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

Little baby Keenan's mange & bite wounds are being treated by our awesome arf's PAW clinic staff. Just looking at him makes me cry. He is such a sweet baby & I can't stand to see any living thing in this much discomfort. Dr. Veneskey has him on healing meds as well as pain meds to alleviate his discomfort. If you can, will you please consider making a donation toward his medical care so we can get this baby healthy so he can enjoy his puppyhood? ... See MoreSee Less

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Fred is the last hound/min pin puppy available for adoption. He is sad and lonely in his big kennel all by himself 😞. If you are considering adding a darling puppy to your family; Fred might be the perfect fit! Lets all cross our fingers that this baby boy finds his forever home really soon!!! Apply to adopt today! ... See MoreSee Less

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We want to welcome these two good looking guys to ARF!!! They came in today, and what total sweethearts they both are ❤️! Teddy is a 4 month old Labradoodle weighing 43 lbs. He will be a big boy of around 100 lbs when full grown. Bruno is a 1 year old American Bulldog who thinks he is a lap dog! He loves everyone he has met and wants to cover your face with kisses !! Bruno weighs in at 98 lbs and is already full grown. Both boys are being neutered and vaccinated this week and will be available in a few days. They both are good with other dogs, people and children, and both need a fenced in yard. Teddy’s adoption fee is $160, and Bruno’s fee is $120. Apply online at munciearf.com. ... See MoreSee Less

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Friends, we have a pup that we want to introduce to you. His name is Keenan; Keenan was brought to our clinic for an exam by friends of the pups owner. The pups owner was unable to afford care, and the friends and owner decided it was in the pups best interest to be surrendered to ARF. Keenan has demodex mange, which if you remember is what Alley (now Minxie) had. Keenan also has some other issues going on, a very bad skin infection coupled with several infected bite wounds from another dog in the home. We want to stress that the owners made the right decision by surrendering him to ARF and while we wish they would have sought treatment earlier we also are thankful that they realized that this was beyond their care and signed him over to ARF. Our PAW clinic will try and work with owners as best as possible to offer affordable care. When that is not possible, and ARF has room, they are there to take over the care of the pet. To donate to his ongoing medical bills, please visit www.munciearf.com or call our clinic at 765-896-9224 to donate via credit ir debit over the phone directly to his bill at our clinic. ... 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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