At BNY Mellon their success as a business is built on partnerships and collaboration.  Employee contributions and community support are an extension of the service ethic that lies at the heart of their company.  So it was no surprise for anyone to see employees gathered on at Mellon Square Park on September 14th with a new “pet project” in mind – BNY employees helping to shine a spotlight on Animal Rescue League Shelter’s (ARL) adoptable animals.

One of the largest animal care shelters in the tri-state region, Animal Rescue League Shelter is an open door shelter which helps all animals in need, regardless of species or breed.  That means ARL re-homes close to 7,000 companion animals a year looking for permanent, loving homes.  And there was no place better to help showcase some of these adoptable animals than right outside the BNY Mellon building during a busy work week.

ARL staff and BNY employees set up a booth to educate the public on the ARL mission – to provide temporary shelter, food, medical attention, and comfort to all abandoned, neglected and injured animals brought to them, restore lost animals to their owners or seek new homes for them, and to educate the public about the humane care of animals with a goal of reducing overpopulation.

Visitors had access to ARL’s pop-up store to purchase favorite pet products and were encouraged to provide donations.  Most importantly, people could meet and greet some of the adoptable animals and learn valuable information about why the ARL is the best place to adopt your new furry family member.  All persons age 21 or older who adopts from the ARL will receive a pet that is:

  • Thoroughly checked by ARL veterinarians
  • Spayed/neutered
  • Micro-chipped
  • De-wormed
  • Treated for fleas
  • Current on vaccinations

They also receive 30 days of free pet insurance with Shelter Care, medical records, vaccination/spay/neuter certificates.  City of Pittsburgh residents will also receive their first year’s license.

“It was a beautiful day to adopt a pet at Mellon Square Park,” said Ann Yeager, ARL Director of Marketing.   “It was a very successful event with 3 dogs and 4 kitties finding their fur-ever home.”

Are you looking for your fur-ever friend?  Click here to see ARL’s pets for adoption. Adoption fees are charged to offset the cost of some of the animals care and prices may vary.  Contact the ARL adoption department 412-345-7300 x 215 for additional information or visit ARL’s website at

Companies or organizations looking to partner with ARL, please contact Ann Yeager at for ideas and information on future events.