Making a Difference in Cumberland County

Throughout the last month, only 4 adoptable dogs needed to be euthanized at the Cumberland County Animal Shelter due to lack of space.  A.A.R.F. has been working hard at moving animals from the shelter, into foster homes, other rescues and directly into homes of adopters!  Thanks to Freedom Farm Sanctuary, Best Friends in Jamestown, Collie Rescue, Golden Retrieve Resce, Donna York and MANY MANY others for making this a possibility!  While we have a ways to go with cats, there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel for dogs.

While we mourn the loss of those 4 canine friends, we are pleased with the decrease in euthanasia by over 70% in one month’s time.  If you are interested in fostering, know that it’s the best way to save a life.  Contact Jennifer or click on the “FOSTER” link on our site to learn more about fostering.  Their lives depend on you!   The animals below are still seeking their forever homes.

Yarn and Blankets Needed for Pups and Kitties

Thanks to a generous volunteer, A.A.R.F. now has a number of beautiful chrochetd blankets for our crates to keep the pups and kitties nice and comfortable!  Judy Mars donated 12 blankets to A.A.R.F. which she hand made.  She has agreed to continue making blankets if we can provide her with more yarn.  If you have excess yarn, or would like to see one of our babies comfy in one of these great blankets, by purchasing a skane or two – please contact Jennifer at 931-261-7045 or drop it off in the donation bin at PETCO near the cash registers (ask an associate if you need assistance).

Gus Needs Your Help!

Gus is in need of sponsorship.  He was brought to the Cumberland County Animal Shelter with an imbedded collar…and needs a vet visit and antibiotics.  A.A.R.F. uses all donated funds to assist animals in need – and this boy needs your help.  Please visit our website at www.aarf-tn.com and click the DONATE NOW button to contribute to Gus’s medical care.  Thank You!

Boner Run

Thanks to our new friends who made the “Boner Run” this past weekend, raising funds to help A.A.R.F. animal rescue efforts!  Their last stop, PETCO, before celebrating life in memory of our fallen friend Carol Jean Sisung (BRAT).

BRAT started the Boner Run in an effort to help support Animal Rescue efforts.  Friend Cindy Thompson has carried on the legacy.  To our new friends, and Savage, Brat’s husband, we thank you!

Thank You Wyndham, Flowers and Volunteers

Wyndham Resorts, Flowers Bakery and many, many volunteers came out to support the Cumberland County Animal Shelter and AARF in one of the largest fundraisers this year!  Wyndham donated 4 trailer loads of furniture which was sold to the public at rock bottom prices in an attempt to raise funds for the homeless animals in our region.  Flowers Bakery donated snacks for sale at these events as well.  We raised over $3000 to help the animal shelter and homeless animals in Cumberland County over this 7 day event!  A BIG THANKS to all of the volunteers who came out to assist and support the shelter, and a BIG THANKS to all of you who came and purchased items for sale.

A Plea for “Hope”

We know that every day there are dogs that need our help… but this story touched our heart.

Hope is a Black Labrador Retriever / Shar Pei   mix that was rescued from a park in Macon Co. where she had been abandoned after being hit by a car. The locals said that Hope had resided in the park after the wreck for “a couple of months”. Her rescuers named her Hope because they felt she had spent all that time in the park “hoping” someone would come along and help her. Hope was very malnourished and walked with a slight limp due to injuries sustained in the crash. She could not jump up on the couch and was very fearful of a leash leading her rescuers to think she’d possibly been abused by one in the past. They have been working with her on the leash issue and she is doing much better!

Dr. Thomas Holt took a look at Hope pro bono and said that the knob on her hip was shattered and this is an injury that can only be fixed by time and healing on it’s own. Her hip joint and socket have no damage and there is no muscle damage. Her rescuers report that she is already doing much better jumping and climbing than when she first came to them. The rescuers are financially unable to take care of Hope and would love to see her go to a good home. She does excellent with other animals and children. She has been around dogs, cats and a ferret! 🙂 They would love to be able to keep her but are both unemployed and at risk of losing their home and they cannot keep her at this point.

If you can help give Hope a second chance, please consider fostering her, adopting her, or just sharing her story with your friends!

Visit A.A.R.F. at the 127 Yard Sale!

A.A.R.F. is holding a sale to support Non Profit Animal Rescue Efforts – THIS WEEKEND ONLY! Sofas, Sofa Sleepers, Entertainment Centers – $50, Chairs – $25, Lamps – $5, Stereos – $10, Televisions – $10, Pet Supplies, Grab Bags, Home Decor, Dog Clothes, Small Animal Supplies, Reptile Supplies – Come visit us at 28 W. Adams Street in Crossville, TN – right before the hospital coming from I40 on the corner of 127 and W. Adams. For more information, contact us at 931-260-8018. 8AM-8PM Friday, Saturday, Sunday.  Come out and support a great cause – and get some great stuff in the process!

Animal House, Open House – and RUMMAGE SALE!

This Buff Tabby Male is hoping to find his forever family.

Cumberland County Animal Shelter is the place for the “Animal House, Open House!” this Saturday, July 30th from 10AM until 3PM.  Thanks to the generous donations by the community, and from Wyndham Resort, the shelter will host a TREMENDOUS rummage sale to include furniture, patio furniture, entertainment centers, and lots of “Stuff”!  There will be plenty of staff and volunteers on site to provide shelter tours, and conduct adoptions!  Refreshments will be available, along with FREE adoption packs to anyone adopting a pet!  This is a GREAT TIME to adopt – so come on out to the Cumberland County Animal Shelter THIS SATURDAY and support a GREAT CAUSE!  From Interstate 40, Take exit 317 and head south on 127 towards Crossville.  Follow for 6.5 Miles.  Turn left onto Old Hwy Circle (White/Green sign on left) and make an immediate left onto East Lane.  Follow east lane to the end (0.7 Miles) and you have arrived!  Donations gladly accepted but not required. 

BJ - Adult Male Terrier. One of the MANY dogs seeking a forever home at the Cumberland County Animal Shelter.Long time resident, Kanga, is praying that today is the day that she will find her forever home.