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04

Apr
2013

In News
Press

By The S.A.R.F.

Amazing SARF Video Sent from Ontario…

On 04, Apr 2013 | In News, Press | By The S.A.R.F.


An advertising class from Conestoga College (Ontario, Canada) made us this awesome video! Thank you, thank you, thank you! The ASPCSA would be proud!

03

Apr
2013

In News
SA Updates

By The S.A.R.F.

Safety First…

On 03, Apr 2013 | In News, SA Updates | By The S.A.R.F.

Phil’s new family picked him up from SARF Headquarters on Sunday. They sent this photo from his journey home. Looks like he’s in good hands.

29

Mar
2013

In News
SA Updates

By The S.A.R.F.

Nancy’s Homecoming

On 29, Mar 2013 | In News, SA Updates | By The S.A.R.F.

Nancy was officially adopted this week. Her co-adopters were well-prepared for her arrival. Here’s a photo of her welcome home celebration, complete with handmade invitations for all of her new friends.

01

Feb
2013

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Introducing Coco Lily: SA Transitions Facilitator

On 01, Feb 2013 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

Coco found her forever home within the walls of the Austin American-Statesman. Little did she know that there among the employee craft fair was an online shopping product manager waiting to take her home for her baby girl who was coming soon. Now this handknit bear spends her time on a shelf in this girl’s room watching her and her brother play. She also is somewhat of a silent leader among the other stuffed animals, and the little ones all look up to her. She likes to visit the zoo because there are so many animals there. And she loves to eat bamboo like her panda cousins. When not working for SARF, she likes to sit on her head to do some inverse thinking.

16

Jan
2013

In News
Press

By The S.A.R.F.

The SARF on KVUE Austin

On 16, Jan 2013 | In News, Press | By The S.A.R.F.

Nancy Stuffed Dog The SARF

Credit: Quita Culpepper, KVUE News

KVUE Austin did a feature on The S.A.R.F. Petting Zoo! They came by 37th St to interview a few of this year’s SAs and to discuss our adoption processes. Watch the video below, or click here for the full article.


16

Dec
2012

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Clear weather

On 16, Dec 2012 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

The SAs spent the day grooming, and they’re feeling spiffy and ready for tonight’s petting zoo!

16

Dec
2012

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

Breaking News: The Storm of Petting Zoo 2012

On 16, Dec 2012 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.

Transcript of The Intern’s official statement made at 6:22 am, December 16, 2012

As you all know by now, we experienced an unexpected weather event in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 16. The situation began with light drizzle but quickly became more serious, though the severity never reached ‘downpour’ status as many reports have falsely stated. Thankfully, there were no SA losses. I repeat: all SAs were successfully rescued and no losses were incurred. Several are being treated with heat therapy, but these measures are precautionary rather than imperative. However, paper assets will require moderate sun exposure, and on-hand business card resources have been depleted but not decimated.

There have been rumors that some polyester snow has melted, but I can assure you that this is not the case. I am sure you will agree that I am a particularly credible source on this matter.

Monkeys were mostly unaffected due to their naturally-protective arboreal habitat. They are braving the storm with aid of protective gear.

The situation has been downgraded from code red to code orange-red and is expected to be further downgraded as the storm continues its swift path out of the area. Evaluation of the situation will resume at daybreak, and any necessary rebuilding will begin forthwith. Normal petting zoo operations will resume tomorrow evening provided moisture threats continue to dissipate as expected.

Neither SEMA (Stuffed Animal Emergency Management Agency) nor the Stuffed Cross has been contacted, as the severity of the situation falls well below each organization’s required damage threshold. In short, we are taking care of our own repairs internally (though we would be willing to accept any help if offered by Bruce Springsteen, as a private concert would surely boost SA morale).

Regarding rumors of criminal negligence, the petting zookeeper claims she intended to bring the SAs inside for the night but had simply fallen asleep on the couch. She states she had planned only to rest briefly before continuing her taxing duties as SA caretaker. We do know that the lights were still on at the onset of the rescue mission and that she did in fact arise from the couch when awakened by the code red alarm. These facts support her claim that she had yet to perform her nightly closing protocol.

I cannot comment further, as the investigation is ongoing. I will not be fielding questions at this time. Thank you.

20

Jan
2012

In News

By The S.A.R.F.

2011 Petting Zoo

On 20, Jan 2012 | In News | By The S.A.R.F.


Our 2011 Petting Zoo Success!

This year’s SARF Petting Zoo was a great success! We received so many adoption applications that we’re still going through them. Of course the volume of applications unfortunately means that we’re also having to decline more applications than ever before 🙁 .
If you were not awarded the SA you wanted, know that you are in good company. All of our applicants were excellent candidates… We simply can only choose one person per stuffed animal. And if you weren’t selected to adopt your requested SA, never fear: We promise to have new animals up for adoption within the next few weeks. Please keep checking back.
And if you’re still waiting to find out the status of your application, we will be sending out notifications very soon…
Thank you all so much for supporting the cause!

To see the status of your requested SA, check our Successful Placements section.

19

Mar
2010

In News
Press

By The S.A.R.F.

Resident Platypus Featured on The View

On 19, Mar 2010 | In News, Press | By The S.A.R.F.

Guelah, a platypus and longtime permanent resident of The Stuffed Animal Rescue Foundation, was contacted by ABC’s morning television show, The View, to give an official comment regarding the controversial photos of Rielle Hunter which appeared in GQ magazine in early 2010. Elizabeth Hasselbeck, one of the show’s hosts, read a snippet from Guelah’s rather lengthy statement on the air:

The matter is complicated. On one hand, we would all be honored to be featured in GQ. However, we’re concerned about the fact that the stuffed animals featured might not actually belong to Ms. Hunter. At a time when there are so many needy stuffed animals out there, we wish more people would consider adopting abandoned animals from local stuffed animal shelters rather than buying them new… I’m available for interviews via e-mail or chat as I don’t actually speak out loud.

Rielle Hunter GQ photo with stuffed animals including Barney, Kermit and Dora the Explorer.

Credit- AP Photo/GQ, Mark Selinger

Though we are extremely grateful for Ms. Hasselbeck’s interest in the opinions of our organization, we do feel that many of Guelah’s more important points were excluded from the segment. Also, it appears that some viewers did not believe the response was actually written by our dear stuffed friend. Some even implied that statement was in fact written by The View’s team of writers. However, we can assure you that Guelah spent several hours formulating his thoughtful response.

26

Nov
2011

In News
Press

By The S.A.R.F.

The S.A.R.F. on KEYE TV!

On 26, Nov 2011 | In News, Press | By The S.A.R.F.

Check out The SARF on TV

KEYE TV featured The S.A.R.F. on their news show We Are Austin Live! Click the image below to watch the feature.