About SARL

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.

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Our campus

about SARL

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.