ARK Animal Rescue Saves Abandoned Dogs & Cats
DeLand FL Staff and Cops Raid ARK 
 Steal Animals & Medicines


ARK’S Successes

“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”  -- Immanuel Kant

Adoptions for 2012 by the day of the raid were over 435. The majority were from DeLand, either abandoned or surrendered, relieving the city’s facility and saving taxpayers’ thousands of dollars. Thirty percent ARK rescued from kill shelters the week they were to be exterminated. ARK averaged rescuing and rehoming over 300 animals annually. 2012 was a banner year for saving lives! [1]       

        ARK’s animals were well cared for. Paid medical bills from January 2012 through October 2012 totaled over $52,000. ARK never refused an animal, even those aged, ill, or near death. Indeed ARK’s Hospice Program is a fine example of the value it places on animal welfare.  The Lake County kill shelter contacted Hall on a regular basis to ask that a severely injured cat or dog be rescued. Hall never refused even though the medical cost would be extreme. (L-rescued, healed, adopted.)[2]

        Monthly adoption events were held with approximately 75 animals ready for adoption the week of the raid. ARK housed dozens more in foster homes though the bulk of adoptions were at the Center.

[1] ARK Annual Report, 12.31.12

[2] Email to Ann Turner from Denise Williams, Lake Co. Animal Services, 4.2.11