Since 1976, Animal Rescue, Inc. has been a refuge for homeless cats and dogs. We make a promise to any animal who comes through our gates: they will never be homeless again. We hope our residents will find a loving home with a lifelong companion or a loving family; but if they never find that home, they are welcomed into the ARI family.
ARI is home to several hundred animals between our different locations. We have many adoptable animals as well as animals with varied medical or behavioral needs. No animal is euthanized due to medical expense or the inconvenience of care.
While our main goal is to find a responsible home for our residents, we work hard to ensure all animals receive the level of care they need. Thanks to the help of our loyal staff and charitable volunteers, any animal can find a loving home here. We are always looking for compassionate people to donate their time and help us in our mission to care for our residents.
In addition to being a sanctuary for the unwanted, ARI offers free or discounted emergency medical services. We offer a Crisis Intervention Program, which helps keep the human-animal bond intact by providing assistance to the elderly or infirm. We also offer low-cost spay and neuter clinics to the surrounding community, and trap-neuter-release (TNR) clinics for feral cats. Most of our residents are rescued strays, as we offer solace to any creature who needs us. Over the years we have opened our home to mice, cows, chickens, pigs, turkeys, goats and geese.
Every life, no matter how big or small, matters at ARI.
Animal Rescue, Inc. consists of two locations: A cattery in the Putty Hill area of Baltimore, Maryland and a 33-acre farm located at the Pennsylvania/Maryland border just off route I-83.
At any one time we have approximately one hundred dogs and several hundred cats between our locations – most of which are available for adoption. ARI services Maryland and South Central Pennsylvania. ARI is a “Shelter for Life” for stray and abandoned animals.
Animal Rescue, Inc. does not normally accept personally owned, unwanted pets. Most of our residents are rescued strays.
Pets that were used to having their own home, a place to sleep, and their own food bowl do not do well in a facility such as ours. All our residents are given the best possible care to allow them to live out their natural lives. No animal is put to death because of medical expenses or the inconvenience of care.
One of the major objectives of ARI is to find loving, responsible homes for its residents.
Of course, for all of this to work one of the most important aspects of ARI is our network of volunteers. Many of these volunteers give up their days off to donate their time caring for the residents at the facilities. There are many things that need to be done at an animal rescue!
ARI also promotes spay/neuter programs (we also run our own low cost program for those in need), and operates a Crisis Intervention Program which keeps the human/animal bond intact by providing assistance to the elderly, sick, and the infirm.
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