Animal Rescue of Southern Illinois (ARSI) is a non-profit no-kill animal rescue. We have no shelter location; we are a network of foster homes. We like this approach to rescue as it serves the animals in our program the opportunity to live in a home setting and we are able to gauge their personalities and habits prior to placing them with a family.
ARSI is entirely volunteer driven. 100% of money raised through fundraising or from our adoption fees are spent on helping the animals.
Our founder, Cheryl Woodrome, died of a heart attack in June of '09. We continue in our rescue endeavors with her in our hearts and minds. She was our director and the most committed animal rescuer that many of us have ever known. Whenever times were tough or funds were tight, Cheryl would make the simple statement that "God will provide." We are lucky for the start Cheryl gave this organization and the outlook that we still share.
If you would like to purchase a t-shirt and help support animal rescue, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Or, you may purchase T-Shirts at the Nashville, IL Dariy Queen! We have several colors available in several shapes & sizes!
Animal Rescue of Southern Illinois (ARSI) and Washington County Partners for Pets (Partners for Pets) continue participating in a program that is saving many animal lives in Southern Illinois! Together, we coordinate efforts with a rescue organization in the Chicago area that networks with "no kill" rescue groups with extremely high adoption rates. Through our combined efforts, we are able to rescue dogs from our local Animal Control (which is a "kill" facility) and transport them to the "no kill" facilities up North. If we make it through July, Washington County Animal Control will have made it through a year of not having to euthanize due to overpopulation! (UPDATE - we did make it through July 2010, so our local Animal Control facility went an entire year without euthanizing due to overpopulation! Yay!!)
If anyone would like to help by "sponsoring" a dog to go up North, please contact us.
Don't Breed or Buy while Shelter Pets Die ..
Who We Are
Be an advocate for the safety and well-being of companion animals by helping them find quality forever homes and to educate the general public of the proper care and treatment of companion animals, including the need to spay/neuter our pets. We are licensed by the Illinois State Department of Agriculture.
This is a No Kill Facility.
Adopting a friend - The adoption fee is based on the size & breed of the dog as well as the vetting involved, but it is generally between $150-$200. This cost includes Spay/Neuter, microchip, Rabies/Distemper Vaccine, H.W Test and preventative, flea control and a complete physical.
All homes will be screened for the proper fit. We have a 4 page Adoption Contract we can go over on the phone and finish the day you come see your animal of choice should you decide to adopt.
Your new pet is given a 7 day grace period to win you over. If this does not happen, you may bring him/her back and receive a full refund of the adoption fee.
Our door is always open for all of our adopted pets should you experience life changes that affect your ability to continue caring for the pet.
Thank You in Advance for Joining us
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Animal Rescue of Southern Illinois
Formerly: Honor Farm Foster Rescue
Animal Rescue of Southern Illinois P.O. Box 75
Hoyleton, IL 62803
Supplies: Bowls, Blankets, Towels, Toys, Rawhide Chews, Dog Food, Cat Food ( for Feral Cat Rescue), Flea Shampoo, Front Line or Advantage Topical Flea & Tick Control, Dog Beds, Houses, Crates, Cages, Pet supplies ,Collars, Leashes, Newspapers.
Office Supplies, Copy Paper, Pens, Pencils, Staples, Scotch Tape, Copy Machine.Inks Canon MX 300 and Canon S200
Cleaning Supplies: Large Garbage Bags, Liquid Laundry Detergent, Pine Sol, Bleach, Paper Towels,
Other: Large Enclosed Vehicle to Transport to and from Adoptions, Privacy Fencing, A Facility for operations.
Volunteer Opportunities: Transporters for Animals Pulled from Shelters, Pet Groomers, Bathers and Walkers, Pet Adoption Volunteers, Office Help-(Data Entry, Copy, Filing) Property Maintenance, Fundraising Organizers.and Foster Homes
The List goes On .. Most Importantly: We need Good Loving Homes For These Deserving Animals!
Moral Support for the Animals that Deserve a better Life .
come join us and be a part of our foster family ..volunteers are very much appreciated .
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