Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation, along with 11 other shelters, recently assisted in flying... 100+ animals

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Monthly News from Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation  |  August 2021


Cross-Country Emergency Rescue Brings 100 Animals to the Bay Area

Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation, along with 11 other shelters, recently assisted in flying 100 animals from a critically over-burdened shelter in Tulsa, Oklahoma. With the assistance of BISSELL Pet Foundation that funded the private charter, the Bay Area animal welfare community came together on the tarmac to welcome these animals with open arms into their new California lives. But the road ahead isn't an easy one for some of these brave travelers.

Caring for these at-risk lives isn’t possible without the generosity of supporters like you. From Willy, a Chihuahua mix who needs a damaged eye removed, to Otis, a young hound suffering from skin and upper respiratory infections, ARF’s team is working hard to get these dogs healthy, happy, and into loving homes. Will you make a gift today to ensure ARF can continue to provide compassionate care for animals in need and respond to emergency rescue efforts?


Kirk's Happy Ending

You've probably heard all about Kirk — he's a senior pit bull mix who spent 65 weeks with ARF. Over the past year he has celebrated his 12th birthday, been featured on the news, and starred in all kinds of promotions. We're happy to announce that he finally found his perfect match! At many small, municipal shelters around the country, dogs like Kirk might not receive the time and resources they need to find a forever home. But your support helps every dog and cat get the happy ending they deserve.

Kirk’s story is just starting. His adopter already told us, "I am grateful for having Kirk in my life." Do you have an ARF-adopted pet? We’d love to hear about how they impact your life – and we’d especially love to see those super-cute photo updates as well!


More ARF Updates

Unwind at ARF's 21+ Yappy Hour

Join ARF for Yappy Hour on August 25: an evening of fun for animal-lovers ages 21+! Enjoy ice cold beer courtesy of Pacifico, play fun outdoor games, and take endless selfies with ARF animals! Reserve your tickets today for only $25 a person.

Tickets Available for Wine & Whiskers

After going virtual last year, Wine & Whiskers is back to its in-person form! In addition to fantastic wine, delicious vegetarian and vegan appetizers, and adorable animals, this year's event includes a sneak peek at the brand new Pets and Vets Center.

Enter ARF's Photo Contest

There’s still time to enter our Sit, Stay Smile Photo Contest! Win toy bundles, a custom pet portrait, or a coveted spot in ARF’s 2022 calendar. Will your dog or cat take the top position? Voting ends on Sunday, August 29, so submit your pet today!

Adopt Dahlia

Dahlia finished raising a litter of kittens and is ready for retirement. She would make a fantastic family cat (great with kids). Dahlia loves getting brushed, watching tv next to you, chasing wand toys, and getting brushed some more. Submit an adoption inquiry today!