Welcome to the new website for the Animal Rescue Coalition!

Friends and family

Here at ARC we are fortunate to have a wide circle of people who support our mission.
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We strongly believe that collaboration is key to achieve the dream of no more killing. To that end we work with rescues, foundations, government agencies and local businesses to make sure everyone has access to the low-cost services we provide.
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Board of Directors

Founded by Ira Barsky and Edward H. Sarbey in 1999, ARC has grown through the support and leadership of local professionals, business owners, and philanthropists.

Ira Barsky

Chairman Emeritus and Co-Founder

Edward H. Sarbey

Chairman Emeritus and Co-Founder

Joanna Pace-Brackett

Board Chair, G.E. (retired)

R. Chris Jones

Vice Chair, Capstan Financial Consulting Group (EVP)

Julie Bynum, CPA

Treasurer, Kerkering Barberio

Walt Carey

Robert A. Farrance

Thomas Hudson

Hudson Law Firm

Wendy Mack

In Memoriam, DM Constructors, LLC (CEO)

Shelley Sarbey

Jeanne Wagoner

Honorary Board

We are excited to recognize the following honorary board members for Animal Rescue Coalition.

Carol English

Koni Findlay

Karin Gustafson

YMCA Foundation (retired)

Judith Ragona

Suzann Soran

Corporate and community sponsors

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Benderson Development logo
Boehringer Ingelheim logo
Capstan logo
Community Foundation of Sarasota County logo
Dimmitt Automotive Group logo
Herald-Tribune Media Group logo
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Hudson Law Office logo
KidsServe logo
Mauldin & Jenkins logo
Parkstone Growth Partners logo
Sarasota Magazine logo
SunCoast Blood Bank logo
Sky King Fireworks logo
Stock Development logo
Tito's Vodka logo
Vodka for Dog People logo
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Corporate and community sponsors

Want to learn more about becoming a corporate or community sponsor? Reach out to Laura McCann, Executive Director, via email.


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"Whoever saves a life, saves the world entire."

- The Talmud
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Your support makes a difference

We are grateful for the support from donors and the community who made our dream come true. Now that we have settled in and have been doing surgeries for some time we find there are a few things that would help us meet our targets and expand our impact.

If you would like more information please contact our Executive Director, Laura McCann, at 941.957.1955 ext. 209 or via email.
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