We are extremely saddened to say that our wonderful Director and partner in our rescue Reina Ortner has lost her Loving father to cancer. Tom Ortner was fighting cancer for 3 years and passed away on May 25, 2019. I have personally known the Ortner family for 28 years.  Reina Ortner has helped me build Open Arms Rescue from the beginning. In honor of her beloved father we would like to share this post and also in celebration of LIFE and RESCUING doggies as is his daughter Reina’s passion. Tom was a well known surfer at Wind and Sea in La Jolla and will be sadly missed by many. I am personally donating to the rescue in honor of his life and his beautiful and caring daughter who survives him. If you would like to donate in honor of Tom Ortner please follow the Donate link below to our website so we can keep on rescuing doggies. Thank you and God Bless.

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"Cause for Paws" Fox Telethon 2015

Jenny Armour with "Romeo"on the Red Carpet before the filming


Kaley Cuoco this years show host on red carpet

"Cause for Paws" Fox Telethon (from left clockwise)- Paula Abdul and our "Sparky", Jenny Armour and Paula on red carpet, Jenny on stage at end of show and Sparky with the Osbournes on stage.

Doggy Days of Summer -Cardiff

Doggy Days of Summer -Cardiff

At the end of the day they were soooooooooooo tired

Dirty Dogs Adopt Event-  Carmel Valley

Doggy Street Festival - Pt Loma

Jingle Paws Event -El Cajon

Pet Fest -Chula Vista

Doggy Days of Summer - Cardiff

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