Volume 4, Issue 1 March 2004
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IN THIS ISSUE
In January AARF received a donation of a used anesthesia machine from the United States. Spearheaded by long time friends of AARF, Cheryl Tiffany and Bob Ball, the donation was made in two parts by a Butler representative and a local veterinarian practice. The container also included a number of medicines, antibiotics, needles and instruments that will assist our spay/neuter clinics.
Our many thanks to Sam Spinelli of Butler, Stoney Pointe Veterinary Hospital and Intervol for the donations. Also thank you to Sheila Haskins and Tropical Shipping for providing free freight to Anguilla.
We can't thank Cheryl and Bob enough for their continued efforts to support AARF and its goals. They continue to visit Intervol to search for items that would be of use to our clinics as well as try to find people to ferry items to Anguilla. We truly appreciate your support!
The AARF Executive Committee was notified that a grant in the amount of US$2,500.00 has been approved by the Board of Directors of The Pegasus Foundation to support continued spay/neuter activities in Anguilla. The grant was a joint submission between AARF and Puppy Angels of New Hampshire. The total cost of the project is US$12,000 with Puppy Angels contributing $3,000 and AARF the balance of $6,500.
Based on the success of our 2003 pilot program and funding from The Pegasus Foundation and Puppy Angels, we plan to conduct 3 clinics during 2004 that will provide surgeries for at least 300 animals including both cats and dogs.
The Executive Committee would like to extend its sincere appreciation and thanks to both the Pegasus Foundation and Puppy Angels for their continued support of our programs.
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In January of this year Jennifer Godfrey contacted AARF to help rescue puppies going to Boston. She and her family and friends were planning a two week stay in Anguilla and volunteered to help by taking our puppies on the return flight to Boston. Arrangements were made for 3 animals to fly: a 1+ year old male who had been fostered by a visitor to Anguilla, an 11 week old female found at the dump fostered by Ellen Lee, and a 9 week old puppy from a litter fostered by Sandra Wallace and her family.
The night before their schedule departure Jennifer, her son Will, and her boyfriend Kevin came to visit the smallest puppy named Sid. Will instantly fell in love with Sid and showed great care in handling the little puppy. On March 1st they all traveled safely to Logan airport where they were met by Sherry Morrall of Puppy Angels. The decision was made that the Godfrey's would adopt Sid as a companion to their 11 year old lab beagle mix.
Our many thanks to the entire family for taking on the task of traveling with our pets and for giving Sid a new forever home!
Will Godfrey giving love to Sid the night before departure
Sid's Traveling Companions Gypsy Rose Lee and Sam. They will remain in foster care until adoption.
If you are interested in traveling with our adoptable pets from Anguilla to Boston please contact us at email@example.com. There is no cost to you, but you will help give our little friends a second chance.
Thanks to the creative talents of Jackie Wavranek of Chicago, Il, AARF will introduce a new design for our merchandise in 2004. The Goats Rule concept was taken from our existing very popular logo and depicts a mother and baby goat in the grass. This will be an extension of our existing merchandise line. The new merchandise will be released mid March 2004 and will be available at Bartlett's Collection.
Remember the sale of our merchandise goes to support the ongoing care and treatment of Anguilla's homeless animals as well as our spay/neuter programs.
Our many thanks to Jackie for her continued support of AARF. She was also responsible for the AARF logo and shared her talents at no cost to the organization. Jackie is a commercial free lance artist who does work on logos, web sites and catalog production. She has designed logos for Sunshine Villas and Serenity Cottage here in Anguilla as well. You can view some of her work at http://www.jacquelyngraphics.com
Katie Donahue models our new doggie bandanas. Printing donated by CSS!!
These items will be available as soon as we find someone to sew the edges. If you are interested in donating some help with sewing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks also to Caribbean Silk Screen for their production of our very popular merchandise. We wish Philippe a speedy recovery.
Lloyd adopted Lassie in January 2004. Her new name is Sara. We wish them every happiness together and thank you Lloyd for giving her a forever home!!!!!
There were just too many great pictures of this adoption. Here is Demi (Sid's Sister) in her new home in Anguilla. Her new name is Kina and she is happily making friends with Tobie. Ah a boy and his dog!
Are you looking for a way to help AARF that doesn't require a big commitment of time or resources? If so, here is how you can help:
We are looking for people to foster animals while they await adoptions here in Anguilla or while they await travel to the US
We are seeking help at the Morlen's Veterinary Hospital when we have animals, specifically to walk, socialize or play with them
Do you know someone who has a dog or cat that can't afford to spay/neuter them? Sign them up for one of our free clinics.
Donations of items needed for the care of the animals are always helpful.
Donation of villa or hotel space to accommodate veterinary professionals who volunteer their time to work for free on our spay/neuter clinics
Items Currently on our wish list include:
Plastic ice cream/cool whip type containers to send food with our dogs being transported
Plastic garbage bags
Medical items for the clinics such as: suture material (size 0 1-0 2-0 3-0), sterile gloves, drapes, syringes and needles, antibiotics such as Doxycyline, heart guard, front line, leashes, collars
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