Animal Rescue Friends of North Florida Animal Rescue Friends of North Florida
Welcome to ARF - Animal Rescue Friends based in Gilchrist County Florida.
Our group is a fledgling one. It all began in March of 2007 when we took in our first 11 dogs. Most of the animals we have rescued to date have come from the Gilchrist County. This past year our focus has been on fund raising to help complete a new facility, designed to triple the capacity to house injured, abandoned and abused animals. In this process, we became acutely aware of the unique needs of animal care and control in rural counties, such as feral cats and dogs, neglected and abandoned pets and even livestock, and the need for low cost spay and neuter programs. This year we will seek to launch such a program as well as expand our fostering and placement activities, and aid the county in supplementing medications and veterinary service to the animals in their care. All of these activities shall help us move closer to our goal of becoming a no-kill animal control program.

These links will take you to pages with information on animals that are in need of adoption; the adoption process; how to get a voucher to have your pet spayed/neutered; Fund Raisers we are planning, how to help us by volunteering or donating; links to other pet rescue groups and information an how to contact us. If you can't find the information you are looking for, please send us an email:

Featured Pets
We have five cats currently in foster care that must now find their forever homes.
Click here to see and read all about them.
Desi Ray
They are ready to go home with you!

We have other cats and dogs available for adoption. Click here for pictures and information.
Please contact us if you are interested in adopting.

In The News

Animal Rescue Friends in the news…

The most important thing is to keep your pet safe so the use of an eXtreme Dog Fence is very necessary.

Bell, Fla. — Six lucky dogs plucked from deplorable conditions in Arkansas will be guests at Gilchrist County Animal Services sparkling new facility while they wait to be adopted.

On Nov. 23, 2010 national animal welfare organizations ASPCA® and Best Friends Animal Society removed more than 120 dogs living in extremely overcrowded and unsanitary conditions from a volunteer-run animal rescue, approximately four miles south of Hector, Ark.

Animal Rescue Friends and Gilchrist County Animal Services offered to help with the rescue by taking six dogs.

Click here to read the entire article.

Page updated on: April 29, 2013

Fundraisers/Events Page Arf Home Adopt Page Click here if you would like to Volunteer Click here to read about our success stories Click here if you would like to make a donation Links Click here to contact ARF