Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) of Bartlesville was started by two individuals who were rescuing abandoned animals in our community. They wanted to make a difference in the lives of animals by taking care of them until new homes could be found. Others soon wanted to help and our membership has grown!
ARF has a dream of building a rescue/adoption sanctuary for abandoned animals. Those who are never adopted can live out a happy life with others of their own kind with food, water, shelter and love. This dream will become reality, as we have purchased 18 acres east of Bartlesville for our sanctuary. Now we are working on fundraising donations for construction and operations. How quickly this happens will be determined by the support of our communityin the form of donations and our ability to raise additional funds through grants.
ARF exists by donations from the public and private foundations. We do not receive assistance from the City, State or Federal Government.
ARF is helping bring reduced cost spay/neuter opportunities to Bartlesville. In 2016 ARF and WCSPCA began working together to provide spay/neuter clinics to those in the community in need. Call ARF 918-766-0991 to find out when the next available clinic is scheduled!
This is our most popular question! ARF is a non-profit animal welfare/recsue organization helping rescued and abandoned pets in need. Some of our rescues are available for adopton. Other rescues are not considered to be adoptable due to "special needs". Examples of "special needs" are those with physical disabiliies, birth defects, diseased or old age. ARF's rescues will always have a sanctuary at ARF where they never have to fear being abandoned and alone again. They can live out their lives being loved and cared for by volunteers.
The Washington County SPCA (WCSPCA) is an animal shelter. The have a contract with the city of Bartlesville to take lost/abandoned pets into the city impound facility for 5 days. After 5 days, they are evaluated to determine whether they should be moved into the adoption area of their facility or be transferred to a rescue in other parts of the country where they have mandatory spay/neuter laws.
In 2016, ARF and WCSPCA partnered up to bring low-cost spay/neuter opportunities to Bartlesville. Spay/neuter clinics are predominantly held once a month whereby 40+ animals are sterilized with the help of volunteers from ARF and WCSPCA.
ARF's rescue/adoption facility is located at 399519 US Hwy 60 east of Bartlesville. We are located 2 1/2 miles east of Hwy 75 (1/2 mile east of Bison Rd) on the south side of Hwy 60 - the first driveway on the south just after the highway changes to two lanes, which is adjacent to ARF Park (you can't miss 5 acres of fence!).
We are open Monday through Saturdays from 1:00pm - 4:00pm, or by appointment if someone would like to meet an animal considering adoption. We encourage you to stop by for a visit, learn about what we do and how you might be able to help us help those that are in need of our help. Volunteers are welcome! We have a volunteer application available!
Our current facility only houses free-roaming cats/kittens - they are not caged. As of April of 2017, construction is underway to allow us to accommodate dogs as well as cats. Our rescue dogs are currently kept in foster homes which are very limited currently.