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"Public awareness on the importance of
spaying and neutering is the key to
alleviating dog and cat overpopulation.
Once individuals are educated on
seriousness of the overpopulation problems,
then the spay/neuter solution will really work."
International Society for Animal Rights
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T.A.R.A. has now exceeded 70,000 cat spays and neuters throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond!
Newburgh, N.Y. residents are now eligible for $10 cat spay and neuter services! Learn more...
The Animal Rights Alliance Inc., T.A.R.A., is addressing the greatest cause of animal suffering, pet overpopulation. Our mission is to reduce the number of stray, abandoned and unwanted cats and dogs from coming into a system that cannot hold them. This will stop the killing and create more good homes. Our current, and most important, operating program is that of a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, staffed by a veterinarian and two veterinary assistants which operates in the Hudson Valley.
About T.A.R.A., Inc.
The Animal Rights Alliance, Inc., was founded in 1984, by Rose and Stephen Tardif to help stray and abandoned animals. They started out by trapping and finding homes for cats and dogs. They also helped others find homes for unwanted cats and dogs, and made sure all were spayed and neutered prior to adoption. It was time-consuming and painstaking. They finally came to the realization that their efforts made a difference for a few, but were not addressing the more serious problem of pet overpopulation. While they were saving one or two at a time, thousands were reproducing. It was like filling a pail of water with a hole in its bottom! Upon further analysis, they came to the fact that there are only two ways to curtail pet overpopulation; one is to raise the death rate and the other is to lower the birth rate. They opted for the latter.
Determined to find a way to increase spaying and neutering and make it affordable for everyone in need, they networked with others, formed alliances with local veterinarians, and even spent years negotiating with county governments in order to implement a spay/neuter program that would work effectively and cost efficiently. One day, the opportunity to purchase a mobile clinic presented itself, and they took the leap and the risk to follow their dream.
On March 26th 2002, T.A.R.A. rolled out its mobile spay neuter clinic for the first time. T.A.R.A. spayed and neutered ten females and nine males on that day. The task involved many learning curves, but with the help of experienced veterinarians and a proficient staff, their program grew by leaps and bounds. Presently, T.A.R.A. has exceeded 50,000 surgeries since 2002! The clinic can and has performed over 60 spays and neuters on a given day, but 40 to 60 is generally the norm. It is, for T.A.R.A., an outstanding accomplishment and beyond its highest expectations.
TARA wishes to thank all those in the tri-state area and, especially, the Hudson Valley, for their vigorous and generous support which enabled us to obtain a new, state-of-the-art mobile clinic in September, 2011. We would also like to extend a special "Thank you" to the ASPCA, Marian's Dream, PetSmart Charities, and the Petco Foundation. Without all of you, this would not have been possible.
Our new clinic is able to accommodate more cats, comfortably, while providing our staff with the space and mobility they require to function more efficiently. Together we can forge ahead in a new and exciting year for all the animals we will continue to help on our path. We truly feel blessed!
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PO Box 185
Warwick, N.Y. 10990