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 only takes animals from the public when space is available. It gives special consideration to its adopted animals but the return is based on space, foster availability, and a medical, and behavioral assessment.
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.