Arms Brown was selected for the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO) Force For Good Nonprofit Young Advocate of the Year.
Arms is a member of the Robinson’s Rescue Board of Directors and huge advocate for their mission to reduce overpopulation and euthanasia of healthy, adoptable dogs and cats in north Louisiana by providing affordable spay/neuter services and education on the importance of spay/neuter.
A group of concerned citizens of Shreveport began meeting regularly to learn about the best practices in other communities that successfully lowered pet overpopulation, finding that spay/neuter initiatives have proven to be the most effective, humane means to decrease pet overpopulation. Thus, on Sept. 15, 2008, Robinson’s Rescue was founded as the first clinic of its kind in the state of Louisiana and one of only 159 ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance clinics in all of the United States.
Based on Line Avenue in Shreveport, Robinson’s Rescue operates a low-cost spay/neuter program, as well as a free spay/neuter program called the Subsidized Spay/Neuter Incentive Program, which provides pets owned by local, low-income residents with free spay/neuter and rabies vaccinations. Robinson’s Rescue also operates a Community Outreach Program in which they participate in local animal wellness and animal-related information fairs in order to educate local residents about spay/neuter and provide them with applications for free spay/neuter through SSNIP.