ABOUT US

Advocates For Animal Rights (AFAR) is a 501c3 Companion Animal Rescue. AFAR has two locations: our first location is In the Beautiful State of Michigan, and our second location is in the Impressive State of Tennessee!

Our primary goal is to raise NO-KILL Companion Animal Sanctuary's at both sites, offering a safe haven to all homeless animals. They will have permanent, safe and loving place to live until a forever home for them is found. However, if a forever home is not readily available, the sanctuary will remain their home away from home until a forever home is found.

MISSION STATEMENT

At AFAR:

WE ADVOCATE- For Animals & Their Caregivers,

WE EDUCATE- On the Importance of Spaying or Neutering Your Animals,

WE CELEBRATE- The Lives of our Companion Animals and the Extraordinary Bond That We Share With Them!

CONTACT US

INFO@MyAFAR.org

OR

(866) 224-AFAR

Advocates For Animal Rights

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Introducing the AmazonSmile Program! - AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

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Introducing The Andy’s Paw Prints Program! - Andy’s Paw Prints was created to help homeless animals. As a shelter volunteer I saw a need that was beyond my abilities to meet but wanted to do something to help and give back. That is when we created Andy’s Paw Prints and started supporting shelters and rescues in need through our custom artistic

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Introducing The Animal Rescue Crusade! - The Animal Rescue Crusade’s (ARC) mission is “To raise awareness to animal cruelty and raise funds for organizations who help animals” And their unique way they achieve this is by creating aWEARness-bands bringing awareness to cruelty issues animals are facing today. In addition, AFAR receives $5.00 from every band sold! And, just when you think

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Introducing the Bissell Partner For Pets Program! - BISSELL’s Partners for Pets Advocates For Animal Rights (AFAR) is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL and LostPetUSA.net have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too! When you purchase pet products on bissell.com and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase

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Introducing The Kroger Community Rewards Program! -

Don’t forget to renew every April! Help Support AFAR’s Mission… By Shopping? YOU BET! Giving Back to Our Communities

 

Enroll now for the Kroger Community Rewards Program. All Participants must re-enroll each year to continue earning awards during the coming year. It’s Easy… just shop, swipe your

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Adopt & Virtually Adopt

Virtually Adopt Baby -

Say Hello to Baby! Baby is an adorable Pit-bull approximately 2 years old. She was rescued with her ‘sister’ Patches. We believe they both escaped from a dog-fighting ring. Wherever she came from, the abuse to Baby was significant & her scars still remain with her both physical and psychological.

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Virtually Adopt Dougie -

Dougie is a Boxer mix. He is a like a cross between a spring & a lightning bolt! He was found wandering around in southern Ohio. He was running with his ‘brother’ Maverick. Together, they were pretty crafty and eluded the local Humane Society & Animal Control for several months. He is quite a hunk,

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Virtually Adopt AnnaBelle -

AnnaBelle is a high strung & energetic lady. She loves to go for rides in the car. She also loves to run away from home- usually waiting until you just about catch up to her, and WHAM! She’s gone like greased lightning!

She also loves to take a swim in the nearest lake, pond,

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Virtually Adopt Allie -

We first heard of Allie on Facebook in the Animal Rescues of Michigan group. Megan, her mom made a plea for Allie’s life. Megan had been traveling the US with her 3 dogs, Allie, Charlie, and Sallie Mae. On her way home, she stopped in at a ‘friends’ home (we’ll call them Bob

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Virtually Adopt Maverick -

Maverick is a Tibetan Mastiff. He is a big ‘ole fluffy ball of energy. He was found wandering in southern Ohio with his ‘brother’ Dougie. Together, they were crafty and eluded the Humane Society & Animal Control for several months. Isn’t he a handsome dog!

Right now, Mavie is working

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Virtually Adopt Joey -

Say hello to Joey. Joey moved here from Flint Michigan, and this is his story. I first heard of him via Craigslist. His rescuer was seeking a home for him & what she told me was shocking. A large appliance van was traveling on her road. She noticed the truck because they were

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AFAR Rescue Stories

Anna Belle -

Meet Anna-Belle. After living together with her family for 5 years, they had to re-home her because they were forced to move out of state to find new employment. Annie proceeded to be shuffled in and out of 4 homes in three months, moving from place to place, because she had developed a

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Lil’ Jack -

At 17 years old, 19 lb. Lil’ Jack was surrendered to AFAR because his family had lost their home and ended up having to move to an apartment. It was hard for him to adjust, but now at age 20, he loves his forever home. He has a crush on Diva, who he

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Buddy -

Meet Buddy! He is a happy & bouncy Brittney Spaniel. He came to AFAR when his family was evicted from their home. His stay was short lived though, as his family has relocated and Buddy is in his new forever home safe with his family.

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Baby & Patches -

Baby (the black one) and Patches are ‘sister’ pit bulls, found along a back country road in rural Shiawassee County, MI. When we found them, they were both emaciated, cold, dripping wet and frightened. It took all 5 of us 2 1/2 hours to catch them both. Oh yes, and did I mention

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(Red) Jack -

What can we say about (Red) Jack? He was rescued from the streets of Detroit by another rescue. Jack was in bad shape when they took him in. This foster home had 12 other dogs living within their home. An AFAR member was contacted to help Jack be placed. After he was brought

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Ranger - This is Ranger, and this is his story

Ranger, a mastiff mix, came to AFAR via the Osceola County Animal Control. For us, this is where his story begins…

The Osceola Animal Control received a report that there was a dead dog laying along the road-side of the US10 highway. When

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Carmen -

This is Carmen. She came to AFAR from Lansing MI. When we first spotted her, she was trotting along Saginaw Street, happy go lucky, apparently unaware that there were 4 lanes of busy rush hour traffic within inches of her zooming by. It didn’t bother her as she sniffed everything that didn’t move

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Diva Marie -

Miss Diva Maire was rescued from the streets of Lansing MI. She had been running wild for several weeks before an AFAR member rescued her. We had stopped at a garage sale, and witnessed a man chasing her, trying to hit her with a garden hoe. We were finally able to catch her

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News & Information

Our Website Has Arrived! - Welcome To The New Website For Advocates For Animal Rights (AFAR)!

We are so very happy that you’ve stopped by! Step by step, our dream is becoming a reality. It started in 2007 when a group of friends gathered, sharing a vision: To provide a place where animals who were homeless, abandoned, or

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The Touching Story of Reggie -

.As Taken From Facebook

They told me the big black Lab’s name was Reggie, as I looked at him lying in his pen. The shelter was clean, no-kill, and the people really friendly. I’d only been in the area for six months,

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In Tribute - It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved fellow Board Member and dear friend, Gordon L Jones. Gordon not only served as Sargent At Arms on AFAR’s Executive Board, but also as our own Lead Rehabilitation Specialist with the many ‘Lifers’ living at AFAR. You are truly loved and will

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Michigan to be First No-Kill State, Goal of Conference -

By Kate Opalewski Originally printed 8/23/2012 (Issue 2034 – Between The Lines News)

LANSING –

While the state of Michigan has a long way to go in some areas, we are in the forefront of becoming the first no-kill state with 11 no-kill communities, more than any other state, according to the

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Say What? - SAY WHAT? WHAT DID YOU SAY? VIRTUAL WHAT? VIRTUAL ADOPTION? WHAT THE HECK IS THAT? FIND OUT THE LATEST THING IN PET RESCUE! AND WATCH IT GO VIRAL HERE! TO FIND OUT MORE click here →Virtual Adoption at AFAR Be Sociable, Share!

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Roots & Woofs Michigan’s Oldest Vet Clinic Howls With History -

By Andrea Poteet Originally printed 8/18/2011 (Issue 1933 – Between The Lines News)

In the Motor City, it can be easy to forget that “horse power” was once delivered by actual horses.

But a window to the city’s roots can be found in a surprising place: a local veterinarian’s office.

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Police Officer Responds to Aggressive Dog Call by Rescuing Pit Bull -

by Grieves, Deidre

Police departments across the country have recently been getting a bad rap in the animal community due to an uptick in reports about officers unnecessarily injuring or killing dogs.

Recently hundreds of protesters demanded answers from the Salt Lake City Police Department after an officer killed

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MAKE MICHIGAN NEXT! END BSL - .Please join us Wednesday, September 17th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the Front East Steps & East Lawn of Michigan’s Capitol as pet owners from across the state convene in Lansing to show their support for a state law banning BSL, discriminating against pets based solely on appearance. We must show our elected

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