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Salem Animal Rescue League is a no-kill animal shelter. We believe in providing a safe haven, compassionate care, and new permanent homes for all.

We vow to help every animal we can: those suffering from disease or injury, those who face discrimination because of their breed, and especially those whose only hope for a happy ending is us.

SARL Mission

The Salem Animal Rescue League (SARL) saves the lives of abandoned, neglected and injured animals by providing a safe haven, compassionate care and new permanent homes for them. 

SARL educates and promotes awareness about humane care and treatment of animals and is committed to reducing overpopulation primarily through its 100% spay/neuter policy to improve the quality of life of the animals and public we serve.

SARL Vision

To be the premier Regional animal shelter recognized for: 

•    Personalized adoption services enabling a healthy match between animals and family
•    Excellence in animal welfare
•    Broad community partnership with sustainable financial stewardship

Our History

The Salem Animal Rescue League (SARL) was formed in 1992 with the goal of rescuing 50 stray and unwanted animals in the Salem, NH area. During that year, SARL rescued a total of 157 animals, affirming the need for an alternative to traditional municipal animal control. SARL's history is one of community interaction with police, town government and the people of the community. Today, the Salem Animal Rescue League rescues and adopts close to 800 dogs and cats per year. We are a no-kill animal shelter; we never euthanize due to limitations of space or time.

Saving Lives at SARL

Our Background

Finding Forever - A SARL Documentary

Our Team

Meet Our Team

Meet our team that is passionate about SARL.

Portrait of Anthony Grieco.
Anthony Grieco

Executive Director

Portrait of Dr. Tumkur Narasimhan.
Dr. Tumkur Narasimhan


Portrait of Katie Hagler.
Katie Hagler

Certified Veterinary
Technician Manager

Portrait of Mackenzie Koch.
Mackenzie Koch

Director of Development and Marketing

Portrait of Tiffany Martin.
Tiffany Martin

Feline Manager

Portrait of Hannah Kinsey.
Hannah Kinsey

Shelter Manager

Portrait of Danielle Reposa.
Danielle Reposa

Canine Manager

Portrait of Abigail Cote.
Abigail Cote

Animal Care/Adoption 

Portrait of Kaileigh Buscemi.
Kaileigh Buscemi

Animal Care/Adoption 

Portrait of Sierra Bairett.
Sierra Bairett

Animal Care Technician

Portrait of Sierra Boardman.
Sierra Boardman

Animal Care/Adoption Counselor

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Salem Animal Rescue League is governed by volunteer leadership that advances our mission through fiscal responsibility and ensures that our rescue is in line with animal welfare best practices.

Lisa Walker, President

Financial Advisor

Edward Jones

Robin Cino, Vice President

Marketing Director

A Leadership Company

Cheri Maw, Vice President

Independent IT Consultant 

Linda Matthews, Secretary

Independent Consultant



A brown cat named Mama looking curiously at the camera. Mama has green eyes and is standing on a white surface.

Officer Corie Bliss

Salem Police

Joanne Flynn


Windham Country Club

Erin Bryant Hall

Principal Scientist and Clinical Veterinarian



Kate Silva

Head of Quality Service


Sue Spengler

Realtor Lic. NH & MA

eXp Realty

JoAnne Desrosiers

Branch Service Manager 

Enterprise Bank


SARL Alumna

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