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13

Jan
2022

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Updates from The SARF HQ

On 13, Jan 2022 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

It’s that time of year again… The 37th Street Petting Zoo is over, and we’re hard at work evaluating adoption applications. Announcements should come around the 31st!

Austin is once again in Covid Stage 5, so we’ve been reluctant to open up The SARF HQ. It’s sounding like we might be reaching the peak of the surge soon, though, so we’re hoping to open up again very soon! Please stay tuned!

We’re planning some fun events for the hopefully-soon post-covid-surge times, including a revival of our popular Stuffed Animal Speed Dating event– just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Also, we’ll be opening up for more stuffed animal clothing-making workshops as soon as it’s safe to go back in the proverbial water.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for stuffed animal repairs, email me at info@thesarf.org.

18

Nov
2021

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Visit our real-life headquarters! We will be open 11/20 & 11/21, 12-6PM!

On 18, Nov 2021 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

2825 Hancock Dr #111 Austin, TX 78731

After two very successful weekends during the WEST Austin Studio Tour, we’ve decided to keep the fun rolling.

We will be open this weekend, Nov 20-21, as continued part of the Austin Studio Tour… even though we’re technically on the WEST side of things!

Come tour The SARF’s administrative headquarters (staffed by our permanent stuffed residents), meet our stuffed artists in residence and see their artwork, sign up for a future workshop, and look at all the cool recycled materials we’ve used in the decor. You can also apply to adopt rescued stuffed animals! See you then!

Free and open to the public (donations are gladly accepted):

Hours

Nov 20 & 21
12-6pm

Sneak Preview:

The SARF Live (but Stuffed)! On Facebook Live! Episode 7 (Austin Studio Tour)

17

Nov
2021

In News
Sponsors
Thank You!

By The S.A.R.F.

Thank you Fred and Remp’s Golf Pool!

On 17, Nov 2021 | In News, Sponsors, Thank You! | By The S.A.R.F.

We have been pretty dang busy for the last few months as we’ve been assembling The SARF’s Real Life Headquarters (2825 Hancock Dr. #111, Austin, TX 78731) from a whole bunch of recycled materials… so sometimes very awesome things fall through the cracks for awhile. (Note: We are actually just me: Wendy, and at times Leta, my lovely human volunteer, and some wonderful friends who help clean floors and paint things and keep me company.)

Of course I also now have a staff of full-time stuffed employees, but they’re still getting used to their new jobs and surroundings, and honestly, they’re not much better than I am when it comes to keeping up with email.

Because it’s mostly just me running the show, every little big of encouragement helps- and every donation helps, too- especially now that we’ve opened The SARF HQ. Now we have actual bills to pay. And we’re committed to keeping stuffed animal adoptions free.

A few weeks ago we received an email from a very lovely stuffed dog named Fred, along with a monetary donation to our organization through our PayPal donate button. Fred told us he wanted to “help other stuffed animals less fortunate than me.”

Sal

Fred’s living companion runs website/organization called Remp’s Golf Pool. Sal, our Strength and Conditioning Coach, was pretty excited to explore the site, as he is a huge golf fan.

We just wanted to say thank you to Fred and his owner for their generous support of The SARF’s cause! It’s stuffed animals and living companions like them that keep us going!

17

Nov
2021

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Stuffed Animal Repair Workshop Sat. Dec. 4th!

On 17, Nov 2021 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

Missing eyes? Torn neck? Frayed mouth stitching? Bring your injured stuffed animal, and we will diagnose and help you treat its ailments (and learn techniques for dealing with future injuries). Together, we will nurse your stuffed animal back to health!

Attendance limited to 5 participants. Materials and prior video consultation (so we can determine size/scope of injuries and materials needed to have on-hand) included.

This class is geared toward adults. Must be 15 years or older to participate. Masks required!

Saturday
December 4
12-4pm

(Note: The goal is to repair your SA’s specific injuries. If it takes less than 4 hours, you are free to leave at any time– or you can stick around to learn about other SA injuries and observe/help with others’ repairs!)

The Stuffed Animal Rescue Foundation Headquarters

2825 Hancock Dr #111 Austin, TX 78731

Sign Up For Workshop

04

Nov
2021

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Visit our new real-life headquarters, opening Nov 6!!

On 04, Nov 2021 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

2825 Hancock Dr #111 Austin, TX 78731

We will be open weekends Nov 6-21 as part of the Austin Studio Tour!

Come tour The SARF’s administrative headquarters (staffed by our permanent stuffed residents), meet our stuffed artists in residence and see their artwork, sign up for a future workshop, and look at all the cool recycled materials we’ve used in the decor. You can also apply to adopt rescued stuffed animals! See you then!

Free and open to the public (donations are gladly accepted):

Hours

Nov 6 & 7
12-6pm

Nov 13 & 14
12-6pm

Nov 20 & 21
12-6pm

Sneak Preview:

The SARF Live (but Stuffed)! On Facebook Live! Episode 7 (Austin Studio Tour)

(We’ll have prints of this Frida Bear poster for sale, as supplies last, and also some t-shirts!)

04

Jun
2020

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

The SARF Live (But Stuffed)! Episode 6

On 04, Jun 2020 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

21

May
2020

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

The SARF Live (But Stuffed)! Episode 4

On 21, May 2020 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.


Episode 4.
We discuss Beanie Babies, future SARF Headquarters, potentially-offensive lawn bags, and a bunch of other ‘stuff’.

14

May
2020

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

The SARF Live (But Stuffed)(But This Time Not Live!) Episode 3: Toast Interview

On 14, May 2020 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

The SARF Live (But Stuffed)(But This Time Not Live!) Episode 3: Toast Interview:
We had some technical difficulties with out broadcast last Thursday, so here is the full interview with Toast, our special guest!

07

May
2020

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

The SARF Live (But Stuffed)! Join us for Episode 2

On 07, May 2020 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.


The SARF Live (But Stuffed)!
Join us for Episode 2!

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