(Animal Rights Fur-ever)
PO Box 264
Ripley, WV 25271
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.
What we do.........
Help improve the local shelter and its
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
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
Expand educational outreach
Develop activities and fundraisers to
support animal welfare.
To get in touch....
President: Bobbie Chancey
Vice-President: Dreama Lemaster
Secretary: Kathy Stone
Treasurer: Debbie Brusso
Board of Directors:
Bob Brusso* (304-372-2499)
Eric Denemark (304-372-6862)
Kim Garnes (304-372-4888)
Lou Ann Johnson (304-372-6538)
Jeanette Karnes (304-548-5703)
Gary Lemaster (304-273-4745)
ARF meets the first Tuesday night of every month at the Harrison Building in Ripley at 6:30 PM.
Meetings are informal gatherings and everyone who wants to help Jackson County Animals is
welcome to attend.
Everyone can help!
If you would like to join ARF (or Junior ARF), just show up and offer to help. Whether it be
fostering animals, transporting animals to safety, helping with fundraisers for transports and
occasional vet service, designing handouts and flyers, or some other interest, ARF would love to
have your help. Non-members can be a tremendous help by supporting our fundraisers and the
local shelter pets. Please adopt from the shelter and save an animal's life!
We'd be better people if we acted more like dogs!
Always greet in a friendly way. Don't hold a grudge.
Approach each day with enthusiasm. Never pretend to be something you're not.
Never underestimate the power of praise. Scratch where it itches.
Take naps. Play every chance you get.
Run, romp, and play daily. Be loyal.
Avoid biting and growling. Enjoy long walks, rides, toys, and attention.
Dance around when happy. When someone is having a bad day, be
If what you want is buried, dig deep to find it. silent, sit close by, and nuzzle gently.
Why a Waiting List for Intake
at Jackson County Animal Shelter
Please be patient with being put on a waiting list to bring an animal to the shelter. Our shelter
is small and gets crowded quickly with unwanted and unloved pets, the result of animals not
being spayed and neutered. In order to take your animal immediately, an animal would have to
die to make space. If you can help by adding your name to the waiting list and holding the
animal until you are called, this time will allow pets in the shelter to be rescued, a much better
way to make space. In turn, when your animal arrives, every effort will be made to find rescue
and save its life as well. Please help us use euthanasia only as a humane alternative and last
resort; good, adoptable pets shouldn't have to die to make space!
You can help! Donations
of any amount are
appreciated and go
directly to orphan animals
and their needs!
notification on March
22, 2012 of their
classification as a
501c3 non-profit, so all
donations are tax
|ARF helped 61 pets with a grant received from Bissell/Petfinder.
We are honored to have received a Community Foundation grant,
and we are anxious to see how many we can help with this one!
Things we urgently need right now:
Buckle collars, all sizes
Heavy slip leads
Revolution, all sizes
Frontline, all sizes
Visa Cards or Gas Cards to cover gas for
Volunteers (Not on Amazon list, but we
need live bodies to help in person!)
A big thanks to R & S
Road Service for
helping to check out the
van and getting it road
ready for our drivers and
our furry passengers!
|ARF was able to help
60 pets with
grant money! We are
so appreciative of this
award and the
difference it has made
in the lives of orphan
continue, about every
two weeks; ARF will
be holding fund raisers
for gasoline money.