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Welcome to Animal Rescue Front


Located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and founded in September 2005 immediately following Hurricane Katrina, The Animal Rescue Front has never given up on the animals of the Gulf Coast. ARF is currently responsible for saving the lives of over 6,075 dogs and cats, kittens and puppies, most from the state of Mississippi where companion animal overpopulation is a crisis and legal protections minimal.

In 2017 ARF is still working in Mississippi to combat the severe pet overpopulation problem that exists there, and we continue to transport animals to homes throughout the United States. It is only with your support and generosity that we could save more. Contact us to learn more.

Everyone Needs a Home

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Help Us Save Each and Every One


These animals are in need of your love and Support

Help us on our Journey

Each month we take the trip from down south to the Northeast to save dogs and cats from high-kill states.

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ARF Board of Directors


Chris McLaughlin

Chris McLaughlin’s life’s purpose became clear when the floods of Katrina receded. The toll the disaster took on the lives of the animals of the Gulf Coast ignited a passion and purpose that continues today. “ARF’s work will live on because of the lives we met, the lives we saved, and the lives we lost.” …Read More

Nick Wright

Nick Wright lives in New Hampshire, with his wife, Kristine, and their two children, Henry and Olivia as well as four dogs, Bam-Bam, Little Bear, Boo and recent addition, a blind pup named Rosie. Bam-Bam, a Great Pyrenees, is the canine equivalent of Eeyore, and will happily keep any bare feet warm in the winter. …Read More

Jan Mitchell

Jan Mitchell resides in Boulder, CO and has been fostering animals for her local humane societies and rescues since 1991. She met Chris in New Orleans while doing post-Katrina animal rescue work and she has worked with rural farmers in a small village in Ghana since 2001 teaching gentle handling of their working animals. Eventually, …Read More

Dr. Duni J. Schutzengel DVM.

Dr. Schutzengel began her veterinary career as a student in Italy and then continued her studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. from which she graduated in 1984. From 1984 until 1996 she worked in multiple small animal and emergency clinics throughout Virginia and Maryland as a “relief vet.” In that capacity she provided both …Read More

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