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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.


You can help!

The animals need you

Click the button below to donate now (via PayPal), or continue to scroll to learn other ways you can help!

Worcester Animal Rescue League is a private, non-profit organization, and receives no government funding. The costs to care for animals, provide medical attention and medicine, feed, and prepare for adoption far outweighs what we take in for fees. We rely on your generosity. The animals depend on the heartfelt outpouring of people like you who have decided that they want to live in a community where every living being matters.

Give by Mail, In Person, or Over the Phone

How to Give Monthly

Other Ways to Give & Help

TO GIVE BY MAIL – If you prefer to donate by mail, please send a check or money order made out to Worcester Animal Rescue League, to: Worcester Animal Rescue League 139 Holden Street Worcester MA, 01606

TO GIVE IN PERSON – You are welcomed to give your gift in person by hand-delivering it to the shelter, located at 139 Holden Street, Worcester, MA 01606. Any type of payment method is welcomed!

TO GIVE OVER THE PHONE – Is is easier to call with your credit card information? Give us a call at 508-853-0030 ext 5

TO GIVE IN HONOR OF A LOVED ONE – Making a donation in memory of or in honor of someone is a kind way to recognize one’s love of animals. If your donation is in memory of or in honor of someone, we would like to send an acknowledgement of the donation to the family or person the donation is recognizing. Please send along any mailing information that can help us share the kind donation you’ve given in their honor. if making a donation through PayPal, that information can be entered in the “Reference/Message” section.

Josie’s Monthly giving program

“If I’m not perfect, and Josie’s not perfect, how come we make a perfect pair?” -Arthur

Arthur met his best friend, Josie, at WARL on November 19, 2010, inspiring him to give a reoccurring monthly gift. And as animal lovers like Arthur know, the costs of caring for our beloved friends are ongoing: food, medicine, heat to keep them warm. Monthly donors ensure that the animals will be cared for – month after month. Through your support, you help provide what’s needed to match the next perfect pair.

“The other day I was introduced as Josie’s master. I thought about it for a while, and I don’t think that’s accurate. We’re not dog and master. We’re a team, partners. When someone sees us on one of the many trails we walk, what they really see is just two friends taking a walk.”

To make a recurring gift automatically, follow the link and check the box that says “Make this a monthly donation”:

Puppies Worcester

Monthly recurring gifts can also be mailed in monthly through arrangements with your bank, or you can mail them in monthly yourself. Gifts can be mailed to:


Worcester Animal Rescue League
Attn: Monthly Giving
139 Holden Street
Worcester, MA 01606

Even more ways to help

    • Kennel Sponsorship Program
      Walkthrough our facility and immediately your attention turns to the kennels that house those we serve. By becoming a Kennel Sponsor, you can provide the animals with the basic necessities as they await their new family. Over the course of the year, your gift will directly impact many cats or dogs as they make your kennel their temporary home. Fill out a Kennel Sponsorship Form.
    • Make a Bequest to the Animals
      Making a bequest to WARL is a beautiful way to express what has really mattered in your life and to have a lasting impact on the animals of our community. Bequests can be made by a simple statement in your will, or by naming WARL as a beneficiary of IRAs or life insurance policies. Please give us a call. We would be happy to explore this option with you.
    • Paws for Recycling
      This is one of the easiest ways to help the shelter. WARL collects empty inkjet and laser printer cartridges along with cell phones and empty beverage cans that we turn in for cash. This is an excellent way for schools, organizations, and businesses to help WARL.
    • Donate Your Car
      Through our Vehicle Charity Donation Program, you can call Linders Dealership in Worcester to schedule the removal of your unwanted vehicle. Select WARL as the charity of your choice. You’ll help the animals and get a tax write-off. For further information contact Linders 800-521-8000
*Use this button for bequests, recycling, car donations and/or any other misc. donations.

Donate Supplies

We’ve made it easy for you to help. View our wish list of needs and stop on by!

Amazon Wish List: Can’t stop in? Do you like the ease of shopping online? Visit our Amazon Wish List, and the items will be shipped directly to WARL!

Chewy.com List: Check out our wish list on chewy.com HERE!

Here are some of our regular needs:

Pet Supplies: Dog and cat food (both canned and dry). Purina brand preferred. Please no grain-free; Non-clumping kitty litter; Bedding, comforters, blankets and towels (not pillows & sheets);  martingale collars; Hot dogs and Peanut Butter (for enrichment and to hide medication in!); Soft dog treats like Pup-Peroni.

Pet Toys – For cats: furry mice and balls with bells, stuffed animals for orphaned kittens to snuggle against; For dogs: Kongs, Ruff Wear, Jolly Balls, Tuffies, tennis balls.

Office Supplies: Copy paper (white and colors), postage stamps, pink and blue post-its, etc. Staples gift cards are always welcomed!

Computers, Laptops, Printers: Newer models or gently used models are welcomed.

Medical Supplies: Latex gloves, gauze, anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, popsicle sticks, Dixie cups, One Touch Test Strips.

Cleaning Supplies: Paper towels, 33-gallon trash bags, sponges, bleach, dish soap, “HE” (high efficiency) laundry detergent, Lemon Joy soap.

Dog With Cat