711 S. Wilkinson St., P.O. Box 1032, Milledgeville, GA 31059-1032
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Rainbow of Cats Adoption Special
Cats at ARF come in a range of colors, sizes, ages, and cattitudes. Through no fault of their own, many have been at the shelter for far longer than they should. In order for them to find homes--and love--quickly, adoption fees for adult cats who arrived at ARF prior to May 20, 2013 have been reduced to $25. In addition, an anonymous donor has agreed to pay the adoption fee for the first 4 adoptions covered under this special. Visit ARF on facebook or contact the shelter for additional details.
In 1983, Bobbie Thompson founded the Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc. in Milledgeville, Georgia. ARF will soon celebrate its 29th anniversary as your local humane society. Over the years, Bobbie along with many other dedicated board members, animal caregivers, tireless volunteers and countless donors have contributed to ARF's mission of finding responsible permanent homes as family pets for abandoned animals, encouraging spaying and neutering of all pets, and educating the public on the proper care and treatment of animals. Over the years, the services that ARF has been able to offer with your support has varied but have always upheld the values of its mission.
In 2011 ARF was the recipient of a generous bequest that allowed the shelter to hire part-time Executive Director, Julie Paschall. Julie works passionately for the welfare of the homeless and abandoned dogs and cats in our community. Julie has brought fresh enthusiasm and ideas to ARF, has brought in new funding by identifying and winning grants, and continued, improved, or started exciting new programs, such as the local pet food bank, expanded adoption hours, and Fix Milledgeville a much needed, low cost spay/neuter program available through local veterinarians.
Long time board member Kathy Groseclose heads up ARF's humane education program. She and other volunteers visit many classrooms at local public and private schools. They teach elementary age children about proper pet care, dog bite prevention, and other valuable lessons.
Many Georgia College students complete community service requirements at ARF. With their help, dogs are walked, cats are entertained, cages are cleaned. We hope that ARF leaves with them with a much deserved sense of accomplishment and a lifetime desire to help their local humane societies and to continue to work for the welfare of the animals.
Volunteers and generous donors helped build the Peaceful Pet Crematory from the ground up. In 2009 the dream of having a local pet crematory became reality, and PPC opened for business. The compassionate staff at PPC provide dignity to deceased pets and help the owners left behind preserve their memories.
Volunteers and donors are instrumental to the success of ARF. They provide a variety of services from grounds maintenance, to fundraiser support, from animal care to office duties. Local businesses donate goods for the auction, food for our functions, or offer steeply reduced prices for services. When the shelter posts a need for newspapers, plastic bags, wading pools for the puppies to use during the heat of the summer, or even a fenced enclosure so the dogs can romp and play, donors and volunteers step forward.
ARF has many staunch supporters who have stuck by us through thick and thin. All of your efforts and donations, big and small, are needed, have made a difference and are much appreciated! Thank you, from the staff at ARF and from all of the dogs and cats in our care. The difference you have made in the life of these animals is significant and vital to our mission.
Over the years, ARF has accomplished many goals, cared for and found homes for many helpless pets. Please contact us if you would like to become a volunteer, visit our needs page to see a list of items we can always use at the shelter, or make a one-time or recurring donation. Your continuing support will allow us to improve and expand much needed programs in our community.
The Animal Rescue Foundation has partnered with HomeAgain to offer you another way to protect your dog. A microchip can be quickly and easily inserted under the dog's skin. If your dog ever becomes lost and is found by Animal Control or taken to a participating veterinarian, it can be scanned and returned to you. You can make an appointment for this service any time during normal shelter hours--Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm. Plan to spend at least half an hour at the shelter for this procedure. Registration must be completed at the time of microchip insertion. The price is $40 for your first pet and $25 for each additional pet brought in the same visit. This one-time enrollment price includes the microchip, one-time activation fee and a one year membership in the HomeAgain Pet Recovery Service. When you arrive for your appointment, your dog must be on a leash or contained in a pet taxi.
Your humane society needs your support! ARF relies on donations from animals lovers like you.
Make a tax-deductible donation today - the animals need your help!
Cash will gratefully be received at the shelter during adoption hours. Checks may be given at the shelter or mailed to us. For secure online credit card payments, please click on the donate button below.
Thank you for your continuing support!
Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit tax exempt humane society serving central Georgia. ARF's main purposes include finding responsible permanent homes as family pets for abandoned animals, encouraging spaying and neutering of all pets, and educating the public on the proper care and treatment of animals.