Some July 4th Activities Can Be Too Hot for Spot®
Animal Rescue League of Boston
by Lisa Graham
1w ago
Keep your pup cool with these 5 safety tips and a DIY frozen treat For humans across the United States, the Fourth of July signifies a time for family and friends, BBQs, beaches, and fireworks. For our canine friends, however, the holiday can be one of over-stimulation – too many people, too much sun, loud noises, and overwhelming smells. This July 4th, the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) and Boston Veterinary Care (BVC) want to remind you that the summer heat and bustle of the weekend’s festivities may be too stressful on your pup. Keep your dog safe by following these 5 important tips ..read more
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Stray Puppy with Severe Mange Ready for Adoption
Animal Rescue League of Boston
by Michael DeFina
2w ago
Stray puppy found wandering along Boston highway in May A 4-month-old puppy with severe mange found as a stray along Cummins Highway in Roslindale back in May has made a remarkable transformation and is now ready to begin the next chapter of her life. The puppy, now named Petunia, made a quick recovery, her fur has grown back and she looks completely different than she did upon intake. Through medical treatment, foster care and her own strength and resilience, her transformation is utterly amazing. She is now ready to find her new home, and will be made available for adoption at ARL’s Dedham A ..read more
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ARL Attends Important Bill Signing with Governor
Animal Rescue League of Boston
by Michael DeFina
2w ago
Governor signs abuse and exploitation measure On June 20, 2024, Governor Maura Healey signed H. 4744, An Act to prevent abuse and exploitation, and the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Advocacy Department was on-hand to celebrate this big step forward to protect victims of abuse and their pets. Among many other important provisions, this law recognizes coercive control as a form of abuse. Coercive control is defined as “a pattern of behavior intended to threaten, intimidate, harass, isolate, control, coerce or compel compliance of a family or household member that causes that family or h ..read more
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ARL Announces Partnership with The BASE
Animal Rescue League of Boston
by Michael DeFina
2w ago
ARL provides internships, educational opportunities to expose The BASE youth to careers working with animals The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) is proud to announce its ongoing partnership with The BASE, a Roxbury-based academy using the power of sports to engage urban youth, and provide programs focused on college access, career development, and health and wellness. This past week, ARL’s Spay Waggin’® also visited the Roxbury location, providing subsidized spay/neuter surgeries for over 20 pets for residents in the Roxbury community. ARL President and CEO Dr. Edward Schettino (L), with ..read more
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Future Focus: Strategic Plan Goal 3
Animal Rescue League of Boston
by Angela Dudley
1M ago
Keep pets and people together. Objective Empower families and help more pets stay in their homes by expanding access to innovative community services, including low-cost veterinary care, temporary pet housing, and pet food. Vision in Action Fuzzy Butt, a twelve-year-old Maine Coon, came to ARL after his owner, a veteran, lost his housing due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fuzzy Butt was placed with a foster family while his dad worked to secure a place to live. His dad encountered a number of roadblocks to securing housing but after six months, Fuzzy Butt and his dad were reunited in ..read more
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Press Release: Abandoned Puppy Found at Boston-Area Gas Station in Care of ARL
Animal Rescue League of Boston
by Michael DeFina
1M ago
6-Month-old abandoned puppy in poor condition, signs of neglect A six-month-old puppy found abandoned at a Boston-area gas station and in poor condition is receiving treatment at the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL), and ARL’s Law Enforcement Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying where the animal may have come from. The six-month-old Shih Tzu, now named Arthur, was brought to ARL’s Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center late Sunday by a person who said they had stopped at a Mobil gas station in the Boston-area, and discovered the puppy near a dumpster. Arthur was in a f ..read more
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ARL Seeing Drastic Influx of Community Kittens
Animal Rescue League of Boston
by Michael DeFina
1M ago
ARL only large MA animal welfare agency with dedicated community cat program With mild winters becoming common place, there is no such thing as kitten season anymore, however, the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) has seen a drastic increase in the influx of community kittens from outdoor cat colonies throughout the Commonwealth in 2024. ARL is now seeing dozens of kittens coming through its doors on a weekly basis, and is working diligently to provide medical care, behavioral assessments and placing these animals into homes as quickly as possible. One of over 60 community kittens ARL has ..read more
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ARL Field Services Hosts Cat Handling Training Session for Animal Welfare Professionals
Animal Rescue League of Boston
by Michael DeFina
1M ago
Cat handling session continues ARL’s commitment to educational opportunities for animal welfare professionals This week the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Field Services Department hosted a cat handling training session for more than two dozen animal welfare professionals from throughout Massachusetts. Over two dozen animal welfare professionals attended this week’s training session. ARL is the only large animal welfare organization with dedicated staff to address community cats, and Field Services also responds to countless calls to help animals, including cats, who are in distress ..read more
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ARL Caring for Stray Rabbit Found in Cape Cod National Seashore
Animal Rescue League of Boston
by Michael DeFina
1M ago
Stray rabbit lucky to have been spotted by Good Samaritan A one-year-old rabbit is on the mend at the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Cape Cod Tom Kingman Memorial Campus, after being found as a stray in the Cape Cod National Seashore in the vicinity of Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, MA. The rabbit, named Eeyore, was discovered along Doane Rd. in late April by a trail-walker who noticed that the rabbit did not look wild and then notified a nearby park ranger. Eeyore upon arrival at ARL. ARL veterinary staff giving Eeyore an exam. When found, Eeyore was thin and had a number of abr ..read more
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National Get Caught Reading Month
Animal Rescue League of Boston
by Angela Dudley
2M ago
It’s time for children to Paws to Read! Launched in the spring of 2023, the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Humane Education program seeks to create the next generation of compassionate animal advocates. Read along with us by selecting a book from our children’s reading list to learn more about animals. Paws to Read Book List 1 to 4-years-old Tails Are Not for Pulling, by Elizabeth Verdick 3 to 7-years-old May I Pet Your Dog?, by Stephanie Calmenson Jeannie Houdini A Hamster’s Tale, by Mary-Ann Stouck So, What’s It Like To Be A Cat?, by Karla Kuskin Please Don’t Tell Cooper He’s a Dog ..read more
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