October 10 - 12, 2008


My name is Jackie Meador and I am the founder and Chief Investigator for the Central California Paranormal Investigators (CCPI) based in Fresno, CAlifornia. We are a research based organization which has been serving the residents of the San Joaquin Valley for more than 7 years. The funds needed for our continued research comes from our own pockets and through the events CCPI sponsors throughout the year, such as, various ghost tours, the Haunted Tower Walk and the Paranormal Studies Classes. For 2008, we are also planning the first paranormal seminar for the San Joaquin Valley October 10-12, 2008 at the Sierra Sky Ranch in Oakhurst, California.

With small non-profit businesses struggling to stay in operation, CCPI has also made a commitment that a portion of our proceeds for 2008 will go towards a selected community non-profit organization and this years' recipient is the Animal Rescue of Fresno (A.R.F.) located at 4545 E. Dakota, Fresno, California. This is a no kill shelter run by volunteers and is dependent on private donations and grant monies to keep its doors open for the many dogs in need of rescue. And this is where you can help us help the lost, unwanted and neglected dogs that are cared for and loved at the rescue center. Help us keep the doors open, the loving hands to feed and nurture these animals and sponsor special events where many of these dogs find a home.

During the seminar CCPI will be selling and raffling items to raise money for this worthwhile cause with the goal to present a check to this facility. Thanks to all for supporting ARF.


Jackie Meador

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The mission of Animal Rescue of Fresno is to eliminate suffering and promote the welfare of dogs through direct action and education. ARF is committed to encouraging the humane treatment of all animals, reducing the number of homeless animals in Fresno County, promoting the benefits of the human/animal bond, and supporting spaying/neutering of all animals. ARF works towards achieving its mission by:

  • Rescuing dogs from life threatening situations at animal shelters and elsewhere.
  • Finding dogs permanent loving homes with qualified families.
  • Assisting owners of dogs who can no longer keep them to find them new homes.
  • Working cooperatively with animal shelters and other rescue groups in the community towards our common goals of saving dogs' lives and reducing pet overpopulation.
  • Educating the public about the advantages of adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations, and about the need for spaying and neutering dogs.
  • Educating owners and prospective owners of dogs about their proper care and training, and about other aspects of the breed.