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30

Apr
2020

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Tonight! The SARF Live (but Stuffed)! On Facebook Live!

On 30, Apr 2020 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

Join us here: https://www.facebook.com/thesarf
Thursday April 30, 2020 at 7:30pm

The SARF Live (but Stuffed)! On Facebook Live!

Is your SA experiencing quarantine-related depression? Has your stuffed bear lost an eye? Is your favorite living animal fighting with your favorite stuffed animal? Is your stuffed hippo bored with her job? Do stuffed independent contractors qualify for unemployment?

Wendy Mitchell, stuffed animal surgeon/therapist/career counselor/etc, will be on Facebook Live answering your stuffed animal-related questions!

Please leave your questions on our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/thesarf

30

Apr
2020

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Conjoined Stuffed Koalas Born Separated: Pre-Op

On 30, Apr 2020 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

These stuffed koalas are conjoined twins that were born separated. They are ready to undergo a groundbreaking surgery that will join them together as they were meant to be. Wendy Mitchell, M.D.S.A. discusses their journey and the details of the upcoming surgery.

(Please note: This was filmed prior to the current COVID-19 crisis. We hope that any references to sickness and surgeries are taken in jest, and we hope that our little videos here can serve to amuse you a bit during your time of isolation. Please be sure to practice social distancing and stay home and just watch videos until we are through with this crummy virus!)

09

Jan
2020

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Processing Applications!

On 09, Jan 2020 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

We are currently hard at work reviewing all of the applications from this year’s 37TH Street Stuffed Animal Petting Zoo! We received 372 paper applications and 50 online applications, so it might take a few weeks to make decisions! We will keep you posted!

12

Dec
2019

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Science Fair Stuffed Animal Petting Zoo 2019!

On 12, Dec 2019 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

Here are some scenes from this year’s 37TH Street Stuffed Animal Petting Zoo / Science Fair. Photos courtesy of Mike Stefanik!

18

Nov
2019

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

37th Street Petting Zoo 2019, Austin, TX

On 18, Nov 2019 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

Things have been hectic at The SARF lately. In addition to our typical therapy sessions, crafting classes, and various extracurricular activities, the SAs have been hard at work on some special research projects that they’ll be presenting at this year’s annual 37th Street Stuffed Animal Petting Zoo. That’s right, folks: The SARF is hosting its very own Science Fair!

Of course not all SAs are science-minded, so we’ve kept our scope pretty broad- but each SA will present research on a topic of his or her or its choosing. We look forward to some groundbreaking research and fascinating revelations.

The Petting Zoo officially opens the weekend of December 14th, with the 37TH ST Lights Premier Party! But we hope to be up and running the week before. Stay tuned for exact dates!

03

Oct
2019

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

New T-Shirts! And totes for sale on Etsy!

On 03, Oct 2019 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

Get ’em while they’re in stock! We have mens, womens, kids, and totes.
Get them here!

24

Jul
2019

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Petting Zoo Tonight at Thinkery!

On 24, Jul 2019 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

Tonight, from 4pm-8pm. It’s free! Come meet some available stuffed animals and fill out an application.
Here more details: https://thinkeryaustin.org/community-programs/

17

Jan
2019

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

We’re processing applications!

On 17, Jan 2019 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

We’re in the middle of processing applications from last month’s petting zoo (and from online submissions). That’s why there aren’t any available SAs listed right now. We hope to send notifications by Monday! After that, we you will be able to see if they’ve been successfully placed… and then we will get started posting some new available SAs! Thanks!!

03

Jan
2019

In News
Press

By The S.A.R.F.

Austin Chronicle Feature! 37TH ST Lights!

On 03, Jan 2019 | In News, Press | By The S.A.R.F.

There’s a nice 37th Street Lights feature in the Austin Chronicle this week. Our friend Hoover looks pretty fierce in the photo! We promise he’s tamer than he looks.

Read the article here.

Thank you to all of the awesome residents of 37th Street (particularly Robert Foster, our unofficial mayor/organizer of the street) for making this year’s display the most awesome it’s been in ages!

10

Dec
2018

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

2018 Stuffed Animal Petting Zoo – 37TH ST – Austin, TX

On 10, Dec 2018 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

37TH ST Petting Zoo is open 6pm-11pm now until December 22!

Rescue: Greater Pine Bluff Wildlife Refuge, Rural Wyoming

Sasha & Jermaine at the Greater Pine Bluff Wildlife Refuge shortly after we arrived. Despite their diminutive sizes, they seemed to fit in well with the tower. Note: A group of living giraffes is called a 'tower.' A group of stuffed giraffes is called a 'condo.'

Sasha & Jermaine at the Greater Pine Bluff Wildlife Refuge shortly after we arrived. Despite their diminutive sizes, they seemed to fit in well with the tower.
Note: A group of living giraffes is called a ‘tower.’ A group of stuffed giraffes is called a ‘condo.’

This year’s Rescued Stuffed Animals (RSAs) have been on a long journey of rehabilitation and self-discovery.

Three years ago, we were called to rescue them from the Greater Pine Bluff Wildlife Refuge in rural Wyoming.

Upon our arrival at the refuge, our team was shocked to discover that the Stuffed Animals (SAs) had been integrated into the live animal population!
Read more…