Animal Rescue League of Boston offering foster homes for pets put out by evictions

The Animal Rescue League of Boston plans to try to keep a roof over the heads of the Boston area’s animals, offering anyone now facing eviction the chance to temporarily put their furry friends up in a foster home.



a person talking on a cell phone: BOSTON MA. - OCTOBER 22:  Aimee Christian, vp animal welfare and veterinary medicine, speaks as the Animal Rescue League announces a program to temporarily house pets during these trying times and went pet owners get beyond the tough time, reunite the pets with their pet owners, rather than pet owners abandoning their pets, on October 22, 2020 in Boston, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)


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BOSTON MA. – OCTOBER 22: Aimee Christian, vp animal welfare and veterinary medicine, speaks as the Animal Rescue League announces a program to temporarily house pets during these trying times and went pet owners get beyond the tough time, reunite the pets with their pet owners, rather than pet owners abandoning their pets, on October 22, 2020 in Boston, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

“At the core of its mission, ARL believes in keeping people and pets together, and is offering temporary shelter for animals whose owners may be experiencing housing instability or may be at imminent risk of homelessness,” the organization said

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pet owners take grievances with animal service companies to consumer watchdog



a close up of a turtle: A grooved tortoise at a pet supplies expo. One complaint involved the alleged sale of a pet owner’s beloved tortoise. Photo: Nora Tam


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A grooved tortoise at a pet supplies expo. One complaint involved the alleged sale of a pet owner’s beloved tortoise. Photo: Nora Tam

A pet owner hired a company to help relocate two beloved lizards and a tortoise only for the first two creatures to wind up dead and the third being offered up for sale, according to a complaint filed with Hong Kong’s Consumer Council.

The incident was just one of several allegations filed with the watchdog in the first nine months of the year claiming pet companies had mishandled the relocation of animals.

In the case of the lizards and the tortoise, the complainant claimed to have paid the Hong Kong pet service company more than HK$10,000 (US$1,290) to move the animals to Taiwan, but they never arrived.

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