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Nearly 300 Animals Adopted in January

More than 280 pets found new homes last month through the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s shelters in Dedham, Boston and Brewster.

Nearly 300 Animals Adopted in January

It was a great start to the year for animals throughout the Commonwealth in need of a home.

Last month, 281 animals were adopted from , as well as the ARL's shelters in Boston and Brewster, according to  a recent news post from the ARL website.

In total, the following number of animals were able to find new homes in January:

  • 202 cats
  • 31 dogs
  • 11 birds (including two doves and nine finches)
  • 12 guinea pigs
  • 11 hamsters
  • Seven rabbits
  • Two degus
  • One ferret
  • One chinchilla

Meanwhile, a number of older dogs were adopted through the ARL's Animal Care and Adoption areas, including:

  • 12-year-old Obie, a Labrador Retriever
  • 11-year-old Diva, a miniature pinscher
  • 9-year-old Cooper, a cocker spaniel

A number of older cats were also adopted, including:

  • 11-year-olds Angel, Fluffy and George, adopted within one week
  • 10-year-old Jelly
  • 9-year-olds Diamond and Dr. Hazel
  • 8-year-olds Bandit, Little Dee, Stormy and Margo

Each week, Dedham Patch features a new animal up for adoption at The Animal Rescue League of Boston's Dedham shelter as part of a . , was the most recently-featured pet.

Last July, an  was adopted after being featured on Dedham Patch. 

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