Who We Are
Animal Advocates of the United States ("AAOFUS") is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help homeless dogs and cats in the poorest communities of the United States with food, shelter, medical care, adoption and humane treatment. AAOFUS also financially sponsors other organizations providing animal welfare services for homeless dogs and cats in Mexico.
Founded in 2006 by Marlene Revelen and Donna Liebrich after the two visited a Mexican dog pound ("perrera") where hundreds of animals were waiting to be euthanized by electrocution. Unable to erase the images of the suffering animals from their minds, Marlene and Donna have dedicated their lives to working with the Mexican government, community partners and volunteers to improve the plight of homeless dogs and cats in the poorest communities of the U.S. and Mexico and in the Mexican perreras. As a result of their tireless efforts, thousands of homeless dogs and cats have been rescued, sheltered, rehabilitated and adopted in less than 10 years. AAOFUS financially sponsors other organizations providing free spay-neuter clinics, animal rescue, rehabilitation, medical care and humane treatement and care to homeless dogs and cats in Mexico.
|Marlene (left)(co-founder), Rosy and Donna (right)(co-founder)||Dr. Joaquin Villasenior, Veterinarian in Mexico, awards Donna a Certificate of Recognition.|
To inspire, engage and work with the communities we serve to end the suffering of homeless dogs and cats and to develop humane care programs.
To improve the lives of homeless dogs and cats in the poorest communities of the United States and Mexico through rescue, sheltering, feeding, rehabilitation, adoption and community education and involvement.
- Food and Medical Care
- Community Education
- Nursery to Senior Care
- Perrera Program
- Spay-Neuter Clinics
- Stop Electrocution/Establish Humane Euthanasia
- Success Stories
Our dedicated team of volunteers work in the U.S. and Mexico. In addition, we financially sponsor and partner with animal welfare organizations in Mexico. Our volunteers come from every walk of life, but all share a desire to help homeless dogs and cats in the poorest and neediest communities of the U.S. and Mexico with a chance for good, loving homes. We are an inspired, friendly and dedicated team encouraging others to join us to help these deserving animals. Join us.
Here is a list of volunteer activities:
- Fostering dogs and/or cats
- Helping with Adoption Events
- Veterinary care
- Supporting spay-neuter clinics in Mexico
- Transporting pets for veterinary care and bringing supplies to our foster homes in Southern California