Since its foundation in October 2005, the Animal Rescue New Orleans's no kill shelter has been committed to saving and sheltering as many abandoned or stray dogs and cats as possible. This includes tending the immediate medical needs of rescued animals.
The nonprofit, grassroots shelter, founded by Jane Garrison in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, helps promote foster, adoption, and reunion of pets with caretakers. Less than a year after the founding of the shelter, in February of 2006, the administration of the ARNO was transitioned into local hands. Since then, volunteers have kept the missions of the shelter alive and well.
The shelter survives on volunteer labor and charitable contributions. There are thousands of animals still to be cared for, fostered, and adopted. ARNO has rescued over 940 kitties and puppies since the start of the pandemic, and the need continues to be enormous.
Beginning July 21 at 9 a.m. until July 25 at 3 p.m., the shelter will host an online silent auction for their Christmas in July event. The event will feature excellent prices like jewelry, gift baskets, Barkus posters, collectible art, wine baskets, and more that is soon to be announced! Entering the auction couldn't be easier, just text (504)-669-1908 anytime with your name, item number, and bid amount. View the list of items by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Prizes will be posted under the discussion section of the Facebook event post.
Don't live in the metro area? No worries! Prizes can be mailed as long as additional postage and handling fees are paid. Participating in the auction will help directly support the Animal Rescue shelter and help them continue to care for abandoned animals throughout NOLA.