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About the Animal Rescue Foundation

In May of 2014, Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) was formed to create a regional animal shelter headquartered in Grangeville, Idaho that will serve all surrounding communities. 

In January, 2020, ARF implemented three new programs to help the animals needing our help now, while we continue to work toward our ultimate goal of building and operating an animal shelter to serve Idaho County and surrounding communities.    

  • ARF partnered with SpokAnimal of Spokane, WA and McPaws of McCall, ID to transfer animals that couldn't be adopted locally to their shelters where they could be adopted to their forever homes.  In 2020, we transferred 271 cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies to these shelters.


  • ARF implemented a trap-neuter/spay-vaccinate-return (TNVR) program to spay/neuter feral and stray cats.  In 2020, we successfully spayed/neutered 188 cats and kittens.

  • ARF implemented a voucher program covering about fifty percent of the costs for spay and neuters for residents throughout our area.  Since July, 2020 ARF has issued 51 vouchers.

  • In 2022, ARF established a medical veterinary assistance program to help low-income individuals with their pet's medical emergencies.

Our goal is to develop a Regional Animal Shelter that will:


  • Protect the welfare of abandoned and abused pets

  • Provide care and shelter to pets

  • Spay and neuter to prevent future unwanted pets

  • Secure adoptive homes for pets

  • Support community awareness of ethical treatment of animals

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