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

Surrendering Animals

SURRENDERING ANIMALS

When an animal is surrendered to ARF:

  • The animal will be checked by a veterinarian, & any necessary medical treatments will be completed at ARF’s discretion.
  • ARF will evaluate the animal & attempt to find him/her a permanent, loving home.
  • ARF will only euthanize the animal if it is absolutely necessary, such as the animal is extremely aggressive, or suffering from illness, injury, or is in pain and cannot be healed.
  • By surrendering the animal, you agree to give up all future rights to the animal, including, but not limited to: visitation, reclaiming, & any other rights that you may have had as an owner of the animal.
  • ARF reserves the right to withhold any & all information pertaining to the animal from you & any person acting on your behalf.

While ARF wishes that we could help every animal in need, there are times when we are unable to take a pet or a stray animal that you have found. ARF will intake surrendered animals whenever we can if:

  1. The animal is not aggressive toward other animals or people.
  2. We have adequate space.
  3. The animal is relatively healthy.

Furthermore, every situation with every animal is unique.

 

If you need to surrender an animal, please call and be prepared with the following information:

  • Animal’s age and sex
  • If the animal has been fixed and is up-to-date on shots
  • Is the animal good around dogs, cats, and kids
  • Why are you needing to surrender the animal

 

Please be prepared to provide photos of the animal, veterinary records, & know that at the intake meeting, we will temperament test the animal to make sure that it is not aggressive toward humans and other animals.

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

7 hours ago

Muncie ARF

HAPPY UPDATE: Owner found:
Who am I and where do I belong? Found at Yorktown Middle School.
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7 hours ago

Muncie ARF

We LOVE this verse, as no truer words were ever spoken!!! This is dedicated to our amazing staff and supporters❤️! We LOVE you all!!! ❤️🐾

THANK YOU to each any every staff member, volunteer, board member, and donor... your love, commitment, dedication, and determination to make a difference in the lives of animals, is what makes you great!!! ARF is so fortunate to have each of you on our team! You are ALL rescuers...

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To Love a Rescuer

To love a rescuer you must love all of her. You must love the scars covering her body from panicked and hurt animals she was trying to help. You must love her fractured heart, that has been broken so many times she no longer even takes the time to mend the pieces.

To love a rescuer, you must embrace her grit and determination, and know that although she fights a war she can never win, she can and does win a few battles. You must love the tears she will shed over those she lost. You must give her comfort that she refuses to accept, as she blames herself for things she could have never foreseen.

To love a rescuer you must acknowledge the rage she feels towards the world at times, and know that anger is driven by a love of life too few have. You must give her space and room to cry and mourn for the losses that others have caused out of carelessness or cruelty.

To love a rescuer you must understand her passion to heal and save is a calling, not a choice. You must accept that to save animals is part of her soul and without that she could never be happy.

To love a rescuer you must be patient. You must accept her work comes first. She will forgo sleep, forgo food, forgo her life for animals in need. She will work tirelessly until her body and mind fail her completely and she cannot go on.

To Love a rescuer, you must be strong. You must not be threatened by her focus and love of animals. You must accept that the things you love about her, the strength and convictions and loyalty are also what drives her sense of duty to animals in need; you cannot have one without the other.

To love a rescuer you must never ask her to choose, because she will, and it will not be you.
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11 hours ago

Muncie ARF

We are doing our happy dance today! Roscoe was adopted and his new mom couldn’t be happier! We know they are going to be so happy together! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 day ago

Muncie ARF

Who am I and where do I belong?? Found in Daleville.Dog found in Daleville...has a blue collar but no tags. ... See MoreSee Less

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1209 W. Riggin Rd.
Muncie, Indiana 47304

(765) 282-ARFF (2733)

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