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Profile Last Updated: August 07, 2008
Rescuing stray and abandoned dogs and cats from First Nations and rural areas is the mission of the Animal Rescue Foundation, which places pets in permanent loving homes while also providing programs to reduce pet over-population. The foundation promotes and encourages responsible pet ownership through the process of ensuring humane treatment, compassion and respect for all dogs and cats.
The Animal Rescue Foundation got its start in 1992 when Calgary chiropractor Dr. Laurie Flavin began rescuing stray and abandoned dogs from the Calgary Animal Services pound. She was then recruited to help with rescuing dogs from Native reserves around the province, leading to the founding of a charitable organization in 1995. ARF accepts donations to feed or vaccinate cats and dogs, help bring them to a warm and loving foster home, or for spaying and neutering.
Cash donations are always helpful for the Animal Rescue Foundation, along with needed items along the lines of dog and cat beds, scratching posts, puppy pens, cat litter and boxes, dog and cat food and treats, doghouses, blankets and towels. Donation boxes have been set up in pet stores around the city, and memberships are available to show support. Since ARF doesn’t have a permanent shelter, foster homes are always needed, along with volunteer help.