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There are many ways you can help.  ABF's continued existence is a result of the dedicated service of our volunteers and the generous donations and contributions of those who support our cause.

Volunteering is a rewarding experience.  If you are interested in volunteering, please complete a Volunteer Interest form.

During the course of the year we have many fundraising events, including garage sales and specialty dinners. See our Event Calendar for details.

For those who might like to foster one of our animals, we have a Foster program available. We provide all veterinary care for your foster pet.  Please complete a Foster Application or contact us if you would like more information.


Helping with our Community Cat Program by cleaning the cat cages at the Petsmart in Independence (at 39th and Bolger, between Sam's and Walmart). We also have an ongoing need for short term fosters for kittens and adult cats while they wait for an opening at Petsmart. 

Flatten newspapers and deliver them to ABF.

Walking the dogs at our facility.

If you wish to donate money, you can do so either by mailing directly to ABF or through Paypal.  See our Donation page for more details.

If you have any questions about how you can help, please email us at

We thank you for your continued support.


Do you use Best Choice products? If so, please save your UPC bar code and send them to us at PO Box 493, Independence, MO. 64051. You may also place them in a plastic zip lock bag and drop them in the black box located on the northeastern corner of our facility at 2302 S. Crysler, Independence, MO 64052.

Recycle bins ABF has three green and yellow paper retrieval bins in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy located at the corner of 40 Highway and Lee’s Summit Road. Please drop off your magazines, newspapers, and shredded office paper at this location. Please NO CARDBOARD BOXES or PLASTIC.

Cell Phone Recycling Drop off your old unwanted cell phones, cords and parts at participating vet offices or at our facility and ABF will receive money for the donated items.  If you would like a receipt for your donation, please put your name, phone number and address on a piece of paper along with the donated item into a ziploc bag.

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