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Discarded in front of a pet store after hours one cold rainy night,
morning staff found a soggy and
frightened orange cat inside a small
cardboard box sealed with duct tape.
They added the disheveled creature
to the store's display of frisky kittens
for sale, but it was clear he was not
a likely candidate for adoption.
The pet store called ARR and the
organization took responsibility for
the abandoned animal, giving
him a place to call home.
The handsome Scottish Fold lived
with warmth and dignity for the
rest of his life at ARR's facility. Scott
was a very special cat whose life
experiences had brought out some
unusual behavior characteristics.
He could often be found grooming
the newest refugees brought to
ARR, even allowing them to nuzzle
and bury their faces into his white
belly, understanding their need to
Scott was an altruist in the truest
sense of the word, and even now
that he is in heaven he continues to
be the inspiration for our work.
Animal Refugee Response is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to animals in need.
We believe that the evolutionary position of humankind enables people to positively affect the quality of life of the creatures that share our planet. To that end Animal Refugee Response exists to actively and compassionately respond to animals in unfortunate and dire circumstances by taking responsible action with the underlying conviction that every life is a precious gift.
Our work includes:
SPECIAL NEEDS SANCTUARY giving disabled and elderly dogs and cats a safe and loving place to live with the special care they need.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAMSincluding classroom presentations and neighborhood association appearances
SPAY/NEUTER AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS for very-low income pet owners committed to keeping their pet.