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Winter 2022



Dear Volunteers, Adopters & Friends,


After two years of living the pandemic life, we have finally come back to some normalcy. Our adoption centers have gone back to allowing walk-ins, instead of just scheduling appointments. We have started to get some fundraisers up and running again, such as bagging at ShopRite, local fairs, can shaking and our annual Tricky Tray.  However, we have seen new sets of obstacles as people are going back to work, more and more cats and dogs are being given up.  Also, inflation has caused our vet bills to go up and this is also causing people to give up their elderly pets that they just can’t afford to give the care needed.


Yardie came in as a stray to a local shelter, Animal Rescue Force took her in and found out she was approximately 12 years old, testing eventually showed she had bladder cancer.  Taking care of the seniors is costly and many of the ones that have come through need medical tests, dentals and/or other procedures. 


While there is still a lot of uncertainty, we know that we need to adapt fast to our ever-changing reality.  Now, more than ever, the animals need us. And we need you.  As we move towards the holidays, we ask once again for your generosity in helping us care for these pets awaiting homes. It’s because of your donations that dogs like Yardie were able to get the vet care needed and find the loving home she deserves in her golden years.  You can donate by credit card and see our adoptable pets by visiting our website, or check out our social media for updates and photos of our adoptable pets at


We at Animal Rescue Force wish you and your fur kids all a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy New Year.  Thank you from ARF and the cats and dogs waiting for their forever homes.                                            





Susan Ragland

President- Animal Rescue Force

​About Us

Animal Rescue Force is a private, non-profit 501c3 organization established in 1974 to find responsible homes for dogs and cats and to encourage all dog and cat owners to spay and neuter their pets. We are not funded by the town or government and rely on donations and fund raising events run by volunteers as means of support. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Tax ID #51-0137896.

If you need a home for your pet call our office during the week at 732-257-7559, and you will learn about our procedure.  You can also call ARF if you are having a problem with your pet and need advice or if you need low-cost spay/neuter information.

Adoption Locations / Display Centers

Animal Rescue Force has 1 adoption center and 1 display center on the weekends! For more information on these locations click here!

Sayreville Adoption Center, Sayreville NJ

989 Main Street

Sat & Sun 11am - 3:30pm

Englishtown Auction Display Center, Englishtown NJ

90 Wilson Ave

Sat & Sun 9am - 12:00pm 

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Cat of the week!


Meet adorable 3 yr old Mittens!


Hi, my name is Mittens. I lived outside with my mom until she did not come back one day. The vet estimated that I am about 3 and a half years old. When you come home I will sit next to you and purr while being pet. I love toys and will play with my human. If my human is busy I will just entertain myself. I live with other cats and will warm up after a bit. Are you my forever family?

Make a Donation!

Now you can make a secure, tax deductible, credit card donation using the GiveDirect link above.  Just click on the GiveDirect image above and you will be sent to an online form from GiveDirect.  From there, just fill in the form with your credit card information and the amount that you want to donate to help homeless pets find their forever homes. You will receive a confirmation email for your records and our heartfelt thanks for your generous gift.

Did you know that some companies have a matching gift program? With your tax dollar donation, your employer may match dollar for dollar. Click here and make a difference in helping the animals!


February 6, 2023 - Art of Salad Restaurant, East Brunswick, NJ - Dine and Donate

February 11, 2023 - Shoprite, Parlin, NJ - Bagging and Canning

February 22, 2023 - Fiddleheads, Jamesburg, NJ- Dine and Donate

March 13, 2023 - Shoprite, Parlin, NJ - Bagging and Canning

March 30, 2023 - Bubbas33, Parlin, NJ - Dine and Donate

April 1, 2023 - Shoprite, Parlin, NJ - Bagging and Canning

May 6, 2023 - ARF Annual Tricky Tray (Updates to go out soon, we are now accepting donations of unopened, new items.)

May 20, 2023 - Shoprite, Parlin, NJ - Bagging and Canning

May 27, 2023 - Super 50/50 Raffle 

June 24, 2023 - Shoprite, Parlin, NJ - Bagging and Canning

July 22, 2023 - Shoprite, Parlin, NJ - Bagging and Canning

August 26, 2023 - Shoprite, Parlin, NJ - Bagging and Canning

September 16, 2023 - Shoprite, Parlin, NJ - Bagging and Canning

October 2023 - Super 50/50 Raffle

October 28, 2023 - Shoprite, Parlin, NJ - Bagging and Canning

November 18, 2023 - Shoprite, Parlin, NJ - Bagging and Canning

December 16, 2023 - Shoprite, Parlin, NJ - Bagging and Canning

December 31, 2023 - Super Amazon Raffle - tickets will be sold all year in 2023 at $50 per ticket, prizes are as follows:

                                  - 1st Prize- $2,500 Amazon gift card

                                  - 2nd Prize- $1,500 Amazon gift card

                                  - 3rd Prize- $1,000 Amazon gift card

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