Animal Rescue Foundation – IL (ARF) is a NO-kill, non-profit animal rescue organization established in 1985. We are an all volunteer based group dedicated to finding loving homes for the abandoned, and abused animals of our community. Animals waiting for adoption are in temporary care homes licensed by the state of Illinois. ARF frequently will take in the animals that other rescue group will not because the animal needs additional medical attention. This is part of our philosophy in rescue. We rescue healthy animals and adopt them out to loving homes in order to have the funding available to help the ones that are not so perfect. You’ll witness our dedication to the no so perfect animals when you see a dog listed on our website who was given a second chance in life by having his badly injured leg amputated or his heartworm disease treated or a kitten who would not survive unless it had a great deal of medical attention. This philosophy also means the animal will need to spend additional time in a temporary care home and fortunately we have great volunteers who are willing to take this extra time for the animal.
Adopting a friend
The adoption process is one all parties must take seriously. We work hard to place the right animal in the right home and because of this, the process may take up to 72 hours from the time you submit your application. We do check references, but once you are approved, the process moves very quickly and you'll be invited out to see the animals. Most of our communication, after the time you submit an application, is done via email so please make sure you check your email account frequently and respond quickly.