Include Your Furry Friends in Your Emergency Plan

Honor National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day


As parts of the U.S. battle floods, tornadoes, and wild fires, the ARL encourages Massachusetts pet owners to plan ahead for a sudden evacuation.

“If you have a pet, part of your emergency planning should include how you will shelter and care for your animal,” explains Brian O’Connor, manager of rescue services at the ARL.  “Getting a pet emergency bag ready to go in case you need to evacuate due to flooding or loss of electricity during a storm or other disaster is a very important part of disaster preparedness.”

In addition to an emergency bag, the Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends:

  • Getting a sturdy and comfy crate or carrier to transport your pet
  • Finding a shelter alternative that works for both you and your pet
  • Having a picture of you and your pet together in case you get separated during an emergency

“Having a recent picture of you and your pet not only helps others assist you in finding your pet, but it also documents ownership,” says O’Connor.

Download our pet emergency packing list flyer:



One Night Stay for You and Your Valentine

Become a Champions Circle Member & Be Entered to Win

Looking to surprise your valentine? Why not get him or her two gifts? A chance to spread the love by helping animals in need all year and a chance to win a one night stay at the Seaport Hotel in Boston!

Your monthly donation will help shelter pets like ORLANDO.

Your monthly donation will help shelter pets like ORLANDO.

Join the ARL’s Champions Circle now through February 14 you’ll be entered to win a *one night stay at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.

Special thanks to the Seaport Boston Hotel for the generous donation of a luxury one night accommodation with dazzling city and harbor views and incredibly convenient access to all major points of interest including the Financial District, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Fan Pier and the North End.

Champions Circle donors make an immediate impact on the lives of animals in need  by providing the ARL with a steady source of revenue year-round.  This ongoing, generous support rescues animals from suffering, cruelty, abandonment and neglect.

As an active Champions Circle member you’ll receive a monthly letter with special updates on the current animals in our care and any upcoming ARL events.  You’ll also receive our bi-annual magazine, Our Four Footed Friends, that highlights all of the amazing work made possible by donors like you!  One of the most exciting parts of being a Champions Circle member is the opportunity for a behind-the-scenes tour of any of our shelters to see your gift in action.

Signing up is easy!  Click the button below and indicate the frequency of your gift – we’ll take care of the rest!

Sign Up Now

Winners will be notified on Wednesday, February 19 by phone and/or email.

*Room is subject to availability.


ARL Paws for Pats Photo Contest

Enter for your chance to win a this football signed by Logan Mankins

01-09 ARL Paws for Pats Football PhotoThe New England Patriots take on the Indianapolis Colts this weekend and #70 will be on the field!

Thanks to a generous donor, ARL/Pats fans have a chance to win an official football autographed by Logan Mankins. Just show us how excited your rescue pet is for the game and you could win!

To be entered to win you must:

1) Like the ARL on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

2) Post a photo of your adopted shelter pet showing his/her Patriot’s pride to Facebook or Instagram.

3) Use the hashtag #ARLPawsforPats

Contest starts on Thursday, January 9 and ends on Saturday, January 11 at 11p.m.

Winner will be announced on Facebook and Instagram on Monday, January 13.

Open to residents of the continental U.S. only.

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A Vote for CSB is a Vote for our Shelter Animals

Cambridge Savings Bank is participating in Social Madness, a competition sponsored by The Business Journals. Thanks you your votes last month the Animal Rescue League of Boston was selected as CSB;s charity of choice. If Cambridge Savings Bank wins they will have a donation made on their behalf to the League.

A vote for CSB is a vote for me!

A vote for CSB is a vote for me, Silverado!

Please help our animals win by voting for Cambridge Savings Bank! With just 3 days left in the first round of Social Madness, CSB has moved into 9th place out of over 40 teams. This is great news because only the top 8 teams advance to the next round. You’ll find them in the “Medium” business section tab. Keep voting and engaging so that they have a chance to help animals in need!

Participate and Help Us Win the ASPCA Challenge!

The Animal Rescue League of Boston is participating in the ASPCA 100k Challenge this year and today we’re launching our community engagement campaign! We know that together we can win this! Winning the ASPCA challenge would mean $100,000 that would go to our spay/neuter program, rescue operations and saving the lives of animals. Engaging our League community members is key to saving more lives and winning. Will you help us win? By sharing our Facebook posts that have the hashtag #100kChallenge and #100kSaved you are helping our odds of winning the ASPCA Challenge, so from now until August 31 please share and like our Facebook posts and tweets more than you ever have before! We appreciate your support and stay tuned for more about the ASCPA Challenge and what the League is doing to help save more animals!