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Animal Rescue of Fresno


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Animal Rescue of Fresno (ARF) was established in 1998 by a group of community members in Fresno, CA that wanted to do something about the high number of homeless dogs that were dying because no one gave them a chance to find their forever home.

ARF began its operations out of a small facility on Belmont Ave and Highway 99. ARF moved to its current location on Dakota Ave. in 2005. From its humble beginnings, ARF has grown quickly, so that more and more dogs each year can be rescued and adopted out to loving forever homes.

Address:
4545 East Dakota Ave.
Fresno, CA 93726
Phone: 559-225-5715
Feral Cat TNR Program
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High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
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Rescue Groups
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Foster Care
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Comprehensive Adoption Programs
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Pet Retention
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Medical and Behavior Programs
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Public Relations/Community Involvement
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Volunteers
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Proactive Redemptions
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A Compassionate Director
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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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Their owner passed away on Monday .....they are both fixed litter box trained well behaved ....one go"s in and out one never go outside ...all they have is each other ....PLEASE HELP ONE GOOD LOVEING HOME NEEDED....THEY BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH SINCE MONDAY
posted by CissyClowers, on 2016-11-19 13:01:05
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My sisters dog had puppies and my sister held one for my mom. She had to move and to help her out since my mom said she would take her by October I said I would hold onto her but she backed out and I have two other dogs and a cat so I can't keep her
posted by SamanthaSansing, on 2016-10-29 19:33:58
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Need to find a home for my daughters dog. She had to move for college and couldn't take her to the new place. I cannot have dogs at my home. She's under a year old and is a Queensland mix. She has not been spayed.
posted by AngelKeithMoodie, on 2016-10-18 17:52:22
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Need to find home forbto frmale pitbutmixdogs very gentle great with kids
posted by MariMolina, on 2016-10-12 12:54:12
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Need to find a home for a orange 3 year old cat. Owner is moving and can not take with her. Please help
posted by (empty name), on 2016-09-25 17:43:43
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Hello, my grandma has a 6 month old female chihuahua with greenish hazel eyes that she can no long keep and I would hate for her to be put in a shelter. She is very loving and playful. A good family dog. Can you help? If so please message me! 559-545-2136 my grandma needs her gone asap
posted by KirstenCole, on 2016-07-27 12:47:42
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My mom is 83 and going into a facility for Dementia..she has three small dogs, a beagle, a pekinese, and a yorkie..all males..need love and a good home. Can you take them? We are unable to keep them and would hate for them to euthanized..they are so sweet.. thank you for your consideration. J.Long
posted by JulieLong, on 2016-06-30 00:12:29
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Please help. My husband and I have two lovely friendly boxers. We have a new child and have currently moved to a new home that doesn't give the boxers them room that they need. I feel terrible that we can no longer care for them but with the new baby and lack of room for them we have struggled as much as they r. We would like to surrender to a no kill shelter that will help them find the home that is best for them. Thank u
posted by (empty name), on 2016-06-07 12:16:52
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My mom has a 2+yr female Korean Pungsan, my mom is moving to oversea, and none of us are able to keep this smart dog, the Pungsan is a mountain dog, if you have a ranch or big yard, this is a great dog for you, high intelligent, good hunter, independent. she has been train in pet school.
posted by MaylinnXu, on 2016-06-03 13:43:09
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We have a 5 yr old black daschund & an 18 mth old black lab mix that we can no longer keep due to moving out of our home. Active, playful & love children. Need home asap.
posted by (empty name), on 2016-05-22 08:33:59
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We have 8 new born kittens. They were born in my grandmothers backyard, and the mother took off. We can't afford to keep and feed them. We don't know what to do and hope we can find a solution before something bad happens to them.
posted by KatieTellez, on 2016-05-15 21:44:59
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I just saved a kitten. It was in the wall at my apartment does anyone know were I can take it besides the Spca.
posted by DanPantojaSaldivar, on 2016-05-12 19:54:53
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Hi i have a mother cat who birthed 5 kittens in my garage. They are 4-5 wks. old; still nursing. They say try no kill. I cannot keep them. Landlord wont allow. Either I donate or they die in shelter...Anyone interestes? Tabbies and all-black. -JL
posted by JamesLewis, on 2015-05-22 19:02:17
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Are the kittens feral?
posted by PamRipley, on 2016-03-29 17:42:16
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I have to re-home my 9 year old flame point Siamese , Frankie. I adopted him in 2010 from the SPCA. Current living situation prevents me from having him here. You can contact me at 559-389-4550. thank you, Dawn
posted by DawnOwens, on 2016-02-12 13:09:03
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My next door neighbor went to hospital and he not up for sel, his cat came to my house, I can't keep him please help him find a good home,
posted by BeccaAngelotti, on 2016-02-05 09:46:29
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Hi please help me with my dog cujo baby l lost my home and can't keep him please please I'm begging you. He's a pitbull. Call me at 559-373-3908
posted by MoniqueConigliaro, on 2016-02-03 04:02:25
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Have a beautiful all black lab someone dumped at my elderly mothers farm. Had her about a month she is about six months old really smart, learned to sit and stay in just a couple of days of training. Really eager to please, friendly with other dogs and cats. Mom can't keep her she is 89 and just can't care for her.This sweet girl needs a loving home. Please take Lucy home.
posted by BrigitteMotes, on 2015-11-05 15:28:58
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If you still have this dog I am interested in adopting. You can reach me at [email protected] or 559-392-1116
posted by KennyOrozco, on 2016-01-30 22:56:18
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Someone dumped three Chihuahua/mix puppies in our backyard Sat. we found a home for. but sill have 2 males about 3 to 6 mo old. we need to find a home for them. hate to take them to SPCA. We can't keep as we already have 3 dogs. Please help
posted by PatriciaClem, on 2016-01-21 16:13:42
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I have 3 sweet cats that I love but cannot care for them anymore. I am elderly in small apt. Can you help?
posted by (empty name), on 2015-10-27 13:07:46
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My mother is 83 years old and can no longer take care of her 5 cats they have been spay and nuetered . can we bring them to you
posted by rhondagriggs41, on 2015-01-03 11:33:22
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Need to know answer to elderly lady with 5 cats
posted by (empty name), on 2015-10-27 13:00:51
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Hi I just moved to Cali from Texas and I have a lab pit mix and I need to try to find her a home can someone help me
posted by ChaseWaskom, on 2015-08-28 16:58:41
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Hello, I have a 1 yr old White mix lab/German Shepherd. I'm moving soon and can't take him with me. I want to give him free to a great new home. I'm located in Madera ASAP. Thank you
posted by CynthiaLopez, on 2015-05-14 11:40:44
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Hello, I found a stray dog outside of my work the other night and I brought him home because I didn't want him getting hurt or killed. I cannot keep him because I live in an apartment and I would like to bring him in. He is a good dog, very friendly, cute, and likes to cuddle. Is this possible?
posted by EmeliaMayer, on 2015-02-03 22:49:39
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A larger, younger dog is on our front porch tonight. We are a cat family and a dog is not in our future. Looks like a short-haired, long-legged Irish Setter. Looks to be homeless, no collar or ID. Skin problem on back and rump. Very friendly and comfortable around humans! Ken/Kathy text or call: 559-359-6852. Reedley area.
posted by KennethH.Lockwood, on 2015-01-04 23:07:37
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can you take them call at 559 673 8199
posted by rhondagriggs41, on 2015-01-03 11:53:08
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My 6 yr old daughter befriended a little 6 month old kitten that was running wild. She ended up being pregnant, so being an animal lover, I didn't want the kittens to be born outside for fear of them dieing. We brouGht them in and she had 4 kittens, 2 of which died. I now have the mother and 2 kittens. I have tried my hardest to find homes with no luck. I cannot have the babies where I live as we are only allowed 2 animals and we have 4. I do not want to take them to a reg shelter as they will most likely be euthanized. Please help us!
posted by RobertMessier, on 2014-09-09 14:00:35
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I NEED HELP! can't afford to feed all of my cat can you help me find someone to adopt them I have 13 cats 5 older cats 8 kittens please help me I don't want to abandon them
posted by EdelmiraSanchez, on 2014-08-20 13:26:00
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I have a beautiful calico female that needs a good and loving home. She has been spayed and is about 2 years old. Callie just wants to be with people. I am unable to take care of her now. Do you find homes for cats? Also what do you charge to do this?
posted by JanielFiske, on 2014-03-03 23:14:47
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This 'no kill shelter' is a piece of 'heaven on earth'; kind, compassionate, participatory, ethical, committed and authentic. God bless them everyone.
posted by PamelaHusted, on 2013-08-11 12:30:52