Community Outreach

- Help Pets in Your Local Community -

AARF works to create a community where every pet matters through our community outreach programs. We offer a variety of seminars and workshops for adults, spay/neuter and vaccine assistance for low-income pet owners and humane education programs for children.

Our outreach programs seek to increase the overall health and wellbeing of pets in our community. We often partner with other organizations to provide direct support for pets and education for the families that care for them.

Our outreach program uses strategies from Pets for Life, a successful model developed by the Humane Society of the United States that incorporates ongoing neighborhood outreach, community-wide events, and free or very low cost services for pets such as training, humane education, spay/neuter surgeries, and wellness care.​

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AARF Community Pet Food Pantry

AARF operates a pet food pantry for needy residents living in 30021, 30052, 30083, 30084, 30087 and 30088 zip codes.

If you are a low-income pet owner and need help feeding your pet, please email julie@aarfatlanta.org, call 678-534-3483, stop by AARF for information about pet food subsidies or fill out an online application here.

If you are a caretaker for a community cat colony, fill out an application for assistance here.

 

Low-Cost Vaccine Clinics

AARF hosts low-cost and free vaccine clinics throughout the year. Please check the Events Page for dates and times. 

Low-Cost Spay and Neuter

AARF has limited funding for low-income pet owners in zip codes 30083, 30087 and 30088.

Please fill out the application available here to receive assistance.

If you have any questions, please email susan@aarfatlanta.org for additional details.

**FUNDING IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITY CATS ONLY.**

 

Food Pantry for Community Cat Caretakers

If you are a resident of 30021, 30058, 30083, 30084, 30087 or 30088 zip code, own dogs and/or cats, and need assistance with pet food and other necessities, you may qualify for assistance through the AARF Community Pet Food Pantry. If you are approved under this program, you will receive household-appropriate pet food amounts donated once per month for six months.
Click here for more information.

Community Cat Assistance Program

AARF helps with TNR (trap, neuter, release) of community cats to prevent the overpopulation of stray and feral cats.

We currently assist colony caretakers and property owners in the following zip codes only: 30083, 30087, 30088. If the colony is outside of these zip codes, please email us for additional resource.

​Please note that our Community Cat Assistance Program is a resource, not a rescue, and we will not remove cats from your property.

​Click here to fill out the Community Cat Assistance application.

SMV Hero Project

SMV Hero Project – AARF supports our first responders in Stone Mountain Village by providing free food and annual wellness clinics and vaccines for pets of first responders in our community. For more information about this program, email julie@aarfatlanta.org.

Events Info

Kids N’Kritters

Kids N’Kritters is an educational outreach program directed towards children ages 5-18. Kids N’Kritters facilitators visit community/social groups to present information on humane ownership, dog bite prevention, pet overpopulation, etc. These presentations are offered at no-cost (donations welcome) to community groups.

TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) Workshops 

Our TNR Workshops are an educational program that helps individuals learn how to properly care and manage feral cat colonies in their communities. Check out our Events Page to RSVP.

Nutritional Information

AARF provides numerous documents providing guidelines for nutrition for both cats and dogs for pet owners, adopters and recipients from the Community Pet Food Pantry.

Adoption Services

Looking to adopt a new furry friend? We have a wide variety of cats and dogs available for adoption. Click here to view our available animals and start the adoption process today.

Volunteer Opportunities

We rely on the support of volunteers to help us care for our animals and maintain our facility. Click here to learn more about our volunteer opportunities and how you can make a difference in the lives of animals in need.

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