Bring Your Thanksgiving Leftovers to ARF on Saturday

"Izzy,"is a nine year old Boxer. Photo by: Lindsay Stafford"Izzy,"is a nine year old Boxer. Photo by: Lindsay Stafford

By: Dee McKinsey—

Don’t make turkey tetrazzini — bring your Thanksgiving leftovers to ARF at 12-noon Saturday, Nov. 28.

Please bring your leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots to ARF in separate containers. ARF staffers will be mixing the special meal for our furry friends on site. Lucy and Wilbur, the two ARF pigs, will also share in the meal.

We are thankful for the strong community support of ARF,” said Vickie Bevans, ARF executive director. “We love to share the holidays with our ARF residents.

"Earnie," a domestic, medium hair cat. Photo by: Liz Valpatic

“Earnie,” a domestic, medium hair cat. Photo by: Liz Valpatic


In other ARF News…

Vicki Craig, who recently retired from the Delaware County court systems after 35 years, is lending her time and talents to Muncie’s no-kill animal shelter, ARF, as volunteer coordinator. In this position, Craig will welcome, process and funnel ARF’s many volunteers into needed ARF opportunities, matching the volunteers with their interests and ARF’s needs.

Vicki Craig

Vicki Craig

We are very thankful that Vicki is filling this position. ARF is lucky to have many volunteers from the Muncie and Ball State communities, who help us daily perform the needed tasks at ARF, said Vickie Bevans, ARF executive director. “With the additional of Vicki Craig, ARF will have the capacity to organize our volunteers in professional manner. We are thankful that Vicki is joining ARF.”

Not new to ARF, Craig helped care for a goat and some lambs that came to ARF in the past.

Since retiring, Vicki Craig has been working part-time as a legal secretary. However, her real love is animals having fostered and kept several.  She and her husband Ralph (Bud) live on a 10-acre farm in Yorktown which is home to goats, horses, donkeys, chickens, roller pigeons, five dogs, 6-8 barn cats and two African Grey parrots.

Founded in 1998 by animal activist Terri Panszi, The Animal Rescue Fund (ARF), Muncie, is a private non-profit, no kill-shelter that provides housing, medical care and rehoming to abused, neglected and unwanted animals. Through education efforts, building public awareness, and community participation, ARF relieves animal suffering by preventing cruelty, abuse, neglect and overpopulation. Since its’ founding, ARF has saved thousands of animals. For more information, or to volunteer or contribute, contact ARF at or by calling 765-282-ARFF (2733).


Dee McKinsey is Editor and Writer for ARF