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Photo: Animal Rescue League of Boston Receives $3 Million Grant to Establish a Center for Shelter Dogs
Date:2/12/2008

From the Foundation of the late Dr. Frank Stanton, Former President of CBS

BOSTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Boston has received a $3 million grant from The Stanton Foundation, the largest private contribution in the ARL of Boston's 109-year-old history. The Stanton Foundation was created upon the death of the late Dr. Frank Stanton, the former president of CBS and a noted philanthropist.

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The grant allows the ARL of Boston to develop the first-in-the-nation Center for Shelter Dogs. Once completed, the Center for Shelter Dogs at the Animal Rescue League of Boston will provide a model for improving the welfare and eventual placement of homeless dogs cared for by humane organizations, animal control facilities and rescue groups in Massachusetts and throughout the nation.

"We are honored to be selected by The Stanton Foundation to develop a world-class program for homeless dogs. The Center for Shelter Dogs at the Animal Rescue League of Boston will greatly impact the welfare and placement of dogs in Massachusetts and throughout the country," says Animal Rescue League of Boston President Jay Bowen. "We are grateful to The Stanton Foundation for its financial call-to-action for shelter dogs in our society."

Both through its name and mission, the focus of the Center for Shelter Dogs at the Animal Rescue League of Boston will be canines. The Center will accomplish this goal by improving our ability to screen for, evaluate, and resolve dog behavior problems; by increasing our understanding of the role of the shelter environment and the disruptive effect of the stress of homelessness and rehoming on dog behavior; by developing better methods of evaluating and mitigating stress in the shelter environment; by developing improved strategi
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