Animal Rescue, Inc.                                                        April 2012
In This Issue
Easter Safety
Donate an Auction Item
Smokey Needs a Foster
Volunteers Wanted!
Dogs' Day in the Park
Upcoming Events


April 7

Dog Walking Seminar
Animal Rescue, Inc.
New Freedom, PA
12 pm


April 14 or 15 (TBA)
Adoption Event
Pet Valu
Shrewsbury, PA
10 am to 3 pm

April 21
Earth Day
Aberdeen, MD
11 am to 4 pm

April 29
Adoption Event
Titanium Athletics
New Freedom
Times TBA

May 4-6
Fairie Festival
Spoutwood Farm
Glen Rock, PA
Times TBA


May 19

Rabies and Distemper Clinic

Shrewsbury Twp. Building

Glen Rock, PA

11:30 am to 3 pm

Click here for details. 

June 24
Karma Fest
Oregon Ridge Park
Hunt Valley, MD
11 am to 5 pm

Easter Safety Tips


Here are a few hints to keep your pets happy and healthy on Easter:

Don't give your pet chocolate, candy or table scraps. Chocolate and xylitol are poisonous to pets and sugary sweets will give them a tummy ache or worse. Human food is tasty to us, but it can cause problems in pets as well.

Avoid Plastic Grass. Sure it's pretty, but it's hazardous and can cause stomach issues in your pets. If you must use grass, go for the paper stuff instead. It's less of a hazard and it won't be creeping up in your carpet months from now.

Clear the Yard. When you have an egg hunt, be sure to check the yard for leftover candy, eggs, toys, wrappers and the like.

Fake It. Easter lilies are poisonous to cats, so this year buy a bouquet that you can use for years to come and it won't hurt Fluffy.

Don't gift animals with a heartbeat. Bunnies, chicks and ducklings are cute, but they grow up and have a lifespan of several years. If you want to give the gift of an animal, a stuffed bunny will do nicely!

Party Smart. If you're having a gathering, be sure to give Fido and Fluffy spaces of their own away from the festivities. This will minimalize Fluffy's chances of dashing out the door, or Fido's ability to grab a treat off
the table.

Totes Needed!


This is an easy one! We're doing some Spring cleaning and organizing at the Rescue and could use a few sturdy, sealable plastic totes. If you have a few extra and would like to donate them, drop by Monday through Saturday from 10 am  

to 4 pm. 


Going Once, Twice!

We're having an online auction in May and we're looking for items! If you have something you'd like to donate, e-mail
 us here.


Check Out the Ceremony

If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check out the Valentine's Day Candlelight Ceremony here.

Check Your Mailbox

Our mailed newsletter is coming soon! Check your mailbox for some informative articles, happy endings, ways to help ARI, Memorials and Honors and more.

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Animal Rescue, Inc.
2 Heritage Farm Drive
New Freedom, Pennsylvania 17349
Dear Friend,


A few weeks ago, Animal Rescue, Inc. received a call from a caring person in the local area about an ill cat. The woman had been trying to humanely trap the cat for more than a year so she could bring him to us for neutering and vaccines and incorporate him into her home, but he had eluded her. Now the cat was lying in a box on her deck and he was in rough shape.

Two ARI personnel jumped in the car and drove to the house to retrieve the cat. He was located easily - still in the box on the deck.

Tux about a week into
his recovery.
The tuxedo cat was lying on a blanket. His breathing was labored and his nostrils were crusted with discharge. His mouth hung open slightly but his eyes were alert. With a quick maneuver, Tux had been lured in a carrier and made the short ride back to ARI.

Tux was seen by the vet and his suspicion was that the cat had been poisoned with acid. The inside of his mouth was burned and reeked of infection. Initially we believed Tux was feral, but he warmly welcomed the back scratches and gentle head pats we offered him during his supportive care. Each day he grew stronger and friendlier.

There is an ongoing investigation regarding the abuse of the cat. But Tux has a happy ending, as his original caregiver was more than willing to give Tux a happy, healthy indoor home. He's now almost fully recovered and has been neutered, vaccinated, tested negative for FIV and FeLV, microchipped, treated for parasites and is doing well in his home.

It's amazing to see how resilient animals truly are! And we've seen quite a few recently, such as Galleria, a cat who had been hit by a car, Jake, a German Shorthair Pointer who suffered through cancer and amputation, Smokey (see below), a cat who survived electrical shock and surgery to close his palate, and others every day who overcome obstacles many humans would not endure with such positive attitudes. If you'd like to support us in helping animals in the community, consider making a donation here:



Smokey Needs a Foster
Smokey is a little sweetheart who's been through it all and is now in need of a foster home. Smokey was in a neglectful situation and during that time he bit into an electrical chord and damaged his upper palate. Smokey has had surgery and will probably need at least one more, but until then he's in desperate need of a foster home. This boy needs to be fed with a syringe (he's sure to let you know when he's hungry). He needs some love and a quiet room to call his own, too! He loves to play, as well! If you're home often and would like to do something good for a kitty in need, contact Ashley here.
Volunteer for Pet Shoppe
Poofy would love for you to come brush him.
Animal Rescue, Inc. is looking for 2 to 3 volunteers to do deep cleaning and animal care at The Pet Shoppe in Shrewsbury two times each week. Duties include wiping down walls, floors and shelves, replacing hammocks and bedding and of course, loving on the cats who are there awaiting their forever homes. The cat den is cleaned daily by store staff so the work is not very difficult. Family teams are encouraged! E-mail us here to learn more. 
Get Ready for
Dogs' Day in the Park!
Now at a new location!


Join us for Dogs' Day in the Park, our year's largest event, now at a new location! That's right, we're moving Dogs' Day closer to home at the New Freedom Park. We'll be featuring
the same fun games like cutest face, face only a mother could love, best costume, ball lottery, temptation tower, best wagger, best kisser and others, along with 50+ vendors and rescues, catered, homemade vegan and vegetar
ian food, a bake sale, Rent-A-Dog, microchipping and nail trimming and more. Did you adopt from ARI? Make sure get in the Reunion picture at 2
p.m. that day! This year, we're bringing back the walk! We'll be hosting "The Mutt Strutt," celebrating life and those who have touched our hearts. The walk starts at 9 a.m. on the YCR Trail in New Freedom, PA. You can preregister and learn how to collect pledges at our website.

At 10 a.m., we'll be kicking off a day of fun! Check out demos by K-9 Police Units, Summitt Search and Rescue, Flyball, Disc Dog and others! This year, admission is FREE! Bring your family and join in the fun! Want to volunteer, sponsor or have a

booth at the event? Contact Stacey here. Visit us here to learn more.
ARI Has a Fresh Face


If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check out our new website - same address with a fresh face! We're excited to bring you an updated version of our site, complete with new features, like slideshows, an e-newsletter archive, and more. With the new site, you can submit applications for animals, volunteering and spay/neuter appointments - all from your home! Also, check out our growing Resource Center, where you can learn about puppy mills, pet theft, declawing and more important pet topics. Take a virtual tour of our rescue, get the latest news and event info and make a donation quickly and securely online with the new