Milton Resident Appointed New President of Animal Rescue League of Boston

Mary Nee, an experienced non-profit leader, will become the Animal Rescue League's eighth president.

The Animal Rescue League of Boston, a veteran animal welfare organization in the city, recently announced the appointment of Mary Nee as its incoming President.

Nee brings over 30 years of experience leading non-profit and government agencies serving the Boston community. Most recently she was Executive Director of hopeFound, a homeless services agency.  Prior to hopeFound, Nee held leadership positions at the Neighborhood House Charter School, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and also led community development and capital planning for the City of Boston.

“Mary’s wealth of experience and achievement in the areas of program development, finance, fundraising and marketing are the perfect combination of skills to lead the Animal Rescue League of Boston into the next chapter of its proud history,” said Malcolm McDonald, Chair of the Board of Directors.

The Animal Rescue League of Boston, founded in 1899 by Dorchester resident

Anna Harris Smith, is dedicated to rescuing domestic animals and wildlife from suffering, cruelty, abandonment and neglect.

As one of the nation’s leading animal welfare and protection agencies, the organization provides animal rescue and adoption, law enforcement, shelter and veterinary services at facilities in Boston, Dedham, Brewster and through the mobile Spay Waggin’ program. Additionally, it operates the Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery in Dedham and in recent years has launched the “Center for Shelter Dogs,” a program dedicated to improving the welfare of shelter dogs cared for by humane organizations, animal control facilities, and rescue groups throughout the nation. 

“Working with the staff and the supporters of the League to move it forward in the years ahead will be a labor of love,” said Nee.

Nee and her family share their Milton home with their Wheaton terrier, Ruby, and are part-time residents of Eastham on Cape Cod.

-Animal Rescue League of Boston


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