AARCS ⚠️ COVID-19 UPDATE
A note from AARCS' Executive Director 
March 2020
Hello Friend,
I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out to all of our supporters during these unprecedented times. At AARCS we continue to monitor and adjust to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Our administrative staff are all now working from home and our shelter is closed to the public. That said, our shelter and veterinary clinic must remain open for the over 500 animals currently in care. AARCS Safe Haven is a quarantine facility with already high standards of disinfection protocols. That said, we have increased these protocols even further for the safety of our volunteers and staff. 
As of right now, AARCS is maintaining targeted intake of animals in greatest need and adoptions will continue from foster care at this time to make room for new intakes. Additional precautions have been put into effect to ensure the safety of our foster homes and potential adopters if/when meet and greets take place. This may change as the crisis evolves. In addition, we continue to on-board new foster homes to assist in caring for new animals as they arrive.

I am extremely grateful for the efforts of our volunteer caregivers, foster homes and animal care staff who continue to care for the animals and maintain operations at AARCS Safe Haven. Animal homelessness does not end when we are facing human crisis and these workers have remained committed to ensuring the care of these vulnerable animals.

If you can, please consider a donation today so that we can ensure our doors stay open for homeless animals in need or sign up as a monthly donor for as little as $5/month.  Here are a few of the faces that have arrived in the last few days...
As with most other organizations, we have cancelled or postponed all internal and external events, corporate work-bees, group training sessions, etc. We are also taking steps to reduce costs wherever reasonably possible as all fundraising events have been cancelled. 
Anyone who purchased tickets to our Dueling Pianos event should have by now received an email from Nicole Janke. If you have not, please feel free to reach out to her at nicole.janke@aarcs.ca  

We recognize that we aren’t the only ones who may be looking at economic challenges in the coming weeks, and are grateful for your continued support in whatever way you can manage during this unprecedented challenge. As we navigate this new world, please remember compassion and kindness to each other and yourselves. Working together, we can and will get through this crisis and be stronger for it.
Sincerely,
Deanna Thompson
Executive Director
Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society 
How You Can Help! πŸ’“
You can support our organization and the animals in our care without coming to the facility.
You can send much-needed supplies directly to our shelter through our Amazon Wishlist at bit.ly/amazon_aarcs. 🐢🐱 Items such as puppy food, kitten food, antibacterial soap, HE laundry detergent, laundry sheets (bounce), cleaning supplies and yes, even toilet paper. 🧻
We are encouraging the public to refrain from coming to drop off supplies at our Safe Haven shelter until it is deemed safe to do so.  
Consider making a small donation or sign up as a monthly donor to help homeless animals in our care at  aarcs.ca/donate.

πŸ’Œ We rely on the generosity of the public to provide for homeless, abandoned, injured and abused animals each day. Your $10/month can go a long way in changing the lives of vulnerable animals. 
Got bottles and cans? Another great way to support our cause! Best part, you can schedule a pick from Skip the Depot and designate those funds directly to AARCS by signing up today at app.skipthedepot.com/aarcs.
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In return for your kindness, you will receive a valuable tax receipt.
Fetch an item from our online store! You don’t have to go out to show that you care about animals. Get your dog or cat a spiffy new bow-tie or neck-tie for when they show up in your online meeting! DNA Kits are also available!

ο»ΏYou can buy an item or a gift card for a friend at shopaarcs.ecwid.com
"In a world full of people who couldn't care less, be someone who couldn't care more."
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