Finding a Forever Home: ARF Celebrates 50 Years - 27 East

Finding a Forever Home: ARF Celebrates 50 Years

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The ribbon is cut on the new AFR facility on May 27, 2023.  DANA SHAW

The ribbon is cut on the new AFR facility on May 27, 2023. DANA SHAW

Kitten yoga at the ARF training facility.  DANA SHAW

Kitten yoga at the ARF training facility. DANA SHAW

Kitten yoga at the ARF training facility.  DANA SHAW

Kitten yoga at the ARF training facility. DANA SHAW

The ARF Adoption Center in 1991.

The ARF Adoption Center in 1991.

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"Chute and Nibs."

Smooshie the dog “breaks ground” for the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons at a ceremony on May 28, 2021 for the start of construction of ARF’s Forever Home, a state-of-the-art rescue, adoption, sanctuary and year-round training facility. DANA SHAW.   DANA SHAW

Smooshie the dog “breaks ground” for the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons at a ceremony on May 28, 2021 for the start of construction of ARF’s Forever Home, a state-of-the-art rescue, adoption, sanctuary and year-round training facility. DANA SHAW. DANA SHAW

The 2023 AFR

The 2023 AFR "Stroll to the Sea." KYRIL BROMLEY

Dick Cavett, Edward Albee, Cleveland Armory and Sony Schotland  at the first ARF Benefit in 1974.  COURTESY ARF

Dick Cavett, Edward Albee, Cleveland Armory and Sony Schotland at the first ARF Benefit in 1974. COURTESY ARF

A 1981 Benefit Journal ad by Charles Addams. COURTESY ARF

A 1981 Benefit Journal ad by Charles Addams. COURTESY ARF

Building the shelter and the kennels IN 1984.  COURTESY ARF

Building the shelter and the kennels IN 1984. COURTESY ARF

One of the first ARF Alumni Days in the mid to late 1980’s by Adrienne Kitaeff. Now known as Pet Celebration Day.  COURTESY ARF

One of the first ARF Alumni Days in the mid to late 1980’s by Adrienne Kitaeff. Now known as Pet Celebration Day. COURTESY ARF

Harry the ARF mascot in 1994.  COURTESY ARF

Harry the ARF mascot in 1994. COURTESY ARF

The ARF staff in1999 Standing left to right: Eleanor Burrows, Debbie Downs and Janice King.
Kneeling left to right: Karine Deleski, Tami Smith-Cobb and Suzanne Bye.   COURTESY ARF

The ARF staff in1999 Standing left to right: Eleanor Burrows, Debbie Downs and Janice King. Kneeling left to right: Karine Deleski, Tami Smith-Cobb and Suzanne Bye. COURTESY ARF

The ARF 2014 Bow Wow Meow Ball honoring past Board Presidents  Polly Bruckmann, Billy Rayner, Doug Cassidy, Emcee Steve Kroft, Lisa McCarthy, Jill Caras, Sony Schotland, Raymond Cortell and Dorothy Wahl.    PATRICK MCMULLAN

The ARF 2014 Bow Wow Meow Ball honoring past Board Presidents Polly Bruckmann, Billy Rayner, Doug Cassidy, Emcee Steve Kroft, Lisa McCarthy, Jill Caras, Sony Schotland, Raymond Cortell and Dorothy Wahl. PATRICK MCMULLAN

ARF Trainer Cindy LeRoy works with a puppy.       Mark Kopko Photography

ARF Trainer Cindy LeRoy works with a puppy. Mark Kopko Photography

ARF’s Bridget Stonemetz and Mike Hinz rescue puppies with transport van.      Mark Kopko Photography

ARF’s Bridget Stonemetz and Mike Hinz rescue puppies with transport van. Mark Kopko Photography

Buster the kitten.            Kristin L. Gray Photography

Buster the kitten. Kristin L. Gray Photography

ARF’s Frank Hanna works with Leo.         Kristin L. Gray Photography

ARF’s Frank Hanna works with Leo. Kristin L. Gray Photography

Barbara Hotchkiss Posener

Barbara Hotchkiss Posener

Barbara Hotchkiss Posener with her pet monkey.

Barbara Hotchkiss Posener with her pet monkey.

Barbara Posenor with her daughter, France, and granddaughter, Skylar, with animals from ARF in 2003.

Barbara Posenor with her daughter, France, and granddaughter, Skylar, with animals from ARF in 2003.

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