With an abundance of animals and a shortage of homes, shelter dogs and cats are euthanized by the thousands every day. Our local shelters were no exception. Ira Barsky and Edward Sarbey wanted to end this crisis. So in 1999, they brought together leaders from local animal welfare organizations and Sarasota County Animal Services to make a plan. With collaboration, they found a way to spread the word and make a difference. They made spaying and neutering available to as many pet owners as they could reach. Animal Rescue Coalition (ARC) was launched.