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.

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.

Calling WARL Alum!

Is your shelter pet ready to be a star? Your pet could be featured in the 2019 Rescues and Rescuers Calendar. Photos will be judged by WARL staff, and the best photos will be featured as “thumbnails” in the calendar.

To enter, click here!

(Pets must be adopted from WARL. Submissions will be accepted until midnight on 9/26.)




The official WARL Nair & Bjorn bracelets are ready for purchase. Just in time for the holidays so…make your list, check it twice, and buy one for everyone whether they’ve been naughty or nice!!
20% of every Nair & Bjorn purchase this month is being generously donated to WARL. Thanks N&B!
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Thank you to Patrick Subaru for raising over $31,900 for WARL during their “Share the Love” Event!



Click and send to help the pets. Visit our Amazon Wish List, and the items you’d like to donate get shipped right to our shelter door! Doesn’t get much easier than that!


The Massachusetts “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate tells your community that you care about animals! By purchasing this license plate, you will be contributing to a statewide program that directly benefits Massachusetts animals.

With Partners for Pets, when you purchase any pet product on, a portion of your purchase will be donated through the BISSELL Pet Foundation to a participating animal welfare organization of your choice!