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.
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!!
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President: Risa Mellert
Vice-President: Jenny Lilly (304-372-2487)
Secretary: Lou Ann Johnson
Treasurer: Dreama Lemaster
Board of Directors:
Bobbie Chancey (304-786-8492)
Eric Denemark (304-372-6862)
David Crawford (304-373-0186)
Gary Lemaster (304-273-4745)
Bob Brusso (304-372-2499)
Adie Crawford (304-373-0186)
PO Box 264
Ripley, WV 25271
ARF meets the first Monday night of every month at the Morris Building at 6:30 PM. Meetings are informal gatherings and everyone who wants to help Jackson County Animals is welcome to attend.
Collars, all sizes
Heavy slip leads
Revolution, all sizes
Visa Cards or Gas Cards to cover gas for transports
Volunteers (Not on Amazon list, but we need live bodies to help in person!)
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.
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
(Animal Rights Fur-Ever)