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Recent News Archives


Holiday Angels Needed

Help us trim our Holiday Tree with ornaments and lights, place some gifts under the tree, and add a bright shining star to the top!

This year two ALF cats need some very special Angels. Curious George had an emergency hospital stay, and Orange Crush needs costly surgery to remove a tumor. Place their ornaments on the tree to sponsor their special medical needs.

You can even give a donation in lieu of a gift for someone on your shopping list. We'll send them a special card indicating that you helped the animals in their name.

Let's fill it up and make it sparkle! (click the tree)

MEOW MEOW MEOW! Here's hoping Santa Paws makes your holidays Purrrrrfect!

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Paw It Forward by Shopping Online


Now you can help the animals every time you shop online at hundreds of stores that you already patronize!

ALF T-Shirt shop
Shopping for Good with iGive.com
Petsmart.com
Wayfair home stuff
Amazon.com
Shop Entirely Pets
Just Shop to Donate with AdoptAShelter.com
Animotions
TheRefinedFeline.com
Silpada

We've recently added several affiliate programs so that YOU can make a difference in the lives of animals with the purchases you already make, without costing you a cent more!

Every item you purchase for yourself or someone else helps another rescue animal - it doesn't even have to be pet-related!

PAW IT FORWARD!

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No Place Like Home For The Holidays

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Spay It Forward for only $25!

Many people are becoming aware of the plight of feral cats lately, and wanting to help them through TNR. We couldn't be more thrilled! Several have turned to ALF recently, unable to afford the cost of spay/neuter. While we help as many as we can, we're not able to help them all. With your sponsorships, we can! Sponsor a spay/neuter by clicking the picture.


It's tax-deductible!


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2nd and 3rd Quarter Rescues

During the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2012, ALF Friends and Volunteers spayed and neutered 46 cats. Through our independent efforts or in collaboration with our rescue partners, we saved 9 cats and dogs from euthanasia at county shelters and helped 23 find their forever homes. Two dogs were saved with the ALF dog trap, and the Habicat4ALF provided sanctuary to 3 more cats moving from a high-kill shelter to an adoption organization. Read Happy Tails updates below.


 
 

Below are some Happy Tails updates from adopters:

Brownie, one of the kittens pictured directly above, was adopted by a woman who was having a rough time in her life, and moved to AZ to make a new start. Brownie curls up around her neck when she's feeling down and sleeps with her at night. He's being spoiled rotten, and the adopter says getting Brownie makes her feel like someone gave her a million dollars! We love matches like this! Congratulations Brownie!

Sounds to us like Gandalf (pictured above, 3rd row, left) has hit the jackpot! His Mom writes, "He is a diamond in the rough and so sweet and happy to have a home. His full "official" name is now "Blanco Bronco Billy". Loves to jump and play and has so much energy. What a wonderful pet someone lost! He and Cinco have finally "discovered" they are both young, like to play and have been chasing each other all over the house since yesterday. Blanco hops up onto top of china cabinet and Cinco doesn't know where he has gone - until he jumps down again - what fun they are having!"

Ellie's Mom tell us she's now one happy kitty! Ellie is pictured top row, left. "She follows mommy around like a little dog. She is not fond of being held, but she simply must know what's going on in every room, at every moment. When she's awake, she loves trying to get the older cats to play with her, without much success. She eventually will give up and tease the dogs until they will chase her. Everything is a game for her! When she finally gets worn out, she loves to curl up next to one of us, or one of the 6 dogs! Ellie has definitely added entertainment to our lives!"

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Orange Crush Needs Surgery

Orange Crush has a tumor in the ear canal that festers and collects bacteria and debris. It can be removed, but it's a delicate and costly procedure. We've found a caring and experienced vet who will help Crush for about 1/3 the cost, and a caretaker willing to provide post-op care for a few weeks.

Thankfully, Crush is very stable for now. We've seen no return of symptoms since initial dianosis, when he was anesthetized and the infection was treated. It's only a matter of time, and we need to be ready to assist him as soon as there's a change.


Your donation is tax-deductible!

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Curious George Goes to the Hospital

Just like the fictional monkey named Curious George, ALF's Curious George also had to go to the hospital! No, he didn't swallow a puzzle piece, but he did have to have an emergency procedure. You see, our George was injured as a kitten and suffered permanent damage to the spine and tail. As a result, he has developed megacolon and is unable to keep his stools moving freely.


His most recent hospital stay cost $1133, plus follow-up care from his regular doctor. Unfortunately, our little monkey will probably need urgent and costly care again and again.


There are several ways to help Curious George:


Your donation is tax-deductible!



Click to reveal George's picture by removing a puzzle piece

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Copyrights and Permissions

Because we've discovered our proprietary content and our own custom ALF Logo appearing on others' sites and works, we find it necessary to state our policy on copyrights. We encourage you to share the resource articles we've provided, in order to help more animals. We ask that you honor our copyrights by providing the links to those articles on our website, or sharing the articles themselves with our copyright statements intact.

Content on this website is owned by Animal Loving Friends, except where noted. Articles owned by others are published on this site with express written permission from the owners, and they have been credited for their contributions. Graphics are proprietary, or were obtained for re-use with permission.

The logo displayed at the top of every page is a custom logo, created specifically for Animal Loving Friends, and donated by a professional graphic design company. It is part of our "brand", a recognizable visual associated with Animal Loving Friends, and is therefore not authorized for distribution, copy, or re-use, even with modifications. Animal Loving Friends, Inc reserves all rights to this image and its likeness.

If you have a need that is not addressed by this policy, please contact us to request permission before publishing or distributing Animal Loving Friends' content.

Thank You!

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Why do you do it, ALF?

You may read our updates and think that this is our paid profession, that we're a funded operation like a Humane society or animal control agency. NOT! We are an all-volunteer group. Every one of us has a full time job outside of rescue. We're accountants, groomers, mortgage professionals, engineers, ... We give what it takes to these animals after putting in 40 or more hours on the job, and we still pay for the majority of it from our own personal salaries. Why do we do this, you may wonder? Because we all truly care about the sad and dangerous lives these homeless animals face day after day, and because, sadly, someone else didn't.

We have no paid staff. 100% of every dollar we receive goes directly to the animals and stays right here in our community.

It takes a lot of money to do what we do, which is why we're always looking for another fundraising opportunity, hopefully something that you'll want to take part in. You see, it's really not in our nature to ask for help, especially your hard-earned money! So we have several new programs available or in the works:

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Fixing Ferals to Strike Out Homelessness: Bowl-a-Rama 2012

* * * Thanks to YOU, our goal was met! $2525 was raised for the community cats! THANK YOU!! * * *

Help ALF raise $2500 for the community cats. We're called "community cats" because we don't have traditional owners; we're just part of the community. We were born to someone's pet who roamed freely outside without being spayed. Some of us are desperate housecats who were abandoned when our people moved away, and now we have to hunt for food and try to find a safe place to hide.

ALF helps as many of us as they can, by making sure we're fixed and giving us food and water every day. If we're friendly, they help us find a new family to live with. Some of us came with some serious illnesses or injuries.

Purrcy had been eating rocks to survive and it broke a lot of his teeth. That hurt so bad he couldn't eat anymore and he became severely malnourished. He needed a lot of expensive medical care and special food to get well.

Max was so lonely he followed people for blocks and blocks, begging loudly for help! That made him an easy target for abuse, and someone tied a noose around his neck and tried to hang him. ALF saved him, got his wounds healed up, and then placed him with an adoption group so he could meet his new Mom.

Curious George was pulled by the tail when he was a baby and suffered a severe spinal injury that left him paralyzed for a few weeks. Though he's able to use his legs again, he has permanent damage to the nerves that control the colon. George has had several costly emergency medical procedures, and he's only 4 years old!

Spice, Dakota, and some others are just too scared to be adopted, so they live with ALF volunteers permanently.

ALF is joining PACC911 and other animal welfare groups for the 10th annual Bowl-a-Rama for Animal Rescue, so they can raise money to save even more of us!

It costs ALF about $6,000 a year to care for community cats. So far they've spayed more than 600 of us. Will you help them take care of us and our friends? It's tax-deductible!

Just $50 saves 20 lives!
$200 provides lifelong care to one homeless community cat

Please give generously to help those who have been left behind.

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Round 2: One Additional SWA Ticket has been Awarded
Auction June 13 Through June 17


It's official!

Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make this a successful fundraiser
for the animals by participating in the auction.


Congratulations to Christine Whiting, winning the bid for this ticket!


Animal Loving Friends has received another Southwest Airlines roundtrip ticket compliments of the airline!
Southwest awards their employees who volunteer with a 501(c)3 organization, the opportunity to receive tickets through the employee's volunteer hours. We are happy one of our volunteers is employed at Southwest to give us the reward of tickets.
We would like to offer you the opportunity to bid on this ticket.

Why bid on a ticket from Animal Loving Friends rather than purchasing directly from Southwest Airlines?
The donation helps us to maintain trapping equipment, spay/neuter and feed homeless animals, provide pain medication and any additional medical care required. Purchasing directly from the airline provides no benefit to Animal Loving Friends. We only receive funds through your bids. By purchasing your ticket through this promotion, we both benefit. You get to fly anywhere Southwest flies, and you'll be helping the animals too! The full proceeds will go directly to spay/neuter and care for homeless animals. Any amount paid above the value of the ticket is considered a tax deduction. Please consult a tax professional.

About the ticket:
  • Southwest has estimated the value of this roundtrip ticket at $400.00.
  • The roundtrip ticket may be used for any SWA-operated, published, scheduled flight. You may check their flight map at www.southwest.com.
  • This ticket has no restrictions or blackout dates, and is valid until May 1, 2013.
  • All fees and taxes are included, as well as the first two bags.

About the auction:
  • Bidding will begin Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
  • Bidding will end at 5:00PM (Arizona Time) on Sunday, June 17, 2012.
  • Bids are accepted only via Facebook comment on the item's picture at facebook.com/alfrescue.
    Please click the "Southwest Airlines Ticket Auction June 2012" photo album under the "Photos" link.
    Please note: If you don't have a Facebook account, you'll need to create one, then "Like" the ALF page in order to bid.
  • Minimum bid is $300.00; and must be in whole U.S. dollar amounts (minimum increment $1).
  • The winner will be notified on the Animal Loving Friends Facebook page on June 18, 2012, after Facebook has updated the timestamps for all comments/bids. The highest bid that was posted prior to 5:00PM AZ time on June 17, will be declared the winner. In the event of a winning tie, the first bid posted will be honored.

Payment:
  • A $10 (U.S.) shipping fee will be added to your final winning bid unless you claim your ticket in person (Tempe, AZ).
  • When making payment, please provide your name, email address, and mailing address.
  • Payment via Paypal at alfrescue@hotmail.com, certified check or money order payable to Animal Loving Friends.
  • Send certified check or money order to Animal Loving Friends, 7650 S McClintock Dr, Suite 103-120, Tempe AZ 85284.
  • Payment must be received by June 21, 2012.
  • If payment is not received by June 21, 2012, the ticket will be offered to the next highest bidder over minimum.

Shipping:
  • If you can pick up your winning ticket in person in Tempe, AZ, there is NO shipping fee.
  • If you are unable to claim your ticket in person, a $10 shipping fee is added to your final winning bid.
  • Ticket will be sent via certified mail (signature required) on or before June 25, 2012, to the address provided.

Taking a Vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida? If you're in Arizona, a winning bid of $300 might save you over $500 in airfare through this promotion!

Just want a weekend in San Francisco on the spur of the moment? This promotion might save you over $200.

More than 100 lives can be saved when this ticket receives a minimum bid of $300. Just think how many you could save with a larger bid, in addition to keeping some cash in your own pocket!

Don't let this opportunity fly by!

Get your bids in by 5:00PM (Arizona Time) on Sunday June 17, 2012.

What are you waiting for?

Submit Your Bid Today!

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1st Quarter Rescues

During the 1st quarter '12, ALF Friends and Volunteers spayed and neutered 43 cats, and helped 11 find their forever homes. ALF also rescued and placed a young dog, and provided temporary foster care in the Habicat4ALF to 2 cats moving from a high-kill shelter to a local adoption organization.

Samuel Tyler Midnight
Mackie Dani
Alfie Dodger

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2011 Final Stats Available!

Thanks to you - our supporters, volunteers, visitors, and friends - the homeless animals of ALF had another great year! Here are the 2011 highlights:

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Southwest Airlines Tickets Available for a Limited Time

Take advantage of this opportunity to help homeless animals and reward yourself too!


It's official!

Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make this a very successful fundraiser
for all the animals by participating in the auction.


Congratulations to Maurna Winterer, winning the bid for both tickets!


Stay tuned... We've just received notice of another award from SWA!


Animal Loving Friends is excited to announce we have received 2 Southwest Airlines roundtrip tickets compliments of the airline!
Southwest awards their employees who volunteer with a 501(c)3 organization, the opportunity to receive tickets through the employee's volunteer hours. We are happy one of our volunteers is employed at Southwest to give us the reward of tickets.
We would like to offer you the opportunity to bid on the tickets.

Why bid on a ticket from Animal Loving Friends rather than purchasing directly from Southwest Airlines?
The donation helps us to maintain trapping equipment, spay/neuter and feed homeless animals, provide pain medication and any additional medical care required. Purchasing directly from the airline provides no benefit to Animal Loving Friends. We only receive funds through your bids. By purchasing your tickets through this promotion, we both benefit. You get to fly anywhere Southwest flies, and you'll be helping the animals too! The full proceeds will go directly to spay/neuter and care for homeless animals. Any amount paid above the value of the ticket is considered a tax deduction. Please consult a tax professional.

About the tickets:
  • Southwest has estimated the value of each roundtrip ticket at $400.00.
  • The roundtrip ticket may be used for any SWA-operated, published, scheduled flight. You may check their flight map at www.southwest.com.
  • These tickets have no restrictions or blackout dates, and are valid until March 1, 2013.
  • All fees and taxes are included, as well as the first two bags.

About the auction:
  • Bidding will begin March 21, 2012.
  • Bidding will end at 10:00PM (Arizona Time) on March 27, 2012.
  • Bids are accepted only via Facebook comment on the item's picture at facebook.com/alfrescue.
    Please click the Southwest Airlines Ticket Auction photo album under the "Photos" link.
    Please note: If you don't have a Facebook account, you'll need to create one, then "Like" the ALF page in order to bid.
  • Minimum bid is $300.00 per ticket; and must be in whole U.S. dollar amounts (minimum increment $1).
  • Each ticket is auctioned separately; if you want both, you must comment on each ticket.
  • Winners will be notified on the Animal Loving Friends Facebook page on March 28, 2012.

Payment:
  • A $10 (U.S.) shipping fee will be added to your final winning bid unless you claim your ticket in person (Tempe, AZ)
  • When making payment, please provide your name, email address, and mailing address.
  • Payment via Paypal at alfrescue@hotmail.com, certified check or money order payable to Animal Loving Friends.
  • Send certified check or money order to Animal Loving Friends, 7650 S McClintock Dr, Suite 103-120, Tempe AZ 85284.
  • Payment must be received from the winners by March 31, 2012.
  • If payment is not received by March 31, 2012, the ticket will be offered to the next highest bidder over minimum.

Shipping:
  • If you can pick up your winning ticket in person in Tempe, AZ, there are NO shipping fees.
  • If you are unable to claim your ticket in person, a $10 shipping fee is added to your final winning bid.
  • Tickets will be sent via certified mail (signature required) on or before April 4, 2012, to the address provided.

Taking a Vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida? If you're in Arizona, a winning bid of $300 per ticket might save you and your travel companion over $1000 in airfare through this promotion!

Attending your niece's graduation in Austin? A pair of tickets could represent a savings of more than $700!

Just want a weekend in San Francisco on the spur of the moment? A single ticket from this promotion might save you over $200.

An estimated 220 more lives can be saved when both tickets receive a minimum bid of $300. Just think how many you could save with a larger bid, in addition to keeping some cash in your own pocket!

Don't let this opportunity fly by! Get your bids in by 10:00PM (Arizona Time) on March 27, 2012.

What are you waiting for?

Submit Your Bid Today!

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7650 S McClintock Dr
Suite 103-120
Tempe, AZ 85284

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