The mission of Alliance for Animals is to promote animal protection, foster the human-animal bond, raise the status of animals and animal caretakers throughout the community, and provide direct rescue, adoption, and affordable veterinary services for the public, targeting in particular inner-city Boston, and poor, elderly, disabled, and homeless pet owners.
Our commitment to our human population is to provide affordable veterinary services so that everyone in our inner-city community will be able to obtain basic care for their pets. Our principle is that basic health care and the opportunity to share life with a companion animal should be available to all, and not restricted only to the wealthiest members of society.
Our future goals include identifying a suitable inner-city site for a permanent location which will provide space for a Dog Adoption Center, Cat Adoption Center, Full-Service Veterinary Clinic, and activity areas for programs directed toward inner city kids and families.
Another goal for the future is to secure land in order to establish a sanctuary for older or less adoptable companion animals including cats, dogs, rabbits, and horses.
Alliance for Animals was established in 1988 by a small group of animal advocates dedicated to bringing humane education and affordable veterinary services to inner city Boston. For Boston's poor, elderly, and disabled, Alliance for Animals has served as a lifeline, bringing services directly to the neighborhoods--neighborhoods and people who had never been helped before. Alliance for Animals soon became an integral part of the neighborhoods, a familiar face and trusted resource throughout the city.