The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center held GS Connects Thursday, July 14th to learn about the local nonprofit, Animal Rescue Coalition (ARC). GS Connects offers tenant partners space to network and build relationships.
In 1999, euthanasian and animal homelessness were at an all-time high in the state of Florida. Ira Barsky and Edward Sarbey wanted to end the crisis and through outreach, to local animal organizations a place was created, and their organization was founded. Animal Rescue Coalition’s mission is to provide high quality, high volume, low-cost spay/neuter services to pet owners and their business partners at a reduced fee. Within the last year alone, ARC performed over 6,000 surgeries and partnered with over 40 shelters and rescue centers.
Kayla Frimmel Murphy, Clinic Manager at ARC presented. Murphy began working at ARC because of her love for animals and a desire to help the residents of Sarasota in a meaningful way. She has been with ARC for just over a year. In this role, she oversees the daily operations of ARC’s services and firsthand the need for high-quality, low-cost services for pet owners. To learn more about ARC, visit their website here.
Glasser/Schoenbaum Campus Connection programs are possible through the generosity of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.