(Sarasota, FL) Animal Rescue Coalition (ARC) announces the appointment of Gisele Pintchuck as the organization’s new executive director. Pintchuck has spent the past 18 years working in the local non-profit community. She most recently served as associate executive director of Embracing Our Differences and, prior to that, as director of development for the Suncoast Communities Blood Bank. In her new role with Animal Rescue Coalition, Pintchuck will be responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the organization’s fundraising and community relations campaigns. She will also oversee program growth, manage and implement long-term sustainability goals.
“I’m honored to join the Animal Rescue Coalition and work on behalf of such a worthy cause,” says Pintchuck, “ARC’s mission addresses the critical issue of preventing generations of innocent puppies and kittens from entering a world without enough homes, thus preventing the killing of adoptable pets”.
Edward Sarbey, ARC’s co-founder and board chairman, says that Pintchuck will work closely with the organization’s leadership to ensure the fulfillment of its mission as ARC enters a new initiative to adopt the nationally acclaimed Humane Alliance model.
“We feel privileged to have Gisele at the helm,” he says. “Her years of fundraising and strategic planning experience, combined with her progressive outlook, will provide the level of leadership required to guide our organization to a successful future”.
About Animal Rescue Coalition
THE ANIMAL RESCUE COALITION (ARC) was founded in 1998 by Ira Barsky and Ed Sarbey when they brought together leaders from local animal welfare organizations and as county animal services, to collaborate and develop a plan to end the killing of adoptable dogs and cats. The centerpiece of this initiative has been the ARC Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic purchased in 2002, which has spayed and neutered nearly 35,000 dogs and cats, thereby substantially reducing pet overpopulation in our community. Countless generations of innocent puppies and kittens have been saved from entering a world without enough homes for them. Despite significant progress, there is still much work to do. All of ARC’s programs, which are designed to reduce overpopulation, provide emergency veterinary care, address feral cat issues, and arrange fostering and adoptions, are facing increased demand for services, and more households than ever now qualify for ARC’s subsidized spay/neuter surgeries. The Animal Rescue Coalition continues to bring much-needed public awareness to animal welfare organizations and strives for Sarasota and Manatee counties to become true no-kill communities.
ANIMAL RESCUE COALITION (ARC) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to end the killing of adoptable dogs and cats in Sarasota and Manatee counties by means of a proactive spay/neuter program, a feral cat program, comprehensive adoption effort, and various other initiatives designed to recognize the profound benefits to people of animal companionship.