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Animal Rescue League looking for help preventing dog starvation and abandonment

Posted by Patrick Rosso  December 14, 2011 11:26 AM

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(Image courtesy Animal Rescue League of Boston)


Donner and Blitzen recovering after they were rescued.

The Animal Rescue League of Boston is looking for residents help in preventing dog starvation and abandonment cases.

Recent cases of abandonment were seen in Mattapan, where the Rescue League found three starved and injured pit bull-type dogs.

Two days later, the Rescue League rescued two additional dogs, Donner and Blitzen, after they were found starved and abandoned in Mattapan.

“This has been an especially bad year in terms of cases of like this,” said Alan Borgal, director for the Center of Animal Protection at the Animal Rescue League of Boston. “More and more, we’re seeing neglectful owners leaving pets to fend for themselves in vacated apartments, or just dumping them in public places because they no longer want them. Thankfully, Christmas has come early for these dogs because they’re finally getting the care they deserve.”

The Rescue League is looking for residents to lend a helping hand this holiday season by digging into their pockets to help offset the cost of the dogs rehabilitation.

To donate call 617-426-9170, extension 615 or visit www.arlboston.org/donate.

Residents who see an animal in distress or have concerns about an animal's well-being are encouraged to call 617-226-5610

Email Patrick D. Rosso, patrick.d.rosso@gmail.com. Follow him @PDRosso, or friend him on Facebook.

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