Since 1976, Animal Rescue, Inc. (ARI) has been a refuge for homeless dogs and cats. No animal is ever 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 dedicated volunteers. In addition to being a sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals, ARI offers crisis intervention services to pet caregivers in times of hardship to keep pets and families together, low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) clinics for free-roaming cats.
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 Bella, an 8-year-old Rat Terrier mix who was helplessly wandering as a stray before being picked up by an overcrowded animal control. With no space left for sweet Bella, she was transported to ARI’s Sanctuary for Life. Thanks to the Grey Muzzle grant, Bella and so many more senior dogs just like her will receive the medical care they need and another chance at happiness!