Mission: The mission of the American Foundation for Animal Rescue, Inc. (AFAR) is to operate a community animal shelter to service the cats, dogs, and citizens of Queens County, New York City, educate and inform the public about companion animal welfare issues, responsible companion animal ownership and care giving, the link between domestic violence, child abuse and animal abuse, the importance of early behavior evaluation and obedience training for companion animals, the necessity to spay and neuter companion animals to prevent overpopulation which leads to abandonment, cruelty and euthanasia, and that companion animal ownership and care giving is a lifetime commitment.
This organization assisted our grass-roots rescue organization and county animal services in rescuing, treating and re-homing multiple dogs and cats who were injured or otherwise neglected over the past year. They covered our veterinary care, feed and re-homing costs. Kudos to their people and board!
This organization was the only one I could find that would take my dog that was somewhat aggressive. Their animal behaviorist evaluated him and said that they would begin an intervention plan to change his behavior. To date, he is reported to be much better and living on their animal sanctuary in Florida until a home is found. The local shelters said they would not take him and animal control would have killed him. Thank you so much AFAR!