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ACARF has earned a Platinum Seal of Transparency with nonprofit watchdog group, GuideStar/Candid. This is their highest rating!
You can check out all of our information by clicking the Candid seal.  We are an open book!

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ACARF (Allen County Animal Rescue Facility) is a nonprofit no-kill animal shelter in rural La Harpe, Kansas.  

Our shelter was established by a grassroots group of dedicated people who wanted to give vulnerable animals in southeast Kansas the help and hope they did not have before our organization was created.  ACARF rescues, rehabilitates, and finds homes for the lost and unwanted dogs and cats of our area.  

Although we have small contracts to take in the animals impounded by animal control officers in a few surrounding towns, we also take in many animals who are found or surrendered by the general public. ACARF is not funded by any government entity.  The work that we do, saving as many animals as we can, continues through donations by caring, animal-loving you!



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Our Second Chance store has re-opened, but they currently have reduced hours:

Wednesday 1:30pm-5pm,

Thursday-Friday 10am-5pm, and 

Saturday 10am-3pm.

We are excited that our Second Chance angels are back!  They will be happy to see your wonderful faces again.

As always, thank you for shopping where your dollars save lives!

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ACARF is now open to the public!

ACARF is back to being open to the public - no appointment needed.

Our hours are 11:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. 

We are still distributing free dog and cat food to those in need while we have an available supply (still by appointment - please call 620-496-3647).

Everyone at ACARF is excited that our dogs and cats once again have people coming out who are interested in adoption. We're so happy to have visitors!!

Help us by donating monthly


Everyone values the fact that ACARF is a no-kill shelter. They just don’t seem to realize what this means. Besides adoptions, we work endless hours shuffling dogs and cats out of our shelter and into other reputable shelters and rescues in search of homes. To do this costs money. We are CONSTANTLY at peak capacity, which means our expenses are always high. It takes MONEY to run a shelter, and we go in the red every month trying to keep afloat with just the basics: food, vet bills, vaccines, wormer, flea medicines, utilities, and wages to name a few.

We need are as many people as possible to donate on a monthly basis. This would help put us back in the black and allow us to concentrate on the animals, and not worry about keeping our doors open. You can have money drawn directly from your checking account each month. The Bank Withdrawal Authorization Form is on our website,  You can also donate monthly through PayPal or by mail.

Any way you choose, know that you will have our sincerest gratitude for taking this step to help animals in need in Southeast Kansas. You can feel good knowing you are a part of something worthwhile, something that is making a difference. And we ARE making a difference.

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Need a birthday gift?

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Donate a Kuranda ShelterBed to Allen County Animal Rescue Facility in the name of a birthday honoree and help us give one of our sweet cats or dogs a comfortable place to rest.

A Kuranda ShelterBed is a gift that can last for years. Kuranda beds help our dogs and cats sleep better, reduce their stress and increase their chances for adoption! These high quality beds are comfortable, easy to sterilize, and made in the USA.

To donate a bed, visit ACARF's Kuranda wishlist

here:  Donate a Kuranda Bed

Select "Add a Tribute Card" at checkout and Kuranda will send a card to your gift recipient with your personal message and donation details!


Benefit ACARF as you shop!

Use our Amazon Smile link!

When you shop at Amazon through Smile.Amazon and choose Allen County Animal Rescue Foundation as your charity, ACARF will receive 0.5% of all your qualifying purchases!  No cost to you, but a benefit to us. 

Thank your for shopping at Amazon with all your heart!

Help support us by becoming part of our ACARF Fund Raising Committee!  We would welcome any volunteers who wish to help organize and/or staff fundraisers.

For more information, please contact us at or


 And now, a word about cats.



You can adopt a kitten from ACARF
for an adoption fee of $75 and
an adult cat for a fee of just $50!

We have many beautiful cats and kittens available for adoption! 

The adoption fee covers shots,

spay/neuter surgery, and microchipping.


What a wonderful way to bring home

an incredibly cool best friend!

To help you understand a little more about what we Chance.


We're very proud of our shelter and the work

that we do.

We hope you will visit ACARF soon!

We're so proud of our Gold rating with GuideStar! Click the

GuideStar seal above to see 

our information on GuideStar and donate with confidence.


We use Pethealth microchips and every adopted pet comes with a month of free Pethealth insurance!

Your credit card information is secure and we are PCI compliant.

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