Pictured from left: Amy Lord, director of Advertising and Public Relations &
Especially for Pets-Westborough Store Manager; Shannon Pastuszak, WCRB
Account Executive; Melissa Cox, Animal Rescue League Adoption Supervisor;
and Patricia Cashin, Especially for Pets-Newton Store Manager.

Thanks to Especially for Pets’ generous customers, it was no ordinary holiday for the forgotten pets spending the holidays in the Animal Rescue League of Boston adoption centers. On December 29, Santa arrived to help his four-footed friends welcome in the New Year with over 200 toys purchased and donated by caring Especially for Pets’ customers. 

“It was such a wonderful moment when we first saw the boxes of toys,” said Mary Exner, Assistant Manager of the Animal Rescue League’s Boston shelter.  “It was a special treat for many of our dogs and cats, and all of us are sincerely grateful to everyone who made a donation.”  Debra Sharpe, Director of Development and External Relations for the Animal Rescue League said "The Animal Rescue League is delighted and grateful for the generous response of Especially for Pets and their patrons. It's wonderful that so many toys and treats will go to help enrich and socialize our animals. Thanks to all of you."

arl052The Animal Rescue League of Boston is a private, non-profit humane organization founded by Anna Harris Smith in 1899.  For over 100 years, it has served the community with rescue, law enforcement, public education, veterinary care, shelter and adoption services that benefit injured, neglected, and displaced animals.  The League has adoption centers in Boston, Dedham, Brewster and Pembroke.  For more information, visit www.arlboston.org.