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March 2011
Dear Friend,


     Did you know a male and female cat can generate an average of 3 litters each year with numbers ranging from 1 to 10 kittens per litter? It's no wonder these two cats can produce up to 30 kittens each year!  

     Animal Rescue, Inc. has seen quite a few kittens. That's why it's important to take responsibility. If a stray shows up at your doorstep, take the initiative to return the cat to its rightful family. Call us and other local shelters (you

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can get the full list by visiting www.petfinder.com) to file a "found cat" report. Be sure to hang up fliers in your local area. Knock on neighbors' doors.

     If it's true the cat has been dumped or is otherwise stray, please assist the helpless creature -- it's not her fault she's been left without a home. Animal Rescue, Inc. and other animal organizations are here to assist you with low-cost spay or neuter. It's easy to provide food, fresh water and shelter to a cat and in return, she will give you years of love. 

    Likewise, if you're interested in adopting an outside cat from our rescue (these cats are often feral or have litterbox issues that deem them unacceptable for indoor living), please contact us. Kitties adopted from ARI will be spayed or neutered, up-to-date on their vaccines, tested for FIV and FELV and microchipped. 

     We want to say thank you to those who've given generously to help our spay/neuter clinic sustain over so many years! Please call us if you're in need of assistance in spaying and neutering a single cat or a colony - "kitten season" is coming and our rescue will be inundated with tiny, helpless beings. Don't call us when it's too late. Schedule an appointment with your vet, with us or another local animal organization and stop unnecessary breeding.




Your Friends at Animal Rescue, Inc.


Donate a Kuranda Bed!

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Our dogs and cats love to sleep on Kuranda beds, and it's our goal to have enough for every resident at Animal Rescue, Inc.  If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for a another dog or cat to sleep in comfort, please click here. 


Have you Lost Your Dog? 


Recently, Floyd and Susan Martin, a couple operating Chestnut Grove Kennel in Shippensburg, Pa., were accused of illegally acquiring hundreds of dogs before fraudulently re-selling the animals to medical research facilities. These animals could have been taken from persons who placed "Free to a good home" ads in their newspaper or online, or these dogs could have been stolen from yards. If you believe your dog may have been stolen, please call U.S. Attorney Peter Smith at (717) 221-4482. To read the full article at ABC27, click here

Jesse is Hoping for a Little Luck in Finding his Forever Home!



     Jesse was dumped at a local pet store. He was just a kitten then, and has grown up into a beautiful, long-hair, bob-tailed boy! He's dashingly handsome and now hanging out at The Pet Shoppe in Shrewsbury, Pa. Jesse is now looking for his forever home as an only pet. He prefers human company with a loving family that can give him all the attention he deserves. If you're interested in meeting this handsome chap, please visit him at The Pet Shoppe. Jesse's adoption fee is $85 and includes his neuter, vaccines, testing for FIV and FeLV and microchipping. 

Animal Rescue, Inc. is Hiring!

Our Rescue is looking for an Office Extra! We need a competent, self-sufficient individual who's excellent at multitasking. The position is part-time - three days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Saturdays as needed (the person would be working two days a week that week with the additional Saturday). Person must be computer-savvy with basic knowledge of word processing (knowing Excel is a plus). Duties include: answering phones and distributing messages, filing, physical donation distribution (must be able to lift large bags of food, litter, dog crates etc), cleaning cat and dog areas (must be able to bend, squat, etc), keeping the office area tidy and free of clutter, giving tours (must be able to memorize names, ages and other significant animal information) among other requests and tasks. Must be organized! Neat handwriting and clear articulation are a must. To apply, send your resume and a paragraph stating why you're the person for the job to this e-mail address.
Evan: Forever Footprints in our Hearts


Evan was a special old soul. Someone found him wandering near the rescue, and

Evan spent his time in our rescue office.

brought him to us. The 15-year-old Sheltie mix had beautiful, long brown fur and deep brown eyes. He looked as though he had been taken care of, so we thought for sure he wouldn't be with us long as his family would come to claim him. Unfortunately, he wasn't microchipped, and no one called looking for him.

Evan became the second office dog to keep Mojo, a cute, brown and white Chihuahua, company. For the first week, Evan seemed severely depressed, just lying around and not responding to anyone's affection.

However, his spirits gradually brightened. He even started playing with toys and romping around the office with Mojo! He got in silly moods, running circles around the office and barking his little head off at the office staff. Evan even made a trip to the groomer and came back as handsome as can be (and he knew it too)! Things seemed to be looking up for Evan.

However, on his initial examination, a large growth was noticed on his back end. Thinking it was a tumor, we had one of our vets examine it. This wasn't a tumor, we were told, but a perineal hernia, one of the trickier types of hernias to repair. Evan had to have surgery as soon as possible or there was chance his intestines could get tangled causing them to necrose. 

Evan never showed us he was feeling uncomfortable. He was happy to have a place

When they weren't playing, Evan (left) and Mojo (right) snoozed in the same bed. Mojo has since been adopted. 

to call his own, people to tell him how very handsome he was and give him rubs, and even seemed happy having an energetic, young Chihuahua for a companion.

Evan was taken to Main Street Veterinary Clinic where surgery was done to repair the hernia. However, due to his old age and how long he had had the hernia, the repair wasn't successful. The veterinarian sent him to a colleague in Catonsville, a specialist, to do a surgery involving a special type of mesh material.
               A day later we received a phone call from the specialist. She said Evan never recovered well from his first surgery, and he was developing peritonitis due to an infection. She never conducted the special surgery. The prognosis wasn't good for Evan, and the vet recommended humane euthanasia. With heavy hearts, we agreed that would be best for him. He no longer had to suffer.

Evan was only with us for a month and a half. Yet in that short amount of time, he touched everyone's heart who met him with his seemingly endless zest for life and strong, determined spirit.


Volunteer Spotlight! Clinic Volunteers


We would like to take a moment to thank those volunteers who assist the doctors and technicians in spay/neuter surgeries at our clinic each week! Without their help, our clinicclinic shot would not exist. We would like to thank Sandy, Deb, Peggy, Nancy, Dawn, Roxanne, Michele, Nancy, Cindy, Marla, Elizabeth, Alicia, Cheryl, Sharon, Jill and others!

Each week, up to 65 cats in Pennsylvania and Maryland have been spayed or neutered by our clinic, alleviating the extreme overpopulation issue in our area.

Have a cat in need of spay or neuter? Call Michele at (717) 246-8842 on Tuesday or Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. We are able to assist with family-owned pets, strays and even ferals. The basic cost is $44 and includes the spay or neuter, a rabies vaccine and a distemper vacccine.



It has been brought to our attention that some persons may be using Craigslist.org and other websites to solicit for animals under 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 info@animalrescueinc.org.


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Happy Ending: Ben & Baron Get a Second Chance


Ben and BaronI wanted to give you an update on Baron and Ben.  We found out in November '08 that Baron had colon cancer. We had the cancer removed and he is regularly checked for recurrence. So far, he's been fine. We switched their diets to "human food" which seems to sit better with Baron's stomach. He loves Ben and often "smacks" Ben in the face when he wants to play.


Ben is adorable and is still that gentle dog that everyone at the shelter adored. He too is enjoying the good life at our house - in addition to the walks we give him, he has a regular dog walker also.   

He enjoys sleeping on our sofa and sometimes even lets us get a seat with him. I want to thank you all for giving these dogs a second chance. They came to us after we lost our other 2 dogs and it's just what we needed to heal. 


Thanks so much for all the work you do. 


Moe and Joanne B. 

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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