Hello ARV Supporters and Volunteers,
Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe it is 2018. I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday, a Happy New Year, and will have a prosperous 2018.
New Year’s Resolution – Spread the word - Spay and Neuter
Just recently, in a window of a couple months, we rescued 7 pregnant moms from the shelter which equated to 37 puppies! Their babies will not end up in the shelter, but they will take up open homes that could have gone to waiting shelter dogs. As a result, animals are euthanized!! Just this past year in California over 500,000 pets were euthanized!!! Remember please spay and neuter your animals. It is healthier for them and there are many affordable spay and neuter options for you. Please help spread the word.
Here at ARV we have many things to be thankful for. We have wonderful supporters who support us throughout the year and at our major fundraiser, Wag ‘n Walk, in September. We have an awesome group of veterinarians who provide the best care for our animals. They are Anza Animal Clinic in Thousand Oaks and Valley Veterinary Clinic in Simi. We have an awesome group of volunteers and fosters. We are an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff or facility. We rely on our wonderful fosters in saving these animals in need. We have two wonderful pet stores that allow us to hold our adoption events. Every Saturday we are at R & R Pet Lifestyle and Supply (privately owned) at 2780 Tapo Canyon Road in Simi and the 1st Sunday of the month at Unleashed by Petco at 475 E. Avenida de los Arboles in Thousand Oaks.
Ways to help us earn money
- Join us at our Cook’s Night Out every 3rd month. This month will be at TGIF on January 31st. Click here for flyer.
- The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Click here to select Animal Rescue Volunteers as your charitable organization
- Always use Goodsearch.com to search online and GoodShop.com for your online purchases. We receive money from both when you search and purchase.
- Register your Ralphs card and we earn money each time your swipe your card. Click here to register.
- Ruff Guide to the United States - for the scoop on 365 of the best places to stay and play with your dog in all 50 states. When you enter code “ARV” at checkout, you'll get free shipping, and we'll get a $10.00 donation for each book sold! Click here for link. http://www.ruffguides.com/shop/book
Thank you for your support! It is because of YOU that we are able to save so many lives. Here’s to 2018!
For the Animals,
“Do one act of kindness each day of the year and change 365 lives.” – Anthony Douglas Williams