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About the Arrow Fund

compassion. comfort. care.

It began with an arrow…

The Arrow Fund, Inc., was officially created in March 2013. The name comes from an arrow used in the act of cruelty.

A male black Labrador, shot at close range with a hunting arrow, was picked up wandering fields in Eastern, Kentucky. At the time, no organization in Kentucky specialized in rehabilitating severe cruelty cases, especially those needing specialty veterinary care.

A dedicated group of animal advocates helped find treatment for that dog named Aiden and found him a happy home. It was then decided to create a nonprofit specializing in rehabilitating animal victims of extreme abuse and neglect. They also wanted to create public awareness of the ongoing problem of animal cruelty, and from that, The Arrow Fund was born.

Since its inception, The Arrow Fund has helped countless innocent dogs, cats, and other animals move from a life of horror to a life of healing and comfort.

Aiden, The Arrow Fund’s first rescue
Aiden, The Arrow Fund’s first rescue

Our Vision

Healing abused and severely neglected animals through medical care, advocacy, and education-The Arrow Fund Mission Statement.

The Arrow Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides veterinary treatment, fostering, and rehoming of animals who have been victims of extreme torture, abuse, or neglect. We also educate the public regarding the ongoing problem of animal cruelty and the link between animal abuse and human violence and advocate strengthening our local, state, and national animal welfare laws.

When The Arrow Fund is contacted, and the case meets our criteria, we take legal possession of the animal and transport them to a veterinary facility for treatment. Following treatment, the animal recovers in a foster home; they can acclimate to living indoors and be assessed/retrained in preparation for adoption into a permanent home. 


The Arrow Fund Team

Thom Ham
Executive Director

Randy Metzger
Events Volunteer Consultant

Kelley Luckett
Education and Awareness Consultant


Open your heart and home.

Open your heart and home.

Support a life well lived.

Support a life well lived.

Play a part in a happy ending.

Play a part in a happy ending.

YOU can be a hero to an abused animal!

Contributions, big and small can save an animals’s life

Will you help save an animal’s life?

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