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HOT FEATURE!!! Our PDF Newsletter has clickable links, so you can go DIRECTLY to our featured fundraisers from within the newsletter itself! Don’t miss our full line of ARC merchandise at CafePress.com, or our new Fun Pasta Fundraiser! Print and send in raffle and donation coupons directly from your computer, or click the ARC website link and donate online!
Got a family member who has everything? Give the gift of Sponsorship this year! We have so many homeless pets to take care of, and for $120/year or $10 per month, you can give a gift of love that keeps on giving ALL YEAR LONG!
Please Donate 99¢ to access your latest copy of Voices From the ARC! All proceeds from our newsletter go to provide for the homeless pets in our care, so you know your money is going to a great cause. Your support feeds, nurtures and rehabilitates, spays and neuters countless cats and dogs who otherwise would not stand a chance without you. Thank you so much for your support. We truly could not continue our lifesaving work without YOU.
Alex England, Oct. 16
Just wanted to give you guys an update. We decided to keep the name Bear. It just fit better. He is extremely well behaved and is very happy. He has separation anxiety it seems. All he wants is to lay in one of our laps. He can sit on command and knows downstairs, upstairs, couch, and outside. Extremely inelegant and Learns quickly. We are currently working on playing fetch and lay down. So happy we found him. Thank you guys for the work you put in for all these animals.
Kara has made herself at home and is fearless in the face of grumpy growling kitties who haven’t decided if they like her or not. She’s an awesome little girl! Denise Lemke.
Sprinkles is doing great, she is making me laugh. She went up to my 11-year-old cat Camille and just started rubbing her little face on hers. Camille was shocked and then finally hissed at her and walked away with pride in her step. I’m still laughing. I think they’ll be best buddies by the end of the week. Selena (Jasmine) is still keeping her distance.
ARC Supporters, now who doesn’t like Chili? The Classic Chili meal is made with simple ingredients, combined with the included mix and chili is ready to be served in 25 minutes. Wow your crowd this weekend! There are lots of recipe variations on label – makes a great veggie chili too!
Spice Level = mild-med. Serves 6-8.
Or wouldn’t it be appropriate for all you cat lovers to make a purchase of the Cat Lovers pasta? There are many other great shapes to consider purchasing, remember all purchases will help raise funds for medical supplies, vetting, food and additional items for the cats and kittens we take in daily. Thank you for your continued support.
You can find these pastas and a mind-boggling selection of other treats for yourself and your family at
ARC Supporters!!! Now part of your purchases at Kroger can go to benefit the Animal Refuge Center!! Register your current Kroger Plus card when you update your account online, or grab a new card and set up your account. Our organization number for Kroger Community Rewards is #11526, and you can get set up online at this link. https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards
TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:
- Simply encourage your members to register online at krogercommunityrewards.com
- Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
- If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
- Click on Sign In/Register
- Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
- Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
- You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
- Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
- Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
- Update or confirm your information.
- Enter NPO number or name of organization, 11526, select organization from list and click on confirm.
- To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
- REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
- Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
- Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.
The Pet Show was great. Here are some of the highlights of the weekend, posted on our Facebook page:
We’re hoping for a big turnout for our Pet Show Fundraiser! ARC Staff are biting their nails hoping YOU will be there. Here you can download your pet enrollment, or download and print pages to display all over the place! Grab the link here!!
There should not be many who haven’t heard of Tara the heroic cat by now. Never underestimate the power of adopting a homeless pet. Our Dexter, now known as Drus, a dog agility champion, came from the Animal Refuge Center!
Adopt your next champion or cat hero from the Animal Refuge Center today!
I can’t believe it’s been a year since I found my forever home! After a few false starts, my human pets found the perfect food for me—special food for the special cat that I am. It’s expensive, but I’m worth every penny! I actually would rather eat human food, but the mean, old vet won’t let me.
While my pets watch some silly black box for entertainment, I prefer the window sill where I can see “Paw and Order: AVU Avian Victims Unit” on CTV (Cat TV). I also love to sleep by the heat vents on cold winter nights, or even better, in the “The Cave of Wonders” (under a duvet with my pets).
For some reason, my pets won’t let me go outside to guard the yard from intruders. (I blame a smear campaign by the squirrels who have no doubt heard of my fierceness.) Nevertheless, I vigilantly patrol the house for burglars and ne’er-do-wells.
As rewarding as it may be taking care of my pets , I sometimes need a bit of me (ow) time—a spa day at the local resort. After a massage and mani/pedi, I’m ready to go back to the hard work of napping, snacking, and grooming.
So for all you homeless felines out there, if you want to get a human pet too, work on your cuteness and remember to always give ‘em the big kitty-eyes!
Photo to follow.
About Our New Sponsor A Pet Program
Want to sponsor a pet but don’t want to have to keep up with coupons? Do you like the convenience of taking care of your payment online? Do you, like a lot of our sponsors, want to save the shelter the expense of printing and postage and let them put that cost instead to the care of homeless pets?
Now you can! Thanks to Petfinder.com and their Sponsor A Pet Program, you can have the convenience of supporting your favorite charity in a fast, environmentally friendly way.
How Do I Sponsor Online?
It’s EASY! Check out our Pets For Adoption at the Animal Refuge Center at this link. Choose the pet that tugs at your heartstrings. There may be a Special Needs pet who’s been at ARC for years but has never had a home of their own. Just click on their name or their photo, and you will be taken to their Petfinder.com listing.
When you arrive on the pet’s information page, you will notice a new feature: the Sponsor Me button! Just click on it, and you’ll be taken to the donation page for a one-month sponsorship donation. Any funds not needed for the care of this pet will be used to provide support for this adoption organization and other pets in its care. This is a one-time donation.
About the Petfinder Foundation
The Petfinder Foundation helps homeless pets through adoptions, helping shelters prepare for and recover from disaster and making shelters across the country more sustainable. The Foundation provides direct funding as well as training, education and grants of equipment and supplies to support the thousands of adoption organizations that post their pets on Petfinder.com. Learn more about us.
- Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Animal Refuge Center Inc whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
- AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
- Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.
–Pam Harrison, Site Admin
Been a warm and fuzzy day. On New Year’s Day, coming home from a family visit, we rescued this lost dog, dodging cars on the Western KY Parkway. Penny lured her over with my sandwich, and the poor girl seemed grateful to have a ride to somewhere. This dog had never been inside a home a day in her life, we would soon learn, and I named her Gypsy before we’d made it back to Hardin County. Little did I know how dead-on that name was going to be.
On January 4th, a happenstance by an unwitting visitor set Gypsy back on the road again. No one is sure how long she’d been gone before Patty shouted down the stairs, “Is Gypsy down there with you?!?” The rest of the day would be spent in tears and anxiety as staff and volunteers searched for this poor dog, in vain. But, by the power of love and social media, this dog is warm and secure at ARC again tonight. Stand by and you can get the recap of a strange week. Check out these posts and follow the comments.
We would later learn how far and wide the word was being posted:
Leslie Clifford Smith: Gypsy was also was put on the Hardin County Animal Shelter page. Last time I looked she had over 200 shares from there. She was also put on the Kentuckiana Lost and Found Pets page by my friend. I’m so glad she safely made it back!!
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Sweetie the Three-Legged Poodle was rescued by Monika and John Wilcox. We have no way of knowing how long they had her. She is about 10 years old, but in excellent health. Her teeth were very crusted with tartar, her hair was long and matted, she had tumors all over her belly. We were very worried about her prognosis. She required a major lumpectomy and mastectomy and during her teeth cleaning, two teeth had to be removed. Fortunately for Sweetie, all lumps and her lymph nodes indicated that everything was benign.
She has done very well in her foster home. When she was picked up at Woodland, the ARC volunteer was told, “Be careful, she doesn’t like being messed with.”
Well, after a couple of months she LOVES being messed with. She follows us all over the house, so she can get pet without the foster family’s bigger dogs schlumping all over her. This three-legged dynamo runs with her foster family dogs in the backyard to chase school buses and neighborhood kids along the fenceline like a big girl. When it’s quiet time in the house, she loves to lay close to us or goes off to enjoy quiet time in her crate out in the garage, or scratches quietly in the dining room even though she has no more fleas…..
Sweetie is housebroken, eats only canned Alpo (not the pâté dog food, she hates pâté), adores everyone, is completely housebroken, barks when she thinks she hears an intruder like a big dog, and wants nothing more than to totally fit into your home. This sincere little darling runs wild in circles around you, then stops, sits at your feet and open-mouth smiles up at you. Now, who on earth could say no to that??? She is posted here for adoption at Petfinder.com, or you can just call the Animal Refuge Center and let them know you want to welcome this little love into your home.
Adoption Fees: $60 for Cats, $70 for Dogs All our pets are spayed, neutered, and up-to-date on all shots. Our dogs have been tested and are presently on Heartworm prevention. The Animal Refuge Center has these and many more pets waiting for a good home. If you are interested in adoption, just give us a call at 270-877-6064 or browse http://animalrefugecenter.petfinder.com. If you cannot adopt a pet but would still like to help, see our Sponsor Program information at http://animalrefugecenter.org/ .
Written by Penny Edwards
The Summer of 2013 has proven to be a season of extremes. It’s either been cooler than usual or very hot, with a heat index of 100° or more. Life revolving around the animals and ARC has been much the same over the past few months.
We lost our goat Clark back in Spring, so we wanted to add a couple of new friends to the other three goats at ARC. Boer goats were the breed we had found, and little did we know that the babies we had acquired were ravaged with parasites. Their poor little bodies couldn’t handle it, so we lost three of them. It was so sad that we couldn’t save them, but this breed of goat is really sensitive.
However, we do have two adult female Boer goats, Cagney and Lacey hanging in there! Cagney is playful and independent, and Lacey is a real love. Both girls need sponsors for $10 a month. If you’re interested, please fill out a coupon on page 3.
We recently took in a pot belly pig named Zoey from Larue County. She’s very curious about the goats and would like to make friends with them. You can see her photo on page 10 – this cutie is going to be a real sweetie!
Hardin County suffered a big loss on July 25th when Monica Wilcox passed. Monica and her husband John started Woodland Wildlife more than 20 years ago, where wildlife was cared for, rehabilitated and released if possible. Monica was a gifted person with the animals: she had a special touch. Without Monica, Woodland Wildlife was forced to close its doors, and most of the animals had to be placed. ARC took in six geese from Woodland, and two dogs, one of which is already adopted, while the other one, an older poodle with many problems awaits a home. Read about Sweetie on page 4.
Back in the Spring we took in this kitty Lori from Elizabethtown. If you could see her Before and After photos, she wasn’t treated well. Skinny and eaten alive by fleas, she needed a lot of care. A very good Samaritan saw her get shoved away by her owners when she ran to them with excitement. Lori was caught, vetted and brought to us, and now she suffers what seems to be a form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Lori still shows some aggression, but it’s mostly her frustration with the world. She’s like an abused child that has never known kindness, so she lashes out at us sometimes. We’re still working with her. When you look directly into Lori’s eyes, there is a sadness that comes with her past—but stare a little deeper, and there’s a bright light that shines on her future.
It’s been a tough summer for feline adoptions as well, and we’ve had more kittens dropped this year than in the last several years combined. Still, we were able to ….
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I’ve tested the link, and it works. As soon as you make your donation via Paypal and get your confirmation, click on the Back to Animal Refuge Center button, and you’ll be reading our latest newsletter, right here online!
His labor of love will begin shortly, and the payoff will be helping us find homes for all these homeless pets. Penny and I will take care of the dog stories, and we will share all the Petfinder stories here for you to share to your Facebook timeline, share with your friends, and we can all do our part to find these incredibly cute little purr-sonalities their own Forever Homes!