It’s Official…

Sarah receives the Resolution from Mayor Fraim

March 22, 2011 was an exciting day for Animal Rescue of Tidewater and Spay Hampton Roads! At that evening’s Norfolk City Council meeting, Mayor Fraim presented a Resolution, recognizing and supporting both organizations and the work we have done to help animals in Hampton Roads. Sarah Crawford accepted the Resolution on our behalf.

Excerpt from the Resolution:

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved:

Section 1: – That the Council of the City of Norfolk hereby extends thanks, appreciation and support to Animal Rescue of Tidewater for its efforts to reduce the number of animals taken to shelters and euthanized.

Section 2: – That the City of Norfolk is encouraged to work with Animals Rescue of Tidewater in implementation of the SpayHR initiative.

Section 3: [-] That this Resolution be recorded in the permanent proceedings of the City Council and that a copy be presented to Animal Rescue of Tidewater.

The entire Resolution is also available:



After the Resolution was presented to Sarah, Council Member Thomas “Tommy” Richard Smigiel, Jr. talked about his dog, whom he adopted from ART, and encouraged others to adopt as well. Thank you Council Member Smigiel!


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