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WHO--AND WHAT--IS "ACARF?"
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 people...like you!
SECOND CHANCE STORE NOW OPEN!
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!
209 South Street
Re-opening Monday, May 18
ACARF is now open by appointment!
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!!
The Pizza Hut fundraising program for ACARF is suspended during the COVID-19 crisis, but we hope it will resume when things are back to normal!! We are so grateful for their help. Thank you Pizza Hut!
Thank you PIZZA HUT!
Just when you thoughtyou 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? Tell them you’re "getting pizza… and saving lives."
Hoping to start again in July
The Sam & Louie's program is suspended during the COVID-19 crisis, but we hope it will resume when things are back to normal!! We are so grateful for their help. Thank you Sam & Louies!
We are so grateful to everyone at Sam & Louie’s Italian Restaurant in Iola, Kansas for featuring flyers of our adoptable kiddos on their pizza boxes!
An awesome new way to find loving homes!!
(PS: Sam & Louie’s also is giving us certificates for a free pizza each time someone adopts an ACARF pet!)
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
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 do...meet 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
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 Silver rating with GuideStar! Click the
GuideStar seal above to see
our information on GuideStar and donate with confidence.
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