Welcome to ARF’N.org                                                                                 

Animal Rescue Friends Network Inc. (ARF’N) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit volunteer organization. We strive to rescue stray, unwanted and abandoned animals in Hernando and other counties and place them in safe, responsible, loving, PERMANENT homes. We also network with many other rescue groups and potential adopters through our Facebook page (“Hernando County Animal Control Friends”), and through email and telephone to get many more animals rescued than we can do by ourselves.


ARF’N is strictly foster-based, our volunteers provide food, shelter, care, and compassion to our furry friends until they find a loving home. All animals in our rescue live in a foster home until they are adopted out. This allows them to get socialized, work on obedience and house training. This also allows us to tell a potential adopter if the animals are good with children, other dogs, or other cats.


While in our care, we provide rescued animals with age-appropriate vetting including: vaccinations, spay, neuter, deworming, defleaing, microchip and heartworm prevention. Dogs are also heartworm tested (if old enough) and cats are leukemia and FIV tested.


We also help to educate the community on the value of spaying/neutering in decreasing pet overpopulation, and on responsible animal care.


Visit us on Facebook: Animal Rescue Friends Network Inc. and Hernando County Animal Control Friends/