PUBLIC NOTICE: COVID-19 PRECAUTION
MARCH 13, 2020
At AARCS we are doing our part to limit the spread of COVID-19 while still being able to assist animals in desperate need. We ask the public to avoid visiting our facility for non-essential purposes. If you need to visit the shelter (surrender, veterinary appointments, etc), please ensure you make an appointment as some staff may not be readily available. That said, we are still counting on your support to maintain intake and care of animals in need. As a quarantine facility, AARCS Safe Haven already practices exceptional cleanliness and disinfection protocols. We have increased cleaning in common areas and are following recommended personal hygiene practices and social distancing when possible.
Many of our office staff will be working from home or reassigned to animal care duties in the event of volunteer shortages. Our veterinary clinic, which is not open to the public, remains operational for the over 500 animals in our care at this time. All registered volunteers and foster homes will have received an email with additional details in relation to our response.
We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our plans as things develop.
Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
AARCS: COVID-19 UPDATE HERE
MARCH 18, 2020
HOW YOU CAN HELP 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 aarcs.ca/donate
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. 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! You can buy an item or a gift card for a friend at shopaarcs.ecwid.com!
Stuck at home? We have plenty of adult animals at our shelter who wouldn’t mind being stuck at home with YOU! Please note that we are seeking individuals or families that are able to commit to fostering for a minimum of 1-3 months. At this time, adult dogs and cats are in desperate need of foster parents to step forward. The majority of our rescued dogs are medium to large mixed breeds. We cannot guarantee their breed or that they are hypoallergenic. Help an animal in need by opening your heart and home at aarcs.ca/foster.
We truly cannot do the work we do without your support. Thank you for always being there during times of need.