Dedham Shelter participates in special challenge

June 4, 2013 by  

The Dedham Shelter of the Animal Rescue League of Boston recently announced that it will be taking part in a challenge across the country to adopt 1,200 pets in 12 weeks.

The challenge began with a big kick-off last weekend, during which 54 dogs and cats were adopted. No doubt the Shelter is using banner printing throughout the town to make residents aware of this challenge, which runs until August 3.

The ASPCA is running the Rachel Ray Challenge for 2013 and will be donating an additional $25,000 to the shelter that engages the most members of the community in helping to save more animals. This money can be used towards services to help to save the lives of, and find homes for, dogs and cats.

The Animal Rescue League of Boston also operates shelters in Brewster, which serves Cape Cod and Boston. As an incentive, the shelter in Boston will be providing quilts that were hand-made by students and instructors from the theater department of Brandeis University with each adoption of a cat or kitten, so as to provide a bed for when they get home.

On May 31, the Boston shelter, from which Dedham is only about 10 miles away, gave a debut to a new piece of animal public art called ‘Dancing with Spheres’ by David Phillips in the dog play-yard. The artwork was inaugurated at a special event at which the Chief of Public Property, Michael Galvin, as well as several other elected officials from Boston, made an appearance.