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Our History

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

It began with an arrow …

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

A male black Labrador, who had been shot at close range with a hunting arrow, had been picked up wandering fields and woods in eastern Kentucky.  Pleas for help were sent out all over the state.  However, at the time there was no organization in Kentuckiana that specialized in rehabilitating severe cruelty cases, especially those needing specialty veterinary care.

A dedicated group of animal advocates not only helped that dog, now called Aiden and living in a happy home, but decided to create a group specializing in rehabilitating the animal victims of torture, extreme abuse, and neglect and to create public awareness of the ongoing problem of animal cruelty.  Since its inception, The Arrow Fund has helped hundreds of innocent dogs, cats and other animals move from a life of horror to a life of compassion and comfort.

Let’s continue to make history together

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Freya, alumni of The Arrow Fund

Small contributions, especially on a regular, recurring basis, are the foundation of the work we do.

Large donations are the exception, are not the norm. Even $10 a month can make a difference between our saying yes to an animal in need and our having to say not.

Will you help us continue our journey?