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May 12, 2014
Looking for a dog park – try
May 5, 2014
Dear ARF members and supporters,
Here’s a brief update on our activities.
The 2014 Mothers Day Raffle Draw takes place at midday on Sunday 11 May.
Our glittering Mothers Day raffle prizes await you when you buy your tickets! But hurry, time is running out to be in it to win it. For tickets contact email@example.com
The full prize list is here.
The ARF Trivia Night team is hatching its plans for a gala event in late August/early September. More news soon.
ARF Facebook is now liked by 5,106 people. Please tell all your friends to log in and like us – we’d like to at least double that number in the next few months.
Preparations for our 2015 calendar are well under the way with, as usual, magnificent ARF dogs posing for their Best Friends portraits. We will launch the calendar in October.
ARF Committee has discussed bequests made to our organisation. We have decided that while we warmly welcome donations in the form of bequests, we cannot accept tied bequests such as those asking for us to guarantee a home for the bequester’s dog(s). This is because the meeting of such a guarantee may be years into the future when we may or may not be in a position to meet such obligations.
The ARF stalls program rolls along:
13 May Puppy Play Day University of Canberra 12 – 2pm
18 May RSPCA Million Paws Walk
26 May Springbank Rise Doggy Day, 11am – 3pm, Springbank Rise, Casey
Finally, watch out for yet another stunning edition of Chin Wag – the winter edition.
As always, thanks so much for your support
Jan 13, 2013
CANBERRA TIMES front page January 9 2013
Link to an article by Ian Warden
If ARF were running for Parliament, it would have Dusty’s vote collared
ARF’s foster carer co-ordinator Dallas Burkevics reports that last year the organisation rescued and found new homes for 163 dogs, bettering the 151 success stories of the previous year.
”The 163 dogs were made up of 78 females and 85 males, 38 large dogs, 62 medium and 63 small. The dogs were rescued from pounds in Canberra, Queanbeyan, Wagga, Yass, Temora, Goulburn, Wollondilly, Junee and West Wyalong. Three of the dogs were born while their mother was in foster care.
”Forty-five of the dogs were cross breeds, while the next highest number of a particular breed was the kelpie at 17, followed by the Staffordshire terrier (15) and fox terrier (13).
”The most popular name was Bella followed closely by Holly, Guy, Louie, Patch, Tia and Zena.”
Parliament House, seen here enjoying the glory reflected on it by rescued and adopted Dusty, adorned ARF’s 2012 Christmas card. Ways to help ARF’s noble work can be found at fosterdogs.org
Nov 24, 2012
ARF has been selected as PETstock Belconnenâ€™s exclusive recipient of their Christmas wishing tree donations!
All donations from ARF supporters (& the store) of products, money and food will be donated to ARF to help look after the foster dogs!
If you would like to help just head in-store, purchase an item and drop it under the Christmas tree. Thanks SO much PETstock Belconnen!
The foster dogs at ARF are very excited!
Nov 15, 2012
On 29 October 2012, the Joeys completed a major component of their “Caring and Sharing” badge. They had collected dog food and other stuff that dogs can used, to be donated to ACT Rescue and Foster.
Raelene Stewart from ARF was thrilled to receive the donation on behalf of the dogs in care, and thanked the Joeys for their hard work on behalf of dogs in Rescue. Raelene gave each of the Joeys a card, showing a dog that will benefit from their sponsorship, and a certificate of thanks to the Mob. We would like to thank Raelene for all of the hard work that she and other people do on behalf of dogs and cats without families.
Many of the Joeys have pets that came from the Pound or other rescue organisations. The Joeys were sad that there were so many unwanted dogs out there, and we ask that you desex your pet to help stop unwanted dogs and cats being born and then going to the pound.
If you would like to follow the Joey’s great example, visit ARF’s website at www.fosterdogs.org . There are dogs looking for a forever home, or you can volunteer or make a donation.