3 R’s – Rescue Rehabilitate and Re-Home
AARCS rescues abandoned, abused and surrendered animals in rural areas where there are little or no animal control services. Many of the animals we rescue are sick or injured and require extensive rehabilitation and medical care. We provide all necessary veterinary care, including surgeries for broke bones, treatment for ailments such as skin conditions, mange, gunshot wounds and parasites. Veterinary bills are by far our largest expenditure. Some average costs we encounter regularly are:
- Parvo treatment for one puppy $1,500
- Repair of a broken limb $1,000 – $3,000
- Leg amputation $1,500
- Treatment for mange $800
- Quill removal $400 – $800
- Spay/Neuter $100 – $300
All the animals that come through our program are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and treated for parasites prior to adoption. In addition, we provide our rescued animals with food, basic training, love and companionship while in the care of our volunteer foster homes as we search for suitable placement in forever, adoptive homes. AARCS volunteers endeavor to achieve stable, emotional, psychological and physical health of each animal through rehabilitation and training to prepare them for a forever home.
In order to continue our rescue efforts, we need foster homes. Check out our Foster Home Page for more information on how you can get involved in our life-saving efforts.