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American Animal Rescue Federation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals

Mission: The American Animal Rescue Federation exists to rescue animals so they may find their forever homes. Each donation made to a no-kill rescue organization through the Federation is carefully scrutinized for its efficiency and our own organization has virtually zero overhead. Every dollar donated to American Animal Rescue Federation goes directly to effective no-kill shelters. We are an all-volunteer army of 21st Century thinkers and entrepreneurs, changing the way nonprofits do business.

Target demographics: Animal Rescue organizations

Geographic areas served: All 50 States

Programs: The American Animal Rescue Federation exists to rescue animals so they may find their forever homes. Each donation made to a no-kill rescue organization through the Federation is carefully scrutinized for its efficiency and our own organization has virtually zero overhead. Every dollar donated to American Animal Rescue Federation goes directly to effective no-kill shelters. We are an all-volunteer army of 21st Century thinkers and entrepreneurs, changing the way nonprofits do business.

Community Stories

40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have spent many years working at several shelters. I am glad that American Animal Rescue Federation is there to help support all the no-kill shelters in the US. This is a great thing.

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DebAARF Thank you for your supportive Review. It helps re-ignite our enthusiasm as volunteers.

Donor

Rating: 4

The volunteers at AARF must have big hearts. All this work and more importantly how much they get done for animals.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My friend’s golden retriever died last week. She was heartbroken. I didn’t know what to do. AARF emailed such a lovey message and she told me she appreciated it. There is good in this world.

Donor

Rating: 5

I continue to be impressed by this nonprofit. And will continue to donate to them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am a stickler for excellence. This nonprofit organization brings it! Kudos and 5 stars.

Donor

Rating: 4

I truly hope someday we can stop putting down cats and dogs. AARF is on the right track!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love my shepherd and my calico. May we save ALL the animals.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am happy to hear they continue to expand and help more and more shelters. A great model for disrupting the animal donation model with no overhead.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It’s surprising that the model that AARF uses is so unique. I hope this spreads throughout the Animal nonprofit world and the entire nonprofit field. I applaud their entrepreneurial spirit.

Donor

Rating: 5

Still a great organization and i will continue to donate to save more lives.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My neighbor (she’s the ‘cat lady’ on the block) told me about this nonprofit. The more I learn the happier I am about my donation.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have not shared in a while. AARF continues to fund no kill shelters and saves dogs and cats lives.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Killing animals: Shameful. Rescuing and no-kill shelters: Great. I am Happy my donation does so much good…

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked at various shelters. American Animal Rescue Federation continues to support all the no-kill shelters in the US. Love them...

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have a lot of experience in the Animal nonprofit world. I have to give these guys 5 stars. Excellent work.

Donor

Rating: 5

It appears that they continue to grow and I will continue to donate. Happy with the support they give to no-kill shelters.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The American Animal Rescue Federation seems to have it all together. Finding good no kill rescues all over the US. Maybe they will expand to the world.

Donor

Rating: 5

Continue to love AARF. Very happy about all the cats they are rescuing.

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Donor

Rating: 5

MEOW to AARF. Thank you for rescuing all those cats! We love you!

Donor

Rating: 5

LOVE this charity. No overhead; caring volunteers that run it. Donate to it all the time...

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Donor

Rating: 5

I was happy to find such a progressive all volunteer Animal Rescue Non-profit to donate to. I love animals and like knowing all my money is going towards taking care of them.

Donor

Rating: 5

I’m a dog guy. These people do so much good for dogs, that I forgive them for rescuing cats too. :)

Donor

Rating: 5

Rescuing Cats and Dogs throughout the US? These guys are getting it done! Thank you AARF!

Donor

Rating: 5

Who’s heart doesn’t go out to rescued dogs or cats? AARF seems to have gotten it right by donating to no-kill shelters around the US without any overhead.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was so happy to learn about this nonprofit. They seem very dedicated to saving animals in a very efficient way. No money wasted here.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great professional group. This is my favorite charity to donate to. Warms my heart.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I read that American Animal Rescue Federation is run by volunteer entrepreneurs. That sounds good to me. Better than some overpaid bureaucrat.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Just found about this group. 2 thumbs up for American Animal Rescue Federation.

Donor

Rating: 5

The fact that American Animal Rescue Federation screens the no-kill shelters they donate to is wonderful. And that ALL my money goes to save cats and dogs is amazing.

Donor

Rating: 5

I don’t have any kids, so my dog is truly my best friend. I am very happy to donate to save more dogs in no-kill rescues.

Donor

Rating: 5

The thought of a dog or cat being killed at a shelter breaks my heart. I feel good donating to such a great group of volunteers to make a difference.