Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

Certified Rescue Organizations Renewed

Michigan Pet Fund Alliance announces the 2018-19 Certified Rescue Organization renewals.
The voluntary Michigan Rescue Certification program is designed to: 
  • Save more lives and maximize the capacity of animal shelters
  • Establish best practice and a code of ethics
  • Encourage more collaboration between rescues and shelters
  • Advance Michigan to become a no-kill state
Benefits of becoming a Michigan Certified Rescue organization include:
  • Use of the MPFA Certified Rescue badge on social media and printed materials
  • Organization listed on the MPFA website as a Certified Rescue
  • Grant funds for pets pulled from MI shelters via the Judith Middleton Kroon grant program
  • Inclusion in the MPFA umbrella of  Michigan's State Employee's Charitable Campaign (SECC) which allows state employees to designate organizations for their charitable giving
  • Registration discounts for MPFA workshops and conferences
  • Promotion of your group's events, adoptable pets, and fundraisers in MPFA social media
Congratulations to the following renewing rescues: 

Shelter To Home - Wyandotte  

Silver Muzzle Cottage - Elk Rapids

See the detailed Rescue Certification program here

Applications to become a Certified Rescue are being accepted and can be accessed here.  

Several Michigan licensed shelters also voluntarily comply with Best Practices  and Code of Ethics and have been given the Certified designation.

Congratulations to the following renewing shelters:  

Bellwether Harbor - Fremont 

Friends of MI Animals - Belleville  

Pet Angel Adoption& Rescue Inc.Frankenmuth  

Bay  County Saving More Animals' Lives

Bay County Animal Control
Shortly after taking office one year ago, Bay County Executive Jim Barcia began to make good on his campaign promise to become a "No Kill" county where at least 90% of all animals are saved. 

To get to the goal, Barcia requested help from Michigan Pet Fund Alliance
and organized a Strategic Plan Committee to implement Best Practices for the care and rehoming of shelter animals.

The 2017 numbers are in and Bay County is proud to announce a nearly 20% increase in the number of animals leaving its shelters alive. Since making significant changes last year, Bay County's Live Release Rate increased to 85%, up from 66% in 2016.

Read the full story here

Animal Welfare Employment Opportunities

Is a  career  in animal welfare for you? Are you ready to step up your game and take on leadership role? 

Several positions are currently open in the state and the region.

Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) 
is seeking a State Director for the State Affairs department for Michigan. The primary purpose of this position is to carry out national and state agendas and priorities within the state. View the posting here.

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Best Friends Animal Society has an opening for  Regional Specialist  for the  Midwest (Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia). This is a telecommuting position. View the posting  here.

Ogemaw County Humane Society in West Branch is seeking an Executive Director who will guide the s helter into a state-of-the- art adoption center, low fee spay/neuter clinic, and humane education outreach facility for the surrounding communities. 
View the posting here

Royal Oak

Royal Oak Animal Shelter is hiring a new  Manager of Animal Shelter Operations who will be responsible for the management and supervision of the facilities, programs, personnel and operations of Royal Oak's Animal Shelter, subject to the general direction of the Police Chief or his designee. View the posting here

Make Sure to Keep Seeing MPFA on Facebook 

Curious about the recent Facebook changes to your newsfeed? Want to make sure you still see posts from 
Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

Go to the   Michigan Pet Fund Alliance Facebook page, click the "Following" drop-down arrow (below the top left part of the banner) and check the "See First" option "In Your News Feed."

A quick review of this video explains why Facebook is making these changes... it's to make you happier! 

AmazonSmile Triples in March

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I f you've been considering enrolling in AmazonSmile , now is the time!

From March 12-31, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first eligible  smile.amazon.com purchase!

Go to  smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0399162 so that Amazon donates to Michigan Pet Fund Alliance.

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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 Contributions are tax deductible. 
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