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AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR ANIMAL RESCUE INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 03/30/2013: AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR ANIMAL RESCUE INC

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Crescent City, FL
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AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR ANIMAL RESCUE INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 03/30/2013: AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR ANIMAL RESCUE INC

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Physical Address: Crescent City, FL 32112 0824
EIN: 11-3318939
Web URL: afarusa.org 
NTEE Category: D Animal related
D20 Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs)
D Animal related
D60 Other Services
D Animal related
D01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
Ruling Year: 2001 


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Mission Statement

The mission of the American Foundation for Animal Rescue Inc., a nonprofit IRS 501C (3) charitable organization since 1997, is to provide direct and indirect community support and protection for homeless and abandoned animals through animal welfare advocacy, advocating for sensible public policies, promoting family and public education, and developing community-based programs including supporting or maintaining animal shelter and sanctuary facilities, veterinary care and spay/neuter programs and legislative advocacy.

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Fiscal Year Starting: June 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: May 31, 2012

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Robert DeFranco, MS

Term:

Since June 2012

Profile:

Animal behaviorist and founder with over 20 years experience working in companion animal behavior change, shelter operations and nonprofit leadership.

Leadership Statement:

AFAR and I founded and operated a community-based animal shelter and behavior clinic for some years in NYC before relocating to Florida where I founded the American College of Applied Science that specializes in graduate, undergraduate and professional development programs in animal science, animal behavior and animal shelter administration.

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Programs

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Program Description:

Our Queens Community Animal Shelter is a member of the Mayor's Alliance for New York City Animals and rescues, treats both medically and behaviorally, and re-homes hundreds of cats and dogs each year after being spayed or neutered. Animals come to us as strays, surrenders, and from the NYC Animal Care and Control facilities. Our Animal Behavior Center of New York serves as a low cost community animal behavior center and treatment clinic and a teaching facility for professional animal behavior specialists.

Program Long-Term Success:

Increased our rescues and re-homes by 32% from 2003

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

AFAR seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals and people managed by societies that recognize the benefit of the human-animal bond.
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