The year 2012 started off with an adoption boom in January, when we adopted 11 cats and 4 dogs. Furthermore, we adopted out 3 cats who were 10 years old and up. So we all had that warm and fuzzy feeling inside. It seemed to be a good sign that we were starting off the year with a bang, and for the first time ever our adoptions might surpass our surrenders.
The new barn for our livestock was built, we had all our events for the New Year planned out, and we were on the fast track to finishing our shelter renovations. But just when you think that everything is running smoothly, inevitably something comes along to poop on your parade.
Our shelter’s roof is leaking, Eeyore the donkey keeps escaping—so we need a new farm fence—and then on March 21st we got the phone call about the puppy mill in Vine Grove. In case you haven’t heard yet about the raid on the puppy mill, we’ll be happy to fill you in.
Hardin County Animal Control arrived at a mobile home located in Vine Grove after receiving a tip that there were dogs in distress. Animal Control officers found unsanitary conditions, no water and 103 dogs, most of which are Chihuahuas. [READ MORE]
ARC is hosting its first ever Adoption Reunion! Bring out your pets that you have adopted from ARC and show them off! Share your stories and special moments with others! Enjoy the day with other ARC Alumni and have your pets blessed by Father Leo. A bake sale, Dog Wash and pet supplies will be available for sale. Goodie bags available for all our furry friends, crates available for cats and dogs if the excitement gets to be too much.
ALL pets are welcome to this event, even if they’re not Animal Refuge Center Alumni. Blessing of the Animals will be at 2 pm.
If you are not able to attend the festivities, please send a photo with a note to animal_refugectr @ hotmail.com for our Happy Tails display!