Animals Requesting Friends is an all volunteer, not-for-profit, publicly supported, non-facility Humane Society founded to prevent the over breeding of cats and dogs by providing educational materials, and financial assistance to pet owners for the purpose of spaying and neutering their pets in order to prevent the birth of unwanted animals and their eventual suffering.




Altered animals don't contribute to the pet overpopulation problem, so fewer animals end up homeless, in shelters or on the streets



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News Letters

For more information on ARF download these newsletters

2009 News Letter (13MB)
2010 News Letter (9MB)


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Take your old Cell Phones, Laptops, iPods, Ink & Laser cartridges to Rides Mass Transit on Hwy 15 East of Fairfield.  


***Illinois law requires dogs & cats be provided food, water & shelter at all times. 

 ARF provides FREE straw stuffed barrels to low-income pet guardians & feral cat colony caregivers in Wayne County.

Contact ARF's "Roof Over Your Woof" Chairperson, Teresa Bullard,

618-842-2241 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Report Animal Abuse or Neglect to IL Dept Of Ag's:
Dorothy Williams at 217-524-3006
Neal Gelasko at 618-521-5243
or your local police dept. Reports remain confidential.

Save a Life

"Our local shelter kills 100's of healthy cats & kittens every year simply due to a lack of forever homes. 

Adopt a shelter cat or kitten & save a life!