News from ARP
|Shoes for Shelter!|
|Advia Community Advantage Program|
GOT SHOES? We are excited to announce the launch of our WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters & Rescues Campaign! You can help our shelter raise $1,000 or more in 60 days just by donating your gently used, worn and new shoes! Our goal is simple. 2,500 shoes collected=$1,000 for Animal Rescue Project! The campaign runs until May 14th. Upon completion, WoofTrax will deliver the shoes to micro-enterprises in countries like Haiti, Uganda, Bolivia and several others. Please drop off your shoes at our shelter, located at 219 Peekstok in Kalamazoo, during normal business hours. Questions? Contact ARP staff member Kristen Taylor.
Animal Rescue Project has been selected by Advia Credit Union as part of a fantastic program called the Community Advantage Program that allows us to earn more donations to further our goals of find wonderful homes for our animals. Did you know that as a member of Advia Credit Union you can enroll in their Community Advantage Program and designate Animal Rescue Project as your charity of choice. Then you can earn points through your account relationships that will translate into cash donations to ARP at the end of the year!
Dedicated to advancing the lives of people in our community, Advia established the CAP program in 2012 to enable its member to actively participate and have a voice in giving back to education and local charities. More people registering in the program increases our opportunity to earn additional dollars each year to help even more homeless dogs and cats find better homes! In 2016, based on points earned during 2015 by Advia Credit Union members, Advia is providing $50,000 in donations to nearly 70 organizations in Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois!
Learn more by visiting Advia Community Advantage Program Details
If you think ARP is a great rescue organization that strives daily to find our little animal friends good homes and families, please consider contributing as a sustaining member today. A sustaining membership is a great way for the organization to rely on a consistent flow of financial support for all its endeavours! We consist of a majority of volunteers and that enables all the money we raise to go directly to support our cause.
As a bonus, Sustaining members who contribute $600 or more annually (monthly donation of $50 or more) will be featured on our 2016 Member Recognition Wall in the lobby of the ARP shelter.
Those who contribute $1,200 or more annually (monthly donation of $100 or more) will also have their name placed on a shelter kennel throughout the year.
Just imagine: you and your family will be able to personally sponsor upwards of 25 homeless pets awaiting adoption who pass through that kennel throughout the year.
Please contribute now! Further details can be found in the form HERE.
These are only a few of the nearly 700 homeless pets that Animal Rescue Project has saved in the last 12 months. Some of these lovely dogs and cats may be living in your neighborhood!
Animal Rescue Project operates the only true no-kill shelter in the Kalamazoo area. We make a lifetime commitment to the at-risk pets that we save. At the same time, we are a major source of pets for families all across Southwest Michigan—and beyond.
We need your help to continue our life-saving work. When you make a financial gift to Animal Rescue Project, 98 cents of every dollar donated will go DIRECTLY to the care of homeless pets.
Your gift of any amount will be a life-saving act for homeless pets—and a priceless gift to the families that adopt them. Support your LOCAL shelter!
Use the Donate button on the top right of the page to donate to us directly. You can also donate supplies and other articles to us. For a more comprehensive list, click here
We are very proud to announce our very own winner of the 2015 Star Awards- Jack Frost, Director and Co-Founder of ARP. He received the 2015 STAR (Sharing Time and Resources) Award in the Career Volunteer category on April 22, 2015. Jack has tirelessly worked for the rescue and rehabilitation of animals for the past 13 years. Read more about him and how he's contributed to this amazing cause in the Kalamazoo Gazette article .
An overview of our rescue group
Watch this video to see how we've been able to provide for all our animals through 2015. Help us continue our work and get more of them into loving homes in 2016 by donating!
We are a non-profit animal welfare group committed to the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of at-risk pets from pound facilities. We rescue dogs and cats from everywhere in Michigan — and anywhere else there is a cat or dog in need. With our rescue shelter and foster homes, we have between 75 and 100 dogs and puppies and between 60 and 80 cats and kittens in our care at any time.
We are an an all-volunteer group with the exception of paid kennel staff. More than 95 percent of the money we receive is spent directly on animal rescue and rehabilitation. Our only sources of revenue are adoption fees, tax-deductible donations, and fundraising efforts.
We are a dedicated, no-kill organization. We provide comfortable and nurturing living quarters for homeless pets, even when a pet needs to stay with us for months or even longer while waiting for the right adoption match. We provide skilled and well-trained animal care providers at our renovated rescue shelter. We give each animal a medical check and medical care as needed. We talk with potential adopters and ask them to fill out an adoption application form to help us identify suitable matches for each animal and each adopter. All other organizational commitments and considerations remain secondary.
More details about our background and approach are on our About page.