ARF to merge with SPCA of East Texas

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Released by the SPCA of East Texas:

TYLER, TX - After almost ten years of rescuing and re-homing homeless dogs and cats, East Texas Animal Rescue Fund announces plans for the dissolution of ARF as they join forces with the newly formed SPCA of East Texas.    Since 1991, ARF volunteers have spent countless weekends in front of Petsmart adopting dogs to loving homes.  Although a difficult and bittersweet decision, ARF board members recently voted to make the SPCA of East Texas the recipient of their non-profit assets.  To ensure all their years of hard work would continue to benefit homeless animals in East Texas, the 28 acre ARF headquarters/facility/ranch will be sold to assist with funding the recently launched SPCA Animal Services Center building campaign.  Currently, neither the city of Tyler nor Smith County have a local facility to house, rescue and adopt stray or neglected dogs and cats.

The formal dissolution of ARF is expected to take place by the end of this year.   In the meantime, SPCA volunteers are assisting ARF with re-homing their adoptable animals at the National Adoptathon to be held this weekend, September 11th and 12th.

When:                  September 11 & 12, 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Where:                 PetSmart, 5610 S. Broadway in Tyler

The community is invited to view and visit adoptable animals.  The adoption fee of $60.00 is tax deductible and will be used to provide food and medical care to other homeless animals.