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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.


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


This five year old, sweet boy loves to go for walks and play with dogs. When meeting new people, Moose’s shy side will emerge. Moose is used to living in a quiet home without many visitors. Unfortunately, his owner became ill and, through no fault of his own, Moose is now in search of a new place to call home. He is looking forward to living with someone without children and who will be patient with him as he eases into his new life. Moose will not disappoint you. If you give him time, the two of you will soon be inseparable. Contact us at [email protected] for more information about this handsome boy.

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.