At Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), we are proud to have found homes for more than 38,000 dogs and cats in need of help. Many of our animals are rescued from horrific conditions, and thanks to ARF’s donors, they are able to start a new chapter in life with their days filled with love.Recently, on a frigid cold and wet night, a litter of German Shepherd mix puppies were abandoned in a cardboard box and left in shelter’s parking lot. These precious pups were only 10 days old, and in order to survive needed round-the-clock care and bottle feeding. Today, we are happy to say that Lego, Fisher Price, Hasbro, and Mattel are now all safe with full bellies. Can we count on your help to rescue more puppies and kittens through your support of Animals on Broadway? This fun-filled festival and Pet Walk is on Saturday, May 19 and an exciting way to save lives. I encourage you to create a walk team (or a virtual walk team) with your friends, neighbors, or coworkers or consider a gift to the Pet Walk to help rescue more animals like the little ones abandoned in a parking lot. With every donation we receive, we are reminded of two things: first, why we work tirelessly to help heal those without a voice and to find them a new home. Second, how humbled we are by our community’s generosity. In times like these, we all have many demands on our resources, but no gift is too small, and 87 cents of every dollar goes directly to ARF’s life saving programs.