1209 W. Riggin Rd. Muncie, IN 47304
765.282.ARFF (2733)

Our Story

Mission

The mission of the Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) is to provide shelter, medical care, and love to abused, abandoned, neglected, and unwanted animals until permanent homes can be found. Through educational efforts, public awareness, and community involvement, ARF seeks to relieve animal suffering; to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect and overpopulation; to eliminate euthanasia as a way of animal control, thereby creating a “no-kill” community in which both animals and humans benefit from the goodness of each other.
Location:
1209 W. Riggin Rd.
Muncie, IN 47304

Phone: 765-282-ARFF (2733)

Email: info@munciearf.com

History

ARF Founder - Terri PanziARF was founded in June of 1998 by animal advocate Mrs. Terri Panszi. At the time of founding, Mrs. Panszi worked as an x-ray technician at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana, using her paychecks to rent a small building that held approximately 20-30 animals. In the beginning, she was the only person involved with the cleaning, feeding & daily caretaking of the animals. She also handled all the adoptions & fundraising.

Although ARF began as a sanctuary for homeless animals, ARF has since expanded its services to the community, including assisting low-income pet owners with completing & submitting SNSI (Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana, Inc.) vouchers for their low-cost Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP.)

Since opening its doors in 1998, ARF has moved to its current location at 1209 W. Riggin Road. Thanks to the generosity of a very special donor, ARF is able to stay on the property rent free, though ARF pays for all of the utilities, & buildings & grounds maintenance associated with the property. The ARF campus consists of:

  • The Sanctuary House which houses dogs with behavioral or medical issues making them less suitable for adoption. These fur babies are our “permanent residents,” & they need a lot of financial support to keep them comfortable. If you have a soft spot in your heart for the “underdogs,” please consider sponsoring (via a recurring donation) our Sanctuary House doggies.
  • The Catty Shack which houses up to 50 cats in large rooms with approximately 15 cats per room
  • The Adoption Center which houses our adoptable dogs
  • The Administration building where guests can make donations (both supplies & monetary donations), pay for adoptions, get assistance completing & submitting vouchers for the SNSI Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), & surrender animals (by appointment.)
  • The “Garage” which houses our 2 adorable pigs, Lucy & Wilbur (they have “piggy doors” so they can go outside in the fenced yard whenever they please,) as well as some of our buildings & grounds supplies.
  • The Bark Park which is our one-acre fenced park for dogs & owners to play off-leash for a nominal membership fee.
  • The aluminum can recycling corral at which everyone is encouraged to recycle aluminum cans (look for the fenced area with the giant cat tail sticking out of it.)
  • The “Barn,” the “Blue Shed,” the “White Metal” outbuilding, the “Turner Shed,” & the “Supply Nook” which are storage buildings.

ARF is a shelter where the animals do not spend day after day in a crate or kennel, but rather in rooms equipped with beds, toys, windows & other animals, if personalities allow. ARF now has 13 part-time employees plus one veterinarian to care for the animals, maintain the property, keep track of records, & meet the public during adoption hours.

 

Adoption/Visitation Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 1-5pm, Saturday noon-3pm

ARF’s PAW Veterinary Clinic:

Phone: (765) 896-9224
Address: 3115 W Bethel Ave
Muncie, IN 47304

9 hours ago

Muncie ARF

Current high bid $65...who has $70????? Valued at over $360!!!Contribute to Muncie ARF!!

Everyone❤️ LOVES ❤️ an auction, and we have a great one. Shutterbug Printing & Framing will donate ALL of the proceeds to ARF, from the sale of one of our beautiful brushed metallic frames--32"x26" with YOUR OWN PICTURE in it... All included with delivery!

Here's how to bid:
1. Call 765-358-3144
2. Email info@ShutterbugPrints.com
3. Message us through FB
4. Bid in the comment section

The auction will end on Tuesday, December 18th at 4pm.

We will post the current bid regularly, so be sure to follow us for all the updates. You'll get a gorgeous framed picture for your home, and Muncie ARF will get all of the 💰💰. It would make an AWESOME gift🎁 for the holidays!!!!
BID---BID---BID!!🎄🎄

Please help us by sharing this so ARF can make as much as possible! Thank you to everyone for the help.

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13 hours ago

Muncie ARF

Trent and Santa have a secret... come a little closer and we’ll whisper it to you!!! Trent has been a very good boy this year, and is secretly hoping that he will get to spend Christmas in his own home with his very own forever family!!! He would make a wonderful addition to just about any home... he gets along with dogs, and cats, loves people, and would play well with kids! This sweetheart is a 5 year old Terrier mix who is on the small side weighing under 20 pounds. Let’s help Santa make Trent’s wish come true... apply to adopt him at munciearf.com! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 day ago

Muncie ARF

Sweet Fiona has found a home of her own just in time for her first Christmas! Fiona, who’s new name is Lola, was very scared and went home with Alec and his family as a foster, but they quickly decided to adopt her! Thank you Alec for giving this girl the gift of a forever home! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 day ago

Muncie ARF

Spot had only been with us at ARF for a short time before Shannon and her family met him and fell in love! He is going to grow up surrounded by love and has 2 human siblings to play with❤️🐾! We are so very excited for Spot and his wonderful family, and wish them all the happiness in the world as they begin their lives together!!! Congrats! ... See MoreSee Less

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Contact Muncie ARF

1209 W. Riggin Rd.
Muncie, Indiana 47304

(765) 282-ARFF (2733)

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