1209 W. Riggin Rd. Muncie, IN 47303
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

Annual Animal Statistics:

Our Lifesaving Percentage is calculated by dividing our Live Outcomes (Reclaimed-by-Owner, Adopted, Transferred, and TNR) by our Total Outcomes. In 2019, we achieved a 94% Lifesaving Percentage.  

We would like to note that ARF took n several liters of sick kittens that tested positive for panleukopenia, a virus that is nearly always fatal in kittens, which accounts for a higher than average euthanasia rate for 2019. We hope this does not happen this year and we can get that percentage pack up to its normal amount!

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

11 hours ago

Muncie ARF

JJ, one of the 6 month old Great Pyrenees-Lab mix puppies is still looking for her forever home! She needs a home with another confident dog who loves to play, a fenced in yard, and a family with no small children, as their sudden movements tend to frighten her. If you are pre approved to adopt, and feel your home is the right one for JJ, please send us a private message to schedule a meet and greet. JJ is currently in a foster home and not at ARF; additionally please remember that meet and greets are scheduled only for approved adopters, and you can still submit an application at munciearf.com. Her adoption fee is $250. ... See MoreSee Less

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13 hours ago

Muncie ARF

Take a look at this adorable picture! We don’t know who is happier...our beloved Tater Tot, or his new mama and dad♥️🐾! This little cutie pie has had a couple of weeks to get settled into his new home and his dad reports that Tater Tot is so sweet and affectionate, and never lets his parents out of his sight; which they love! He has already made friends with the neighbors and frequently gets comments from strangers during his walks, about how handsome he is! We couldn’t have hoped for a better home for Tater Tot than with his new family!!! Thank you Saul for choosing to adopt, and welcome to the ARF family! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 day ago

Megan Rathz

Elsa (formerly Annie) has officially been with us for a month now and has added so much to our family! We are so grateful to have her and we love so much. She loves our little girl and our other dog! Elsa loves playing in her new backyard, snuggling, and our couch. Thank you to ARF for all that you do! ... See MoreSee Less

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Contact Muncie ARF

1209 W. Riggin Rd.
Muncie, Indiana 47303

(765) 282-ARFF (2733)

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