Trap Shoot Fundraiser A Huge Success!
Kerri Lowrie, July 2015
On July 18, 2015, ARCC hosted its First Annual Trap Shoot and Gun Raffle. With the help and cooperation of all the volunteers, and some excellent helpers from the Texas Workforce Commission, ARCC was able to clean and prepare the area ahead of the event. Thanks to Caitlyn Jackson and the Crosby County Jr. Livestock Assn. for allowing us to use their wonderful Trap Shoot machine, to Orvin Ellis for all his expertise and for announcing our event, and to all those who came out and supported our organization.
ARCC plans to hold this event annually, and perhaps even twice a year depending on time and circumstances. Be sure to check back for information on next years event. For more pictures of this fun event, check out our Facebook page.
ARCC Host's Innagural Pet Vaccination & Microchip Clinic
Kerri Lowrie, May 2015
ARCC volunteers are excited to host their first pet vaccination & microchip clinic on June 20, 2015. Services will be provided by Dr. Kerry Wink, D.V.M. of Garza County Animal Hospital.
These clinics provide an invaluable opportunity to the citizens in our county. They help ensure that all pets get home safely and are protected from rabies. For more information, check out our flyer on our Facebook page.
Kerri Lowrie, May 2015
ARCC is excited to announce the recent generous donation of land on N. Front St. by Jim and Mary Parkhill of Parkhill Farms, Crosbyton, Tx.
This donation will allow our organization to build a facility that will humanely and safely house abandoned dogs from within Crosby County until they are able to find permanent homes.
The Board of Directors will be visiting several area rescues to obtain advice and knowledge on how to best plan the structure and layout of the new facilities. The rescue will begin a fundraising campaign soon to help with the cost of materials and construction.
Kerri Lowrie, April 2015
With the help and expertise of board member Christena Stephens, ARCC learned that we had obtained our official 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Christena submitted our application in early March, and it was official on April 28th.
Christena has been instrumental in making sure our legal paperwork is correct and submitted in a timely fashion. Her knowledge is invaluable and we appreciate her time and committment to the organization.
With our new status, all donations made to Animal Rescue of Crosby County are now tax deductible.
Kerri Lowrie, January 2015
In January of 2015, a group of citizens from throughout Crosby County came together for the purpose of trying to find solutions to the ever increasing problem of abandoned, discarded and neglected dogs, cats and other animals in their communities.
The group discussed the various problems that are always associated with pets in high poverty, rural areas such as ours and determined that working together, we could make a difference for our county.
Out of this meeting a mission was recorded, goals were set, and the group formed Animal Rescue of Crosby County. ARCC looks forward to working with each community, local law enforcement, city municipalities, and school districts to bring about change in the way our communities handles unwanted pets. We encourage and appreciate all support and hope people will get involved.