With small non-profit businesses struggling to stay in operation, CCPI has also
made a commitment that a portion of our proceeds for 2008 will go towards a selected community non-profit organization and this years' recipient is the Animal Rescue of Fresno (A.R.F.) located apet1.pngt 4545 E. Dakota, Fresno, California.  This is a no kill shelter run by volunteers and is dependent on private donations and grant monies to keep its doors open for the many dogs in need of rescue. And this is where you can help us help the lost, unwanted and neglected dogs that are cared for and loved at the rescue center. There are many ways you can donate, attend CCPI sponsored events, donate money, time or materials directly to the facility anytime. Help us keep the doors open, the loving hands to feed and nurture these animals and sponsor special events where many of these dogs find a home.

During 2008 and the CCPI Seminar, CCPI collected, sold and raffled items to raise money for this worthwhile cause with the goal to present a check to this facility at the end of the year.

pet2.jpgThanks to all for supporting ARF.

Jackie Meador


The mission of Animal Rescue of Fresno is to eliminate suffering and promote the welfare of dogs through direct action and education. ARF is committed to encouraging the humane treatment of all animals, reducing the number of homeless animals in Fresno County, promoting the benefits of the human/animal bond, and supporting spaying/neutering of all animals. ARF works towards achieving its mission by:

  1. Rescuing dogs from life threatening situations at animal shelters and elsewhere.
  2. Finding dogs permanent loving homes with qualified families.
  3. Assisting owners of dogs who can no longer keep them to find them new homes.
  4. Working cooperatively with animal shelters and other rescue groups in the community towards our common goals of saving dogs' lives and reducing pet overpopulation.
  5. Educating the public about the advantages of adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations, and about the need for spaying and neutering dogs.
  6. Educating owners and prospective owners of dogs about their proper care and training, and about other aspects of the breed.


Linda Guthrie, Director, A.R.F., receiving the donation check from Jackie, Director, CCPI.