Animal Rescue Corps was founded as a nonprofit on November 17, 2010, to address an underserved and neglected need: every day, animals suffer in situations of large-scale cruelty in places that lack the expertise and resources to save them. These animals can suffer for years or even generations. Animal Rescue Corps conducts large-scale rescues – meaning rescuing large numbers of animals at once – from abusive and neglectful situations like puppy mills, hoarding, fighting rings, exotic animal cases, and more, as well as from natural disasters such as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, and more.
As part of our rescue work, we also conduct investigations, collect and document evidence, detail medical findings, and provide expert testimony for any legal hearings or criminal trials related to the case. Through every step of the journey, Animal Rescue Corps is a trusted partner to the animals, law enforcement agencies, and communities we serve. We provide compassionate, professional, and effective partnerships to ensure positive outcomes whenever and wherever large numbers of animals and their communities need.
North America faces an inequitable distribution of animals available for adoption and demand for adoption. ARC’s Shelter Relief Program intakes animals from overburdened shelters, especially in the south and southeast, where many animals are at risk of euthanasia immediately after hold times are up or, conversely, can be warehoused in kennels in low-adoption areas for years with little hope of placement. We provide complete medical exams, vaccinations, and health certificates, and we care for the animals until we match them with our network of placement partners in high-adoption regions.
ARC’s Shelter Relief Program also provides community support in many other forms, including providing food and supplies, sending volunteers to assist with a crisis or a day of action, providing assistance with cruelty and neglect cases, and building and strengthening networks across the animal protection movement.
Education and Training
At Animal Rescue Corps, education about animals is interwoven into every aspect of our work. We raise public awareness around the plight of animals through solutions-based education designed to increase knowledge of animal issues and amplify compassion, respect, and positive interactions with animals. We also offer training to law enforcement, shelter professionals, and civilians, teaching them to effectively, safely, and responsibly bring aid to animals in peril.