PLEASE NOTE: Effective immediately, in compliance with the shelter-in-place order, ARF is suspending most regular programs and services until further notice. Our shelter animals will continue to be cared for by our staff and most of our animals are in foster homes. Humane education, children's activities, and dog training classes are cancelled, and the shelter is closed to the public.
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ARF's core mission is the rescue of dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters, giving them a chance at life until a new home can be found. ARF couples this focus with innovative programs strengthening the human-animal bond for children, seniors, veterans, and people in disadvantaged circumstances. Through ARF, people experience the unconditional love and acceptance of dogs and cats to fulfill a mission of "People Rescuing Animals…Animals Rescuing People…"®
Protects one animal from disease with vaccinations
Feeds one shelter guest for their entire stay
Brings comfort to people in need with one Pet Hug Pack visit
Provides supplies for the complete care of one shelter guest from rescue to adoption
Conducts necessary blood work for one senior shelter guest
Prevents more unwanted litters by spaying or neutering one dog
Teaches public school children compassion for animals with one day of ARF All Stars® humane education
Provides complete medical care for one shelter guest from rescue to adoption
Covers one week of transportation cost (gas, maintenance, and insurance) to rescue animals from public shelters
One month supply of specially prescribed food for shelter animals
One month supply of protective clothing for staff to ensure proper handling for infectious diseases
Keeps the shelter clean and free of disease with a one-month supply of disinfectant for entire shelter
Covers costs for one day of Pit bull, Chihuahua, or low-income spay/neuter surgeries at ARF's clinic