Ari’s dream was to open his own animal hospital where he would treat rescued animals and pets of the homeless as well as regular patients. He had a wonderful affinity toward all animals and there was never an animal that didn’t feel drawn to him. His philosophy was simple: all animals deserve to be healthy, happy and safe.
Ari did not live long enough to realize his dream. On the day he died, his mother, Carrol, made a promise to do whatever she could to improve the lives of animals in need.
Ari Had a Dream was founded in the fall of 2015 by Carrol Magder. The organization became a reality through the hard work and commitment of a small group of passionate volunteers who joined together to honor the memory of Ari.
Ari Had A Dream was incorporated in October, 2015. The organization was granted its 501(c)(3) tax exempt status (#47–5461735) in May, 2016.