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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.

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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