Barbara SheaIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of ARF’s President and Founder, Barbara Shea.

Barbara founded ARF thirty years ago and has left behind a tremendous legacy of service to animals and the community. She has helped thousands of animals in need, those without a voice, those unwanted, and those without a home until she opened the doors of her shelter to them. Barbara was a tireless advocate who helped countless animals find forever homes, helped them to heal and receive medical treatment, and allowed many to call ARF their forever home when adoption was not an option. Barbara will be terribly missed by the animals at the shelter – and deeply by ARF’s volunteers.

We love you, Barbara. Your life and work touched so many lives with hope and compassion. Rest in peace.


We will be CLOSED for adoptions this Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10. We will reopen Saturday, June 11 for adoptions.