The Animals Need You. 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.

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.


 Join 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”:

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

Kennel Sponsorship Program
Walk through 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. Click here for more information or to apply. * Sponsorships are tax-deductible.
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 ink jet and laser print 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.

Other ways to help:

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 LisAmazont, and the items will be shipped directly to WARL!

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 hid 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.[/expand]

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

WARL has many fundraiser and supply-raiser events to help meet the needs of the shelter and its furry occupants. Wagtime, Kitten Shower, Bow Wow Luau, and booths at local festivals are just a sampling of a wide variety events. Check out our Event Calendar to find out what we are up to next!

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give to the organizations that are important to them. What a beautiful tradition.
The Worcester Animal Rescue League’s mission was born from the spirit of giving. This GivingTuesday, please help us continue to live our mission – to give compassion to every being that turns to us for help, providing shelter and care for animals as well as respect and resources for people. 
As always, we are grateful for your support and hope you choose WARL as part of your #GivingTuesday tradition.