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Animal Rescue Coalition Expands Transport Services to Palmetto

Expansion improves access to low-cost spay/neutering for Manatee County residents 

SARASOTA, F.L., June 21, 2017 - In an effort to bring low-cost spay and neuter services to people living north of the Manatee River, Animal Rescue Coalition (ARC) is expanding its free round-trip transportation services to its clinic in Sarasota to the Palmetto area. Beginning today, Palmetto area residents are invited to call ARC to schedule a free ride to its clinic via their specially configured transport vehicle. The first trip is scheduled for Wednesday, June 28 and additional trips will be planned to accommodate demand as it builds. 

The expanded route aims to take advantage of funding provided by Manatee County and provides low-income residents of the county access to free and reduced-cost surgeries. In addition to spay and neuter surgeries, ARC also offers low-cost vaccines and flea and tick prevention for cats and dogs.  

“To further the mission of Animal Rescue Coalition, we’re expanding our free transportation route to offer even more pet owners an easy way to get their pets to veterinary care and home again,” said ARC Executive Director, Mary Dietterle.  “Many residents don’t realize Animal Rescue Coalition offers free and low-cost options for pet care, so we’re hoping to spread awareness and encourage pet owners to contact us.” 

To learn more about ARC’s programs and/or schedule a spot on the transport to ARC’s clinic, residents and organizations should call 941-957-1955.

About Animal Rescue Coalition

Animal Rescue Coalition (ARC) is a registered 501c3 organization whose mission is to end the killing of adoptable dogs and cats by means of a proactive spay/neuter program and low cost resources to keep animals out of shelters and in loving homes.

Since its founding,  ARC has spayed and neutered over 50,000 animals. Staffed by a full-time Director of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), several veterinary technicians, a Program Director and other administrative staff, the facility handles cats and dogs of all sizes, and includes a separate area to accommodate feral cats.  

ARC follows the tried-and-tested operating model of Humane Alliance, a nationally recognized non-profit organization that focuses on high-volume, high-quality, low-cost companion animal spay and neuter. ARC is one of 150 Humane Alliance trained clinics in the United States that have adopted this model. It has proven to increase procedures and lower expenses and, since higher capacity means more volume, the goal of decreasing overpopulation and euthanasia rates is accomplished. 

Animal Rescure Coalition depends on donations to offset operating, building and maintenance expenses and welcomes donations large and small. For more information, please call 941-957-1955.

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