Some animal rescue centers and organizations that are located in Pennsylvania are Main Line Animal Rescue, Animal Rescue League, Animal Rescue, Inc. and the Animal Rescue Foundation of Southeastern Pennsylvania, or ARF-SEPA. The ARF-SEPA is the only one of the four that is not an animal rescue center.
The ARF-SEPA is designed as a foster-home adoption system in which pets are cared for by a foster family until an adoption family can be found. The organization is volunteer-run nonprofit organization that deals specifically in cats and dogs that are in danger of being euthanized.
The Main Line Animal Rescue center deals mainly in cats, dogs and rabbits that are transferred from overcrowded centers around Pennsylvania. The center features a state-of-the-art veterinary clinic, training and educational programs, and about 60 acres of open land.
The Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife center takes in all types of companion animals. The group that runs the center was organized in 1909 and is the only center in Pennsylvania that cares for both domestic and wild animals. The center does not impose a time limit on the length of time that an animal can be housed at the center.
The Animal Rescue, Inc. runs an animal rescue shelter in New Freedom, Pennsylvania, for cats and dogs. It has been open since 1976 and offers free or discounted emergency medical services along with crisis-intervention programs that are designed to specifically assist old and sick animals.