Crescent is a fantastic companion! She is a great mix of affectionate and independent. She loves to say hi to everyone and will greet you with purrs and headbutting. While she does love attention, she is also just as content to sleep the day away on her favorite bed while you are busy around the house or at work. Despite being great cat, Crescent has been at the League since January 26, the longest of any of our current cats. Please help us find a home for her!
She is eight years-young and would do best in a home with older children or adults only. She is a fairly low-energy cat and will play with toys on occasion. She is generally a quiet little girl, but she does have a talkative side. She loves to chirp at you to say hello, tell you she’s hungry and to let you know she sees birds outside.
If you are looking for a sweet, independent yet affectionate cat then please consider bringing this laid-back lady into your home. Crescent is currently in foster care, so please call our Boston Adoption Center for more info 617.426.9170.
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Tagged Adopt, adopt a pet, Animal Rescue League, Animals, Boston, Cat, Cats, kitty, Pet adoption, Pets, South End
BOSTON VETERINARY CARE is currently accepting new clients! If you’re looking for a quality vet clinic with friendly staff you should visit Boston Veterinary Care at the Animal Rescue League of Boston. The BVC team of highly-skilled and dedicated veterinarians and technicians share invaluable experience in treating animals with challenging medical conditions. They pride themselves in serving primary care for privately owned pets.
They offer the following services:
- Preventative Medicine
- Wellness Vaccines
- Feline/Canine Nutrition Counseling
- Digital Dental Radiography
- Outpatient Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery
Most importantly, when you bring your pet to Boston Veterinary Care you are supporting the League’s mission to rescue domesticated animals and wildlife from suffering, cruelty, abandonment and neglect!
To make an appointment, call 617.226.5605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hours of operation:
Monday – Wednesday – 8am to 7pm
Thursday – Saturday – 8am to 4pm
Sunday – Closed
BVC also offers free on-site parking!
Time for some rest and relaxation for our shelter dogs…
People all over the world frequent spas and salons searching for ways to relax. One of the most popular methods for finding calm is by having a massage. Letting your body relax while someone else works all the stress of your day away has a major impact on our wellbeing and mental state. So if it works for us, why not dogs too? Canine massage is a growing industry and it can provide relief to older, arthritic dogs, as well as, our shelter dogs.
This past week, canine massage came to the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Two former volunteers, Julie Polvinen and Amy Campbell, returned to the League after receiving their certification in Small Animal Massage to teach the shelter staff and our dog volunteers how to use this tool to benefit our shelter dogs. The shelter can be a scary place for dogs and can create tension and anxiety. Now our staff and volunteers can use massage to help them adjust and feel more comfortable during their stay with us. Massage can benefit any dog that accepts the handling, but it is important to receive instruction before attempting it at home as dog muscles are very sensitive.
Even though massage will not be appropriate for every dog, it sure is fun to take some time out of our day to give a little R & R to our shelter dogs and see how calm and happy their are after! Thank you, Julie and Amy!
The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and spring is finally here! As much as we love this weather, we pet owners need to remember that fleas and ticks do too. While we are out and about stretching our winter legs it is important to remember we still need to protect our pets from the dangers the warm weather brings. With ample opportunity to latch on, ticks are able to transmit disease to animals just as they would to humans. The most common diseases that ticks can spread are lyme disease, anaplasma and ehrlichia. In order to screen for these diseases, there is a small blood test that can be performed by your veterinarian.
Regardless of which product you chose to protect your pet we advocate that you do so year round given the irregularity in our seasons. A popular brand of flea and tick prevention is Frontline Plus. Despite popular belief, this is not considered a repellent. In order for Frontline Plus to do its job, the fleas or ticks must make contact with the treated animal before dying, so after applying, don’t be alarmed if you are still finding them on your pet. If you and your pet are active, enjoy hiking and visiting the dog park, we encourage you to consult your veterinarian about the lyme vaccine.
Consider all of your options with regards to keeping your pet protected and don’t hesitate to call your veterinary clinic for advice. Remember, as the warm weather is arriving and the green grass is growing, it’s the most important time of the year to keep your best friend covered!
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Tagged Animal Rescue League of Boston, Animals, Boston, Fleas, Frontline, Health, Outdoors, Pet Care, Pet Health, Pets, Ticks, veterinarian, Warm Weather
Governor Patrick recently appointed the League’s Vice President of Animal Welfare, Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore, as a member of the advisory committee for the Mass Homeless Animal Prevention and Care Fund. The committee will advise the State on distribution of funds collected through voluntary income tax donations for services for homeless animals including, spay/neutering, vaccinations and Animal Control Officer training. This committee is a result of the new animal control acts of 2012.
Congratulations, Dr. Smith!
This fund is important for animals in Massachusetts because, contributions to the fund will:
- Help reduce the number of homeless animals.
- Assist families who would not otherwise be able to obtain the spay/neuter surgery or vaccinations.
- Provide training to municipal animal control officers so that they can safely and effectively protect animals and people in their communities.
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Tagged animal care, Animal Rescue League, Animal welfare, Animals, Boston, Cats, Dogs, Mass Homeless Animal Fund, Massachusetts, Pets, Politics
We would like to wish our foster moms, our adopter moms and all moms a beautiful and joyous Mother’s Day. Thank you for all that you do!
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Tagged Adopt, Animal Rescue League, Animal Rescue League of Boston, Animals, Boston, Cats, Kittens, Mom, Mothers, mothers day, Pets
Haleigh & Thea hang-out with Sweetie.
Last week the children at the Chestnut Hill School donated cat beds and dog toys that they had made for our shelter animals in honor of the “Heart of the Hill Community Service Day.” The two girls in the picture above attend the school and frequently visit the League with their mom on Saturdays.
Heart of the Hill Day is a community service day held each year at the school where students in all grades and their families come together to roll up their sleeves and work on projects in support of local organizations.
Thank you so much to all of the kids at Chestnut Hill School and the Head of the School Dr. Steven Tobolsky for choosing to help the shelter animals at the Animal Rescue League of Boston. You have made such a big difference in their lives and are helping to make their stay at the shelter more enjoyable! Keep up the great work!