Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

Joint Statement on Community Cat Programs

 an effort to support shelter best practices for community cats, Michigan Pet Fund Alliance and Michigan Humane Society have cooperatively developed JOINT STATEMENT ON COMMUNITY CAT PROGRAMS (available here).

The two organizations strongly support comprehensive lifesaving initiatives for cats, and encourage all animal control and animal protection agencies in Michigan to include community cat programs in their operations.

Michigan shelters and rescue groups were asked to show their support by signing onto the initiative. If your group would like to be added to the list of supporters, please send an email to info@michiganpetfund.org so that we can add your name to our list and  webpage

Is your community shelter missing from this list? Forward them this email and ask them if they would like to be included as a supporter. 

Supporters of Joint Statement on Community Cat Programs 

AC Paw
Adopt-A-Pet Fenton, MI
All About Animals Rescue
Al-Van Humane Society
Australian Cattle Dog Rescue MI
BestPals Animal Rescue Center
Bloomfield Township Animal Shelter
Canine Companions Rescue Center
Capital Area Humane Society
Cascades Humane Society
Charlevoix Area Humane Society
Cherryland Humane Society
Companion Cats 
Copper Country Humane Society
Delta Animal Shelter
Detroit Animal Care and Control
Eaton County Humane Society
Eva Burrell Animal Shelter
Friends of Animals of Metro Detroit
Focus on Ferals
Furever Tails Animal Rescue
Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary
Happy Hearts Feline Rescue
Harbor Humane Society
HOPE Animal Shelter
Ingham County Animal Control
Kelley's Heart-to-Heart
Livingston County Animal Control
Macomb County Animal Control
Menominee Animal Shelter
Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society
Michigan Humane Society
Michigan Orphan Kitten Rescue
Michigan Pet Fund Alliance
Monroe County Sheriff's Office    Uniformed Services Animal Control  Division
Muskegon Humane Society
Northwoods Animal Shelter
Ogemaw County Humane Society
Ontonagon County Animal Protection
PapAdopters & Placement Service
Pound Buddies Animal Shelter
Saginaw County Animal Care & Control
Sanilac County Humane Society
Shelter to Home
Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare  Shelter

Model SNR program right here in Michigan

Macomb County Animal Control

Roseville, MI is receiving national attention for its model  Shelter-Neuter-Return ( SNR) program developed collaboratively by n ational organization  Alley Cat Allies, local private organization  All About  Animals Rescue ,   and  local public shelter Macomb County Animal Control

Roseville now contracts its animal control services to Macomb County Animal Control, which requires the cities it serves to allow SNR. All About Animals Rescue provides the SNR services for Macomb County Animal Control, and has been providing SNR services in Roseville since December, when the city council approved the SNR proposal.

Citizen advocacy played a large role in the program's implementation, with concerned residents attending council meetings to speak on behalf of community cats. 

Would you like to inspire your local shelter or government to implement life-saving changes for the cats in your community? Share these with your elected officials or shelter managenment:

- Model ordinance and animal control protocols can be found here

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One more plug for Community Cats

feral cats cat
Even the American Bar Association is taking a position on treatment of community cats. In a recent action, the ABA House of Delegates backed trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) programs for free-roaming cats.

The approved  Resolution 102B reads: 

"ADOPTED RESOLUTION RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges state, local, territorial, and tribal legislative bodies and governmental agencies to interpret existing laws and  policies, and adopt laws and policies, to allow the implementation and administration of trap-neuter-vaccinate-return programs for community cats within their jurisdictions so as to promote their effective, efficient, and humane management."

See the full account here
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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