Saving Lives, Making Friends

Thank you to our generous supporters and donors, who make it possible for ARF to save the lives of over 1,000 companion animals each and every year. We receive no federal or municipal funding, but rely exclusively on donations, adoption fees and fundraising to support our lifesaving mission.

ARF offers several ways you can make a real difference in the lives of homeless and neglected animals.

A Perfect Memorial for Your Loved One

Now available – Paver Bricks are a thoughtful and lasting way to support our thriving new shelter and memorialize your family name or loved one.

We’re currently taking orders for these custom-imprinted pavers, which are displayed in a beautiful patio in front of the building for all to see. The cost of each brick is $500. An order for inscribed bricks will be placed in late July.

Place your order for your memorial Pavers Brick today – contact to reserve your brick today.

Note: You will be contacted for your payment and your brick inscription.

Donate to our General Operating Fund

Donations to the ARF General Operating Fund go directly to running the shelter on a day to day basis. From feeding our furry friends to veterinary care, medical supplies, building repairs, leashes, litterboxes and everything in between, every dollar makes a real difference.

Angels for Animals Fund

Animals often arrive at the rescue with extreme injury, trauma, or immediate healthcare or surgical requirements. Without care, these animals would either die or be sentenced to a life of pain and suffering. The Angels for Animals Fund is specifically designed to help cover the emergency veterinary care, surgeries and other resource-intensive therapies needed to heal these animals from the traumas they have endured. This critical fund also helps offset the cost of treatment for animals with long-term conditions, such as heartworm or parvo.

In-Kind Donations

As you’d imagine, we go through a lot of pet and cleaning products, including laundry detergent and bleach, canned cat food, paper towels and other daily supplies. Anything you can spare is a great help to the volunteers and animals of ARF. See our Supply Wish List or Amazon Wish List for our current needs.

Some ways to make an even bigger impact with donations of supplies include:

  • Taking up a collection at your workplace, school, or church
  • Collecting items from our lists as a project for your scout troop or other organization
  • Asking party guests to make donations of goods in lieu of gifts

In-Kind donations can be dropped off at the ARF shelter (10015 E. River Rd., Columbia Twp., OH 44028) during our usual business hours.

Cars for ARF

Got a clunker? If you have a car, truck, boat, motorcycle, house trailer, or even a lawn mower that you’re not using or thinking of selling, why not donate it instead? Your charitable donation makes a big difference to the animals of ARF! Plus it’s tax deductible, fast & easy.

Whether it’s operating or not, we accept your donation. ARF volunteer Dean Ollar of West Side Auto Brokers will even pick it up! Contact Dean at 216-408-7777 or for details.

Wills, Bequests and Planned Giving

If animal welfare is a cause that’s close to your heart, consider leaving a legacy that will help save more lives and make more happily ever afters.

Perhaps the simplest way to honor the memory of a loved one is to request that donations be made to ARF in lieu of flowers. Those whose hearts are with the animals often make a final request for friends and relatives to support our four-legged friends on their behalf.

Planned Giving is also an important way for your loved ones to honor your love of animals. You may wish to include ARF in your will or bequest. Some options are:

  • Include ARF as a beneficiary in your will
  • Make a gift of stock to ARF
  • Give ARF your paid-up life insurance policy
  • Designate ARF as the beneficiary of your retirement plan
  • Leave your home to ARF in your will
  • In whatever way you choose to support ARF, please consult your attorney to make sure your wishes are met.

If you would like more information on these programs, please contact us today at

Thank you for your generous support of the animals of ARF!

ARF is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Your monetary donation to ARF goes straight to work in helping the thousand-plus animals that come through the shelter every year.

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