ARF gets new director |

ARF gets new director

CARBONDALE, Colorado ” The Carbondale-based Animal Rescue Foundation announced recently that Haley Oates has been appointed as its director. Oates’ responsibilities will include animal intake, medical and behavioral assessment and care, pet adoptions and the coordination of adoption events.

“We are thrilled to have Haley as ARF’s director,” ARF founder and Chairman Peggy Corcillo said. “Our organization is dedicated to saving the lives of as many dogs and cats as it is within our means to do. In 2008 we saved 113 animals from perilous situations, and we have adopted out over 600 animals in the last six years. With Haley on board, we will have the ability to significantly increase our adoptions and events and save many more lives.”

“ARF would not exist without our group of dedicated volunteers and our supporters,” Oates said. “I look forward to working with these hard-working animal lovers to find safe forever homes for even more animals in 2009.”

Oates received a bachelor of science degree in conservation biology and animal behavior from Marlboro College in Vermont. Since moving to the Roaring Fork Valley, she has been an active member of the animal care and advocate community. She is also a director of the Simba Foundation.

ARF operates without a shelter, utilizing foster homes as well as a mid-valley boarding kennel. Its work is supported by donations, grants and fundraising activities and is carried out by volunteers that span the valley and extend throughout the country.To become involved as a board member, volunteer, foster home, business sponsor or donor, please contact Peggy at 963-4562. If interested in adopting an ARF dog or cat, contact Haley at 702-6580. For more information about ARF, visit

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