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Urban Animal Issues

ANIMAL VICTIMS OF FORECLOSURE

The bad economy has resulted in a drastic rise in companion animals being left behind when families vacate their homes. These animals are often found abandoned, frightened and starving by bank representatives or real estate brokers. ARR takes in these abandoned animals.

FERAL CATS

Rampant reproduction by homeless cats leads to a sick, malnourished population in many neighborhoods. Using the Trap/Neuter/Release model along with colony management education, ARR works to stabilize urban feral cat colonies, providing referrals for humane trapping and neutering services in neighborhoods willing to responsibly coexist.

ANIMALS FORCED TO FIGHT

Illegal dog and cock fighting leaves countless animals maimed and dead, and others paranoid and aggressive. Animals seized in raids are routinely put to death. ARR advocates for these victims, working to find them sanctuary and rehabilitation.

INBREEDING

Puppies bred for desired characteristics are often achieved by mating a brother and sister. The results are that many unfortunate puppies are born with severe birth defects. Sadly, the profits of backyard breeding operations make a few "imperfect" puppies just collateral damage. ARR works to educate these breeders that these practices are inhumane, and to provide assistance with spay and neutering.