ARO robbed at gunpoint

Sadly, ringing in the New Year went belly up when we were held up by gunpoint by a group of men pretending to be prospective customers.  After gaining access, the thugs rounded up all the staff while they cleared us out and damaged our property before getting away with our office and clinic computers, cell phones, personal belongings belonging to our staff and ripping out all the cabling to our switchboard and security cameras.   The costs to recoup what has been taken or damaged is excessive for an animal welfare to replace.  It is unthinkable that an organisation that dedicates all its efforts into helping sick and suffering animals in the poorest communities could be a target!  

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ARO loses a beloved staff member RIP Sharon Adams

We are saddened to share the news that we lost a beloved colleague in December due to COVID19.  Sharon Adams, who dedicated 26 years of service to ARO, was our financial administrator who managed the collection tins and will be remembered by many for her positivity and encouraging attitude.  All the staff at ARO miss Sharon terribly and there hasn’t been a day that we have not thought of her and her family. 

Rest well Sharon, you will remain in our hearts forever.