ARPO Board


• To encourage and assist existing and future pet owners in providing a good quality life for their pets.

• To temporarily shelter stray, abandoned, neglected, abused and surrendered cats and dogs in a clean, comfortable, and safe environment while providing the best quality of life and medical care possible.

• To facilitate the adoption of these companion animals into stable, loving homes.

• To promote pet ownership as a lifetime commitment.

• To cooperate with other animal-related organizations for the purpose of reducing the population of unwanted cats and dogs through adoption, spay/neuter and educational programs.

• To further educate the public regarding the important benefits of the human/companion animal bond.

• To promote respect for creatures of all species.


Interim President – Leah Bradford
Interim Vice President & Volunteer Coordinator – Cheri Smith
Treasurer – Shirley Thompson
Secretary – Lou Ann Austen
Members-at-Large – Lori White, Phyllis Peden, Marie Salemi, and Josh Huser