It takes a village to care for the homeless, abused, and abandoned animals in our area, and we couldn’t do it without our supporters.  ARF offers several ways to make a difference in the lives of the animals.



General Operating Fund
Donations to the ARF General Operating Fund go directly to running the shelter on a day to day basis.  From keeping the lights on to feeding our furry friends, vet care to building repairs and everything in between, every dollar makes a difference.


ARF Membership Packages are an easy, affordable way to support the homeless animals of ARF—and you receive some great benefits in return.  A little something for the animals, and a little something for you—membership is a win-win!


Angels for Animals Fund
Periodically, animals arrive at the rescue with extreme injury, trauma, or immediate healthcare or surgical requirements. Without care, these animals would either die or be sentenced to a life of pain and suffering.  The Angels for Animals Fund is specifically set up to cover the emergency veterinary care, therapies, and other resource-intensive needs required to heal these animals from the traumas they have endured.  The fund also helps offset the cost of treatment for animals with long-term conditions, such as heartworm or parvo.


In-Kind Donations
Can you spare a roll of paper towels or a few cans of dog or cat food?  If so, In-Kind donations are a great option!  As you’d imagine, we go through a lot of pet and cleaning supplies.  Anything you can give is a great help to the volunteers and animals of ARF.  See our Supply Wish List or Amazon Wish List   for our current needs.

Some ways to make an even bigger impact with donations of goods include:

  • Taking up a collection at your workplace, school, or church
  • Collecting items from our lists as a project for your scout troop or other organization
  • Asking party guests to make donations of goods in lieu of gifts

In-Kind donations can be dropped off at the ARF shelter (390 Barrett Road, Berea, OH 44017) during our usual business hours.


Cars for ARF
Got a clunker?  If you have a car, truck, boat, motorcycle, house trailer, or even a lawn mower that you’re not using or thinking of selling, why not donate it instead?  Your charitable donation makes a big difference to the animals of ARF!  Plus it’s tax deductible, fast & easy.

Whether it’s operating or not, we accept your donation.  ARF volunteer Dean Ollar of West Side Auto Brokers will even pick it up!  Contact Dean at 216-408-7777 or for details.


Wills and Bequests
ARF saves the lives of over 1,000 animals a year.  If animal welfare is a cause that’s close to your heart, consider leaving a legacy that will help save more lives and make more happily ever afters.


Perhaps the simplest way to honor the memory of a loved one who loved companion animals, or ensure that your own loved ones know you want to make a final gift, is to request that donations be made to ARF in lieu of flowers.  Those whose hearts are with the animals often make a final request for friends and relatives to support our four-legged friends on their behalf.

Planned Giving

You may wish to include ARF in your will or bequest.  Some options are:

  • Include ARF as a beneficiary in your will
  • Make a gift of stock to ARF
  • Give ARF your paid-up life insurance policy
  • Designate ARF as the beneficiary of your retirement plan
  • Leave your home to ARF in your will

However you choose to support ARF, please consult your attorney to make sure your wishes are met.

If you would like more information on these programs, please contact us today at


Thank you for your generous support of the animals of ARF!

ARF is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Your monetary donation to ARF goes straight to work helping thousands of animals that come through the shelter every year. Monies donated to specific funds will be used for such funds, or ARF’s general operating fund.