It is crucial to give back to the community.
That is why we are donating to the D’arcy’s A.R.C. They officially opened its doors in November 2001 following several years of operation as a cat rescue in D’Arcy’s Winnipeg home, and a brief stint at Garden City Mall in 2000.
D’Arcy’s Aminal Rescue Centre
D’Arcy’s Animal Rescue Centre (ARC) is a registered charity providing animal rescue in Manitoba. Their shelter is dedicated to rescuing cats and dogs from situations of abandonment, homelessness, neglect and abuse. These animals are given the veterinary care they need along with a safe, caring and comfortable place to live until they are adopted for life.
Founded by D’Arcy Johnston, the Animal Rescue Center (ARC) officially opened its doors in November 2001 following several years of operation as a cat rescue in D’Arcy’s Winnipeg home, and a brief stint at Garden City Mall in 2000. While the ARC has always operated as a not-for-profit organization, it was in November of 2004 that the ARC received its official charitable status. With operations focused on providing shelter, veterinary care, and adoption services for stray and abandoned cats and dogs in Winnipeg and the surrounding areas.
At D’Arcy’s ARC, we believe the animal / human relationship is a commitment entered into for life. Animals are not disposable, temporary or a matter of convenience. This value defines our adoption policies.
We also believe the quality of animal lives is important. We will not force an animal to endure pain and suffering through illness or injury that cannot be treated with reasonable success. Upon the recommendation of one or more veterinarians, we will compassionately end an animal’s life to relieve suffering. We also will not maintain animals with dangerous levels of aggression that pose significant risks to shelter workers, potential adopters and the general public. Upon consultation with behavioral specialists qualified to assess animal behavior, we may make the hard decision to prevent injury to the public or our staff by euthanizing animals that pose significant risk.
Because of this policy, we refer to ourselves as a for life shelter instead of a no-kill shelter. However, in keeping with the principals of no-kill shelters, we do not use euthanasia as a form of population control or a way of dealing with long-term shelter residents, animals with special needs or imperfections.
Our commitment to animals
We consider the stray, abandoned and abused animals that come through our doors to be our main clients. We provide them with:
- An initial veterinary checkup
- Follow up veterinary care and / or medication where necessary
- Comfortable and safe temporary living quarters
- Opportunity for socialization
- Patient care and assistance with emotional issues
- Exercise, high quality food, fresh water, soft beds
- Appropriate, permanent homes where they will be treated well and treasured for life.
At any given time, there are over 150 animals awaiting adoption through our various locations, such as our main center in St. James, our thrift store in the North end, our satellite locations and many dedicated foster homes.
Our commitment to individual people
At D’Arcy’s ARC our holistic approach to animal care means that we take just as much interest in the people, as the animals. So for our adopters we will:
- Provide knowledgeable guidance to help you connect with RIGHT cat or dog for your lifestyle.
- Provide you with as much information as we have on any animal you are considering for adoption.
- Make the arrangements for the neutering of your new pet, if it is too young to be neutered before adoption.
- Provide post-adoption support, answering questions you may have about life with your new pet in follow up interviews.
Our commitment to the larger community
As members of the Winnipeg and Manitoban communities that we connect with, we are proud to:
- Work with you to rescue stray and abandoned cats and dogs. If we can’t take an animal, we will try to help you find another solution.
- Provide services to ensure owners can find and afford essentials for daily animal care and life with a pet.
- Work with those who are burdened with unexpected litters to not only rehome those animals but also prevent such accidents again.
- Provide a place for volunteers to gain vital work experience through school or government placements