MISSION: finds good permanent homes for abandoned, stray, and abused companion animals and works to end the pet overpopulation crisis through focused spay/neuter programs.
Local animal shelters partner with AFRP by calling upon them to rescue animals that do not stand a chance of survival in the shelter, providing medical care (including spay/neuter) and behavior training when necessary, and finally, placing the animals in permanent homes. These are typically shy, senior, underage or un-weaned animals, or animals in need of medical attention, pregnant or nursing, or those who have just been overlooked and been there too long.
Dogs and most of the cats they rescue from the shelters are housed in volunteer foster homes.
AFRP has a lifetime commitment to every animal that comes into its care. If an adopter is no longer able to keep their adopted animal, AFRP is committed to bringing it back into the adoption program.
AFRP also offers free/reduced cost spay/neuter vouchers for small dogs and cats to guardians who qualify and has a Community/Feral Cat Trap Neuter Release (TNR) Program.
They do NOT accept surrendered animals directly from guardians. Guardians must surrender their animal to their area shelter. They can then contact AFRP to alert them to that animal, but there is no guarantee that AFRP will take the animal into their program.