Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

2016 Michigan Shelter Reports Available


Each year, licensed animal shelters are required to submit a shelter report to Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). The 2016 reports were due March 31 and are now available  here.

Michigan Pet Fund Alliance will use data from these reports to develop our Save Rate report and shelter awards for 2016. Prior years' reports and awards can be viewed here

 Phenols: Toxic to Cats

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Are you involved with cleaning cat spaces for shelters or fosters/rescues? Did you know that phenols, which are 
common  ingredients in product such as Lysol and PineSol, can be toxic to cats? Phenols can build up to toxic levels causing symptoms that, if left untreated, can lead to death. They may also predispose cats to thyroid diseases such as hyperthyroidism. 

This article lists phenol-containing products, phenol poisoning symptoms, and best practices.

ASPCA Professional provides  Shelter Guidelines: Sanitation  as well as how-to information on cleaning cat cages:

 Pet Retention: Resources for Owners

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One of the No Kill Equation programs is Pet Retention, which means preventing animals from entering shelters in the first place. Families and individuals sometimes need help with medical costs and/or behavioral issues in order to be able to keep their pet.

Michigan Pet Fund Alliance has a list of resources for just that. Take a look at our Pet Retention: Resources for Owners page for links to:
  • Financial Assistance for Medical Care
  • Behavioral Assistance
  • Food Assistance
  • Housing Assistance
  • General Assistance and Information
An example is Dumb Friends League's Pet Behavior  Resources and Publications, an easily searchable set of handouts for adopters, owners & educators. Litter box issues? Anxiety? Aggression? Filter by animal and type of behavior for a helpful approach to your pet's issues. 

Do you know of other resources that should be added to our page? Let us know at  info@michiganpetfund.org.
About Michigan Pet Fund Alliance 
The single mission of Michigan Pet Fund Alliance is to stop the killing of healthy and treatable homeless cats and dogs in Michigan shelters. 
MPFA is an all-volunteer organization collaborating with shelter and rescue organizations to achieve No Kill through training, technical  assistance,
 education and advocacy.
For more information: 
877-FUR-PALS  (877-387-7257)
Michigan Pet Fund Alliance is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization as defined by the IRS (EIN 20-0399162) and is a Guidestar Exchange Platinum Participant.
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