Animal Rescue Front

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    During Hurricane Katrina ARF was a first responder rescue and transport resource. From 2005 – 2007 ARF worked in the most heavily damaged communities of New Orleans and Waveland, MS where we successfully saved over 1,200 companion animals.
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    With disaster relief funding ARF worked with the Waveland Animal Shelter. During a two year tenure we established shelter operating guidelines for the successful and humane treatment of every animal in the shelter. We conducted 2 free to the public spay/neuter clinics as well where we successfully fixed almost 700 companion animals.
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    Since our inception in 2005 ARF has successfully transported over 1,600 animals from Mississippi and Louisiana to new homes in the Northeast.
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    When Hurricane Gustav threatened the Gulf Coast ARF responded and successfully evacuated 89 animals out of the Waveland Animal Shelter. Not one animal remained.
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    Our goal is to one day realize a country where not one animal is killed for lack of space in a shelter or a good home. This is one of our Waveland rescues, Buddy, with his family, The Golands of Cape Cod.
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    Hurricane Katrina was the worst animal disaster in the history of the United States. We are here to ensure when the next disaster strikes the animals will be out of harm’s way.
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    ARF continues to work with the serious overpopulation issues facing Louisiana and Mississippi. “Bebe” is from New Orleans and had been used as dog bait and thrown in the trash. With medical care and safe transport to New England sponsored by ARF Bebe has found her forever home with one of ARF’s many, many happy adopters!

Through transport, adoption, spay/neuter initiatives and actively working to abolish the scourge of puppy mills, Animal Rescue Front (ARF) is committed to end the senseless killing of healthy, adoptable animals in the United States.

ARF is a first responder animal rescue organization responding to natural and man made disasters as well and will one day provide a safe haven sanctuary in western Massachusetts for feral cats and kittens, companion animals from the southern United States, pit bulls, and other misrepresented breeds, and special needs companion animals.