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07

Jun
2017

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By The S.A.R.F.

Instagram…

On 07, Jun 2017 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

We’ve been historically-awful social media-ers here at The SARF, but alas, we’re jumping in again with our new Instagram account. We held a vote among our current and permanent residents, and they decided that our first series will be about the intersection of Stuffed Animals and design… namely, the SAs will be telling us about their favorite fonts. Wish us luck in our newest endeavor- and follow us @thesarforg! Read more…

07

Jun
2017

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

SA History: Audio Walking Tour

On 07, Jun 2017 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

Want to learn more about Stuffed Animal history? There is now a Stuffed Animal-Related Historical Audio Walking Tour of the North University Area of Austin, TX

You’ll find it here:

Stuffed Animal History Tour #izistory https://izi.travel/en/browse/de3bcf84-c8b5-435f-940c-d02ac072d3b2

And if you’re not in Austin, you can still listen on the website and follow along on the map! Read more…

30

May
2017

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By The S.A.R.F.

The SARF Shop Has Moved to Etsy!

On 30, May 2017 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

We have reinstated our SARF merch and have moved our store to Etsy! You can view/purchase The Stuffed Animal Rescue Foundation Merchandise here:
The SARF on Etsy

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31

May
2016

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By The S.A.R.F.

Are You Guys Still in Business, Or WHAT??

On 31, May 2016 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

the-sarf-apologiesWell, it’s that time of year again: the time when we apologize for our lack of activity and we lament our perpetually-unpaid intern’s lack of fingers typing inefficiencies and forth. So here goes.

Yes, The SARF is still in business. We’ve just been on hiatus, that’s all.

December was great. We sold things at Blue Genie, and we had our largest and most successful adoption campaign to date! In January, we delivered all of our adopted SAs to their new homes.

In February… we crashed.

And then it was May.

BUT we do have some exciting things planned, including a super fun partnership with Austin Bat Cave this summer, which is going to be AWESOME, and a very risky and potentially-controversial surgery involving two of our koala residents, a partnership with (or investigation by) PETSA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Stuffed Animals), and- from the deepest darkest depths of our most unreasonable predictions- maybe even a podcast!

So hang in there :)

16

Dec
2016

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By The S.A.R.F.

Historical Walking Tour / Stuffed Animal Petting Zoo 2016

On 16, Dec 2016 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

Dear Friends,

It is once again the time of year when I mow down the tall, weed-laden pasture of excuses to reveal the lush green field of stuffed animal-related hi-jinx that’s been gasping for air underneath.

Today, it is with great joy and relief that I reveal to you a portion of that pasty garden of creativity in the form of two projects, both of which require the help of YOUR eyeballs to beam metaphorical chlorophyll and sunshine in their directions to give them, symbolically speaking, the healthy tans they need to coax The SARF back from its extended hibernation.

Here they are:

1. There is now a Stuffed Animal-Related Historical Walking Tour of the North University Area, culminating in a visit to…

2. The Annual 37th Street Stuffed Animal Petting Zoo, 2016… Read more…

15

Jun
2016

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Guest Writers from Austin Bat Cave!

On 15, Jun 2016 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

This morning, we have some very special guest writers helping out with our new batch of SAs!

We’re here at Austin Bat Cave’s Animal Writing Camp (partnering with SmartKids). Campers are hard at work interviewing SAs and writing their bios. We’ll be posting them soon!

22

Jan
2016

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By The S.A.R.F.

Thank You For Applying!

On 22, Jan 2016 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

We have made our adoption decisions and are notifying approved applicants. Thank you to everyone who applied. If you do not hear from us, please apply again. We get a WHOLE LOT of applications, and unfortunately we can’t award an SA to everyone who applies. But please don’t give up! We will have more SAs up for adoption very soon!

19

Jan
2016

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

We’ll Be Making Adoption Decisions on Thursday, January 21!

On 19, Jan 2016 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

If you’re planning to apply to adopt any of our currently-available SAs, get your applications in before noon on Thursday, January 21! We’ll be making decisions that evening, and we’ll be sending out notifications shortly thereafter.
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19

Nov
2015

In News
Successful Placements

By The S.A.R.F.

Do Stuffed Fish Have Feelings?

On 19, Nov 2015 | In News, Successful Placements | By The S.A.R.F.

Of course! Although Kelly’s stoicism  during her tagging surgery did have me wondering…

Perhaps it’s all the adrenaline, as she’s preparing for the trip to her new home, quite appropriately, across the pond.

This morning, Kelly’s shipping out to meet her new living companion, Sophie, all the way over in the U.K.

Congrats, Sophie. She will see you soon!

18

Nov
2015

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

The SARF at Blue Genie Art Bazaar

On 18, Nov 2015 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

The SARF will have a spot at this year’s Blue Genie Art Bazaar Nov. 27th – Dec. 24th at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre. We will have many lovely SA-related gifts for sale, including the debut of our SA clothing line featuring fashionable hoodies and luxurious robes…
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