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

Is a NO-KILL Nation Really Possible?

Published by BFAS on September 8, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. A nation of animal lovers spends tax-payer dollars to kill 3.5 – 4 million shelter pets per year – over 9,000 everyday. In the aftermath of Hurricane

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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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Dog Discovers Abandoned Newborn Baby Alongside Road

Phil Dawson, WZZM 4:28 p.m. EDT July 29, 2014

WHITE CLOUD, Mich. (WZZM) — Neighbors say the girl who abandoned her newborn baby alongside a Newaygo County road Monday is only 14 years old.

“I don’t know her personally, but I know who she is,” says neighbor Kathleen Neal. “Maybe she

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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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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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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

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Two Blind Cows 350 Miles Apart Come Together to Form a Beautiful Friendship

By Abigail Geer February 26, 2014

Starting her life at a dairy farm in Canada, Sweety was kept inside a gloomy industrial building where she was denied access to the outside world. Once she was old enough she was entered into production and, like most dairy cows, she was forced

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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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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

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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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