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Rick Lertzman, Chairman

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     SANDY LERTZMAN May 24, 1951- November 4, 2013
We sadly mourn the passing of our founder, Sandy Lertzman.
     Sandy Lertzman, for over 45 years was a pioneer in animal rescue. She woke every day to help all of god's beautiful creatures. She fed the deer, squirrels, birds, raccoons, geese and what she called "Sandy's Safe Haven For All Animals" at her home. She has a sanctuary of beautiful cats that were to be murdered by Solon's animal warden. She fought for animal rights, protection of the slaughter of deer (when birth control is available), and laws to protect the animals. She was happy to see the "Goddard's Law" bill- which is a start to protect dogs in Ohio.
    The dogs that Sandy had were NOT puppies (the youngest was 8 years old). Sandy's dogs were all formerly abused dogs that no one wanted or could not be adopted. Blind dogs, dogs with severe disabilities, dogs who could not be socialized- all the dogs found her love and compassion. She obviously feared that upon her death, these abused dogs would be placed in harm's way. Sandy spent countless hours every day taking care of each dog and their specialized problems with her love that she offered.In a seperate shelter, she cared for the 10 cats- which will continue.
   None of us never ever know how we will react to adversity, pain, and stress. But we do know, that Sandra Marlene Lertzman was an angel on earth. She was a remarkable woman. Hundreds, maybe thousands of animals led a more dignified, loving, and beautiful life to our Sandy. We love her and will miss her everyday. We are sure she is in heaven, reunited with her animals and her son, Tommy. 
    Animal Rights Foundation will continue, as strong as ever, in Sandy's memory. We will go on caring, supporting, and helping all animals in distress and supporting laws to protect our animals in her honor.
    Thank You for your kind support in this tragedy and time of sadness, we greatly appreciate it.  
  

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"Saving just one pet won't change the world, but, surely, the world will change for that one pet."

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We have rescued beautiful chihuahuas
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They need a forever loving home
Please call ARF for more information on the adoption of a group of beautiful chihuahuas who need a forever loving home.

Please call ARF for more information.

New Ohio laws ramp up dog owners' responsibilities (with video)

Whether you own a poodle, Pomeranian or any pooch at all, be aware that new laws regarding your canine responsibilities soon will take effect.

Matt Granito, president of the Ohio Dog Warden's Association who also serves as the Geauga County dog warden, presented preliminary information regarding the state laws, which begin May 22, to Geauga County Commissioners at a recent meeting.

Granito said the association initiated the legal action because something more had to be done to protect the public from dogs who bite.

The laws passed by the Ohio General Assembly state if an unprovoked dog bites someone then the dog's owner or person responsible for the dog at the time of the incident can be subject to criminal prosecution. It would range from a fourth-degree misdemeanor to a fifth-degree felony with the possibility of facing time in jail.

"Without provocation," as defined in the legal document, means that a dog "was not teased, tormented or abused by a person, or that the dog was not coming to the aid or the defense of a person who was not engaged in illegal or criminal activity and who was not using the dog as a means of carrying out such activity."

Dogs displaying aggression may be classified as "dangerous" or "vicious."

A "dangerous" label means that without provocation it has caused injury, other than killing or serious injury to any person, or has killed another dog. Dogs classified as "vicious" have killed or caused serious injury to any person.

Owners of dogs deemed dangerous will be required to pay an annual fee of $50, have the animal spayed or neutered, provide up-to-date rabies shots, secure microchipping, purchase a special tag to be worn by the dog warning it is dangerous and have appropriate signs posted on their property. Chain-link fences also will be required.


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ARF ISSUES

BANNING Dog auctions
The Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions has collected more than 109,000 signatures on its initiative petitions to ban dog auctions, which attract puppy mill operators from 15 states to auctions in Holmes County. To get the issue on the November 2012 ballot, the group needs 120,700 valid signatures by Dec. 1. Please contact the Coalition to sign the petition or more info.

http://banohiodogauctions.com



SUPPORT SENATE BILL 130- STOP!Puppy mills
The Ohio Senate's Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources Committee is considering Senate Bill 130, which would impose dog-care standards on dog kennels and large-scale dog breeders commonly known as puppy mills. There are hundreds of puppy mills in Northeast Ohio's rural Holmes County. The bill was introduced March 22, cosponsored by Senators Nina Turner, of Cleveland, and Michael Skindell, of Lakewood. Please write or call your State Represenative and urge them to support this important ISSUE.


Your Voices for No More Homeless Pets Are Being Heard! HB 14 Passes the House- Your Help Needed To Get It Through the State Senate
Save Ohio Dogs
Support HB 14 To Stop Breed Discrimination
 
HB 14 Passes the House: Your Help Needed to Get It Through the Senate
Ohio is the only state that deems a type of dog vicious. (Twelve states actually prohibit canine profiling.) HB 14 would repeal the "vicious" designation from all "pit bulls," and pets would be judged on their behavior, not their appearance.
Breed-discriminatory laws are expensive and also ineffective in protecting the public. According to economist John Dunham, it costs Ohioans over $17 million a year to enforce the law. Best Friends Animal Society, the Ohio County Dog Wardens, the County Commissioners' Association of Ohio, and the Ohio Coalition of Dog Advocates all support HB 14.
Please send a letter to your state senator today and ask him/her to support HB 14.



  Animal Rights Foundation

    

Welcome to the Animal Rights Foundation (ARF) website. ARF helps in the rescue and finding forever, loving homes for abused, abandoned and unwanted dogs, cats and horses. ARF also is working toward creating legislation to protect the rights of all creatures-Big and Small. ARF is dedicated to helping all animals through creating stronger laws to protect every living being ("Bill of Animal Rights"). Our goal is for the eventual creation of an animal NO KILL Sanctuary for all abandoned, abused or any creature in harm's way. 

Join the ARF family by becoming a volunteer or a member (information in Member section of our website). We are also looking to create ARF chapters throughout the U.S. and to network with all of our wonderful sister organizations. Contact us for more information.

Please explore through our site and discover more about ARF. ARF needs your support to make the changes in creating a better world for all Animals. We can only do this through a strong network of a family of volunteers. JOIN THE FIGHT FOR THE ANIMALS. Join ARF and become a volunteer or member. We need YOU!

              

 

As Mahatma Gandhi said- "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated"



If you love all things, you will also attain the divine mystery that is in all things." -Dostoyevsky

 

2 Y/o Choc. Lab finds a forever home!!!!!

A local gentleman who lost his home and was diagnosed with a terminal illness.  He
has been staying with various friends/family until something comes up but cant
take the dog in these homes.  So, Stella has been living in his truck.  He has
tried everywhere to find her a home but no luck so far.  He even broke down and
took her to the shelter. The shelter said they were full and would have to
euthanize her. He couldnt do that so she is staying in his truck.

Stella is about 2 years old, recently spayed. She has been an indoor dog and is
housebroken. She gets along with other dogs but is verrrryyyy interested in
cats. She is smart as a whip and has a large vocabulary. She is very energetic
and loves kids.  We helped find Stella a home.

This is just one of countless stories that ARF is faced with daily. Your help is always appreciated. 

 

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Shavage, Sweet male Cat needs a forever home

Shavage, an unneutered male appeared in the back yard in the winter of
2010. He was friendly and hungry. Apparently an abandoned house cat,
he lived in our open garage. He slept on top of cars. Three tenants
fed him. He allows a little affection, petting but is showing signs of
fear. He comes when called, will follow. Was first named "Shadow" but
when he was accidentally called "Savage" through a slip of the tongue,
his name morphed into "Shavage". His curled up tail is his most
outstanding feature. It appears to be "crooked" but he can straighten
it out. He has had to compete with other cats for food previously, but
does not seem to get into fights. He is a short haired brownish gray
tabby.

We really hope you can find a home for Shavage. He definitely deserves one!

For more info please call  ARF

                       RECENT RESCUES AT ARF

Beautiful AKC Katie has found a forever home!
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2 y/o AKC Pembroke Welsh Corgi has found forever home!

Katie is a beautiful, female 2 year old Pembroke welsh Corgi that found a forever home. Thanks you for your respinse and patience!

For other rescues Please call ARF
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We were  been flooded with calls about Katie. While we appreciate this great response, it wasimpossible to call every interested person with our small staff. We triedour best to respond. We greatly appreciate your patience. Katie was  adopted as we worked hard to find her the best to find her the perfect match and forever, loving home.

Thanks again,
 

  3 y/o male FOX TERRIER FINDS A HOME!!! 
3 y/o male Toy Fox Terrier found a forever home.
Domino needed a loving home.
DESPERATELY NEEDED A FOREVER HOME!!!!!!!
SUCH A SWEETHEART AND SOOOOOOOOOOO FRIENDLY
Thankfully, ARF found him A FOREVER LOVING HOME
FOR MORE INFO  ARF

               

4 Beautiful Dogs Found a Forever Home !!!

*    Rosie the female loving Poodle

*    Star the beautiful female Poodle

*    Bee-Bee the sweet female Poodle

*    Leo, the male sweet Pekingese

4 incredible dogs 

Thank You! We received an incredible number of calls and e mails and found these wonderful dogs forever homes.

Thanks for your kindness and understanding , we are stretched to the limit and have just a few, dedicated volunteers (of course we would love to have you volunteer for ARF to help us find the other rescues great homes).

If we did not return your call or e mail, please understand that we are deluged in finding forever homes for beautiful dogs & cats.

Thanks for your support & understanding!

  

ARF

PEMBROKE WELSH  CORGI 

Finds A forever HOME !!!

Three Yr. Old. Tri Female Corgi named Molly has a forever home!

 

Because of relocation,  a beautiful Pembroke Welsh Corgi tri female named Molly needed a forever, loving home. 

Thank you for the outpouring of support and calls to adopt her. We had so many wonderful prospects for Molly, it was truly incredible! It was impossible to get back to everyone because of the overwhelming response and we apologize if we didn't  return calls or e mails to everyone. And we thank you for contacting ARF.  Molly did find a great home which was of uptmost importance.

Thanks again for your support!

 

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Note from Sandy regarding the 3 corgi puppies-

Thanks so much to everyone who called. We received such an abundance of calls, itr was impossible to get back to everyone. But thank you for your interest , we hope you understand that we are very small and are stretched to our limit in helping to rescue animals and do our best to find forever, loving homes for them.

The 3 corgi puppies found wonderful, loving homes and will have a happy ever after story life.

Thanks again for your interest and understanding.

-Sandy 

Two 6 Week Old mix Maine Coon Female Kitties were adopted!

 

Two sweet babies found a home. Beautiful Maine Coon kitties found a forever, loving home.

 

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CONTACT US FOR DOGS AND CATS THAT DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP!

HELP SAVE THESE DOGS THAT ARE IN DANGER OF BEING GASSED!

 

MANY OF THESE BEAUTIFUL DOGS & CATS HAVE ONLY HOURS!

YOU CAN FOSTER FOR ARF OR ADOPT THEM OR SPREAD THE WORD!

 

WE NEED A NETWORK- MORE VOICES ABOUT THESE DOGS & CATS THAT NEED OUR HELP!

 

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! ASK ABOUT BECOMING A TRANSPORTER

Click Here For ARF Petfinder link

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READ STORY BELOW AND CALL YOUR REPRESENATIVE TO PASS THESE LAWS IN OHIO!
Lawmakers crack down on ’puppy mills’
 
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bob Baker has seen the worst of the worst in his 27 years as an animal cruelty investigator.

There was the Missouri breeder who would skimp on food by skinning dead dogs and feeding them to other dogs in his kennel. There was the South Dakota breeder who used a handsaw to amputate the leg of a pregnant Rottweiler, injured in an attack by another dog, in hopes that the Rottweiler would survive long enough to give birth to another litter.

Baker says such cases are the exception, but adds that mistreatment of dogs in large-scale breeding operations remains common and troubling.

“Most breeders learn how to keep their standards just above violating cruelty statutes, but the conditions are still unacceptable,” said Baker, a St. Louis-based national investigator for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “It’s difficult dealing with these people. We file charges on the most egregious ones.”

State legislators across the nation are attempting to crack down on rogue breeding operations and pet sellers.

The week after the May 16 rescue of 173 dogs from the property of a Dawson County man, the Nebraska Legislature passed a law that increased the number of state kennel inspectors from one to four and requires new operations to be inspected before opening.

Puppy lemon laws, which let buyers get their money back if health or genetic defects are discovered within a set time, are on the books in 16 states and were introduced in four others this year.

California lawmakers are studying a bill that would require cats and dogs over 4 months old to be spayed or neutered, unless the person caring for them obtains a breeding license.

Laws that would tighten the regulation of retail pet shops are pending in Oregon, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and bills establishing standards for breeding operations were introduced in Minnesota and Ohio.

Mass breeding has been a hot-button issue for decades with animal welfare activists, who use the term “puppy mills” to describe the most unsavory of operations, which are usually situated in rural areas.

The Humane Society of the United States has long identified Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Ohio and Pennsylvania as the major puppy-mill states, said outreach director Stephanie Shain.

Of the 7 million to 9 million dogs brought into U.S. families each year, Shain said, an estimated 2 million to 4 million are products of puppy mills.

The demand for popular breeds, and the high prices people are willing to pay, keep breeding operations churning, Shain said. A quick Internet search showed many puppies with four-figure sale prices, and some breeds, including bulldogs and Belgian Malinois, with top prices exceeding $3,000.

Many dog breeders chafe at the term “puppy mill,” saying it is inflammatory and lumps conscientious commercial dog breeders together with the unscrupulous.

Clem Disterhaupt, president of the Nebraska Dog Breeders Association, said most commercial breeders have the animals’ best interest at heart.

“We don’t associate ourselves with puppy mills, but sometimes people are under the impression that if you have a lot of dogs, you must be a puppy mill,” Disterhaupt said.

Disterhaupt said reputable breeders are licensed with state or federal agencies and provide adequate space, cleanliness, heat and air conditioning and ventilation.

“That’s not a puppy mill,” he said. “People need to distinguish the difference.”

Daisy Okas, assistant vice president of communications for the American Kennel Club, said breeders, kennel operators and pet stores register all types of breeds with her organization. The AKC has 15 inspectors who visit about 5,000 places a year where significant numbers of dogs are registered.

Shain, however, said people who want a puppy should avoid pet stores and instead buy from a hobby breeder or adopt from a shelter.

Puppy mills, Shain said, damage dogs emotionally and physically because the animals are confined in tight, unsanitary quarters with little or no socialization with humans or veterinary care. Females are bred repeatedly, some when they’re as young as 6 months.

The overbreeding, combined with the dismal environment, results in sickly puppies that have genetic defects and temperament problems, she said. The dogs are sold in pet stores or on the Internet to unsuspecting buyers.

Investigators such as Baker inspect breeding operations after receiving complaints. Breeders usually cooperate, but when they don’t, he said, he gathers information by interviewing neighbors and observing the facility from afar.

Baker, who said he has visited more than 750 breeding facilities since 1980, said that when he finds evidence of animal cruelty, he notifies local law enforcement.

“Most abuse we see is neglect,” Baker said. “They know some of the stuff they’re doing is wrong, and they’re embarrassed. They apologize a lot of times when we come see them. But they’re blinded by the greed and money they’re making off of this.

“Some start out with the right intentions. They breed a few and make money, so they get more dogs but don’t put money back in. They get swamped.

Until you have held a tiny puppy in your arms as it kissed your face with slobbery puppy breath and felt the love, 
Until you have held an injured or severely ill dog in your arms and felt their pain
and until you have looked into the eyes of a tired aging senior dog and felt their wisdom,
You will never understand the life of a rescuer. 
 
 
We find beauty in the most incomprehensible places and the otherwise homely faces.
It is our gift to see beyond the dirt, terror, sadness and defeat and find the true soul that lies within.
We are Rescue.


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Kathie Sullivan-Parkes, Topsham, VT

 

 

UPDATE!

WE FOUND FOSTERS For the 25 CATS!

25 cats taken from a Solon home were be put to sleep- ARF in conjunction with another humane person found foster homes for them! They are all young cats, fully vet checked, no feluk, beautiful cats, -

Many Thanks to everyone for their help!

 

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It is the ARF crede that animals deserve to live according to their own natures, free from harm, abuse, and exploitation. This goes further than just saying that we should treat animals well while we exploit them, or before we kill and eat them. It says animals have the RIGHT to be free from human cruelty and exploitation, just as humans possess this right. 

 

 

Are You a Volunteer or Member of ARF yet?

Join the fight for all creatures-big & small!

Visit the volunteer/membership section for details

 

 

For more info contact  AnimalRightsFoundation.com or jnfo@animalrightsfoundation.com or PetFinder below

 
Click here for ARF PETFINDER LISTINGS
            

ARF NOW HAS BUILT A CAT SHELTER!

With the rescue of 6 Kittens & 5 young cats 

 SAVED from being Euthanized!

ARF stopped the killing

ARF BUILT A SHELTER TO ACCOMODATE THE KITTIES

WE JUST PUT IN A HEATING SYSTEM ALSO!

WE NEED HELP!

 

 

ARF rescued 5 adult cats & 6 kittens and all of our fosters are stretched to the limit-so we built a shelter. We need your help. If you can foster a kitten(s) or a cat, ARF will sponsor your work. We desperately need your help! They are, totally healthy and socialized. The young (all about 1 y/o) adult cats include a Calico, Himalyan, Norwegian Forest, a mostly white short hair, and  gray. All are friendly and sweet.

 

If you can help us as a foster (or adoptive home), please call us anytime. Our 24 hour hotline is always open. Our organization is small and we desperately need your big hearts & help!

ARF offers a pressure free atmosphere as a foster! 

WE NEED TO FIND THEM A FOREVER, LOVING HOME!

See Petfinder link above for more info.

 
 ARF DESPERATELY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!
 ARF DESPERATELY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!

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Sammi, a beautiful pembroke Wesh Corgi is adopted
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sammi found a forever, loving home

 

Sammi the Welsh Corgi Finds a Home!

Beautiful, 2y/o  has a Forever, Loving home!

Sammy is a wonderful, purbred Pembroke Welsh Corgi. She was a champion show dog. However, she has lived her life in a crate. We rescued her from a breeder that did not need her-since she could no longer be bred and was spayed. She was living a very lonely, dark life. Since we rescued her, we have had her spayed, fully checked by the vet, she is totally housetrained and has been fully obedience trained. She is VERRRRY loving and loves to kiss. Her face brightens up into a smile when she is shown love in return. Beautiful Sammy needs lots of TLC.  She is now the center of attention. Thank you to her new forever family.

 

Kai-Kai- the mystical Boston Terrier-Chihuahua mix
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Kai-Kai was 1 hour from her execution

 

Kai-Kai 1 y/o Boston terrier mix 

Rescued one hour before death Now has found a loving home!

Kai -Kai (named after the little black & white dog in book "The Dog Who Forgot to Bark",) is  striking, beautiful and mystical. She is an affectionate, beautiful 8 lb. Boston Terrier/Chihuahua mix. She was taken from an abusive home and sent to a shelter. She had one hour to live, when ARF rescued her. She is so special. A big kisser. A special lap dog! Very smart and playful. She is very playful-so we think that she would be good with older children (not under 5). She likes other dogs. She is loving and very appreciative of affection. She is about 1 1/2 years old. ARF had her fully vet checked and has all her shots. Very healthy. Kai Kai now has a mommy named Maria who has given her a forever, loving home! ARF was told about Kai-Kai, and even though we are stretched thin, we could not let her be killed. She is a sweetheart, and verrrrry smart. She loves everyone. And now ARF has found her the loving home she deserves.

 

“Dogs are blameless, devoid of calculation, neither blessed nor cursed with human motives. They can’t really be held responsible for what they do. But we can.”
–from The Dogs of Bedlam Farm

 

SANDY ON THE RADIO!

Sandy on K9 & Kitty Korner!

Sandy was on at 7pm on Thursday, 7/29

Sandy was a guest on Joanne’s Radio show!

JoAnne- the wonderful editor of The Country Critter Journal is the host

This is a terrific forum to discuss dogs, cats and pet issues

Wonderful guests and pet experts!

The radio show is on:

WKTX    AM 830  Cortland, Oh

Coverage to 21 Counties.

Every Thursday  6 - 9 p.m.

K9 & Kitty Corner/Equine Country/Farms Unlimited

 For more info or advertising call:

            440-478-7624

Visit Our Special section About Suburban Deer Kills 

THERE ARE NON-LETHAL SOLUTIONS!

There are non lethal solutions to controlling the deer population. First and Foremost- Deer contraception is being legalized and APPROVED by the FDA this coming year. Gona Con the new vaccine works for up to 4 years. The ODNR & ODOW are blocking it for political reasons. Local suburbs can use deer immunocontraception to control the population. They attended ARF's seminar where the world's leading scientists showed how it works (the DVD or VHS of the seminar is now available!). There is no excuse for another holocaust of the deer, USE NON-LETHAL METHODS.

 

 Please contact our new Gov. Strickland or Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher- tell them to reorganize the ODNRY & ODOW To respepect animals, become cutting edge and change our reputation as a Barbaric state. Now is the Time for Change!

The FIGHT for the deer has just begun and support is growing! Spread the word to everyone. Use e-mail, phone-spread the message that there are non-lethal alternatives. Lets change our ODOW!

 

                       We need to speak out to be heard!

We need to continue to speak out. Tell your friends. Spread the word. The only way we will win is by numbers. Show you care.

 For more info ARF
"To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice."
-- Confucius

See Special Deer Section For More Info!

 

Will & Grace Silent Auction     
The cast of Will & Grace has donated to ARF some great items like autographed scrips, mugs, t-shirts and more. The cast supports ARF  and its programs. Look soon for the Silent Auction of these items to raise money for ARF
 

SUCCESSFUL ARF SEMINAR

The ARF DEER IMMUNOCONTRACEPTION SEMINAR:

Funded by ARF - the seminar was held on Thursday, October 20 from 1 PM to 5PM at the  Hilton/ Beachwood, Ohio-  and was a great success. ARF had sponsored the seminar to discuss the use of NON-Lethal methods to control the deer population. The seminar had presentations from two of the nation's leading experts who discussed the successful use of wildlife birth control such as Gona Con and PZP (see above) and its future. Once it is registered with the FDA, a 4 year vaccine will be far less costly the culling of deer and a humane answer. DEER CONTRACEPTION SEMINAR DVD Now available for $20 Please e mail us to order.

                      

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE TO SURVIVE!

ARF desperately needs new members, volunteeers and contributions. After conducting a costly deer contraceptive seminar (to try teach non-lethal methods), working on new laws and legislation saving dogs, cats and horses- ARF needs your help! To continue the work we are doing for animals- we need your assistance. Contributions are much needed. Joining as a member is the easiest way to donate and also a way to join us in the fight to help animals. On our Membership page- you can use your credit card through the PayPal service or you can fill out a form and mail us your membership or donation to ARF,24000 Mercantile Rd. #11, Beachwood, Ohio 44122 (216-831-0975). We are hoping to have  new members and volunteers. Please spread the word! Help us to survive!

"Listen to the kindness, spoken softly,
Often lost behind the tears.
Place your hand upon my shoulder,
Let it take away my fears."
--Walt Zientek

                      

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE TO SURVIVE!

ARF desperately needs new members, volunteeers and contributions. After conducting a costly deer contraceptive seminar (to try teach non-lethal methods), working on new laws and legislation saving dogs, cats and horses- ARF needs your help! To continue the work we are doing for animals- we need your assistance. Contributions are much needed. Joining as a member is the easiest way to donate and also a way to join us in the fight to help animals. On our Membership page- you can use your credit card through the PayPal service or you can fill out a form and mail us your membership or donation to ARF,24000 Mercantile Rd. #11, Beachwood, Ohio 44122 (216-831-0975). We are hoping to have  new members and volunteers. Please spread the word! Help us to survive!

"Listen to the kindness, spoken softly,
Often lost behind the tears.
Place your hand upon my shoulder,
Let it take away my fears."
--Walt Zientek

        Show your heart-Please Donate



"What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of Earth."

 "Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect."

--Chief Seattle   

                                

News Release: RESCUE OF CATS IN EASTLAKE,OH.

CEI HIRES PEST CONTROL TO KILL KITTENS

Eastlake, Ohio- CEI has hired General Pest Control (216-252-7140) to kill approximately 21 kittens and 20 adult cats who lives on or near their property on Erie Street in Eastlake, Oh. Local resident Shirley Adamczewski of Eastlake,  along with other residents have been feeding the baby kittens along with the other cats for a few months. She has talked to General Pest Control and they have told her they are trapping and killing the cats.

Animal Rights Foundation (ARF), a local animal rescue organization in northeast Ohio, has offered to relocate the cats to foster homes, however, they have not been offered any response. The cats that are in this area have live there when their original owners have abandoned their pets and dumped them in this area. They are domestic cats. Mrs. Adamczewski was threatened with arrest in her attempts to rescue and feed the kittens. “I have talked to both the Mayor and Police Chief who have have not offered any solutions,” said Mrs. Adamczewski, “ These are not feral cats. They come up to you and crave the attention.” Calls to CEI by ARF, Mrs. Adamczewski, and other concerned citizens have not been returned.

“We seek only to rescue these abandoned kitties and cats and relocate them to forever, loving homes,” said Sandy Lertzman, Executive Director of ARF, “These cats have had enough tragedy being abandoned. We need to spay and neuter these cats and place them in loving homes.”-

Post Note:After alerting the media through ARF, CEI has changed its policy, there is cooperation from the community and the cats are finding foster homes through a sister organization. For more information on adopting these cats, please call or write us at ARF.

 

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ARF LOVES ALL CREATURES-Big & Small

 

Lil' Orphan Annie

Annie, when she was found was between 10 -12 weeks, is a beagle/jack russell mix. She was found on the side of a state highway in Ashtabula County by a good samaritan couple. They called ARF for help. They said there was a plastic bag next to the little puppy that she may have crawled out from. Poor Annie, left to die on the side of a road, was fostered by ARF.  She was adopted into a forever, loving home.

 

Lil Orphan Annie wants a forever, loving home
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Annie was left to die at 10 weeks on the side of the road

Buffy,1 y/o Cavalier King Charles mix found loving
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ARF found Buffy, an abandoned 1 yr old a forever, loving home through its PetFinder

OUR PETFINDER LISTINGS

24 Hour ARF Hotline:

216.464.1300

24 Hour ARF Hotline:

216.464.1300

 

                    Call, write or e-mail us to join ARF

Call us at 216.464.1300- 24 hour Hotline

                              

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Mailing address:
 
Animal Rights Foundation.com
24000 Mercantile Rd. #11
Beachwood, Ohio 44122

Joey
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Joey was found in the Metro Parks, near death and emaciated-now in a forever, loving home

Go to "Special Projects" & find about deer kills
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Sign up for the deer petition to stop the deer killing

Flying Geese

I’m sometimes asked-

“Why do you spend so much of your time and money

Talking about kindness to animals when there is so much cruelty to men?”

I answer: “I am working at the roots.”

-George T. Angell, reformer (1823-1909)

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A NEW BOOK FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ARF: SANDY LERTZMAN

An exciting new book from sandy Lertzman, who has recued thousands of dogs, cats and loving animals (and has found them forever. loving, homes  Now for the first time, sandy tell her long experience in rescuing animals, socializing the rescues to live in different environments and helping them fit in to their new loving homes. Assisted by here son, Matthew Lertzman, Sandy tells the secrets to helping animals flourish in new envoroments.

-“Lovingly told with wonderful warm stories”-

Bucky Dentin; Animal Times

For more info about this new book contact ARF (info@AnimalRightsFoundation.com

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Emmy,the beagle -rescued by ARF-was abused and abandoned & near death- in the middle of winter

 

As Mahatma Gandhi said- "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated"

ARF is looking for volunteers to organize local chapters nationwide. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Join the ARF family today to create a better world for all of God's creatures- Big and Small.


Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.  ~George Eliot
Animal in Distress? Call the 24 Hour Hotline:
                                        216.464.1300

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Animal in Distress? Call the 24 Hr. Hotline:
216.831.0975
Animal Rights Foundation/ ARF
 24000 Mercantile Rd. #11, Beachwood,Oh. 44122
216.464.1300 E Mail:
info@AnimalRightsFoundation.com