About NARF

The Nike Animal Rescue Foundation (NARF) is a non-profit, all volunteer organization founded in 1985 in San Jose, California.

NARF is dedicated to protecting dogs and cats. We strive to eliminate animal overpopulation through spay and neuter programs and public education. Our volunteers rescue and shelter cats and dogs in need. We provide medical care and locate quality, permanent homes for these animals. We are also a┬áNO KILL shelter. The animals are fostered in our volunteer’s home; allowing us to give adopters a more complete background about their personality and how they get along with other animals, children, etc.

A question we get often is “Are you affiliated with NIKE, the shoe company?” No. We are not affiliated in any way with Nike, Inc. For the touching story of how we got our name, Click Here.

Our Mission

NARF is dedicated to protecting dogs and cats. We strive to eliminate animal overpopulation through spay and neuter programs and public education. Our volunteers rescue and shelter cats and dogs in need. We provide medical care and locate quality, permanent homes for these animals.

Message from the President

Hello, and welcome to the world of NARF. As a grass-roots organization, founded 26 years ago, we are striving to place as many cats and dogs in forever homes as we can each year, along with educating the public on spaying and neutering, cat trapping, and many other behavioral and care issues. Since we are funded solely by donations and fund raising, we rely heavily on our annual Walk-a-Thon, plea letters to raise funds in addition to adoption donations and other monetary support.

As an all-volunteer group, we house our animals in our homes. We have no shelter and rely on the goodness of our foster homes to care for the cats and dogs until they are adopted. In 2010, we adopted out 304 animals. Our goal for 2011 is to place at least 400. So, enjoy our new website and come back often!

Officers & Board of Directors

Officers

President – Linda Pope

Vice President – Marlow Antonucci

Secretary – Megan Seidel

Treasurer – Evonne Phelps

Board Members

Marlow Antonucci

Maggie Polston

Dr. Barbara Lee

Ann Keady

Randal Husk

Jennifer Winn

Joyce Lu (Honorary)

Megan Seidel (Honorary)

Fundraising Chairperson – Evonne Phelps

Volunteer Coordinator – Cats – Kathy O’Bryan

Volunteer Coordinator – Dogs – Linda Pope

Newsletter Editor – Randal Husk

Facebook Administrator – Ann Keady