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

Shop & Donate

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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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 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 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 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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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 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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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 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 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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AFAR Rescue Stories

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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(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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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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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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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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Jake -

Please say hello to Jake. At the age of 3 months, Jake suffered from an extreme case of the Parvo-virus. His family at that time just had a baby an was unable to deal with a sick puppy as well. Jake came to AFAR member where he went through extensive treatment to save

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Nellie -

Say hello to Nellie. When an AFAR member found her, she was tied to a post by an old abandoned barn. Her hair was so matted that the fir mat on her body had to be removed in stinky, smelly chunks. In fact, the mat on her back came off in one great

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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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News & Information

HELP MICHIGAN’S WOLVES! -

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Keep Michigan Wolves Protected is a coalition of conservation groups, animal welfare organizations, wildlife professionals, hunters, ranchers and other Michigan citizens working to protect Michigan’s fragile wolf population.

Wolves have been on the protected list in Michigan for nearly 50 years. There are fewer than 700

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Celebrate National Dog Day- August 26th - Examiner

Beth Fowler

Anchorage Dogs

There seems to be a holiday for every occasion. Some are serious, some just silly. Take for example January 3rd, this eventful holiday has three events to celebrate. National Fruitcake Toss Day, National Humiliation Day and Festival of Sleep. Another odd holiday is on September 2nd. National

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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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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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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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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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Working Like A Dog- A dog on the job makes work feel less like work -

By Tara Cavanaugh Originally printed 2/24/2011 (Issue 1908 – Between The Lines News)

Trout the customer service representative will be happy to take care of all your needs at Orion Automotive in Ann Arbor – as long as those needs are playing, petting and getting wet kisses.

Trout

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Reducing The Chances of Bloat -

Some of the advice in the links below for reducing the chances of bloat are:

Avoid highly stressful situations. If you can’t avoid them, try to minimize the stress as much as possible. Be extra watchful. Can be brought on by visits to the vet, dog shows, mating, whelping, boarding, new dog in household,

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