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  About ARF  

Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) saves the lives of countless animals each year whose time has run out in public shelters and who are scheduled to be killed. ARF's team of trained volunteers and expert staff make sure every animal receives proper nutrition, medical evaluation and treatment, training and lots of love as they await their new forever home. ARF's shelter touches the lives of thousands of animals and people each year.

Mission   History

ARF saves dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters and brings people and animals together to enrich each others lives. Mission Cont


The catalyst for ARF came in May of 1990 during a baseball game between the Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees when a stray cat wandered onto the playing field. More History

FAQs   Board Of Directors

Answers to frequently asked questions about ARF… FAQs Cont


ARF owes an enormous debt of gratitude to our highly committed Board of Directors and Hall of Fame Board. More Board Of Directors

Events   The Scoop

From community events to premier fundraisers, there's something for everyone at any of ARF's numerous educational and entertaining events. All events are held at ARF's Walnut Creek shelter unless otherwise noted. More Events


Now on-line… PDF versions of ARF's quarterly newsletters. Learn More

Paws Press   Annual Report & 990

Now on-line… ARF's monthly newsletter. Read the current Paws Press


Now on-line… ARF's financial statements and animal statistics. More Annual Report & 990

Job Opportunities   Tony & Elaine La Russa

ARF currently has the following job openings. Please see the descriptions for details. Job Opportunities Cont


In 2006, Tony La Russa led the St. Louis Cardinals to their 10th world championship by beating the Detroit Tigers in the 2006 World Series. More on Tony & Elaine La Russa

ARF's Home   ARF Facility Rental

Situated on a prominent corner in Walnut Creek, California, the ARF campus is bringing people and animals together in a family oriented park-like setting. ARF's Home Cont

      ARF’s state of the art campus is available for meetings and gatherings. With over 16,000 square feet of available space, ARF has the facilities to accommodate occasions for 10 to 500 people. More Facility Rental  

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