We have rescued and re-homed over 2000 animals since July 2007. Please consider fostering...it is the most rewarding way to save a life!
Please visit our website at www.aarf-tn.com for more up to date news, or visit us on facebook!
New England Transport Available for all adoptable cats and dogs. Let us find you a perfect match for your family!
A.A.R.F. plans to implement the ASPCA MEET YOUR MATCH program by the end of the 3rd quarter 2011! Stay tuned...
Donations and Foster Homes are needed...please give generously! Visit our website for details... www.aarf-tn.com
Need your pet fixed? Call the HUMANE SOCIETY OF PUTNAM COUNTY SPAY NEUTER CLINIC at (931) 372-2728 or visit their website at www.humanesocietyofputnamcounty.org or visit www.aarf-tn.com for more details. Financial Assistance may be available.
The majority of our animals are required to be adopted to homes that will keep them indoors, the majority of the time There are some exceptions. We require an approved application and interview, and a signed contract by both parties (Application available online at www.aarf-tn.com). In some cases, a home inspection is required. Our goal is to avoid any animal ending up in a high-kill shelter. All of our animals MUST be spayed or neutered before going to your home. Overpopulation and euthanasia will continue unless we all work together in an attempt to control it.
If you are interested in one of our animals, or are looking for a particular breed of animal, contact us! If we don't have what you're looking for, we'll help you find it. Of course we would LOVE it if you adopted through our organization, but more importantly, would love it if you adopted a homeless pet - no matter what group the animal is with.
Our organization is strictly not for profit. We are ALWAYS seeking donations to assist with out-of-the-ordinary veterinary expenses. The adoption fee for dogs is normally $125-$250, cats are $75-$125. It will typically cost us more than this to get them spayed and neutered, get them current on vaccinations, and administer all other medications as described below. DONATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC IS WHAT HAS KEPT OUR ORGANIZATION RUNNING!!!! THANK YOU to all of you who have donated in the past, and to anyone who would like to make a donation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 931-260-8018. We also accept paypal donations by using the email address email@example.com
We are a group of concerned citizens who are out to make a difference in our communites by rescuing as many abandoned cats and dogs as possible in order to grant them the chance to live the lives they have been given. We wish to educate the public on the need for spay and neuter, humane care, and the unconditional love that these animals have to offer in exchange for offering them a safe haven in our homes and hearts.
WHAT WE DO FOR OUR RESCUES...
2) Heartworm tested
3) If Heartworm positive, we get the dog treated. If Heartworm negative, they immediately go on heartworm preventative.
4) Feline Leukemia/FIV tested negative in cats. If positive, every attempt is made to transfer cats to a rescue or home that specializes in either of these conditions. We are currently working on building a sactuary for these cats.
5) Treated for prevention of fleas/ticks/heartworm/mange/ear mites
6) Brought up to date with vaccinations, including rabies if old enough.
Booster shots given if no medical history is known.
7) A full veterinary examination at the time of spay/neuter surgery.
9) Other: ANY CONDITION THAT CAN BE TREATED IS TREATED IN OUR PROGRAM - INCLUDING PARVO. It costs more money in the end, but it proves our committment to the animals that we accept in our program.
All of our animals are in foster care homes throughout the upper cumberland. WE SERVICE ALL 14 COUNTIES IN THIS REGION. Some of our cats ready for adoption are housed at the PETCO feline habitat in Cookeville. If you would like to schedule a meeting, contact us and we can setup a time and place to meet, or you can visit us at PETCO in Jackson Plaza - Cookeville every Saturday from NOON-6:00PM.