Nov 2020

 

Dear Friends, 

What a year 2020 has been!  Anxiety about the pandemic, with some of us losing loved ones.  Anxiety about the election, which is finally over. 

Even though Animal Rescue Force has been operating in the red, we have fulfilled our main goal--finding wonderful homes for dogs and cats.  We have placed 33 dogs and 276 cats and kittens so far this year.  One silver lining of the pandemic is that people have come to value having a pet--either acquiring one for the first time, or keeping a problem one without giving it up, or taking their pet to the vet for care they haven't sought in the past.  The vets are so busy, that many that were able to help us in the past have been unable to.  St. George's Animal Hospital in Avenel has been able to spay/neuter our adopted animals, with only several weeks waiting time.  Other vets couldn't at all.  Country Animal Clinic has been able to give us appointments for animals that are ill.  Sayrebrook has just recently been able to spay/neuter our pets again.  We thank all of them during this frantic time.  We have had good luck with people wanting to adopt our cats and kittens. In the past several months, we have only fostered 4 dogs, and any time we post a dog on Petfinder and facebook, we get 40 or 50 emails.  

Petfinder (ARF.Petfinder.com) and social media (Facebook and Instagram) have each been a lifesaver. It is the only way that people can see the pets we have up for adoption, and when they email, we give them an appointment to come into our adoption center on the weekend.  Many of our volunteers are not ready to come back yet, so we are using a smaller group of volunteers, scheduling them more often than in the past.  If anyone is interested in being a volunteer at one of our adoption centers, please get in touch.  At our booths at Englishtown Auction and Sayrebrook Vet Hospital, we require masks of volunteers and patrons, and keep the people count way down.  

 

You know we only reach out to you for funding twice a year, not every day, like the politicians and some charities.  All of your donations go directly to Animal Rescue Force.  We had to suspend all of our fund raising activities, including our Tricky Tray.  So your donations this time will be especially valued and no amount is too small to give.  So please, just give what you can spare, and know that we will use the donations wisely.  Thank you very much for your efforts.

Our happy adoptions and testimonials makes what we do well worth it. Click here for our happy tails!

​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 2 adoption centers 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

Petsmart, 300 State Rte 18, East Brunswick NJ

Sat & Sun 11:30am - 4pm

Englishtown Auction Display Center, Englishtown NJ

Sat & Sun 9am - 1:30pm 

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Kitten of the week!

 

Meet Zera!

Zera is a 5 month old kitten that was rescued from outside and although a little shy at first was too friendly to return back to the streets. Look at those beautiful markings. She is very sweet and is getting more comfortable every day. Zera is good with other cats!

Cat of the week!

 

Meet Darren!

Darren is a SUPER DUPER sweet and friendly 2 yr old kitty who loves to be with people and get lots of pets. He loves to “chat” with his humans as well! He is ok with other cats, doesn’t seem to be a big fan of the dogs in his foster home.

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

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!!

Events

ALL EVENTS PENDING:

Thank you to all the volunteers that continue to help make all our events successful. Without you, we could not help all the dogs and cats waiting for their permanent homes. This was a rough year and all our fund raisers have been cancelled. Let’s hope 2021 will be a better year!

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