AARF

Animal Assistance & Rescue Foundation

About Us

Animal Assistance & Rescue Foundation (AARF) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing services and support to pets in need.

We are an all-volunteer based organization with no facility for housing. All pets are cared for in foster homes.

We are a relatively small group with decades of animal welfare experience. We strive to do what is necessary to assist pets in need, while understanding each situation may be different. Often situations are presented that fall under one of our standard programs, however, we are committed to looking at each situation and develop a plan to assist that is within our means to do so. We do so with kindness, compassion and common sense.

We strive for every pet to have a safe, happy home where they are a well-loved member of the family.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I’m moving tomorrow and can’t take my pet. Can I bring it to you?

No, while we want to help, please understand we are a foster based group and pulling animals into our programs take time. We need at least a week, sometimes more, to prepare.

I just found a lost or stray pet, can I bring it to you?

No, while we want to help, please understand we are a foster based group and pulling animals into our programs take time. We need at least a week, sometimes more, to prepare.

Where do your animals come from?

Public Surrenders

Many of our puppies and kittens are surrendered to us for placement. Ideally, the owner contacts us when the litter is 3-4 weeks old and is willing to “foster to surrender”. We provide the basic medical care and food as needed. Once the litter is 8 weeks old, we will get the spay/neuter surgery done and place them up for adoption. The one stipulation is that the owner must agree to get mom spayed. We can help with that too.

Shelters/Animal control facilities

We often taken pull pets from area public intake facilities. Facilities that are inundated with unwanted pets. We focus on the “at risk” population, those that require more than basic care. Seniors, neonates and injured pets are always at risk in a public facility. From bottle babies to serious injury, we will help if the resources are available.