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"We go where no one else goes and do what no one else does"
— Marlene Revelen, Co-Founder

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.

 

Our Vision

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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Program and Services

Our Goal

To construct a permanent animal shelter in Southern California and Mexico. We rely on foster homes to support our rescue and adoption programs. Permanent shelters will permit us to expand our programs and services to the neediest communities and animals in need. Would you consider investing in this legacy project for the future? Please contact us for more information on how you can help homeless dogs and cats with our permanent shelter plans.

Our Team

Our dedicated team of volunteers work the U.S. We financially sponsor other 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:

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Support
  • Construction/Maintenance
  • Fostering dogs and cats in the U.S.
  • Fundraising
  • Grant writing
  • Grooming
  • Handyman
  • Helping with Adoption Events in the U.S.
  • Legal
  • Newsletters
  • Veterinary care
  • Social Media
  • Financially supporting spay-neuter clinics in Mexico
  • Transporting pets and supplies between our foster homes and supply centers in Southern California
  • Website development and maintenance
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