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Animal Rights Fur-ever (ARF) is a small "pack" of dedicated volunteers organized in June, 2010, to improve our community by improving the lives of animals in Jackson County, WV.  Membership is open to all who care about animals and who will rise above differences and personalities and work together against pet overpopulation, abuse, and neglect.  This non-profit group will find responsible homes for animals; rescue animals; sponsor fund-raising events to support animal welfare and public education; cooperate with local officials and other animal welfare groups whose goals and methods are compatible with our own, and assist Jackson County Animal Shelter by maintaining Petfinder, holding adoptathons, transporting rescued animals, etc.

President:  Lou Ann Johnson

Vice-President:    Jenny Lilly      (304-553-5946)

Secretary:  Stephanie Merical

Treasurer:  Dreama Lemaster

Board of Directors:

Bobbie Chancey  (304-786-8492)

Risa Mellert  (304-988-2823)

Kim Hutton  (304-415-5650)

Gary Lemaster  (304-273-4745)

Adie Crawford  (304-373-0186)

Help improve the local shelter and its operation

Heighten awareness of community responsibility to the local shelter and pets

Promote humane treatment of animals

Encourage spay and neuter to reduce shelter intake numbers

Encourage adoptions through use of Petfinder, local publications, exhibits, and community-based activities

Support humane euthanasia for sick animals

Find suitable homes for as many shelter animals as possible consistent with

Reduce the spread of animal disease in the community by reporting strays

Report instances of cruelty or abuse of animals

Expand educational outreach

Encourage volunteerism

You can help!  Donations of any amount are
appreciated and go directly to orphan animals
and their needs!

ARF received notification on March 22, 2012 of their classification as a 501c3 non-profit, so all donations are tax deductible!!

Copyright ARF, Inc. (Animal Rights Fur-Ever). All Rights Reserved.

PO Box 264

Ripley, WV 25271

What we Do

Mission Statement


ARF meets the first Tuesday night of every month at 6:30 PM.  Meetings are informal gatherings and everyone who wants to help Jackson County Animals is welcome to attend.

The meeting location changes each month so contact an ARF member if you would like to attend.

Help ARF when you
shop at Amazon.com by
making ARF your charity.  Their Amazon Smile program gives 5% of what you spend to the charity of your choice.  Please choose Animal Rights Fur-ever,Inc.

Contact us

ARF, Inc.

     (Animal Rights Fur-Ever)

Collars, all sizes

Heavy slip leads

Dog/puppy food & toys

Visa Cards or Gas Cards to cover gas for transports

Volunteers (Not on Amazon list, but we  need live bodies to help in person!)