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.



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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 and Sue) in Detroit Michigan. Megan was tired. She had been driving for what seemed like forever, and the dogs were restless. Bob & Sue encouraged her to leave 2 of her 3 dogs at their home until she could send for them a week or so later. Bob & Sue said that they were well versed in dogs and their care, so Megan agreed.

What happened next turned into a horrible nightmare. Bob & Sue had two small dogs of their own. When they both realized that they both had to work the same shift that night, they decided to lock the 4 dogs up together in one room! (If I may interject here… it is NEVER a good idea to leave 4 unfamiliar and untested dogs in the same room together. Especially on the first night!) Well, a at some point in the evening, a fight ensued tragically killing one of the small dogs in the process. When bob & Sue arrived home, they found that a dog fight had taken place and one of their dogs was dead. There. The couple over-reacted, and immediately took Allie’s ‘brother’ Charlie to the vet and had him destroyed! They then called Megan what had happened and the demise of Charlie. Megan was several states away by then and when she got the call she was horrified! “Furthermore”, they told Megan “Unless you come get Allie NOW, the same fate awaited her!”

Megan, in shock because of loosing Charlie, and afraid for Allies life, called a friend who happened to be in the same Facebook rescue group I was in. She posted Megan’s story in a New York minute. I just happened to catch the post and without hesitation, called Megan. “I have to get Allie out of their NOW”, she sobbed! “Can you help us?” She proceeded to tell me where Allie was; in a fenced in back yard of Bob & Sues home.

Have you ever had an experience where everything falls into place with absolute precession? Well, that’s just what happened here! I phoned a wonderful person, Laurel, explaining Allies situation. Laurel, coordinates something I like to call the ‘Rescue Train’ which is a network of animal lovers who help to transport animals across a City, a State, or across the USA.

Rescue Train member, Donna was driving home after a long day at work in Detroit. She usually didn’t work in Detroit, just once in a while, and she decided to take the freeway home. When Laurel called Donna and told her of Allie’s plight, she looked up and realized that she just happened to be only 1 mile away from the exit that would take her to Bob & Sues house. Once off the exit, it would be only an additional 5 blocks to their house! She got off at the exit, and drove to the house were Allie awaited her. She scooped up Allie, turned around, and got right back on the highway without missing a beat!

From there we were able to meet Donna in Howell, and what seemed like an instant later, Allie was in my car! Just like clockwork!  Allie was now safe and warm here at AFAR. I called Megan and told her of the ‘miracle’ that had taken place. She was overcome with tears of joy and relief.

We’ve classified Allie a lifer, just for now, until her mom gets back on her feet and comes to get her.Allie awaits the return of mom to Michigan. When she arrives, what a joyous day that will be! Allie will be so excited to see her mom again (and vice-versa)!

Virtually adopt Allie (and Megan) and help them both get a much deserved happy ending!


2 comments to Virtually Adopt Allie

  • Dutch Van-Helsing

    Hello there.

    I am writing fron Oxford in the U.K. and was wondering how much does it cost to become a virtual doggy adopter ?

    look forward to your reply , many thanks.


    • L David Farr

      Hello Dutch,

      So nice to hear from you! Our Virtual Adoption Program is a way to sponsor one of our Lifers living with us at AFAR. For instructions on Virtually Adopting a Lifer, follow this link: Virtual Adoption at AFAR. which takes you to our facts & info page.

      If you have any question please feel free to contact us at Info@AdvocatesForAnimalRights.org. Thank you Dutch for your time and consideration in participating in our Virtual Adoption Program.

      Peace be with you always,

      L David Farr, Exec. Director

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