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Meet our volunteer Board of Directors:
Jennifer Osorio, President
Jodi Szklanka, Vice President
Paul Chapman, Treasurer
Dori Baeza, Secretary

ARFF is a Unique Charity
ARFF is unique when compared to other animal welfare agencies in that 100% of your contribution is used to help the animals cared for at the San Bernardino County’s Animal Shelters. ARFF is supported by volunteer efforts and no funds are used to pay for salaries and wages. When you donate to ARFF you know that every penny is used to help an animal in need.

What has ARFF done?
ARFF officially became a federally recognized 501 (c) (3) charitable organization in October of 2004. Since then ARFF has been able to host several fund and friend-raising events, including a “Putts 4 Mutts” golf tournament, a “Be Kind to Animals Week” Car Show and Carnival, a “Funny Bunny” Easter photo session, and our annual “Santa Paws” event where families and pets can have their photo taken with Santa.

One of ARFF’s primary programs has been to pay for subsidized spay/neuter surgeries for pets adopted during the Counties special pet adoption events. We believe reducing the cost to adopt a pet encourages people to adopt from our County shelters, compared to other options. The support of this program has helped the County to realize one of the lowest euthanasia rates in our County and one of the highest pet placement rates when compared to the twelve other animal shelter facilities that serve the County.

ARFF has also provided a variety of assistance to the County’s Animal Shelters in Devore and Big Bear Lake. ARFF has purchased equipment, supplies and vaccines to directly help and aid the animals at these facilities and has purchased humane education materials for students participating in responsible pet ownership classes. ARFF has assisted in purchasing micro-chip scanners for each of the Animal Control Field Officers to carry in their vehicles to aid in reuniting lost pets who are micro-chipped with owners.

ARFF’s Future Goals

  • Continue to Sponsor the Homeward Bound – Mega Pet Adoption Event which is held annually in partnership with local community animal rescue groups.
  • Continue to fund subsidized spay/neuter programs to make pet adoption more affordable for families wishing to adopt.
  • Fund a “free” microchip program in which all pets adopted or reunited from a County Shelter can be micro-chipped “free-of-charge.”
  • Develop and sponsor specific seasonal adoption programs, such as “Super Senior May” or “Furever Yours – Valentine’s Day” adoption campaigns.
  • Purchase and fund the operation of a mobile spay/neuter clinic.
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