Certified Rescue organizations renewed for 2015-2016


Michigan Pet Fund Alliance announces the renewal of Michigan Certified Rescue organizations for 2015-2016.


The Michigan Rescue Certification program, which is wholly voluntary, 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

The renewed organizations are: 

All About Animals Rescue - Warren  allaboutanimalsrescue.org  5 star

Canine Companions Rescue Center - Clarkston  ccrcdogs.com

Furry Friends Rescue, Inc. - Brighton members.petfinder.org/~MI50

Greyhound Retirement Adoption Care and Education (G.R.A.C.E.) - Belleville  houndsofgrace.org

Last Chance Rescue - Howell  lastchancerescue.org

Leuk's Landing, Inc - Ann Arbor leukslanding.org

Lucky Day Animal Rescue - Grand Blanc   luckydayanimalrescue.org 

Michigan Orphan Kitten Rescue - Saline  mikittens.org

NBS Animal Rescue - Madison Heights nbsanimalrescue.com  5 star

PapAdopters & Placement Service - Wolverine Lake  papadopters.com

Paws for Life Rescue - Troy  pawsforliferescue.org 5 star

Pet Angel Adoption& Rescue Inc. - Frankenmuth  petangel.petfinder.com

Richland Animal Rescue - Richland  richlandanimalrescue.org

Shelter To Home - Wyandotte  sheltertohome.com

Up-Cycled Pets - Three Rivers  upcycledpets.com

Information about the program is here, and the application to become a Michigan Certified Rescue is here.


June sets record for Judith Middleton Kroon grants

One of the perks offered to Michigan Certified Rescue organizations is eligibility for Judith Middleton Kroon grants, which encourages rescue groups to pull at-risk cats and dogs from shelters by providing funds for seniors (over age 7), pets with medical or behavior problems, or those designated as "Rescue Only". 


June has already set a record for number of grants: 15 kittens and 9 dogs.

The kittens were in shelters, too young to be adopted and too time-consuming to care for by shelter staff, thus categorized as "Rescue Only". Along came volunteers from Paws for Life Rescue, who were able to arrange foster care for the extra few weeks the kittens need to be ready for adoption. See additional June Kroon kittens here. Fill out an application to adopt one here

Doodle Bug, Jinxy, Yogi Bear
Doodle Bug, Jinxy, and Yogi Bear are ready for new homes!

Some notable June dogs include Salem and Braiden, rescued from Michigan shelters by Canine Companion Rescue Center.

Salem had some serious problems, including keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), also called dry eye syndrome (DES).  The vet said it was like windshield wipers scraping across a window with no rain. One eye was so badly damaged it required removal, but while the other is also badly damaged, it was saved.  She will need drops for the rest of her life for lubrication but at least she has some limited vision.  She also had to have one of her remaining four teeth removed. Salem is estimated to be between 10-13 years old with plenty of good months ahead.  Her foster reports that she is a very sweet girl, laid back, easy-going, and loves to cuddle and be petted. Her adoption information is here

Braiden had a tumor on his eyelid and was discovered to be full of ticks. He started antibiotics to fight off any infections that may result from the ticks, and his eyelid tumor was successfully removed. He is a 5 year old boy weighing in at 8 lbs. His foster is doting on him through his recovery and he is loving every minute of it. He will be ready for his forever home in no time. Additional information is here

Salem and Braiden
Salem and Braiden are available for adoption


With the influx of June grant applications, the Judith Middleton Kroon fund balance is running low.  


Would you like to make a donation and know that 100% goes directly to save the life of a shelter pet?  Donate to the Kroon fund here


Michigan Pet Fund Alliance Mission
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 Silver Participant.
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