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August 2012

The Heat Is On to Save Lives

KittenSummer is a time of abundance, with food, fun, and celebrations aplenty. The warm weather and longer days mean a different sort of bounty for ARF — an overwhelming number of kittens. While no one can argue the appeal of a litter of fluffy, purring kittens, their presence in public shelters in such large numbers is indicative of a heartbreaking problem. Female cats go into heat in the early spring and most will become pregnant and deliver a litter only nine weeks later. By mid-summer, kittens fill up cages and night drop boxes at already-crowded public shelters that sadly have no choice but to euthanize when they run out of room. Read more…

ARF Awards Dinner - September 8
Honoring Those Who Make ARF’s Dreams a Reality


ARF Awards DinnerARF is rolling out the red carpet on Saturday, September 8, for our inaugural ARF Awards Dinner held at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. ARF is proud to honor Dave Duffield, founder of Workday and Maddies Fund ®; Captain “Sully” and Lorrie Sullenberger, longtime ARF fosters and volunteers; Good Morning America’s Becky Worley, and pet and wildlife columnist Gary Bogue. Proceeds support ARF’s lifesaving programs. Please join Elaine and Tony La Russa for this special evening - reserve today!

Raise Your Glass to Saving Lives

Wine WhiskersMark your calendar! On Saturday, September 22, ARF presents a spectacular evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and silent auction at Wine & Whiskers. Select wineries and fine local restaurants will serve up their best offerings to benefit ARF’s programs which promote positive relationships between animals and people. Pet Hug Pack therapy animals will be on hand to greet and delight attendees. Wine & Whiskers sells out every year, so register online today.

The Party's At ARF!

The Party's at ARF!Want a unique birthday experience your child will never forget? ARF has fun birthday party packages for children ages 4-12. Your party animal and their guests will receive a tour of ARF, an engaging educational program, a visit from an ARF therapy pet, and favors (including a lifelike plush pet with its own Official Adoption Kit). Parties can be booked for weekends or weekday afternoons. Space is limited, reserve a spot today!

Could Your Workday Use More Wet Noses?

Workplace GivingSchedule an ARF presentation at your office and get ahead of the pack on renewing your company’s United Way or employee giving campaigns. We’d love to introduce your coworkers to ARF’s mission and life-saving programs. Presentations can even feature one of our furry friends! Or, for an awesome field trip, bring the office to ARF for an informative tour. You’ll get a firsthand glimpse at the meaningful work your contributions support - especially if your company matches your gift. Contact dmcfarlane@arf.net today to schedule a presentation.

Happy Tails: Juggler

JugglerIntelligent eyes, sweet face, and master of cool tricks, Juggler's new family knew she belonged center-ring. Now named Poppins - both for Mary Poppins and for her habit of popping her head up when anyone enters the room - her enthusiasm and superstar smarts has shown her family that she’s perfect in every way. She's even made her modeling debut, winning “Pet of the Month” at Lucky Supermarkets. The only word to describe Poppins’ new life is obvious: supercalifragi…well, you know the rest! Read more adoption stories…



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Bennett Lane
Save the Date
Join Tony La Russa at Bennett Lane Winery
August 15, 2-5 p.m.


ARF U
ARF U Dog Training
Turn that "bad dog!" into a "good boy!" at ARF U. Register now!


Separation Stress
Separation Stress
Keep your pet happy and healthy when you go away this summer.


ARF Thrift Store
Cool Deals At The ARF Thrift Store!
Need a beach read, a board game or some new threads? Shop or donate today?



Gino
Buon giorno! I’d like a gondola ride for two…just enough room for me and you.
See all the available
animals at ARF.



 

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