711 S. Wilkinson St., P.O. Box 1032, Milledgeville, GA 31059-1032
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Georgia Gives Day
The Animal Rescue Foundation participated in the second annual Georgia Gives Day, a 24 hour period of online charitable giving that started at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 13. The flash mob of giving was more successful than the first, resulting in nearly double the donations to nonprofits state wide.
ARF was overwhelmed once again by the kindness of our supporters. ARF is grateful and humbled by the number and amount donations. Thank you so much for clicking and caring. ARF received $2800 in donations in this 24 hour period, and received two generous cash prizes from the Knight Foundation. These funds will be used to continue our rescue work, providing food, shelter and veterinary attention for the dogs and cats in our care. ARF is relies on the generosity of supporters like you who keep our doors open.
Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic
Animal Rescue Foundation and Petsense are happy to announce that they have partnered to bring a low cost spay and neuter mobile clinic to Milledgeville on December 30, 2013. S.A.F.E. (Saving Animals From Euthanasia) is accepting appointments to spay/neuter cats and dogs from their mobile clinic which will be located in front of Petsense at Milledgeville Mall.
Appointments may be made by calling 478 550-5050.
Fees are as follows:
All animals will be given a rabies shot unless the owner presents paperwork indicating that the animal has a current rabies vaccination. Call early to schedule a surgery as space is limited.
2013 marks Animal Rescue Foundation’s thirtieth year as your local humane society. During those 30 years, ARF’s mission has been to find responsible permanent homes for unwanted cats and dogs, to encourage spaying and neutering of all pets, and to educate the public on the proper care and treatment of animals.
Animal Rescue Foundation is led by the following Board of Directors: Robyn Register, President; Kathy Groseclose, Vice-President; Deb Campbell, Secretary; Dave Groseclose, Treasurer; and Members at Large Patti Nawrocki, Carla Watkins, Linda Ashley, Andrew Herren, and Allene Veazey.
A group of wonderful caregivers work early morning and late evening hours seven days a week to make sure our cats and dogs are fed, exercised, and live in a clean environment. We are especially grateful for this group of reliable, part-time employees who care for and love our canine and feline friends.
Animal Rescue Foundation is also served by a host of dedicated volunteers who perform a great variety of tasks for ARF ranging from walking dogs and socializing cats to organizing and assisting with fundraising efforts. Without these volunteers, ARF could not continue to exist. ARF most definitely would not exist without the generous donors who support us with both financial gifts and services. ARF does not receive any support from governmental agencies. All support comes from private donors with occasional support received in the form of small grants.
Many Georgia College students complete community service requirements at ARF. With their help, dogs are walked, cats are entertained, and 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.
To help local families during times of hardship, ARF maintains a pet food bank thanks to the generosity of local businesses and individual donors. This has allowed many pets to remain in their homes rather than be surrendered to our shelter. We also provide humane education classes to kindergarten through third grade students in our local schools.
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. Revenues from the crematory support our shelter.
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.