Since 1976, Animal Rescue, Inc. (ARI) has been a refuge for homeless cats and dogs. No animal is euthanized due to medical expense or the inconvenience of care. While ARI’s main goal is to find responsible homes for residents, they work hard to ensure all animals receive the level of care they need, thanks to the help of their loyal staff and charitable volunteers. In addition to being a sanctuary for the unwanted, ARI offers free or discounted emergency medical services, a Crisis Intervention Program, low-cost spay/neuter and Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) clinics for free-roaming cats. Over the years, they have also opened their doors to mice, cows, chickens, pigs, turkeys, goats and geese.
A grant from Grey Muzzle helps Animal Rescue, Inc.’s (ARI) Senior Dog Rescue Program, which rescues the most vulnerable, at-risk population of dogs: elderly strays, puppy mill victims, and older dogs slated for euthanasia. The Senior Dog Rescue Program protects and rehabilitates these dogs, both physically and emotionally. ARI provides routine and emergency veterinary care and places these dogs in safe adoptive homes, nurturing foster families, or the Sanctuary for Life. Grant funds will help senior dogs like Freddie, who recently arrived at ARI’s Sanctuary for Life after being displaced from three homes through no fault of his own. Now 14 years old, this sweet Papillon mix found himself homeless and in need of extensive veterinary care to get him ready for adoption. Thanks to the Grey Muzzle grant, Freddie and so many more senior dogs just like him will receive the medical care they need and another chance at happiness!