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.



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!




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The incredible transformation of an abused bait dog named ‘Lacy’

Adoptable dog October 4, 2012 By: Penny Eims

Canine model, “Lacy,” barely resembles the dog who was rescued months ago. Today, Lacy is the picture of health and beauty.

Eight months ago, she was a meager 27 pounds, covered in scars, skull fractured, and lacking a light in her beautiful, brown eyes.

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German shepherd mourns for lost owner from behind bars of New Jersey shelter

Adoptable dog October 17, 2012 By: Penny Eim

Her name is Jersey, and at 8 years of age, she is just nudging the edge of the senior years.

For eight years, Jersey was a beloved and loyal companion, but today, she is a scared, confused dog who is

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Connecticut shelter dog saves baby’s life

National Dog News Examiner October 12, 2012 By: Penny Eims Dog saves baby Credits: Eims

Last Sunday, a dog in Connecticut, who was saved from an animal shelter six years ago, repaid that debt to his family countless times over.

According to Thursday’s publication of KSDK News, “Duke,” an average looking, mixed breed

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Tennessee teen charged with cruelty after shooting dog with arrow

National Examiner October 4, 2012 By: Penny Eims Credits: WBIR News

Dog shot with arrow

A teenager from Seymour, Tenn. has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty for his part in the death of a 6-year-old golden retriever mix who died after being shot with an arrow.

According to Wednesday’s publication

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Abuse tip leads officers to horrific find

National Examiner October 11, 2012 By: Tessa Overstreet

Emaciated female found in Lawrence

Lawrence, Ma.– Raisa Reyes, 26, is in hot water after Lawrence Animal Control officer, Ellen Bistany, and MSPCA law enforcement officer, Marcia Parkhurst, paid a surprise visit to her Congress Street home after receiving an

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New Hampshire woman who tortured dogs is sentenced

National Examiner October 14, 2012 By: Penny Eims Credits: Eagle Tribune

Pebbles, did not survive the torture

Jamie Labbe, the 35-year-old woman who tortured two German shepherds in April, 2011, was sentenced to time in state prison by Judge Marguerite Wageling in Rockingham, N.H. Superior Court on Friday.

According to Saturday’s

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Florida family is suing city over shooting death of their dog

Dogs October 11, 2012 By: Penny Eims Credits: Boomer FB Page

Boomer A Florida family, still grieving for their golden retriever who was shot and killed last year by St. Petersburg police, has filed suit against the city.

According to Thursday’s publication of Bay News 9, Boomer’s owners, Lauren and

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Across America, Aging Canine Souls

To see pictures of the dogs in the book, “Senior Dogs Across America” click here

June 23, 2011, 5:00 am By KERRI MACDONALD


Just like people, dogs get old. Their eyes become tired; their bodies sore. Unlike people, they do it with

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Grapes and Other Harmful Foods for Dogs

Article from: Last Chance Animal Rescue-WE ARE RESCUE Long Island is known for its many farms and vineyards scattered all over the beautiful countryside. The soil is ripe for planting and as a result many families garden and harvest their own bounty. From fresh herbs and vegetables to the occasional grape vine for homemade

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