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ACARF (the Allen County Animal Rescue Facility) is a nonprofit no-kill animal shelter in rural La Harpe, Kansas.  ACARF was established by a grassroots group of dedicated people who wanted to give animals in need the help and hope they did not have before our organization was created.  We rescue, rehabilitate, and find 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, ACARF is not funded by any government entity.  The work that we do, saving as many animals as we can, continues primarily through donations by caring, animal-loving you!





Just when you thought you

could not possibly 

love pizza any more than you already do...

On the second Sunday of every month, Pizza Hut will be doing a fundraiser for ACARF! You can pick up a coupon


you can just show the folks at Pizza Hut the coupon on your phone. 

And when someone asks you what you’re doing for dinner on December 8? Tell them you’re "getting pizza… and saving lives."


Help us by donating monthly 

Need a birthday gift?

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 events.

For more information, please contact shelter director

Janice Porter

at or


 And now, a word about cats.



 You can adopt a cat from ACARF
for just $50!

We have many beautiful cats and kittens available for adoption! 

The adoption fee of only $50 covers shots, spay/neuter surgery, and microchipping--

it's a wonderful way to bring home

an incredibly cool best friend!

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

Shop at our thrift store, Second Chance, and support us!

Our amazing Second Chance store at 209 South Street in Iola, Kansas has an ever-changing selection of unique items. 

Beyond the expenses to run it (not much, since the labor is all volunteer), your Second Chance dollars go to ACARF.

Great stuff, great prices, lives saved.

Simple as that.

PS: New volunteers are needed and welcomed!

Hours:  10am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday

Phone:  620-363-4499

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 Silver 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!

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