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Express your love for animals, kindness and compassion by donating to the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) today. The ARL receives no government funding and relies solely on supporters like you to help animals in need.

You can donate online or by mailing your donation (checks payable to the Animal Rescue League of Boston) to: Animal Rescue League of Boston, c/o Advancement, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA 02116

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Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to the Animal Rescue League of Boston.  
Read our financial statements to get a better understanding of the impact of your donations on animals in need.

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President's Council

The ARL gratefully acknowledges leadership gifts of $1000 or more with membership in our President's Council. Learn more


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Memorial or Tribute Gift

When you make a gift in honor / in memory of a person, pet, or occasion, we'll notify the individual with a personalized card.

To make a tribute gift, select “I would like to make a tribute” at the bottom of our donation form. For special requests, please email Derek Stemmler or call (617) 226-5662.

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Champions Circle

Become a Champion for animals - join the Circle! Your regular monthly contribution will provide help and care for animals all year long.


Matching Gifts

Sometimes it's good to see double! Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double, even triple a donation's value. Learn more here.


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Leave a Legacy

Planned gifts are a flexible and powerful way to care for animals and prevent neglect and abuse well into the future. Learn more.


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Corporate Partner Opportunities

For more information, please email Rick Tagliaferri or call (617) 226-5668.


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Other Ways to Give

Other Ways to Give

Donor-Advised Funds

If you have a donor-advised fund, you can make a grant recommendation to support ARL. You can use our DAF widget to initiate your request with just a few clicks.




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Animals with serious injuries and medical issues come to ARL shelters every day.  The Alice T. Whitney Helping Hands Fund will generously match dollar for dollar your donation to help cover the costs of providing medical care and treatment to shelter animals. For more information, please email Rick Tagliaferri or call (617) 226-5668.


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Donating online is safe and simple. When your donation is complete, we'll send you a confirmation email. We accept all major credit cards. For assistance, please email Derek Stemmler or call (617) 226-5662. 



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If you are a federal, state or municipal employee, you may be able to donate through your employee giving program.

The ARL participates in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign, The City of Boston Employees Charitable Campaign, and The Combined Federal Campaign. Please contact your employer for more information on these programs.

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To make a gift of shares of stock, please email Matt DeAngelis or call (617) 226-5638 for transfer instructions. 



Make a Gift In-Kind Donation in-kind donations

Our shelters are always in need of supplies like towels, blankets, cat beds, dog beds and toys for all sorts of pets. Visit our Boston, Brewster, and Dedham web pages for a wish list and hours.