ARF to the Rescue

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One of the dogs currently en route from South Carolina to Wainscott. Photo courtesy of ARF.

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) announced this week that it had sent two vans to South Carolina to rescue 46 dogs that were on the verge of euthanasia. The rescue will be ARF’s largest to date. The animals will be brought back to ARF’s facility in Wainscott for placement in permanent homes.

ARF received the word from a volunteer in South Carolina that an area shelter was closing its doors for good, and that all the animals at the shelter would be euthanized immediately. ARF was scheduled to rescue 23 dogs from the area, but once ARF’s Senior Director of Operations & Partnership Programs, Michele Forrester, got wind of the dire situation she arranged to take another 23 dogs and prepped a second vehicle to make the trip. The dogs from the scheduled rescue are currently living with foster families while the other half will be pulled directly from the closing shelter.

Once the dogs arrive at the ARF Adoption Center in Wainscott, all will be examined by ARF’s full-time veterinarian, Dr. Sarah Alward. Within a few days of their arrival, all animals will be spayed/neutered, microchipped and brought up to date on their vaccines. Once medically cleared, the dogs will be available for adoption.

The ARF Adoption Center located in Wainscott is open every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.