In Memoriam


Charles Joseph. 1957-2017

On November 17, 2017 ARF lost a beloved member of our team. Charles was a father, a brother and the beloved partner of ARF’s Mississippi Regional Coordinator, Sharon Stone. He was our friend.

Charles loved working with Sharon to save animals. He had a big smile and a bigger heart. He was good with a hammer and a wrench and he took care of our Sprinter van. He rarely missed loading a transport.

We all believe that The Rainbow Bridge needed an extra set of loving hands and that Charles is surrounded by the many animals he helped to save.

Forever in our hearts and in our continued work.

RIP

ARF Board of Directors


Chris McLaughlin

Chris McLaughlin’s life’s purpose became clear when the floods of Katrina receded. The toll the disaster took on the lives of the animals of the Gulf Coast ignited a passion and purpose that continues today. “ARF’s work will live on because of the lives we met, the lives we saved, and the lives we lost.” …Read More

Nick Wright

Nick Wright lives in New Hampshire, with his wife, Kristine, and their two children, Henry and Olivia as well as four dogs, Bam-Bam, Little Bear, Boo and recent addition, a blind pup named Rosie. Bam-Bam, a Great Pyrenees, is the canine equivalent of Eeyore, and will happily keep any bare feet warm in the winter. …Read More

Jan Mitchell

Jan Mitchell resides in Boulder, CO and has been fostering animals for her local humane societies and rescues since 1991. She met Chris in New Orleans while doing post-Katrina animal rescue work and she has worked with rural farmers in a small village in Ghana since 2001 teaching gentle handling of their working animals. Eventually, …Read More

Dr. Duni J. Schutzengel DVM.

Dr. Schutzengel began her veterinary career as a student in Italy and then continued her studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. from which she graduated in 1984. From 1984 until 1996 she worked in multiple small animal and emergency clinics throughout Virginia and Maryland as a “relief vet.” In that capacity she provided both …Read More

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