| Dear Friend,|
For all of us at Animal Rescue, Inc. - volunteers, staff members, adopters and visitors - our Memorial Garden brings a sense of peace and tranquility to our stressful lives. It's a place of understanding and sharing of both grief
and joy. In the garden, we are not alone. Compassion is everywhere. The beauty is delightful and after each visit,
we leave renewed and at peace.
Valentine's Day is the one day a year we use to formally demonstrate expressions of love to those who mean the most to us. Unfortunately for many, there are few ways for us to express the love we have for those humans
and pets no longer with us. Keeping their memory alive brings us comfort and is a way to show our love for them is not forgotten.
|Our Memorial Garden|
This Valentine's Day, we will hold
a Candlelight Ceremony to memorialize all the animals and humans who significantly touched our hearts for the time they were with us. Candles will be lit throughout our garden, each as a symbol of our love, respect and gratitude for those we've lost, and heartfelt messages and pictures will be posted around the garden to remind us of their kind, generous spirits.
On this special day, we would like to extend the opportunity to you to remember your loved ones as well. Participate in the Candlelight Ceremony by clicking here to purchase your candles by February 12, 2012. The candles cost $5.00 for each person or animal you would like us to honor. After you submit your order, you will get an e-mail asking if you would like to attach a special message and picture (by e-mail attachment).
If you'd like to purchase your candles by mail, you can write to
Animal Rescue, Inc.
P.O. Box 35
Maryland Line, MD 21105
Please include a check for the total number of candles ($5.00 each) and with each candle, you can include a special message to be posted in our garden, along with a non-returnable picture. For your convenience, we will be videotaping the ceremony and it will be posted on our website and sent in our e-newsletter in
Your Friends at Animal Rescue, Inc.
|From Squalor to Sanctuary|
Patrick the Mill Dog Needs a Forever Home
Patrick is a dear soul who is in desperate need of a forever home. His foster is no longer able to care for him and he'll be coming back to the rescue soon. We don't want him to lose all the good manners and habits he's obtained in his foster home!
This 3-year-old Cavalier/Bichon mix came to us from a puppy mill with a group of 15 dogs. He was very shy when he came here but has gained some confidence since being in his foster home. Patrick will need a calm home with a fenced-in yard and another dog to keep him company and show him the ropes. If you're interested in meeting Patrick, call (717) 993-3232x224.
|Thank you to those who contributed to the Peace Tree and made year-end donations to Animal Rescue, Inc.!|
|2011 Peace Tree|
| Volunteer Coordinator Needed!|
Animal Rescue, Inc. is looking for an unpaid volunteer coordinator to volunteer at the rescue on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. A Volunteer Coordinator is an integral part of the ARI team as volunteers keep the rescue running! Your benefits? You'll be helping the animals at ARI get the daily care they need, not to mention you'll be helping them finding homes!
Duties include keeping close contact with volunteers, other coordinators and staff members, processing and organizing volunteer applications, and greet and tour potential volunteers.
Applicants should be very people- and animal-friendly, organized, efficient, and able to walk short distances on inclines.
It takes a big heart to be a volunteer. If interested, please contact us here.
|Coffee for a Cause|
Local Business Raises Money for ARI ...
One Cup at a Time!
Larry Zimmerman, co-owner of Country Road Photography & The Shops at 16 N. Main Street in Shrewsbury,
and his dog friend from Rambo Run Labradors, presented a check for $1,300 to Phil Staelens at our rescue. The money was raised by shop customers giving donations every time they drank coffee, tea or cider during the past year. The coffee and tea were provided free of charge by Rambo Run Labradors. Thank you, Larry and friends, for your kind contribution! You can learn more about Country Road Photography & The Shops by calling (717) 235-8210. Its business hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Wednesdays).
|Homes Still Needed for Feral Cats|
We still need outdoor homes for the abandoned cats from the Parkton farm. There are still about 30 cats looking for a barn, garage or other outdoor enclosure to call their own. These cats are spayed/neutered, tested for FIV and FeLV and vaccinated. If you are interested and can provide fresh food and water and an enclosed shelter for a kitty or a few, call us at (717) 993-3232.
| Upcoming Events|
World of Pets Expo
Timonium Fair Grounds
Volunteer Dog Walking Seminar
At Animal Rescue, Inc.
(call  993-3232 for details.)
Volunteer Cat Caretaker Seminar
At Animal Rescue, Inc.
(call  993-3232 for details.)
|Prison Pups|These dogs will be breaking out
of prison soon and need a place
to stay - for life!Chi Chi, a young female pitbull, has been as ARI for several years and more recently been through the HOPE program twice! This sweet girl gets a little excited around new friends and her boisterous personality would make her a great dog for
We can't believe Buddy Rambo hasn't found his forever home yet! This Akita/Terrier mix was adopted from the rescue several years ago but was brought back when his family was moving and didn't want to take him along. Buddy Rambo came back to ARI with a long list of commands he was familiar with - one can tell he is very smart and loved to please his family. Rambo is good with some other dogs but would prefer a home to his own. And please, no kitties.
Banshee, a young female Basenji mix, came to ARI as a stray and no one came to claim this beautiful girl with the blue eye. Banshee has been in the program for several weeks and no one has shown interest in her! She would prefer a home all her own with no other animals and a family with an active lifestyle.All of these dogs are trained through the HOPE program. HOPE trainers are there for the duration of the dog's life to give any training advice as needed! All dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, tested and microchipped. For more information, visit www.hopedogs.org.
We still need durable plastic cabinets for our office. Our current metal cabinets have not withstood the test of time and hold important documents that need to be protected from all the office kitties! These are the types we need:
For more information, call (717) 993-3232.