Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) saves dogs and cats that have run out of time at public shelters, giving them another chance at life until a new home can be found. Clear the Shelters is this Saturday at ARF, located at 2890 Mitchell Drive in Walnut Creek, from noon - 6 pm.
ARF was founded by Tony La Russa, manager of the Oakland Athletics back in 1990s. One day a frantic cat dashed onto the field and found itself leaping by any means to escape the players and umpires trying to capture it. Tony lured the cat into the A’s dugout where the cat spent the rest of the game. It was this moment that Tony and his wife Elaine discovered their passion for life-long animal advocacy.
The experience awakened Elaine and Tony to the realization of the desperate circumstances in besieged public animal shelters and the plight of homeless dogs and cats, and inspired them to take action. Less than a year later, they co-founded ARF with the goal of rescuing dogs and cats before they ran out of time at high-kill shelters.
Location: 2890 Mitchell Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
To get to know the adoptable animals before the big day, click here!