Animal Rescue, Inc.
Celebrates 35 years of helping animals!
January 2011
In This Issue
Precious' Plea
Frannie in the Snow!
The World of Pets
Expo This Weekend!

World of Pets Expo

Does your kitty have more toys than your children? Do you insist that your puppy have the most chic outfits with matching booties? Or do you just need a solution to all the poop? Then please join us for the World of Pets Expo THIS WEEKEND (Saturday and Sunday) for everything you would ever need (or want!) for your pet. Animal Rescue, Inc will be there with hopeful canine companions who are looking for a good home. Come to the Maryland State Fairgrounds on 2200 York Road in Timonium, Maryland and check out all the wonderful stuff for your animal friends. Hours of operation are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 12 and kids under 5 are free. Go to the World of Pets Expo main website at

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It has been brought to our attention that some persons may be using

and other websites to solicit for animals under our name,

Animal Rescue, Inc. These persons may be asking for owned pets or donations in

our rescue's name. These persons, regardless of what

they say, may have ill intent and may be using the animals to sell to laboratories, or using the money to fund their own needs. Animal Rescue, Inc. will never ask for animals. If you find an ad online promoting this action, please report it to us here.


Dear Friend,


     Animal Rescue, Inc.'s Founder and President, Grace Froelich, once faced a heart-wrenching decision when she was told: "get rid of your cat or move." Grace, a former resident of New York, had been very excited about her recent move to Maryland. She loved her new job, she loved her warm, cozy apartment and, above all, she loved Gwendolyn.  It was inconceivable for her to entertain the thought of giving up her loving cat just because the new apartment management had decided to change the rules by banning all pets.


Mabel, an adoptable Cairn Terrier from a puppy mill, may not have had

a chance.

     Armed with little more than determination and resilience, she embarked on a journey to find a safe haven where she would never be forced to compromise her beliefs, and where she and Gwendolyn could live in peace without the threat of separation. She found her little piece of heaven in New Freedom, Pennsylvania. Not long after the move, Animal Rescue, Inc. was born.

      Though it's hard to believe, Grace's landmark decision, as described above, occurred in 1976 -- more than 35 years ago!  From 1976 to the present, thousands of animals have entered the gates to what was one of the first no-kill shelters for animals in the United States. At that time, the term 'no-kill' had not come into existence, but it exemplified Grace's belief that every abandoned or lost creature needed shelter and deserved the right to live. Today, Animal Rescue, Inc. is known as a "Sanctuary for Life" and Grace's original belief in humane treatment for all animals has never wavered.

     We hope you will follow us throughout the year as we


Edgar nearly died of a heart condition. He gets meds twice a day, but is alive because of  the program and contributors!

celebrate Animal Rescue, Inc.'s 35th Anniversary -- a journey that has spanned more than three decades. Each month, we'll be showcasing highlights from the past and focusing on some of our very special volunteers who have been the backbone of our organization. We'll continue to bring you current news from ARI,along with 'happy endings,' as they are the result of our hard work and bring us such joy.

      And while it takes many people to help keep Animal Rescue, Inc. operating on a daily basis, there are a few individuals who've played major roles in formulating the standards by which Animal Rescue, Inc. operates to this day. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the late Mrs. Margaret Kearns for instilling in her children a compassion and love for all beings; to Gwendolyn, the wonderful little feline who started it all by inspiring her guardian to 'find a way;' and last, but not least, to Grace, for having the courage to follow her heart.


Thank you, Grace!




Precious' Plea

          Many of you have probably seen this beautiful girl at some of our events, on our website, or around the shelter.She's a wonderful girl with a quirky personality.Staff and volunteers have tried SO hard to find Precious her forever home, but for unknown reasons, someone has yet to fall in love with her.Now we're desperate to find this girl a home for the remainder of her life.

   Precious  Precious has been diagnosed with advanced bladder cancer.  The location of the tumor makes this cancer inoperable.She squats and pees frequently.Despite this she is still in amazing spirits!  She can talk to you for hours and loves nothing more than a good back scratch.Nothing can get Precious down.

     We don't want to see Precious spend the rest of her days here.We want to see her in a home where she is doted upon, has every fancy fulfilled, and loved unconditionally. She gets along with dogs, cats and children, and can use "pee pads" and puppy diapers if necessary. 

     Please, if you have any room in your home, consider fostering Precious.She may not have much longer, but you would make a world of difference in this girl's life.

     Call 717-993-3232 or contact Ashley at if interested

in fostering Precious.

Ambrosia: From Roadside Dump to Lovable Lump

     Ambrosia had no hope left in her eyes when a kind passerby found her alongside a walking trail. She had been left in a box and her body was curled in a tight ball. The woman took Ambrosia home and kept her in her bathroom. Ambrosia couldn't lift her head or move her appendages. The woman made Ambrosia as comfortable as she could, then she called Animal Rescue, Inc.

      The vet wasn't sure what had happened to Ambrosia. Perhaps she suffered internal injuries after being struck by a car. Or perhaps she had a bad reaction to a vaccine. But regardless, Ambrosia couldn't walk, though by now she was lifting her head, curious why so many people were fussing over her. The young cat purred quietly and pushed her head into the palms of our hands as we comforted her.
     Since her admission two weeks ago, Ambrosia has grown increasingly stronger. She holds her head high and alert and can push herself by her stronger back legs across our clinic floor. Ambrosia may be off the streets, but she's not out of the woods yet. The vet has not pinpointed Ambrosia's illness, and we're all waiting to see what will happen next. In the meantime, we've created a little video for you, so you can watch her progress with us. Enjoy!

More Does not Always Mean Merrier: Parkton Cats in Need

Parkton Cats

          Cats have an average of three litters each year with litter sizes ranging from 1 to 10 kittens. It's no wonder that one unspayed female cat and one unneutered male cat can produce up to 30 kittens each year! We at Animal Rescue, Inc. see the adverse effects of overpopulation every year in Maryland and Pennsylvania. And we're seeing it now in Parkton, Maryland. We're asking for help as we spay/neuter, vaccinate, deworm and test more than 50 cats at a local farm. We are looking for volunteers to temporarily house cats while they recuperate from surgery or potential adopters for friendly in-house cats or feral barn cats. All of the kitties are beautiful! Can't house cats? Consider making a dry food donation to help these cats. For more information, call the rescue at (717) 993-3232x221 or e-mail us at

Frannie Goes For a Stroll 


Remember Frannie from our last newsletter? She's the senior dog who started life with a broken leg and was returned to us after being in a home for years. So we were overjoyed when Frannie was adopted again! Her family sent us a little video of this senior girl playing in the recent snowfall. Frannie recently underwent surgery for tumor removal, but her family has told us she's doing well. This sweet girl is on our hearts and minds, and we wanted to share her happiness with you! To see Frannie's video, click here. Want to send us your Happy Ending? Take some pictures, write a tale and send it to us here

ANIMAL RESCUE, INC. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization dedicated to alleviating the suffering of abused and abandoned animals.

Our "Shelter for Life" is home to hundreds of homeless dogs and cats while they await their new adoptive homes. No animal is ever euthanized because it is unwanted or because of the inconvenience of care.

We also provide supportive services to pet owners and pets in times of extreme hardship with the goal of keeping the human-animal bond intact. We also offer pet-assisted therapy, humane education and spay-neuter surgeries, believing that prevention is the key to controlling pet overpopulation. Donations to Animal Rescue, Inc. are tax-deductible.


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