No Kill Conference

Award Winners Announced

Purple 2015 award
Each year, Michigan Pet Fund Alliance uses a variety of data to determine progress being made toward becoming a No Kill state. The primary sources are  the annual shelter reports  submitted by licensed shelters to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). Using these reports, MPFA created the  2015 Michigan Shelters by Save and Live Release Rate report which can be viewed here

It is exciting to see that SO MANY shelters, most of which are open admission and animal control , saving more than 90% of the animals coming through their doors. Congratulations to the following award winners on their 2015 performance:

Leading the Way Awards

On January 1, 1999, the Donald Reece Animal Shelter became the first municipal No Kill shelter in Michigan. On May  11, 1999, Otsego County made this no kill policy an official resolution, founded on the basis  that Otsego County believed it to be in the best interest of the citizens to enhance the quality of life of dogs, cats and  other companion animals. Read more here

CEO/President Humane Society of Huron Valley, Tanya's been leading HSHV for over 10 years. With an incredible team of staff, volunteers, and supporters, HSHV has become a thriving, dynamic animal welfare organization with a multi-service organization, 100+ employees, 700+ volunteers, and a 94% save rate focused on rescuing, healing, saving and protecting.  Read more  here.

Most Improved Open/Managed Admissions & Animal Control Awards

Large Shelter  (>1200 annual intake)
* Genesee County Animal Control 20% life-saving improvement / live release rate of 86%

Medium Shelter  (600 - 1200 annual intake)
* Clare County Animal Control  27% life-saving improvement - live release rate of 95%
* Lapeer County Animal Control 27% life-saving improvement - live release of 92%

Small Shelter  (300 - 600 annual intake)
* Arenac County Animal Control 28% life-saving improvement - live release rate of 68%

Micro Shelter  (<300 annual intake)
* Eva Burrell Animal Shelter (Schoolcraft County) 20% life-saving improvement - live release rate of 92%

Limited Admission Shelter Awards

* Adopt-A-Pet  (Genesee County) Most Adoptions with a save rate of 90% or better - 1243 adoptions

* Humane Society of Macomb 40% life-saving improvements - live release rate of 73%  

The awards will be presented on September 15 during the Getting to the Goal conference in Flint. Please join us at the Awards Banquet to congratulate the winners and  hear from their staff about challenges and success stories. 

September 6 is the deadline to register. Banquet Only registration option is available, but why not attend the entire   Getting to the Goal conference  to network, learn, recharge, and celebrate the great strides Michigan is making toward becoming a No Kill state!

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About Michigan Pet Fund Alliance 
The single mission of the 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)
The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization as defined by the IRS and is a Guidestar Exchange Gold Participant.
 Contributions are tax deductible. 
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