Pinot’s Story: from Scaredy Cat to Snuggly Cat
Pinot was surrendered to Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) on August 10, 2020. Her owner was hospitalized and would not be able to come home and care for her. Can you imagine having a comfortable life, and then all of a sudden being thrown into a completely foreign environment?
Happy Tail: Kara and Her Labor of Love
Kara was a pregnant homeless mama dog and was picked up as a stray in rural Kentucky. Read about how A.R.F. volunteer Carol helped her give birth by emergency C-section.
Annabelle’s Story: Two Broken Legs to Couch Potato
Annabelle had a rough start in life – she was found with two broken legs on the side of the road in Chicago, and brought to Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC). However, the volunteers at CACC knew Annabelle was in rough shape and might not make it if she was left alone overnight. Learn how she overcame the odds.
Nesby’s Story: Spunky Pirate Cat
Nesby was found as a stray four-week old kitten in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago with a terrible eye infection. Learn more about how A.R.F. nursed her back to heath and where she is today.
A.R.F.’s 2020 Ultimate Pet Gift Guide
Want to show the pets and pet owners in your life some love this holiday season? Check out the A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation’s 2020 Ultimate Pet Gift Guide! This list has been curated by our amazing A.R.F. foster parents, so you know these are products that cats and dogs really love–for any budget! You can even […]
Give a Little, Save a Life on #GivingTuesday
Despite everything that 2020 has thrown at us, A.R.F. has been able to impact the lives of homeless cats and dogs with the help of our awesome community. Can you help us in 2021?
How to Reduce Separation Anxiety in Your Dog
So you’ve adopted a dog during quarantine, and given them lots of love and attention while working from home. But what happens when you have to go back to the office? To your dog, it might seem like you are disappearing forever. Your dog might be fine being alone for long stretches of the day. […]
Why Do Black Cats Have a Bad Reputation?
Why do black cats have a bad reputation? Are black cats harder to get adopted? Where does the connection between black cats and witches come from? Answers to these questions and more.
Our Newest Family Member – A.R.F. Purchases New Facility in Wheaton
The Wheaton-based A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation operates primarily out of volunteer homes–until now, that is! A.R.F. is moving into their very first brick-and-mortar building, increasing operations with the help of their newly centralized headquarters. The 2,600-sq-ft facility at 531 Roosevelt Road was purchased by A.R.F. in March and move in is complete. They will use the […]
What is Cerebellar Hypoplasia? The Truth About Kittens with CH
Meet 12-week-old kittens Tsar, Tash, and Khiva, and slightly older Lucy–some of the latest fosters at A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation. These adorable adoptable kittens each have cerebellar hypoplasia, also known as “CH,” or “wobbly cat syndrome.” But don’t panic–cerebellar hypoplasia is not as scary as it sounds. Just keep in mind these four essential facts about […]