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Worcester Animal Rescue League

Since 1912. Dedicated to Giving Animals the Life They Deserve.

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


Join us in wishing the happiest of birthdays to our best boy Benjie!

Benjie brings joy wherever he goes, and even though it’s his birthday, he wants to share the love!

For Benjie’s 3rd Birthday he’s decided to host a fundraiser benefiting the animals at the Worcester Animal Rescue League! He’s also convinced Peter Alden, President & CEO of Bay State Savings Bank, to match all donations up to $7,500, which means WARL stands to gain $15,000!

Help Benjie reach his goal, and the animals at the rescue league, by donating here:

We Love Animals

how we help animals

Adoption. Low-Cost Community Clinics. Lost and Found. Pet Food Pantry.

We offer high-quality services for the neediest animals in Central Massachusetts.


Helping animals find
their homes.


Dog boarding you
can rely on.

Medical Services

Low cost vaccines, spaying,
neutering, and more.

Featured Pet

Patrick Subaru dog of the month

We are SO excited to share our monthly partnership with our friends at Patrick Subaru. Each month they will welcome an adoptable dog in their showroom in order to help find some great and loving homes for our amazing animals.

Princess- Dog of the Month


June 2022 Patrick Subaru Dog of the Month

Meet Joker! This goofy boy lives up to his name. Joker is tons of fun and sure to put a smile on your face! At this point, ‘Sit’ is the only trick Joker knows. Eager to please and a sucker for attention, Joker is hoping to find a home with someone creative who can teach him more tricks and reward him with lots of treats. Joker is still learning how to walk on leash without pulling, and how to greet other dogs in a calm manner. With loads of puppy like energy, this young boy would love to find a home with a yard where he can run in the sun and relax in the shade. Due to Joker’s overly enthusiastic nature when greeting people and during play, a home without young children will be the most fun for him at this time.

Animals Adopted in 2021

Community Pets Spayed & Neutered in 2021

Necessary Medical Treatments Provided in 2021

Lost Pets Returned to Their Owners in 2021

Animals Adopted in 2021

Necessary Medical Treatments Provided in 2021

Community Pets Spayed & Neutered in 2021

Lost Pets Returned to Their Owners in 2021

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Ways You can help warl


We rely on the generosity of our donors. Any amount can make a huge impact for the animals.

Give Supplies

At WARL, we are always in the need of supplies. This is an easy way to make a big difference.

Work at WARL

Are you a skilled animal care provider or want to learn? Check our open positions to see if a career at WARL would be good for you.

Dog With Cat


We thrive with the help of our volunteers. If you’d like to volunteer, reach out now!

Foster Animals

Want to help foster animals until they find their forever home? Contact us today to see how you can help.


At WARL, we believe every animal deserves a chance. If you are looking to adopt, we will find the perfect pet for you.


Every animal deserves a chance. At WARL, we provide the chance for every animal to find a loving family.





Looking for a way to help the animals? We offer numerous ways for you to make a huge impact for WARL & the animals.


Here at WARL, we are committed to providing the highest quality animal services to you. 


We've been around for over 110 years providing the best in animal care.