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Community Outreach

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.​

SMV Healthy Pets Program

  1. Vaccine clinics - AARF hosts low-cost and free vaccine clinics throughout the year. Please check the calendar for dates and times. 

  2. Low-cost spay/neuter -AARF has limited funding for low-income pet owners to help with the cost of spay/neuter. Please email AARF Director Susan Leisure at susan@aarfatlanta.org for information about spay/neuter subsidies.

  3. AARF Community Pet Food Bank - AARF operates a pet food bank for needy residents living in 30021, 30083, 30087 and 30088 zip codes. If you are low-income pet owner and need help feeding your pet, please email jenn@aarfatlanta.org, call 678-534-3483, stop by AARF for information about pet food subsidies or fill out an online application here..