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Mission Statement

Main Line Animal Rescue specializes in the rescue and placement of abused, unwanted and abandoned companion animals. We never discriminate on the basis of health, age or breed. By involving and educating the community, Main Line Animal Rescue works to raise the public's awareness of the plight of homeless animals as well as realizing the benefits of adopting an animal in need. Our animals are examined, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and receive any and all medical treatment before they are placed in carefully screened homes.


Every year, Main Line Animal Rescue assists hundreds of dogs, cats, and rabbits transferred to our facility from overcrowded city shelters. Many of these animals are in need of costly and immediate medical care. We carefully screen and find new homes for animals privately surrendered by families unable to care for them any longer, and rescue and rehabilitate countless dogs from Pennsylvania’s notorious puppy mills.

Main Line Animal Rescue is nationally recognized as a leader in the fight against puppy mill abuse. Our 2008 billboard in Chicago led to Oprah Winfrey’s groundbreaking and award winning expose on puppy mills and featured our undercover investigation with acclaimed journalist Lisa Ling. One year later, our efforts with Suzanne Smalley of Newsweek led to Whole Foods Markets issuing a directive to all their suppliers: they would no longer source any products from farmers also operating puppy mills. In 2011, MLAR wrapped a transit bus on the streets of Washington DC to draw attention to the USDA’s continued failure to protect dogs in federally licensed breeding kennels. Our work on behalf of puppy mill dogs has been profiled in People and featured on the Today show, Nightline, and numerous Animal Planet television programs. Main Line Animal Rescue was also instrumental in the passing of Pennsylvania’s new dog laws.



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Would you recommend Main Line Animal Rescue?

by Amy B. (April 22, 2014)
We adopted 2 dogs from MLAR in the last year Each volunteer and staff member was friendly, well-informed and clearly dedicated to finding good homes for the animals in their care. Our 1st adoption experience was so outstanding that I wanted to get personally involved ( and became a MLAR volunteer). Our 2nd adoption experience was impressive, as well. We're pleasantly surprised that MLAR never charges an adoption fee. Our 2 dogs came home healthy, chipped, current on shots ( and obviously, spayed/neutered) The staff and volunteers deeply care about these animals and work hard to help each one find their 'Fur-ever' home. Bill Smith, the staff and volunteers are clearly devoted to animal welfare. MLAR is an awesome organization and I strongly suggest folks support their good work.