News of the day
WEDNESDAY 15 DEC 2021 |
Animal Rescue Coalition (ARC) has a dream: to end the slaughter of adoptable cats and dogs. Since 1999, the local non-profit association has worked to make this dream come true by providing high quality, high volume, low cost sterilization / sterilization services to pet owners and local partners (shelters, agencies animal services and rescue groups) dramatically reducing euthanasia rates and animal roaming in our region. After performing over 75,000 spay and neuter surgeries, many for free, the ARC is working with 30 local rescue partners, providing the surgeries and welfare needed to adopt animals waiting to find their homes. for all time. In 2021, the ARC performed spay / neuter surgeries and vaccines for more than 900 feral cats, reducing overcrowding in cat colonies and providing these animals with a better quality of life.
As Executive Director Laura McCann says, âThe impact of the CRA on the lives of animals is well known in the Suncoast area. What is less well known is how CRA services make a difference in the lives of people in our community.
Victims of domestic violence have been able to find shelter because their pets have received sterilized surgeries and vaccines free of charge as part of the CRA’s Lend-A-Paw program. Active-duty military personnel and veterans receive discounted care for their pets, which are often emotional support animals. Low-income residents of Manatee, Sarasota, Desoto and Charlotte counties receive surgeries and vaccines at the ARC through grants and donations from the ARC.
As a non-profit organization, ARC relies on the generosity of donors to support their work. In addition to financial donations, the CRA welcomes donations of supplies (they have a list of supplies on Amazon that are needed at all times) and help from volunteers to help with daily chores in and around the clinic.
Sponsorships and donations collected at the CRA’s annual Unconditional Love Gala provide the majority of its fundraising income. This year’s gala will be held at Michael’s on East on Saturday February 26, 2022. The evening includes dinner, presentations on the impact of ARC services, live music and an auction. Tickets are on sale on the ARC website (www.arcsrq.org) and sponsorships are available until January 6. For more information on the gala, please contact Executive Director Laura McCann at [email protected]
Animal Rescue Coalition, 6320 Tower Lane, Sarasota FL 34230. 941-957-1955. [email protected]
Pictured: Patients are greeted by friendly ARC receptionists, courtesy of ARC.