Animal Rescue Friends of Idyllwild has received two grants to assist with funds for emergency evacuations and new equipment for its search and rescue team.

ARF received a $2,042 grant from the Carol and Kent H. Landsberg Foundation to purchase radios and catch poles for its search/rescue team. These items have been purchased and will be put to use to aid community members in searches for lost dogs.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals issued a $2,000 grant to assist ARF in purchasing supplies to assist movement of and care for ARF dogs and cats in case of an evacuation.

ARF is a local Idyllwild nonprofit volunteer organization whose sole purpose is to rescue animals in need. ARF provides these services: find long-term, permanent homes for animals that are homeless, unwanted or not able to be cared for, and/or temporary homes until a permanent home is located; offer spay and neuter information and assistance (clinics offered via a grant to Living Free and ARF); emergency vet care, including transportation to a vet or Sadie’s Clinic monthly at the ARF house; food, when human companions cannot provide it; and assist when pets are lost or found.