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Help ARF’s Holiday Hope Fund & Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays

By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 at 7:34 am in ARF, Cats.

ARF’s Christmas Valentine. (ARF photo)
valentine arf

Help ARF’S Holiday Hope Fund & Foster FFF’s Lonely Pets For The Holidays

I’ve been alerted to some special needs for this Holiday season. If you can provide any kind of help to Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation and/or Friends of the Formerly Friendless (or any other local nonprofit animal rescue groups that need an assist), please do. Thanks for caring! Merry Christmas!! /Gary

Hi Gary:
AUGH!  I have tears in my eyes as I write this. We need your help!

ARF rescued a 13-week-old kitten in need of medical care and TLC from the Martinez shelter after having been abandoned the Concord BART station. A good Samaritan found her in a cardboard box. She has minor wounds however her ears have been badly damaged, possibly burned by a chemical agent or other unknown cause and will likely require surgical removal. They are stiff, we fear they will break! She can still hear and is remarkably affectionate, purrs like a diesel and engages anyone willing to pet her.

ARF’s Christmas Valentine. (ARF photo)
valentine arf

This amazing kitten has been named Valentine because of her constant outpouring of love, despite the trauma she has endured … and because she may not be ready for adoption until Valentine’s Day. She is going to a foster home to begin her recovery with some well-deserved cuddles and antibiotics.

Could you rally your readers to help ARF fill a prescription of “Hope?”  We need donations to ARF’s Hope Fund to help Valentine.

Donations can be sent to ARF Hope Fund, P.O. Box 30215, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Many thanks from Valentine and other animals in need of help and hope.
Elena Bicker, Executive Director, Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation,
2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek (925-296-3116)
http://www.arf.net

(P.S.: And don’t forget our 20th Anniversary “Stars to the Rescue” gala on Jan. 7 at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek! http://www.arf.net/about/events/stars-to-the-rescue-wc.php

Please take me home for the holidays (FFF photo)
fff home

FOSTER A LONELY PET FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Gary:
Just wanted to let you and your readers know that Friends of the Formerly Friendless (FFF) is participating in the petfinder.com national Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays campaign this year.

We have wonderful kitties that would love to spend the holidays with a loving family and get out of their boarding facilities. We have senior kitties, ” baby boomer” kitties and
adorable kittens that have no foster home and would love to come and spread unconditional love, and comic relief with some lucky person(s) this holiday season.

Interested persons can contact me at FFF, 925-808-8364 to meet these “formerly friendless felines.” We hope to have these kitties placed in their holiday foster homes by Dec. 18. We wish you and your readers a Meowy Christmas.
Sally Morgan Welch, Friends of the Formerly Friendless Animal Rescue

Sally:
Good luck with your Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays campaign! All those little kitties appreciate what you are doing to help them. Readers can learn more about your wonderful organization here at http://www.fffcatfriends.org /Gary

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  2. charlie Says:

    ARF is a great organization. I got my 2 chihuahuas from Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation. (Take a look at “HoneyB” and “Jet Skittles”.) I’m participating in their annual ‘Stars to the Rescue’ benefit concert in January (in california).
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