location
Lynnfield, 240 Market Street, map this location
Chestnut Hill, 33 Boylston Street, map this location

Visit our Spread the Love page for more information on how you can make a difference this Valentine’s Day.

Paws for Celebration on Cape Cod is 1 Week Away!


Pucker up, friends! The kissing booth will be back at this year’s third annual “Paws for Celebration!” The day-long festival includes a fundraising dog walk through downtown Orleans, entertainment, shopping, a silent auction, contests and loads of free goodies for the pups… all proceeds will benefit our Cape Cod shelter in Brewster!

Event highlights include:

  • Contests – Dog/Owner Look-A-Like, Waggiest Tail and more!
  • Raffle! Click here to see the prizes you could win!
  • Face painting, photo booth and caricature artist
  • Police K9 unit demonstration and Frisbee dog show
  • Shopping with pet retailers and other vendors
  • Mini spa treatments for dogs
  • Free giveaways
  • Book signings

Create your personal fundraising page online today to start collecting pledges. Form walk teams with friends, family and co-workers. The first 350 people to register online or at the event will receive a free Paws for Celebration 2013 T-shirt!

We hope to see you and your pooches in our photo kissing booth on the 22!

Click here to register for the event!

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!



Fundraiser to benefit the Animal Rescue League of Boston in Brewster and the Academy of Early Learning


The League’s Cape Cod branch is Brewster is equipped with a stable and paddock to accommodate large animals as well as an animal housing and adoption center for a variety of domestic animals.

Help the shelter animals in Brewster by visiting Cape Maid Farms in Hyannis and donating and/or contact Sara Provos at sprovos25@comcast.net to make a donation if you are unable to stop by the store. Donation forms will be available at Cape Maid Farms for anyone who prefers to make an in store donation.  For donations of $5 or more, a snowflake will be hung up as a way to say THANKS!

“Every child and pet is like a snowflake.  Each sparkles in a different way—some are playful, some refined. But, unlike fragile snowflakes that fade when the sun appears, children and our pets grow even more beautiful with every passing year.”