Celebrating 20 Years of Saving Lives. 2000-2020
October 2020

October is Adopt A Shelter
Dog Month

Are you considering adding a new dog or puppy to your pack? If so, October is the perfect time to adopt a rescue since it's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. The ASPCA created the holiday to encourage people nationwide to open their hearts and homes to a dog in need and to celebrate rescued canines.
Why? According to the ASPCA, there are 3.3 million homeless dogs and puppies who enter animal shelters each year. What this means for  shelters and rescue groups like ROAR is we are filled with loving adoptable dogs like Emily, who is pictured above. They are just waiting to meet you and go to their forever homes.
The majority of shelter pets ended up there because of a human issue like a move or a divorce, or their owner became too ill to care for them, not because the animals did anything wrong. Many shelter pups are already house-trained and used to living with families.
All pets adopted from ROAR are spayed/neutered, microchipped and are up-to-date on vaccinations too.

If you're not ready to adopt, you can also celebrate the holiday by:
  1. Donating supplies to support your local shelter.*
  2. Volunteering as a foster to care for a rescue dog in your home.
  3. Sharing profiles of adoptable animals on social media channels.
*ROAR accepts donations of gently used carriers, bedding, blankets, towels, toys, etc. We also accept opened and unopened bags of dry dog and cat food. Canned dog and cat food must be unopened and not exceed its expiration date. Please note that opened bags of food are donated to Wildlife in Crisis. For more information, click here.

If you are shopping on Amazon for items that you can't find locally, you can select ROAR on Amazon Smile as the charity you support. ROAR's updated online wish list for shoppers who would like to donate much needed items for our shelter pets while they shop online can be accessed on ROAR's website here.

In This Issue
Subaru Loves 
Pet Event 

October 17, 2020
(12:00 to 3:00 p.m.)

Please join ROAR at Colonial Subaru, Danbury CT , for their Subaru Loves Pets events. 

Come see some great ROAR pets and some great cars too! 

Throughout the month of October, Colonial Subaru will donate $100 to ROAR's Shelter for every pet adopted too!!!

ROAR Just Expanded its 
Sunday Hours to 11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
This will provide potential adopters with more opportunities to schedule appointments to meet our rescue dogs and cats.

ROAR is also open to schedule appointments on: 
Mon.-Fri., 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri.,  6:00 to 8:00 p.m.; and Sat.,  11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Call us at 203-438-0158 to make an appointment.
How You Can Be a Hero

Please donate today to our 2020-2021 Annual Appeal so that we can 
continue to deliver on our mission. Read our Appeal Letter and learn more!


Pet Profiles
Come Meet Aqua and Hannah!
Schedule an Appointment to Meet These Special Girls!!!

Aqua is a beautiful, gray-and-white female cat who is only three-and-a-half years old. According to Aqua's foster from the rescue she came from to ROAR, she is a sweet, but shy girl.
She will approach you timidly at first. However, after a few pets she will plop down next to you enjoying all the love you can give her!
Aqua would love a patient and loving home to call her own! She is spayed, micro-chipped and up-to-date on vaccinations.
Call the shelter to make an appointment to meet this special girl!!


Hannah, is a sweet, nearly four-year old Shepherd mix who is still available! Sadly, she spent the first six months of her life living in a backyard with her five siblings. They never experienced the warmth of a human's touch. From there she was taken in by a wonderful rescue. However, due to their limited resources, Hannah and her siblings still rarely experienced human interaction. 

Hannah arrived at the ROAR Shelter in January from a rescue in Mississippi. Due to her past, she is considered a "special needs dog." This is a 
broad term without a universal meaning. It can include animals with obvious physical distinctions, chronic medical conditions or social limitations including extreme situational fears.  

Often, these dogs and cats wait four times longer than the average rescue animal to be adopted. This is a very long time to spend without a family, security and the unconditional love they deserve, and they are full of love and devotion to give. They don't ask for anything in return except for a little extra TLC.
Hannah's adopters will need to be patient and experienced with dogs. Since dogs have a language of their own, Hannah would do best in a home with a confident canine brother or sister.
Hannah is up-to-date on vaccinations, micro-chipped and spayed.
20 for 20 in 2020 Campaign Drive

Please Help Support ROAR! 

Saving, caring for and finding forever homes for homeless dogs and cats is what ROAR is all about. We have placed more than 5,000 pets into loving homes in Ridgefield and surrounding towns throughout Connecticut and New York over the last 20 years. Many of you have one today!

Now in it's six month, ROAR is continuing to celebrate our 20th anniversary by continuing our  "$20 for 20 in 2020" monthly donation drive. We are asking for contributions of $20 (or more) on the 20th of each remaining month of the year. 
Every $20 donated to ROAR helps support the housing, veterinary care, feeding, training and placement of neglected and needy dogs and cats. To find out more about what happens from the time we take in animals at ROAR to when they end up in their forever homes, watch the following video on our Facebook page.
Your generosity allows ROAR to continue on its mission to support and deepen the bond between humans and animals, built upon unconditional love and acceptance. Our mission has never been more important than it is now. To read our annual appeal letter, please click on the following link

September Adoptions
Thank You to Our September Adopters!!!

Thank you to all of our September adopters who opened their hearts and homes
and made these lucky pups, dogs, kittens and cats a part of your packs!!!

Did You Know?

ROAR is on Comcast Channel 23!

Our weekly show "Animal Rescue ROAR-Ridgefield" airs live on Facebook at Channel 23 Danbury here typically on Wednesday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. It also airs on TV for those who subscribe to Comcast on Channel 23 on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

Our show features our adoptable pets, events that ROAR will be participating in, educational information about pet ownership, and stories about our volunteers and staff members.

If you have a topic you would like to see addressed, please email us at director@roarshelter.org.
Are You Celebrating Your Birthday This Month?

Please Consider Celebrating it with ROAR too!

According to Facebook, every day, more than 45 million people post birthday wishes for friends on their pages.

But did you know that you can actually celebrate your birthday and make it even more meaningful 
by fundraising for ROAR?  

There are two easy ways you can do this:

1) Post a message on Facebook to encourage friends to make a donation to ROAR in honor of your birthday this year and include the following direct link to ROAR's web page: 

2) Facebook also provides an easy way for people to create fundraisers for their birthdays to support a non-profit or cause. You can find additional information on this here.
Why Do You Do What You Do?
"I do what I do because the cats bring me joy and I hope I bring a little bit
of joy to them. As much as I miss them when they leave, 
I absolutely love hearing that they found a home!"

- Dana U., Cat Volunteer & Production Team Member, "Animal Rescue - ROAR Ridgefield" Comcast Show

Thank You!

Ridgefield Starbucks

 Thank you Ridgefield Starbucks for the special treat 
 on Sept. 29, National Coffee Day!!!

It was such a nice surprise for our staff and volunteers.

We are grateful for the kind gesture and enjoyed every sip!!!