Community update with statistics from March 2019

I’m continually pleased with our community’s response to the needs of homeless animals. During March, 134 animals found their forever homes from the Animal Resource Center. During the same period in 2018, 100 animals were adopted from the ARC. March, 2019 also saw 99 pets reunited with their families, and our rescue partners stepped up by helping 45 animals last month.

On March 27, we held a meeting with our rescue partners, during which we revealed our updated rescue application and packet. I heard concerns from our rescue partners, and in this updated application, we’ve removed the requirements for humane discourse, commonly referred to as the non-disclosure agreement.

Rebuilding relationships is a top priority for the Animal Resource Center. It is my hope that we not only rebuild and strengthen existing relationships, but also focus on building new relationships. There are many people in this community who care deeply for our homeless animals, and it’s only through a strong network that we’ll be able to expand upon our early success in finding new homes for Montgomery County’s animals in need. I encourage anyone who wishes to help to contact us.

We’re also continuing to work through the recommendations from the Team Shelter USA assessment from last year. I’m pleased that our team has reached 40 percent completion of those tasks, but there is still much work to be done. We continue to push ahead and do everything possible to make the Animal Resource Center a leader in the task of uniting pets with loving families.

Thank you,

Robert Gruhl
Interim Director
Animal Resource Center
(937) 898-4457

March 2019 statistics April 5, 2019 progress report