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Newsletter
May 2017   
 
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President's Message
Hello ARV Supporters and Volunteers,
 
Wag ‘n Walk - Free - Registration Opens June
I hope you have saved the date, September 30th, 2017 for our 12th annual Wag ‘n Walk fundraiser.
 
This is our main fundraiser. We have no major backers so we rely on individuals like you for support to continue helping these wonderful animals.  PLEASE help spread the word about this event.  We have Save the Date flyers available online for easy printing and distribution, click here.
 
Free to Participate
This is a family fun filled event that is FREE and open to the general public.  You do not have to be a walking participant or even a dog owner to enjoy the event.  Attendees can stroll and view vendors, dog adoptions, enjoy the entertainment, or partake in the many wonderful raffles and silent auctions.
 
Sponsors / Vendors needed
Do you know of a business who would like to be a vendor at the event?  Please email me at staff@arvsimi.org.  Don’t miss our early bird Bronze special of only $125.  See below for all of our Sponsor/Vendor Opportunities and click here for more details:
 
With no selling of merchandise, the categories are:
1) Platinum - $1000;
2) Gold - $500;
3) Silver - $300;
4) Bronze - $175 ($125 early bird paid by 7/1/17)
 
With selling of merchandise, the categories are:
1) Platinum - $1000;
2) Gold - $600;
3) Silver - $400;
4) Bronze - $275 ($175 early bird paid by 7/1/17)
 
Raffle / Silent Auction items needed
We also need items like gift certificates, products, prizes, and donations.  These are used for raffles, silent auction, and prizes.  Please email, staff@arvsimi.org, if you need a donation letter with our tax ID.
 
Why we need your support
With your support, we have been instrumental in the adoption of over 5,000 animals from 1994 through today. Our organization helps to feed, house, provide medical attention, and care for these animals.  We have provided veterinary care for rescued pets with broken jaws, hip and leg fractures, upper respiratory infections, cancer, mange, and even helped Hannah obtain a pacemaker. We are able to provide this care and save so many animals because of your support.
 
Our organization does not maintain a costly facility or paid staff. We are an all-volunteer organization, relying on foster homes and private donations to continue our work. All money raised for Wag ‘n Walk directly benefits homeless animals in our community. Please help spread the word about our event.
 
Recent saves
We recently saved two dogs who were both hit by vehicles.  Hawk is a 10 month old Pomeranian / Chihuahua mix.  He had severe injuries; two broken legs (fractured tibia on one and fractured knee on the other), lacerations on one of his legs, chest, and ear, and a collapsed lung.  He had surgery and is still healing.  The knee injury is one of the worst breaks the orthopedic specialist has seen.  He currently has splints on both legs making him walk like a soldier which causes him to fall over often.  So far he is healing nicely.  He will not be available for at least another 4-6 weeks. 

Bubbles is a 6 month old Maltese / Papillon mix.  As a result of being hit by the car, her femur head broke off.  Her injury was simpler to repair and therefore quicker to heal.  She was immediately able to use her leg with an occasional limp.  She will be available in about 2 weeks.
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July’s Cook’s Night Out – The Junkyard – July 26th
 
This month's Cook’s Night Out will be at The Junkyard on Wednesday, July 26th  (6 am to 10 pm). They will give us 20% of your receipts. This includes dine-in and take-out.  Please click here for the flyer you need to bring with you.  Please share this with your friends and family.  Take the day/night off cooking and help earn us some money.
 
"Every animal deserves the chance to leave pawprints on someone’s heart…"~ Unknown
 
For the Animals,
 
Staci O’Connell
ARV President
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Pet of the Month
Princess
Princess was born approx July 2016. She is a very sweet dog with a lot of energy. She gets along with dogs and is super playful. She loves life and has been through a lot for being so young. She survived rat poisoning, then parvo, and then was in a bad car accident with her prior owners. As a result, she had a severe fracture of her hind leg. Her owners gave her up. We rescued her from the shelter and had the needed surgery. Since the injury was old and starting to heal, we were able to repair most of the fracture. All has healed completely but she still occasionally limps. It doesn't slow her down though.  Completion of an obedience class will be required, no exceptions.
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Cook's Night Out
July 26, 2017
The Junkyard, 2585 Cochran Street, Simi Valley
Wednesday, July 26th, 6 am to 10 pm, Dine-in or take-out
Enjoy a day/night off while raising much needed funds for ARV. Take the flyer to The Junkyard and ARV will receive 20% of the proceeds.

Click here for Flyer

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Success Story - Alli May
By Staci
Alli May is a beautiful little terrier mix with big brown eyes and soft coat that slowly darkened into a lighter shade of black. She was rescued from the medical ward at the animal shelter.  The x-rays showed that she would require surgery on her leg.  When we brought her to our orthopedic surgeon and after new x-rays, he realized her leg had healed. This occurred due to her lengthy stay in the shelter.  However, the leg did not heal properly, causing her knee to stick out slightly and give her a limp.  She held the foot up when standing or moving quickly, although she was in no pain.  The surgeon recommended no surgery as the injury healed and attempting to correct it may not change anything.
 
Alli May is a very sweet girl who is good with all people. We were so happy when, 3 years ago, she was adopted to a father and his two young children.  We were quite surprised to learn that this adopter was selling her on craig’s list!  Even when he was told to return her to us, he merely replied, "I will just take her to the shelter." Thankfully she made her way back to us.
 
We knew Alli May deserved the best and we were very pleased when her real furever home adopters came into our adoptions.  Thank you Shannon and Greg for giving Alli May her new home.
 
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Photo left to right:  Shannon, Alli May, and Greg
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  Dog Adoption Locations
Dog Adoption in Simi Valley
Every Saturday
 (except for holiday weekends) 
11 am to 3 PM at R & R Pet Lifestyle and Supply
2780 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, Click here for map
 
Dog Adoption in Thousand Oaks

1st Sunday of every month
(except for holiday weekends) Noon to 3 pm
Unleashed by Petco,

475 East Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, Click here for map

Please email staff@arvsimi.org in advance to confirm
a particular pet will be at the adoption event.
 
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         Animal Rescue Volunteers
"Giving pets a second chance at love"
Email: staff@arvsimi.org
Voice Message: (805) 579-8047
        
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