Our values make us who we are
The Animal Rescue League of Berks County is a charitable 501c3 organization caring for nearly 4,500 animals each year to help them find second chances in a new home, or to help reunite them with their grateful owners. For more than 65 years, we’ve worked tirelessly to care for the sick, treat the injured, comfort the unwanted and protect the abused. Whether helping people in need keep their pets through surrender prevention programs, offering low-cost veterinary services and clinics, as well as outreach and education events throughout the county, our work goes far beyond the walls of the shelter.
A world where people are empowered to respect and care for all animals with love and kindness.
We protect animals, provide a safe haven and promote innovative programs and services to help both people and animals in need throughout Berks County.
We give our very best for the animals we are honored to care for and the people we are privileged to help. We are committed to authentically fulfilling our mission and believe trust is earned through a commitment to kindness, honesty, and transparency. We trust our community cares about animals as much as we do and always assume good intentions.
We treat every animal and person alike with kindness, respect, and compassion. When people and animals need our help, we lend our hearts and expertise without judgment.
We are dedicated to being a resource that is dependable, inclusive, and equitable for the diverse community we serve. We believe we are stronger together—collaborative relationships are essential to fulfilling our mission and we cultivate positive relationships at every opportunity.
We are resilient and strive to build and manage our resources to ensure we will be here for our community for generations to come.
We are dedicated to being a dependable resource for our community’s animals and people, through protection, advocacy, and education. We creatively adapt and evolve as our community’s needs change to realize our potential as an animal welfare community center.
We are solution-oriented and embrace science-based industry best practices to save more lives. We are willing to test new approaches and strive to relentlessly pursue advancements in our industry with professionalism, open-mindedness, and unbiased judgment.