Animal Rescue Project
Dog and cat rescue and adoption in Kalamazoo / Portage, Southwest Michigan
News from ARP
These are only a few of the nearly 700 homeless pets that Animal Rescue Project has saved in the last 12 months. Some of these lovely dogs and cats may be living in your neighborhood!
Animal Rescue Project operates the only true no-kill shelter in the Kalamazoo area. We make a lifetime commitment to the at-risk pets that we save. At the same time, we are a major source of pets for families all across Southwest Michigan—and beyond.
We need your help to continue our life-saving work. When you make a financial gift to Animal Rescue Project, 98 cents of every dollar donated will go DIRECTLY to the care of homeless pets.
Your gift of any amount will be a life-saving act for homeless pets—and a priceless gift to the families that adopt them. Support your LOCAL shelter!
Use the Donate button on the top right of the page to donate to us directly. You can also donate supplies and other articles to us. For a more comprehensive list, click here
We are very proud to announce our very own winner of the 2015 Star Awards- Jack Frost, Director and Co-Founder of ARP. He received the 2015 STAR (Sharing Time and Resources) Award in the Career Volunteer category on April 22, 2015. Jack has tirelessly worked for the rescue and rehabilitation of animals for the past 13 years. Read more about him and how he's contributed to this amazing cause in the Kalamazoo Gazette article .
What a great evening we had on March 13, at the Western Michigan University Fetzer Center!!!!!
Friends and ARP family came together for dinner and silent auction. We exceeded last year's fundraising, with over $7500 raised to help with medical costs for Animal Rescue Project pets.
Highlights of the evening included hot bidding on a pet couch, Insomnia Cookies and a treat jar signed by none other than Betty White.
The fundraising team was so pleased at the number of auction items that arrived. Special canine guests included Sweetie Pie (see her in the video below) and Otto, the dachshund. A feature of the evening was the 2014 Animal Rescue Project video.....featuring our hard work and our beautiful rescued friends.
There were a few tears wiped away, an indication of the passion our staff, our volunteers and our supporters feel for this beautiful work.
Would you like to donate goods or money to ARP. We're always in need of more supplies. please consider our published needs list in our Donations page here .
An overview of our rescue group
Watch this video to see how we've been able to provide for all our animals through 2014. Help us continue our work and get more of them into loving homes in 2015 by donating!
We are a non-profit animal welfare group committed to the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of at-risk pets from pound facilities. We rescue dogs and cats from everywhere in Michigan — and anywhere else there is a cat or dog in need. With our rescue shelter and foster homes, we have between 75 and 100 dogs and puppies and between 60 and 80 cats and kittens in our care at any time.
We are an an all-volunteer group with the exception of paid kennel staff. More than 95 percent of the money we receive is spent directly on animal rescue and rehabilitation. Our only sources of revenue are adoption fees, tax-deductible donations, and fundraising efforts.
We are a dedicated, no-kill organization. We provide comfortable and nurturing living quarters for homeless pets, even when a pet needs to stay with us for months or even longer while waiting for the right adoption match. We provide skilled and well-trained animal care providers at our renovated rescue shelter. We give each animal a medical check and medical care as needed. We talk with potential adopters and ask them to fill out an adoption application form to help us identify suitable matches for each animal and each adopter. All other organizational commitments and considerations remain secondary.
More details about our background and approach are on our About page.