Organization Information
Animal Rescue Force P.O. Box 418  •  East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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Be sure to check our Pet List on Friday night to see descriptions and pictures of the pets that are available at our adoption centers on Saturday and Sunday.

Who We Are

Animal Rescue Force is a private, non-profit 501c3 organization established in 1974 to find responsible homes for dogs and cats and to encourage all dog and cat owners to spay and neuter their pets. We are not funded by the town or government and rely on donations and fund raising events run by volunteers as means of support. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Tax ID #51-0137896.

Now you can make a secure, tax deductible, credit card donation using the GiveDirect link above.  Just click on the GiveDirect image above.  You will be sent to an online form from GiveDirect.  From there, just fill in the form with your credit card information and the amount that you want to donate to help homless pets find their forever homes.  You will receive a confirmation email for your records and our heartfelt thanks for your generous gift.

July 2016

Big things are happening at Animal Rescue Force, Inc. thanks to the generous grant awarded by Maddies’s Fund,, in the amount of $44,750.00. ARF could not make all the changes in place and implement one’s going forward without receipt of these funds.

To see our accomplishments and statistics of all the animals we rescued and adopted in 2015 click here. We are grateful to Maddie's Fund for their continuous support. Finding homes for animals and reducing the pet overpopulation is one common goal.

New computers and a printer/scanner were purchased to replace the outdated ones in our office. 4 computers were purchased for 2 of our adoption centers. New software was implemented and the networking of three of our locations has started. The software will allow our volunteers to keep track of all data for each animal at each adoption center and generate efficient records. Adoptions and surrenders will be input via our new tablets. This will eliminate the use of the enormous amount of paperwork previously in place. Reports generating our surrender and adoption totals as well as returns and benefactors will now be computerized. Training of all our updated and newer versions of surrenders, adoptions, returns, etc. will be ongoing.

We are going to relaunch a new website that will allow potential adopters to fill out pre-screening forms on line. Potential volunteers will also be able to access our volunteer applications to submit and we hope to increase our volunteer base with this new feature. We have updated to the social media world and our links to our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram pages will allow the public to share the pets for adoption on their social media pages attracting even more adopters. You can follow us on social media (links are provided beneath the navigation menu on the left).

With the new state of the updated systems and increased publicity, our adoptions will increase and we are spreading the word to increase our benefactor list and acquire new supporters to help the animals.

We have retained a fund raiser advisor. She will guide us into new fund raising projects to increase revenue to help the animals. The expertise of the advisor will train us to continue with fund raising events for the future.

Some of our happy adoptions and testimonials makes what we do well worth all the hard work. Click here to see some adoption testimonials.

Did you know that some companies have a matching gift program? With your tax dollar donation, your employer may match dollar for dollar. Click here and make a difference in helping the animals

Animal Rescue Force has 3 adoption centers on the weekends, one at the shelter site at Sayrebrook Veterinary Hospital, 1400 Main St, Sayreville NJ 08873, Sat & Sun 11 to 4:30, one at Petsmart, 300 State Rte 18, East Brunswick NJ 08816 in Midstate Mall, open Sat & Sun 11 to 4, and one at the Englishtown Auction, 90 Wilson Rd, Englishtown NJ 07726, in the gray bldg, open Sat & Sun 9 to 2.

Our Services
If you need a home for your pet call ARF during the week at 732-257-7559, and you will learn about our procedure.  You can also call ARF if you are having a problem with your pet and need advice or if you need low-cost spay/neuter information.

Upcoming Events
  • November 5, 2016 – Behind the Veil(formerly Para X), 1 – 6 pm at the East Brunswick Elks, 21B Oakmont Ave, East Brunswick, NJ
  • November 20, 2016 – Ten Thousand Villages, 320 Raritan Ave., Highland Park, NJ 08904     15% of sales from 1 to 5pm will be donated to Animal Rescue Force.
  • December 2016 – Pet Photos with Santa (date TBA)
  • April 22, 2017 – Tricky Tray. The Tricky Tray is back. We are now accepting donations for this event.

Thank you to the Pedigree Foundation for their continuous support and grant in the amount of $1,000.00. Pedigree helps support organizations dedicated to the welfare of animals and we are so grateful.
Animal Rescue Force, Inc. has been once again awarded a spay/neuter grant in the amount of $1,000 from the North Brunswick Humane Society. A supporter of animals, as well as assisting other rescue groups, the North Brunswick Humane Society works hard to help control the pet overpopulation as well as educating the public on responsible pet ownership. ARF would like to thank them for their continued support.

Thank you to all the volunteers for their dedication and efforts in finding the animals homes.  Most of 2016 is planned out and we continue to need your help.  If you would like to volunteer at any of our events, please contact the office at, or call 732-257-7559, Monday-Friday, 9-4.

Would you like to donate your car to Animal Rescue Force?  ARF is working with the Vehicle Donation Center to raise funds.   If you would like to go directly to the vehicle donation form, click here.  If you would like more information about the Vehicle Donation Center, please follow the link above or call:
We would like to thank Our Friends at Edgebrook Animal Hospital
        777 Helmetta Blvd
        East Brunswick, NJ 08816
We would also like to thank Our Friends at Sayrebrook Veterinary Hospital
        1400 Main Street
        Sayreville, NJ 08872
Petsmart provides professional dog training services at 300 Route 18, East Brunswick at 732-651-0700.
Visit our friends at Pampered Paws for pet grooming, 41 Jackson St, South River NJ 08882, 732-254-5400.

Animal Rescue Force
P.O. Box 418
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: 732-257-7559