Welcome to Animal Rescue Coalition (ARC) of Mecosta County

We are Mecosta County’s only animal shelter. ARC is a group of concerned animal lovers that got together in 2011 with the hopes of improving the lives of dogs and cats of Mecosta County.

Our  building houses both dogs and cats.  We have two out-door exercise areas for dogs.  There are two open areas for the cats which provide a more stress-free environment.  Our volunteers spend lots of time with each animal to keep them as happy and comfortable as possible so that they will be ready to be adopted.




  • canned cat food, any brand
  • nylabones
  • soft dog treats
  • cat treats
  • cat litter, any brand
  • flea preventative – GREATLY NEEDED, Meijer brand does not work
  • canned dog food
  • corrugated cardboard cat scratchers, no carpet please! Can be found in the pet section of local grocery stores
  • biodegradable poop bags – WE HAVE GONE GREEN! Can be ordered on Amazon.com or bought at Good Dog Bakery in downtown Big Rapids
  • The only dog toys we use are nylabones, please