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Mission

People Rescuing Animals ... Animals Rescuing People.®

Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) is an award-winning, nationally recognized leader for its unique mission of People Rescuing Animals … Animals Rescuing People®. Founded in 1991, ARF has rescued more than 43,000 cats and dogs. ARF elevates pets in our society, enhances connections, and transforms the bond between people and animals.

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, ARF is a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization supported by donors in all 50 states and internationally. In 2020, ARF earned the highest possible rating – four stars – from Charity Navigator for the 13th consecutive year. Only one percent of charities reach this milestone, and ARF is proud that 85 cents of every dollar goes directly to its programs.  

Core Values

Open  •  Driven  •  Educator's spirit

Strategic Anchors

Save lives  •  Inspire learning  •  Connect hearts 

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