Spring 2022

Dear Friends, 

Do you think Spring is going to come? We had a mild, winter, but it seems to want to stay. The pandemic also seems to be dragging on. We, along with other private non-profits, were unable to have our regular fund-raising events these past two years. At last, we hope to have our Tricky Tray on April 30. But we have a shortfall financially these last two years, so this letter to you is even more important. We are all hurting because of inflations, but if you can spare some money for the dogs and cats that we continue to help, we would greatly appreciate it. If you can give at least a $50.00 donation, that would pay for one cat neuter.

People were holding on to their dogs last year, so we only found homes for 38 dogs, and 196 cats and kittens. Now we are beginning to get more dogs, and kitten season is just about upon us. Although we had a shortfall, we still had expenses, especially for vet care. We had Harley who had 5 puppies that we found homes for, so we spayed her and fixed her two cherry eyes. We also had to do dental work on several older dogs, and some of you know how much that costs. Better Call Saul is going to have dental work next week when he is neutered.

Animal Rescue Force has over 50 volunteers who run our adoption centers and who will be back at work at our Tricky Tray. We all feel more like a family than like a group of workers. Some of our volunteers are getting older and grayer, but we have a lot of enthusiastic teenagers who are quite helpful.

You can check out our website for info about our adoption centers and to leave a credit card donation if you want: AnimalRescueForceInc.com. Thank you to those of you supporting us through the years and thank you for your donations this year. They will be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely, 

Susan Ragland

President

Animal Rescue Force, Inc.

​About Us

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 - 12:00pm 

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Cat of the week!

 

Meet adorable 3 yr old Mittens!

 

Hi, my name is Mittens. I lived outside with my mom until she did not come back one day. The vet estimated that I am about 3 and a half years old. When you come home I will sit next to you and purr while being pet. I love toys and will play with my human. If my human is busy I will just entertain myself. I live with other cats and will warm up after a bit. Are you my forever family?

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!

Awards

**Animal Rescue Force, Inc. is the recipient of a grant from the Petfinder Foundation in the amount $2,000.00 to help reduce the adoption fees of some of our animals. Please check our social media pages and arf.petfinder.com to see which animals have grant funds attached to their bio.  Thank you to the Petfinder Foundation for their generosity in assisting getting our animals adopted.**

**Animal Rescue Force is the recipient of a grant from The Community Foundation of New Jersey in the amount of $4,000.00.  The grant  will cover medical care and animal needs as they wait for their permanent loving homes. Thank you to CFNJ for their generosity.**

Events

September 25, 2022- Dog Walk-A-Thon & Adoption Day- North Brunswick, NJ (Rain date October 9, 2022)

October 1, 2022- Bagging and canning at ShopRite- Old Bridge, NJ

October 2, 2022- The Feast of St. Francis- Metuchen, NJ (Rain date October 9, 2022)

October 2, 2022- East Brunswick Community Day- East Brunswick, NJ (Rain date October 9, 2022)

October 8, 2022- Garage Sale at adoption center- Sayreville, NJ (Rain date October 9, 2022)

October 29, 2022- 50/50 Raffle

November 19, 2022- Bagging and canning at ShopRite- Old Bridge, NJ

December 3, 2022- Bagging and canning at ShopRite- Old Bridge, NJ

December 17, 2022- Bagging and canning at ShopRite- Old Bridge, NJ

May 6, 2023- Tricky Tray