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Animal Rescue Friends

  • 18 people are interested
Our animals love our volunteers!

The Berea Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) is seeking dedicated individuals to serve as volunteers in a variety of roles to support homeless dogs, puppies, cats and kittens in their temporary shelter environment while they receive needed healthcare and eventually find permanent homes. Volunteers opportunities include serving as dog walkers at the shelter ("Dog Companions"), dog or puppy foster parents, cat or kitten foster parents, nursing home pet therapists, cat helpers at the shelter ("Feline Friends"), morning cat building volunteers, cat therapists working with shy or scared cats at the shelter, cat monitors at the Westgate Petco or Berea/N. Olmsted Pet-Valu stores, recyclers (haul aluminum once every six weeks or so as a fundraiser), or transporting animals to and from vet appointments and foster homes. For people who want to help but do not wish to volunteer at the shelter with the animals, creative fundraisers and marketers are also needed.

A new volunteer orientation (virtual) is scheduled for Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required - email ARFOnlineOrientation@gmail.com to register & receive log-in instructions. Anyone 18 years or older interested in learning how they can help homeless animals through volunteering a few hours weekly or every other week are welcome. Volunteering for the shelter is set to fit an individual’s schedule and interests. Individuals interested in any of these opportunities may also email: volunteerwitharf@gmail.com or visit the Berea Animal Rescue website, www.bereaanimalrescue.com and click on the "Ways to Help" button on the top of the home page; or call 440-234-2034.

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About Animal Rescue Friends


10015 East River Road, P.O. Box 544 (mailing address), Columbia Twp., OH 44028, US

Mission Statement

To find homes for and rehabilitate (if needed) homeless dogs and cats in the surrounding community.


Non-profit animal shelter which houses up to 20 homeless dogs and up to 70 homeless cats at one time. Animals stay in shelter without time limits. Several animals are in foster care as well. There are about 140 volunteers and some shelter staff, such as a shelter manager, healthcare staff and cage cleaning crew. Up to 1000 dogs and cats are placed per year. Funds are acquired through donations, fundraising efforts and adoption fees.



Wed Nov 04, 2020
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM  


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour or more 1x/week or every other week or more
  • Must be reliable for the sake of the animals and other volunteers

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