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 April 2020

In April 2020…

  • We had a 90.7% live release rate
  • 67 dogs and puppies found forever homes
  • 25 pets were spayed or neutered
  • Our officers returned 15 lost pets to their owners
  • Rescue partners helped rehome 16 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 March 2020

In March 2020…

  • We had a 89.6% live release rate
  • 152 dogs and puppies found forever homes
  • 154 pets were spayed or neutered
  • Our officers returned 70 lost pets to their owners
  • Rescue partners helped rehome 29 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 February 2020

In February 2020…

  • We had a 87.1% live release rate
  • 133 dogs and puppies found forever homes
  • 138 pets were spayed or neutered
  • Our officers returned 87 lost pets to their owners
  • Rescue partners helped rehome 35 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 January 2020

In January 2020…

  • We had a 93.1% live release rate
  • 171 dogs and puppies found forever homes
  • 155 pets were spayed or neutered
  • Our officers returned 94 lost pets to their owners
  • Rescue partners helped rehome 43 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 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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