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

andy's pawprints logo 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

Read More

ARC 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

Read More

Lost Pet USA Logo 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

Read More

Kroger Community Rewards Logo 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

Read More

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.

Read More

Adopt & Virtually Adopt

Annie 1 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,

Read More

Maverick 3 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

Read More

Allie 1 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

Read More

Baby 1 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.

Read More

Dougie 1 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,

Read More

Joey 2a 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

Read More

AFAR Rescue Stories

Red Jack cropped (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

Read More

DivaMaire2 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

Read More

Annie 1 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

Read More

Nellie 1 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

Read More

Patches 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

Read More

Lil' Jack with his baby 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

Read More

Jake 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

Read More

Carmen 1 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

Read More

News & Information

MAKE MICHIGAN NEXT - NO BSL 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

Read More

leaping dog Native American Folktale - “The earth trembled and a great rift appeared, separating the first man and woman from the rest of the animal kingdom. As the chasm grew deeper and wider, all the other creatures, afraid for their lives, returned to the forest – except for the dog, who after much consideration lept the perilous rift to stay

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

cop-dog 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

Read More

Gordon with his puppy, Buddy 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

Read More

Maverick winking 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

Read More

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,

Read More

BISSELL PFP LogoLost Pet USA Logo

nOkillnetwork.org