Each day approximately 40-50 volunteers (pre-teens to seniors) care for the animals, oversee adoptions, and staff the front office and clinic. Additionally, volunteers chair many fundraising events and participate in civic events. The only paid positions are the veterinarians and technicians.
AAR’s policy is to treat the animals in our care as we would our own pets; we never euthanize a healthy, treatable, rehabilitatable, manageable animal. AAR has spent thousands of dollars on medical care and behavioral training; AAR has never euthanized to make space. We had Chopper for almost 5 years before he was adopted by a wonderful loving couple.