NewsLocal News


The Animal Refuge Center provides second chances for dogs and cats

“I absolutely love coming to work everyday.”
Posted at 1:08 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 13:52:19-04

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — “I absolutely love coming to work everyday.” Kurt Donovan never needed to tell Fox 4 how he felt about his job.

We could tell.

The former construction worker says at the Animal Refuge Center, the staff and volunteers are “saving lives”.

Those lives include Riley. Her owner turned her over after her medical costs began to increase.

The dog tore both of her ACL’s, and even had an infection. According to Donovan, treatment that cost about $20,000.

Caretakers at ARC provided the medical treatment needed to bring Riley to better health.

Donovan says that’s made possible by community support.

ARC is a non-profit located in North Fort Myers. It has served the Southwest Florida community for more than 30 years.

Donovan says the organization is a no-kill shelter, housing dogs and cats.

If you’re interested in volunteering at ARC, or would like to learn more about the organization, visit their website here.