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Spay Neuter January 27

ARF’s next spay neuter trip is Monday, January 27. We are still offering our low-cost spay neuter ($20 plus $10 for shots). You can sign up any Saturday from 1-3 pm at ARF’s downtown Sylva location at 50 Railroad Ave, near the farmer’s market (but later in the day).

ARF happy tails

We always like to hear good news from our adopters, even the ones in Florida! Hazel and Laurie are two of our county’s unwanted hounds who landed on their feet through ARF’s Florida transports.

Thanks to ASPCA and Subaru’s Share the Love/ Rescue Ride program, ARF has sent over 50 animals to safety at out-of-state no-kill shelters. ARF spends between $2000 and $3000 per transport, so the $3000 grant was badly needed. Here are a few of the pets saved by this program:





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A little help for this deaf, double-merle aussie?

Jack, a wonderful double-merle deaf and partly blind aussie, has been looking for a home for over a year. He’s sweet and smart, but at 70 lbs. he’s the kind of dog that doesn’t fit in just anywhere. He needs a home that will help him realize his full potential, and he may have found one.

Jack’s potential new owner works days, so he’s looking for a little help building a run that Jack can play safely in, burning off some of his boundless energy in a safe, enclosed place. He’s gotten some help from ARF and friends, but he still needs a little more. So ARF is helping to raise funds for Jack through, a site that facilitates fundraising without taking any of the funds for themselves.

To make a tax-deductible donation to Jack, follow this link.

Don’t forget to let us know who you are so we can send you a tax letter!

ARF’s goal for this fundraiser is the end of February, but the sooner the funds are raised, the better for Jack. Thanks for considering this wonderful dog’s cause.

Cats return from the ARF’s first three-night spay trip

The cats have finally returned from ARF’s first Humane Alliance spay/neuter trip of 2014. The first January trip was delayed because of weather, and this all-cat crew got stranded in Asheville for three nights because of dangerous road conditions.

Most of these cats received free spay neuter, either through Catman2’s two-year PetSmart Charities grant, which offers free spay neuter to any cat in the 28779 delivery area (including Dillsboro, Sylva, Webster, Savannah, and parts of Balsam areas). Others received free spay neuter through ARF’s grant from the Two Mauds foundation, which fixes (for free!) pets of individuals on low-income assistance or of those who have rescued multiple roaming cats.

All pets were meticulously cared for by the outstanding staff at Asheville’s Humane Alliance, which fixes an average of 120 pets per working day. Many thanks to the multiple volunteers from the Humane Alliance, ARF and Catman2 for ensuring a safe return.

ARF has also received the second installment of its grant from PetSmart Charities, which provides free spay/neuter to any dog in the Cullowhee (including Tuckasegee and Little Canada) area.
ARF’s next all-pet spay/neuter trip is on February 3, and ARF is already taking signups for its March 3 trip (dogs and cats) as well as its February 24 all-cat trip.

For more information, contact 877-273-5262 (877-ARF-JCNC) or 828-293-0892.

ARF gets twitter feed

ARF’s customers and clients can now receive our Twitter updates to get instant notification of delays, cancellations, events, specials,and featured pets. Follow us @arfpets to get all our recent news.

Adopt Cassidy

Now spayed and healthy, this active, happy 2-3 year old chocolate beagle/ dachshund mix female is eager for a new home. She’s good with all other dogs, loves food and treets, and loves adults and children. All ARF Pets are fixed, up to date on shots, heartworm or leukemia tested, on wormer and prevention as appropriate,and flea and tick free!

Cat Spay Neuter Trip: Return Postponed

Spay Neuter Return Trip delayed!

Spay neuter truck

Spay neuter truck

The cat spay neuter trip scheduled to return from Asheville on Tuesday, January 28 around noon has been halted by the weather. The return trip has now been rescheduled for Thursday, January 30 at 1 p.m. at the ARF site.

Call 877-273-5262 if you have questions or follow us on Twitter @arfjchs

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