ARF Helps Texas, and Florida too

UPDATE: September 19, 2017

Our rescue team has loaded up over 49 cats and dogs and are now headed back to the Adoption Center from Florida. All of the animals we have saved were already in shelters that were affected by Hurricane Irma. They will be available for adoption in the coming weeks once they have been medically cleared by our veterinarians.
Please keep an eye on our View our Pets page for their availability. In the meantime, you can help us help all the animals displaced by the storms by adopting one of the beautiful animals waiting for you right now at the Adoption Center.  View our Pets

UPDATE: September 16, 2017

Our rescue team is heading to Florida to transport animals in need from Hurricane Irma. Unfortunately, all of our scheduled adoption events are now canceled. We thank you for your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience. Please follow our facebook page for updates on the progress of this lifesaving mission.


UPDATE: September 5, 2017

ARF’s Transport Vehicles and team of six staff and volunteers left Austin, Texas, Sunday morning with 56 cats and dogs rescued from shelters in southeast Texas, where catastrophic flooding has left animals and people alike in desperate need of help.

The rescued animals represent all ages, breeds, and sizes – including those with  medical conditions. Before these animals are available for adoption, they will be evaluated and treated by ARF’s medical team. Once they are healthy and cleared, they will be added to ARF’s web site:

This mission would not have been possible without the extraordinary outpouring of support ARF’s Board of Directors and its family of adopters, volunteers, donors, and staff. To all of them, we say, thank you!

See video and photos from our trip on Facebook:

And on Instagram: @arfhamptons


August 31, 2017

Photo by Ken Grille

Thursday night, August 31, a team from the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) will leave Wainscott, NY, in two custom-built transport vehicles to rescue homeless cats and dogs from areas devastated by flooding in Texas.

ARF reached out to rescue organizations large and small who were on the ground in Texas in order to find where it could help immediately. One shelter in particular, Austin Pets Alive, had begun to pull animals from the municipal shelter in Corpus Christi so that it would have capacity to take in animals from the towns hit directly by Hurricane Harvey when it made landfall. As flooding worsened in Houston, Austin Pets Alive began to pull animals from the city’s overcrowded shelters to make room for the animals of evacuees. What Austin needed most were partners to transfer these animals to parts of the country where they would at last find homes. ARF committed to be there by Saturday.

ARF will bring back between 50 and 60 cats and dogs, depending on their sizes and needs. Once the animals are medically cleared, they will be available for adoption at ARF as well as partner shelters, including the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation and the Kent Animal Shelter.

You can help ARF help Texas by dropping off these much needed items by 5 PM today – Thursday, August 31. ARF will deliver them directly to Austin Pets Alive.

Donated (not loaned) Medium & Large Wire Dog Crates
Sheets (can be used)
Bath & Beach Towels (can be used)
Aluminum Food Bowls
Styrofoam Bowls
Dog & Cat Food (meat as 1st ingredient)
Wet Canned Cat Food
Litter (clumping and non-clumping)
Aluminum Baking Pans for litter boxes,
Cleaning Supplies: trash bags, bleach, paper towels, dog poop bags, Clorox wipes, sponges, hand brooms/dust pans, litter scoopers, mops, mop buckets, and push brooms
Leashes (all size- flat)
Martingale Collars (all size)

For more information on ARF and its rescue efforts follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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