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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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 moving a little slow. All of the sudden, the back doors flung open and out flew Joey! He hit the pavement and rolled several times and then bolted off of the road and darted into a nearby field.¬† The guy who threw him out of the truck then tossed a bag of hamburgers at him saying, “Eat up pooch!” as they speed off down the road. She just had to help this poor little dog. It took her several hours to finally catch him, but she finally succeeded.

He was a mess! He had some road-rash and bruising. She took him into her house and cleaned him up. Being a dog groomer helped her accomplish this! He was frightened and shaken up. She continued to care for and comfort him throughout the night. Poor little guy! Joey stayed at her home for about 2 weeks. She hoped that she would find him a home soon, as her special needs step daughter was coming home from camp on Saturday night & she was terrified of ‘big’ dogs. Calling area rescues, she tired to get him into a foster situation or to rescue as she knew she would not be able to keep him after her step-daughter got home. But all the rescues were full and she was desperate. What would she do? Although she was not comfortable doing so, she advertised for him on Craigslist.

One thing I do for service is warn Craigslist users the dangers of putting their animals on Craigslist because of the many “B” dealers (those people who sell animals to testing facilities) that were around. She responded to my letter and a conversation ensued. After several discussions, it was agreed that we would come and get Joey and foster him until he was able to be placed. The trip was successful and we did indeed take Joey in. But he started to develop fear of some men and of several larger dogs. Understandable. But for the most part, he is generally a happy-go-lucky young guy. We figure him to be around 1 year or so old.

Give Joe a try and Virtually Adopt him today! He needs your support. He needs a larger cage and his own Kong. Your funds will directly affect this young guy’s life in such a positive way. So Virtually adopt him today! You’ll be glad you did. So will he!

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