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. 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.

June is busting out all over! This is the time of year that couples come together. We have 4 pairs that adore one another and must be adopted together.

  • Degas (12 years old) and Matisse (10 years old) came from a home of 9 cats after the owner died. These two boys couldn’t wait to get into a cage together.
  • Maddie (10 years old) and Mable (8 years old) are mother and daughter. They don’t like other pets and often squabble with each other. However, they stay close to one another.
  • Cassidy (9 years old) and Curlycue (1.5 years old) are mother and daughter. Cassidy is shy; Curlycue is an adventurous adolescent.
  • Hansel and Gretel are 5-year-old brother and sister who sleep in a bunk bed together.

We want to get these pairs into homes. The adoption fee for each pair has been reduced to $100 for both cats.

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!

WEAR YOUR SUPPORT – Visit our online store!

Or, stop in! We have a variety of apparel for humans, toys for pets, books, magnets, Sheri Bready Photography Prints, cards, and more!












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.


Super Bowl Champion Logan Ryan features WARL dog, Mister!

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!