How You Can Help
There are several ways you can make a difference in the lives of homeless animals. These include:
Adopt One of Our Wonderful Animals!
Our priority is to get all of our puppies, kittens, cats and dogs safe and happy forever homes with people who will love and appreciate them as much as we do! So, please come in to see the animals and tell everyone you know who may be looking to adopt about us!
Become a Member or Donate Money
Annual membership fees and cash donations are our lifeblood. These funds are used to provide shelter, food and medical care to the animals, including vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries to help put an end to the homeless animal epidemic and euthanasia as a means to control pet overpopulation. You can download our membership form here (Membership Form) or send a check made payable to Animal Rescue Fund to P.O. Box 464, Amelia, Ohio 45102. All membership fees and cash donations are tax deductible.
We always need volunteers to help socialize the puppies and kittens, give love and attention to the cats, and give affection, exercise and basic training to our adult dogs. So, please come out and play with the puppies, kittens, and cats and walk our dogs around our beautiful lake (you just have to keep them from chasing the ducks and swans!). We also need volunteers to handle off-site adoption events, marketing and fundraising. Please see our “Volunteers” tab on this website to see all of the different ways you can volunteer and make a difference in the animals lives!
Contribute Items We Always Need
We are always in need of:
- Squeaky toys for the puppies, large balls and more robust toys for the big dogs
- Cat toys for the kittens and adult cats
- Milk-bones and nutritious treats for the dogs and cats
- Dog collars – sizes small, medium and large
- Cat Litter
- Trash Bags (13 gallon and 39 gallon)
- Towels – hand and bath size
- Paper Towels, Paper Towels, and more Paper Towels!
- Stainless steel food and water bowls – medium size
- Office supplies: sharpies, pens and copy paper
Sponsor an Animal in Need
You can sponsor a cat or dog by making a donation to cover the cost to spay/neuter, vaccinate, get a wellness vet visit, and provide basic medical and other care for an animal brought in to the shelter. The cost is $150 for a dog and $75 for a cat. Having these services done greatly increases the chance that the animal will be adopted. You will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible donation, along with a picture and background information on the animal you helped!
Make a Gift Donation
Honor an animal lover you know by making a donation in their name. You can celebrate a special occasion with your friends and family while helping us to continue our mission: to rescue and provide safe and responsible care for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals. We will send a personalized card on your behalf to the person or family you designate, acknowledging your thoughtful contribution in their name. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. You will also receive a tax-deductible receipt for your gift. Please mail a check along with your name and address and the name and address of your gift recipient to: Animal Rescue Fund, P.O. Box 464, Amelia, Ohio 45102.
To raise money for operations, we have Bingo games on Thursdays and Fridays at our facility located at 1300 West Ohio Pike, Amelia, Ohio 45102. Call 513-843-4835 for more information. Doors open at 5:30 and the game starts at 7:30. Grab your friends for a safe, fun night out and come to Bingo! Our instant booth is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm.
Thank you for helping the helpless and deserving animals!