WBZ Cares is our public service initiative focused on local nonprofit entities, events, and causes. Each month WBZ NewsRadio 1030 will select an organization to profile.

Through news stories, public service announcements and guest appearances on NightSide with Dan Rea, we will show the hard work and dedication of our local charities.

WBZ NewsRadio has been a trusted voice in New England for more than 90 years and we would like to work with our listeners to improve the lives of New Englanders in need.

If you would like your charity to be considered, please send us an email.

This Month’s Charity


WBZ NewsRadio 1030 is proud to support the Animal Rescue League of Boston. The Animal Rescue League of Boston is an unwavering champion for animals in need, committed to keeping them safe and healthy in habitats and homes.

About Animal Rescue League of Boston

The Animal Rescue League of Boston rescues and cares for animals in need, is an essential resource for people who care for them, and is a dependable partner with the communities where they live.

Founded in 1899, ARL provides high quality veterinary care, adoption, and rescue services; while also confronting the root causes of animal cruelty and neglect through innovative community programs, police investigations, and public advocacy. In 2016, ARL served more than 15,000 animals throughout Massachusetts.

Animal Adoption

ARL’s mission is for animals to be safe and healthy living in habitats or homes. In 2016, over 2,600 animals were adopted from ARL’s adoption centers located in Boston, Dedham, and Brewster. Animals that come to one of ARL’s centers receive veterinary care, and, for companion animals, a behavior assessment and enrichment plan. ARL’s committed staff and volunteers serve a diverse range of species including, dogs, cats, birds, small animals, and livestock.

Animal Rescue

Since the 1930s ARL has employed Special State Police officers who investigate reports of animal cruelty and neglect, inspect farms and pet shops where animals reside, and work with police, animal control officers and prosecutors to enforce laws and regulations that pertain to the humane condition of animals.

ARL also dispatches highly-trained animal rescue technicians who respond to individual animal emergencies and also support ARL’s law enforcement officers responding to cases involving large numbers of animals. In 2016, ARL uncovered and swiftly responded to the worst case of animal cruelty in New England’s history involving over 1,400 animals on a secluded Westport, Massachusetts farm. To report Animal Cruelty and Neglect call ARL’s Law Enforcement Department at 617-226-5610.

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  • Christmas in the City
  • New England Center for Homeless Veterans
  • Learn to Cope
  • Cradles to Crayons
  • Genesis Foundation
  • St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children
  • The Shadow Fund
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