Welcome to WARL

Since our founding in 1912, the Worcester Animal Rescue League (WARL) has been dedicated to the care of the animals who provide so much for their human companions.

Founded initially by a group of women determined to save overworked and abused farm horses, WARL’s services have expanded and changed to protect, care, and love our cats and dogs throughout Central Massachusetts. Our staff and volunteers are dedicated champions to this cause and act as caretakers for the animals and educators to their human counterparts. We also work with foster homes, rescue groups, and other shelters nationwide to place animals in the best possible environment.

Without your support, however, nothing we do would be possible. Because we are a private, non-profit organization your donations of money, time, supplies, homes, and love are vital to our cause and the lives of the animals we care for! Our sincerest thanks.


A Friend’s Gift

A dear friend of the shelter, who would like to remain anonymous, has offered to help cover the adoption fees for the dogs who have resided at WARL the longest. Read more…


Now Hiring: Animal Care Technician

Saving lives interest you? Want to make a difference? Work at WARL! Find out how …


Free Spay Neuter for Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes

The Red Acre Foundation has granted the Worcester Animal Rescue League $7,000 to spay and neuter pit bull type dogs whose owners would otherwise not be able to afford the surgery. Interested? Find out more here

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