ARF Continues Life-Saving Work Amidst COVID-19

ARF continues its life-saving work amidst our nation’s shutdown due to COVID-19. Photo: Animal Rescue Foundation.

WALNUT CREEK – Despite our nation’s shutdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, ARF’s life-saving efforts continue within the shelter-in-place order. Deemed an essential business, the team continues assisting partner shelters while meeting social distancing requirements and other safety protocols. They are currently focusing on dogs and cats suffering from complicated medical issues requiring extensive veterinary care and monitoring, which public shelters cannot manage during the current pandemic. Dogs and cats like Moey.

Moey is a 2-year-old pit bull mix with a thousand-watt smile who loves snuggling up on laps, slobbering up tasty treats, and rolling around in a nice patch of grass. Unfortunately, Moey did all of these activities with a painful limp. A specialist confirmed Moey had a cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) tear, the equivalent of a torn ACL in a human. Even with ARF’s discounted rate with veterinary specialists, the tibial plateau leveling osteotomy surgery to repair Moey’s knee costs approximately $3,000.

Moey is in great hands with ARF’s talented veterinary team. Her surgery went well and her prognosis looks good. But she’s just one of many animals in need languishing in public shelters that are operating in a limited capacity with insufficient resources. Thanks to supporters like you, ARF will always be here to help.

Virtual Adoption Hours at ARF
Wednesdays – Saturdays
Noon – 5pm

ARF is offering a no-contact virtual adoption process. Photo: Animal Rescue Foundation.

Adoption fees
Cat – $75
2 Cats – $100
Senior Cat (7+ years) – $50
Kitten (< 6 months) – $125
2 Kittens – $200
Dog – $250
Senior Dog (7+ years) – $125
Puppy (< 6 months) – $300

Visit to begin the virtual adoption process. Call 925.256.1273 for more information.