The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (ARLGP) is a nonprofit animal shelter located in Westbrook, Maine.
Our mission is to provide temporary care and shelter for stray, abandoned, confiscated and relinquished animals, and to place as many as possible into responsible and caring homes; to work to create awareness and support for the humane treatment of all animals; to end animal overpopulation through education and the promotion of spaying and neutering; to make end-of-life decisions based on safety and animal welfare considerations.
Every year we take in more than 4,000 stray, abandoned or owner surrendered animals. We are committed to providing the best possible care for these animals by ensuring they receive the love, dignity, respect and medical attention they deserve. Each animal is given the time it needs to find a home regardless of its age, color or medical condition until the time it is reunited with its family or adopted into a loving and responsible home. Our motto – Everyone Deserves a Happy Home – is our guiding principal, and our commitment to treat each animal as an individual allows us to save thousands of lives.