Learn more about ACAR and how our organization and story began.
The ACAR story involves finding purpose after a tragic event. In 2010, our owner's 32-year-old son unexpectedly passed away in Thailand due to malaria. Following this unhappy event, his wife and four-month-old son came to live with her.
Our owner was feeling aimless after his death and needed somewhere to direct her energy. It was then that she decided to take in a puppy for a year to train as a service dog for someone else. Once the puppy left to start his job, she realized that she had found her new purpose: rescuing and working with animals. Her friend, a hospice nurse, frequently told her about animals that were left homeless after their owners died or moved out of their home. She realized that there were many people and pets in this situation due to circumstances out of their control. ACAR is committed to supporting anyone who needs to re-home a pet for any reason.