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ACARF has earned a Gold Seal of Transparency with nonprofit watchdog group, GuideStar.  You can check out all of our information by clicking the GuideStar seal.  We are an open book!


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!





Our Pizza Hut Fundraiser is back!

Once again, you can indulge your love for pizza and help us save lives at the shelter!

On the 2nd Sunday of every month, the kind folks at the Iola, Kansas Pizza Hut will donate 20% of your purchase* to ACARF!! 
--Applies to Delivery or Carry-Out--
*tax, delivery charge and alcohol not included

Our next Pizza Hut donation day is Sunday, October 11.     

PIck up a flyer at the shelter or show the flyer from our website ( on your phone at the time of purchase.

Eat, enjoy, and help the ACARF animals, too!


The amazing angels of our Second Chance store are once again open for business!

Second Chance is our primary source of ACARF’s funding as we save, rehabilitate, and find loving homes for the dogs and cats who need us.  Their closure was difficult for the shelter; we are very happy that they have returned to support the work that we do! 

There is careful observation of safety and cleanliness guidelines; the guidelines are posted in the store.  It would be appreciated if, for your safety and the safety of our wonderful all-volunteer staff, you would wear a mask when shopping; however, masks are not mandatory.

So, we invite you to once again enjoy the ever-changing selection of marvelous items at incredible prices offered at Second Chance.  Every dollar helps us save a life at ACARF!


Second Chance

209 South Street

Iola, Kansas


Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

ACARF is now open by appointment!

Now that the stay-at-home order has been lifted, ACARF is open by appointment.

Please call the shelter at ‪620-496-3647‬ (11:30am to 5:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday) or contact us by email at to set up an appointment time during our regular hours of operation. Appointments will be for 30 minutes only, so we can sanitize and be safely ready for our next visitor.

We are still distributing free dog and cat food to those in need while we have an available supply (also by appointment).

Be assured that we are watching out for your safety by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing rules. For those visiting ACARF, we ask that you please not come to the shelter if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness.

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 

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

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.

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