Summer Care Tips for Your Pets

Summer is a time for both you and your pet to enjoy the sunshine and the outdoors, but this season also offers situations that can endanger your pet.  Here are some tips for pet owners in order to keep their furry friends safe this summer:
  • You may be tempted to take your pet with you in the car when you travel or run errands. During warm weather, the inside...
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Summer Car Safety for Pets

Things are heating up…

On a warm day, the temperature in a car can exceed 120° in a matter of minutes – even with the windows partially open and parked in the shade, your pet can quickly suffer from heatstroke, brain damage, suffocation, or worse. ...
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Keep Your Pets Safe This Fourth of July

Independence Day is a great time to celebrate our country’s independence, but it’s important to keep our furry family members in mind while we celebrate. When grilling out in the backyard or attending festivals or other public events, it may be tempting to bring a pet along, but some food and activities can be hazardous to our pets.
  • Loud noises from fireworks are scary for pets. Pets taken to a...
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Community update with statistics from December 2019

In December 2019...

  • We had a 94.1% live release rate
  • 150 dogs and puppies found forever homes
  • 138 pets were spayed or neutered
  • Our officers returned 88 lost pets to their owners
  • Rescue partners helped rehome 32 dogs
  • We've completed 93% (162 items) of the Team Shelter USA recommendations and are in the process of completing the...
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Community update with statistics from November 2019

This time last year, we were at the very beginning stages of assessing the Animal Resource Center’s operations with the goal of improving shelter management, increasing our live release rate and ensuring that our services met the needs and expectations of the community. At the time, the tasks we were faced with felt nearly impossible and we certainly had our work cut out for us. Now, twelve months later, I...
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Community update with statistics from October 2019

With the holiday season upon us, I’d like to take a moment to slow down and reflect on all the progress that has been made at the Animal Resource Center. We’ve faced a lot of difficult challenges since we began the process of turning things around and improving our shelter, and to say I’m proud of this team would be an understatement. In just ten short months, we’ve completed 86%...
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Community update with statistics from September 2019

Over the last month, the Animal Resource Center has continued to improve to better serve our animals and the community.  From partnering with various organizations to streamlining processes and improving workflow efficiencies, we’re making remarkable progress. As we begin to unveil our programs, some new and others improved, I ask for your continued support. It is only with the backing of our vibrant and strong community that these programs will...
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Community update with statistics from August 2019

This year has been challenging in many ways, both for the Animal Resource Center and our community as a whole. Through adversity, we will also have the opportunity to grow and rebuild better than before. The way our community came together to support our pets, and how we were able to give back, warmed our hearts. As the holiday season approaches, we’re moving full steam ahead with the best practice...
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Community update with statistics from July 2019

The Animal Resource Center has made some great strides in the last month. Most notably, we have hired a new Director of Veterinary Services to oversee all aspects of our vet clinic. All our staff is extremely excited about the addition of Dr. Kathryn Storm to the Animal Resource Center team. I have full confidence that Dr. Storm will help take our clinic to the next level, along with the...
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Community update with statistics from June 2019

It’s sometimes hard to believe how much things can change in a short period of time. I’ve been at the Animal Resource Center for over seven months now, and I’m thrilled with the amount of support we’ve seen. Like so many others, we’ve been through a major water line break in February and the May tornadoes since I joined the ARC team. Through everything, I’ve been impressed with the dedication...
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