A Letter from ARF CEO Scott Howe

The William P. Rayner Training Center

Dear Friends,

With the completion of ARF’s Forever Home construction and renovation project in sight, I believe that 2023 will be the right time for me to step down as ARF’s CEO and Executive Director. ARF’s next director will arrive to the new, 8,400 square-foot William P. Rayner Training Center, the completely renovated Richard Wells McCabe Welcome Center, and a new, 7,000 square-foot kennel building.

ARF will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2024, and we should all be proud of what our community has accomplished for animals in need of love, care, and a home.

ARF’s Board of Directors, senior staff, and I began planning for this transition at the beginning of 2022, and we have engaged Harris Rand Lusk (HRL) to lead the search on our behalf. The same team at HRL that recruited me to ARF will be working with us again, and we have great confidence in their appreciation of ARF’s work and the extraordinary community of Board, staff, volunteers, and donors that make it possible.

ARF profoundly changed my life as an adopter eight years ago, and since 2016 my work alongside ARF’s staff to rescue and adopt thousands of cats and dogs has brought me great happiness. Thank you, all, for that gift!

As ever –


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