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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 feel safe.
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 PROGRAMS
including classroom presentations and neighborhood association appearances
SPAY/NEUTER AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
for very-low income pet owners committed to keeping their pet.