Your Donation is Appreciated!

Thanks to you, the volunteers and generous donors we are able to operate the Animal Rescue Foundation entirely on donations. We do not receive any taxpayer-funded grants or aid. Every dollar we receive comes from dedicated community members, volunteers, private businesses and private grants.


Animal Rescue Foundation is a 501 c3, run with 98% volunteers and 2 part-time staff members.  Our volunteers provide nearly all essential services, including: maintenance,  dog and cat care, fundraising, book keeping and management. Each and every volunteer has his or her own family, career, schoolwork and animals in addition to their time donated at A.R.F. Some of our positions  require as many hours as a full-time job. We certainly recognize our good fortune having such dedicated, enthusiastic  volunteers. We do what we do because we love our cats and dogs…..


Veterinary bills account for the majority of our operating costs; however we also have the normal utilities, a mortgage payment and food to buy. Without selfless individuals and families like you, we would be unable to continue operations and unable to provide safe, warm, and loving help to animals in need. We never let any of our animals go without the medical care or training that they need, and are proud to be able to provide the best possible care with the help of the most generous, compassionate, and talented veterinarians, vet-techs and canine-trainers in Connecticut.


In April of 2012, we were able to re-open our doors as a result of both our hardworking volunteers and donors. The rising costs of construction, and economic turmoil, made this project exponentially more difficult and we are eternally grateful for our supporters for making ARF possible. Our shelter can accommodate up to 25 dogs and between 30 and 40 cats, and has proved to be more efficient, and animal-friendly than we ever could have imagined. As you can surly understand, expenditures for  veterinary care and food alone are extremely costly. We need your continued support and donations to further our mission and to ensure we always have enough funds to keep our shelter at operating at our fullest capacity.


We still need your help!  Please consider submitting a donation on this page. Donations can also be made on an automatic monthly-basis. If you would like your donation to be made to a specific project, animal or area please feel free to designate that in the comments section, or send us an e-mail!

Thank you again for your continued support and generosity!


The Board of Directors


ANNOUNCEMENT: The Animal Rescue Foundation Inc. of Terryville, has been selected as a recipient of the JOHN T. AND JANE A. WIEDERHOLD FOUNDATION $50,000 matching grant for the 2012-2013 year. With the help of your contributions to this matching grant it provides us with enough funds to finish the second floor of our shelter and place a few more finishing touches on our main level. As a result of the contributions of our donors and this grant we will be 100% operational at the completion of this construction project!  Stay-tuned for updates.