Be Kind to Animals Week--May 2021
This past year was difficult for many of us: those who lost loved ones, for restaurants, and charities. Some benefited--especially pets. More dogs and cats found homes than ever before. People also were not giving up their pets. Animal Rescue Force (ARF) got only about one dog a month. And when we posted a dog on Petfinder.com we got about 40 or 50 people emailing us. We recently found wonderful homes for Biscuit, a doodle, and Bailey, a Chihuahua. Through ARF.Petfinder.com, and social media including Facebook, we have found homes for many cats and kittens, scheduling appointments for people to come in at staggered times.
We had to cancel all of our fund-raising events--including our Tricky Tray which we still won't have this year. Our expenses, though, continue. We had a wonderful cat up for adoption--Monroe-- that needed entropion surgery. The eye lids were turned inward, scratching the eye. The surgery was expensive, but necessary. She had surgery, then stopped eating, and had to be in the hospital for 5 days. She recovered and has a wonderful new home.
Of course, we have all of our regular expenses, rent at both adoption centers, salaries of our one full time and one part time employee. Utilities at our office and at our Sayreville adoption center. A lot of our wonderful donors are hurting, too--lost jobs, got sick, went into debt. This letter is asking that those of you that can help us out, please know that you will be greatly appreciated. You can mail a check or pay by credit card on our web site: AnimalRescueForceInc.com or by calling ARF 732-257-7559 and paying with your card over the phone.
Our happy adoptions and testimonials makes what we do well worth it. Click here for our happy tails!
Animal Rescue Force is a private, non-profit 501c3 organization established in 1974 to find responsible homes for dogs and cats and to encourage all dog and cat owners to spay and neuter their pets. We are not funded by the town or government and rely on donations and fund raising events run by volunteers as means of support. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Tax ID #51-0137896.
If you need a home for your pet call our office during the week at 732-257-7559, and you will learn about our procedure. You can also call ARF if you are having a problem with your pet and need advice or if you need low-cost spay/neuter information.
Adoption Locations / Display Centers
Animal Rescue Force has 1 adoption center and 1 display center on the weekends! For more information on these locations click here!
Sayreville Adoption Center, Sayreville NJ
989 Main Street
Sat & Sun 11am - 3:30pm
Englishtown Auction Display Center, Englishtown NJ
90 Wilson Ave
Sat & Sun 9am - 1:30pm
Cat of the week!
Meet adorable 5 yr old Charlie Girl!
She is very sweet and loves to be pet and spend time with people! She is shy at first but only until she gets comfortable and familiar with her surroundings. Charlie is a low key beauty who would enjoy snuggling in a sunny and warm window bed, or hanging out and watching some TV with her new family. It’s time for Charlie Girl to live a life of luxury and be spoiled rotten with love, she will be a great companion and very appreciative to start her new chapter! Her one eye is permanently scarred, from an untreated eye infection most likely. She is FIV positive which is not a big deal. She can live a normal lifespan and with other cats if properly introduced. She is fine with other cats and would be good with older children.
Make a Donation!
Now you can make a secure, tax deductible, credit card donation using the GiveDirect link above. Just click on the GiveDirect image above and you will be sent to an online form from GiveDirect. From there, just fill in the form with your credit card information and the amount that you want to donate to help homeless pets find their forever homes. You will receive a confirmation email for your records and our heartfelt thanks for your generous gift.
Did you know that some companies have a matching gift program? With your tax dollar donation, your employer may match dollar for dollar. Click here and make a difference in helping the animals!
ARF is a recipient of a grant from Pedigree Foundation in the amount of $1,000 to help the dogs waiting for their permanent homes. A big shout out and thank you to Pedigree Foundation for their generosity. Without support from companies and benefactors such as Pedigree, we could not continue to do our life saving work with our four legged furry friends!!
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