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.

‘Tis the Season of Giving

Make a gift in someone’s honor this holiday season. Provide us with the name and mailing address of the honoree and we’ll send them a personalized card. Notifications will be mailed out within 3 days of receiving the gift, or you’re welcomed to come to WARL and pick up the card (like one pictured below).


2019 Rescues & Rescuers Calendar is available NOW!

Great gift ideas for the animal-lover in your life!

The Worcester Animal Rescue League and Sheri Bready Photography have done it again! The 2019 Calendar features local first responders with WARL Alum. Calendars. 100% of the proceeds benefit the life-saving work done at WARL.


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!