The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps more than 2,200 cats, dogs, and small animals each year. The ARLNH was founded in 1902 and incorporated in 1904. In 1942, ARLNH's first shelter facility was opened in Goffstown in a renovated home. In 1998, we opened our new facility in Bedford.
Being more than a shelter, ARLNH also employs one of only three shelter-based Animal Cruelty Investigators in the state. To help people who love their pets, but are currently struggling to care for them, ARLNH offers community outreach programs, such as a Pet Food Pantry and Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics.
Many of our services are open to all residents of NH, with a focus on the local communities of Amherst, Auburn, Bedford, Brookline, Candia, Dunbarton, Francestown, Goffstown, Hollis, Hooksett, Litchfield, Londonderry, Lyndeborough, Manchester, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, New Boston, Peterborough, Wilton, and Windham.
ARLNH receives no state or federal funding and is almost entirely dependent upon donations and events (much like this one!).
The Animal Rescue League of NH improves animal welfare in our community by helping pets and the people who care for them.