Adopt a Pet from the Animal Rescue League of Boston
Curran says the Adoption Center generally has an easy time finding safe and happy homes for kittens, especially when they are as cute and fuzzy as these 15 little ones. Unfortunately, the sudden influx of kittens means adult cats like Hidari, a sweet and affectionate 7-year old gray short hair cat who arrived at the Boston Adoption center in mid-October, may have to wait longer for a home for the holidays.
Black Cat Rescue is a No Kill cat rescue organization in Boston, MA. Did you know that black cats are only half as likely to get adopted as cats of other colors? Neither did we! Black Cat Rescue strives to change those odds for black cats in Massachusetts. Our all-volunteer network of foster homes is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless black cats and kittens by providing quality foster care while actively seeking loving, permanent adoptive homes. As an organization, we work to improve the public image of both black cats and animal adoption by making black cat adoption a positive experience for all involved. We fully embrace the tenets of the No Kill movement. Our foster cats come from all over Massachusetts. We accept owner surrenders as well as strays directly off the streets or from local shelters and rescue organizations.
We are a small NO-KILL home-based shelter in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Jamaica Plain and a network of loving foster homes, friends, sympathetic veterinarians and feline rescuers, working to reduce the number of homeless cats in our backyards and on our local Boston streets. We are strictly NO-KILL. We believe that no one has the right to judge (as many shelters do) who is deserving of his or her own life. We euthanize only when a veterinarian concludes an animal is terminally ill with no hope of recovery. We are always asked our hours of operation. We are not staffed during the day, we receive no state, city or federal funding, we are all volunteers who give our time and money for love of the animals. We all work paying jobs during the day and care for the animals every evening. We use many private foster homes, so potential adopters must be screened first and come by appointment only. All adoptions involve completing an adoption application, vet and/or personal reference checks, and a nonprofit adoption fee which helps to recover our costs, and supports our work:Have you ever seen an adorable cat or kitten up for adoption and featured on your local news channel? Those great cats and kittens aren’t rare finds! They are the norm, and just about everywhere – including right here in Boston – there are too many pets and not enough homes choosing to adopt them. Unfortunately, many animals are still not spayed or neutered resulting in thousands of unwanted cats and kittens each year.Another goal for the future is to secure land in order to establish a sanctuary for older or less adoptable companion animals including cats, dogs, rabbits, and horses. The Alliance for Animals was established in 1988 by a small group of animal advocates dedicated to bringing humane education and affordable veterinary services to inner city Boston. For Boston's poor, elderly, and disabled the Alliance serviced as a lifeline, bringing services directly to the neighborhoods - neighborhoods and people who had never been helped before. The Alliance soon became an integral part of the neighborhoods, a familiar face and trusted resource throughout the city.Boston’s furry families are ever-growing, and finding the right fit should never be a struggle. With tens of thousands of dogs and cats in shelters every day, adopting rescue pet offers the whole family a chance to save a life while bringing unconditional love into your home. These shelters are the city’s best, offering fur babies and every associated service a family could hope for.