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

12 hours ago

Muncie ARF

Please share: Tucker is lost! He was last seen near Rails and Trails... he is wearing a collar with his rabies tag and his name is on the tag. Tucker is timid! If found please call Brad Alley, 765-639-9821. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 day ago

Muncie ARF

Who am I and where do I belong? If this is your baby, contact the finder, Aaron at 765-808-0541. Proof of ownership ( pictures, vet records, etc) required to reclaim. This pup is not at ARF. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 day ago

Muncie ARF

Happy Update!!! Sparkles has been found and is back home!!!This one happy girl with one sweet and happy dog!!!! Update on Sparkles. We found her with help from our neighbors. She was about a mile away from home. Thank you to everyone that shared our post! ❤️🐾🐶 ... See MoreSee Less

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1 day ago

Muncie ARF

Please send lots of prayers for this baby who was found as a stray out in the country by a Good Samaritan and brought to the PAW clinic, where it was determined she had been attacked by a dog. Dr. Veneskey estimated her to be about 3 months old, and judging from her condition she was probably abandoned some time ago. The clinic staff have named her Daisee Marie and are giving her lots of love while she heals. If by chance you know where little Daisee came from, please contact ARF or the PAW clinic. We already love this precious angel, and have promised her that everything’s going to be alright now!!! ... 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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