October proved to be another busy month for the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Rescue Department with 370 activities reported ranging from rescue to law enforcement assistance, owner surrenders and home checks. By far the biggest number – 207 – was rescues.

Of the activities 40% involved cats, 32% involved birds, 9.5% involved dogs. An additional 18% involved “other.”

Among the rescues this month were ”Tux” a spunky five-week-old eventually rescued from under a porch in Roslindale and “Angelo” a hungry six-month-old found in a duffel bag in Everett. Tux is thriving in loving foster care and will soon be available for adoption. And after receiving veterinary care at the League’s Boston shelter, Angelo found his forever home with another loving family. (See blogs below for Tux’s and Angelo’s stories.)

Then there were two kittens that were dumped out of a car in Lawrence on October 17. Named Larry and Leroy, after being brought back to the Boston shelter and given a medical exam they were adopted together by a woman in Lynn on October 23.

Sometimes “rescue” entails just being there – such as when a baby zebra snuck out of her pen at the Franklin Park Zoo and the mother escaped to find her. Unsure of what support might be needed, Rescue Services Manager Brian O’Connor volunteered the League’s help if needed – an offer greatly appreciated by the zoo staff. As Zoo New England President and CEO John Linehan noted in a follow-up email, “I heard ARL was here at the Zoo again covering our back with the offer of a trailer (and I’m sure whatever else we needed). I am so appreciative of your and ARL’s collaboration and support. You are a great organization that really walks the talk.”

To get the latest updates on the League’s rescue activity from the rescue technicians directly involved, go to: http://twitter.com/ARLBostonRescue