From The Ashes: The Incredible Story of the Animal Refuge Center

This video premiered at the Animal Refuge Center Presents: Emily West! concert at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown, KY on September 23, 2016.
This memorable slideshow outlines in hundreds of photos the beginnings of the Animal Refuge Center in 1989, when founder Joan Jost broke off from Bluegrass Humane Society to create her own non-profit, no kill shelter. Through the following four years, some neighbors fought passionately to shut down the facility.
Then, in January 1993, the shelter that housed more than 150 cats and kittens was destroyed by arson.
In the aftermath, the volunteers rallied to rebuild and relocated the shelter inside the ranch style home where Jost lived.
In 1997, Jost moved back to New York and signed the shelter over to the existing staff and Board of Directors.
Since its very beginning, the Animal Refuge Center has touched and saved countless lives, bringing innumerable pets to families hoping to give them Forever Homes, provided aid in animal abuse cases, created programs for trapping, neutering and releasing homeless Community Cats, offered tours for school children, pet therapy for the elderly, and so much more.
arc25In 2016, the Animal Refuge Center is now in its 27th year. Watch this video and see the many lives they have touched.

More than 25 Years of Saving Lives. The Animal Refuge Center, Inc.: “While We Have Time, Let Us Do Good.”
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Video by Pam Harrison,
Music by Tomas Walker. Get his full Spirit Dreams album on

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