Monetary donations are always needed and appreciated. Many of the animals that we take into our care arrive dirty and malnourished. They are often suffering from fleas, ticks and internal parasites. They need to be tested for diseases that might spread and infect other animals at the shelter. They need to be vaccinated and spayed or neutered.

While all of our dogs and cats will make great companions, some of them will live at ARF for a long time before they are adopted. Adult cats and large dogs are not in as high demand as kittens and small dogs. It is sadly not remarkable for a cat to live at the shelter for a year or more. At the same time, we are picky about who can adopt our animals. For their safety, we want dogs to go to homes that have fenced yards and we want cats to be kept indoors.

Just like at your home, our gas, electric, and water bills have gone up due to rate increases. With the recent and much needed expansions, the space we need to heat, cool, and keep clean has also grown. ARF does not receive local, state or federal funding. We rely on the generous financial support of our community to help us help the animals.

So please donate today! Checks can be mailed to : Animal Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 1032, Milledgeville, GA  31059-1032 or you can make a one time or recurring donation by clinking on the DONATE  button that appears at the bottom of each page. We also accept donations through Venmo. Our Venmo handle is milly_arf

The Animal Rescue Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt humane society. Your donations are tax-deductible. If you need a receipt, please let us know.


Another great way to help ARF is to volunteer. Interested? Complete our online volunteer form below!

We require that all volunteers be at least 18 years of age.

Volunteering at ARF includes spending time with the dogs and cats, as well as taking the dogs on walks so that they can get some extra time outside of their kennels. We may also ask volunteers to help out with tasks around the shelter, such as unfolding newspapers, bathing dogs, or washing dishes.

Looking for a stress reliever while also doing some good? Come spend some time in our cat room for cuddles or get kisses from a rescue dog!

At this time, we will only be accepting volunteers on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 2pm. 

The dogs, cats, and humans of ARF thank you!

Things we always need

We are always in need of the following:

  • Unscented cat litter
  • Large garbage bags- 33 gallons or more.
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bleach
  • Dish detergent
  • Paper towels
  • Dry cat food
  • Dry dog food
  • Dry and canned kitten food
  • Dry and canned puppy food

Donations can be dropped off in the bin outside of the rescue’s front door

Amazon Wishlist

Items purchased from our Amazon Wishlist can be shipped directly to us by choosing to ship to Animal Rescue Foundation in the check out.

Chewy Wishlist

We now have a Chewy wishlist! Items purchased from this list will be shipped directly to us. Check out our most needed items!

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Georgia College ARF & Friends

ARF & Friends (ARFF) is a student service organization at GCSU that volunteers with, raises awareness, and hosts fundraising events for our rescue.

Are you a Georgia College student and interested in joining ARF & Friends? Email them at [email protected] and follow them on Instagram (@arff_gcsu) to stay up to date on their meetings and events.