Puget Sound Animal Welfare Rescue and Education was established in 2005 and later became ARF of Everett in 2007. When the Rescue was founded, the animals at the Everett Animal Shelter were in need of advanced veterinary care that could not be afforded due to budgetary constraints placed upon the Shelter. ARF stepped in to provide a grant to create an in-house veterinary clinic to provide immediate care to animals abandoned or surrendered to the shelter. As the only open admission shelter in Snohomish County, Everett Animal Shelter turns no animal away, regardless of its health which means the Shelter frequently can see the worst of the worst cases of abuse, neglect and cruelty. These animals can require an inordinate amount of care to thrive and return to our community. The Everett Animal Shelter and their amazing veterinary staff is committed to these animals and provides this care regardless of cost. As donors(supporters) of ARF, you have directly contributed to the health and recovery of these animals and we thank you for all your past support.
Our mission, to change the lives of shelter animals through humane education of our community, financial support of medical care for all animals in the care of the Everett Animal Shelter, and increased recognition of the shelter that inspires adoptions into our local community, has been one that for the past 13 years has been the driving force for all that ARF has accomplished as one by one we see these animals thriving in their new forever homes. The Shelter now has a live release rate comparable to a “no kill” shelter and provides state of the art veterinary care for the less fortunate animals who just need a chance and someone to care. We are very proud of the Shelter and their accomplishments and hope you feel the same as you have made a difference to countless animals.
The Shelter now has an avenue for our donors (supporters) to give directly to the Shelter through their own fund (151 Fund). It does not have a nonprofit 501C3 status, but the funds are restricted specifically for the care of the animals. Please go to www.everettshelterfund.org to see ways you can continue to contribute as you have in the past to the lives of the animals at the Everett Animal Shelter. The ARF organization will dissolve over the next 3 months, allowing time for our supporters to establish their support directly to the Everett Animal Shelter instead of through ARF. Current funds donated to ARF will be distributed to EAS to continue in the care of the animals in need as was always the intent. Many of the ARF Board of Directors will now be working with the Shelter to continue to raise funds vital for the care of these medically complex animals so we can continue to see these amazing success stories and know each one of us has made a difference in the life of the animals. We applaud ARF, our donors, our supporters, our volunteers and most of all, the Everett Animal Shelter for the compassion, the commitment and the caring of the less fortunate animals in our community.
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