After seeing a negative review about the ARF shelter in Amelia, OH I felt the need to write about my family's experience a few years back. We decided a dog would be a great addition to the family and looked for months at various area shelters as well as online. Finally after visiting ARF we found a great dog who had apparently been taken to ARF because the previous owner could not afford a non-urgent but much needed operation on her leg. After several visits and much consideration we decided despite the known surgery we would still love to have this dog. It haste been 3 years now and we couldn't imagine our home without her! Much thanks to ARF for rescuing and providing a home for an injured dog. Many other rescues may not have given her a second chance. We have had a wonderful experience at ARF and have only good things to say about them. As for the donation mentioned in the negative review, that is how the shelter is funded. It only makes sense to donate money for the care of a pet you can no longer keep yourself. Otherwise you would just be dumping your pet on them and expecting them to care for it for free.
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