2016 No Kill Conference keynote speakers announced

Michigan Pet Fund Alliance's 2016 No Kill conference,  Getting to the Goal will be held September 15-16 at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre Flint - Grand Blanc.   We are eager to welcome two nationally-renowned keynote speakers.

Dr. Julie Levy 2014 speaker
Dr. Julie Levy
Thursday evening's awards banquet keynote speaker will be Dr. Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Maddie's Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida. 

Dr. Levy will also present Million Cat Challenge sessions on Friday, including:

Susan Cosby-Jennings
Sue Cosby-Jennings

Friday's luncheon keynote will be given by Susan Cosby Jennings, Director with Petco Foundation. She will also present the Million Cat Challenge session on Removing Barriers to Adoption.

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Sponsorship information is here

We have already had requests for scholarships but the scholarship fund is dry! 
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Can you help be making a tax-deductible donation to the conference scholarship fund

More Questions?   Contact conference@michiganpetfund.org or 877-387-7257.

Legislative action: your voice counts on SB 239 
Graham, APril 2014 Kroon grant recipient

SB 239 needs your help! Michigan can become the 21st state to ensure that people and their pets are not separated because of the animals' breed or appearance.  Even the national organization Best Friends Animal Society is weighing in on this important bill, which will ensure that local dog laws throughout the state are consistent and fair by focusing on the behavior of all dogs in the community, regardless of what they look like. They have created an easy way to contact your elected officials to share your views on this bill. 

Access the form here

According to Best Friends, "this approach has been endorsed by organizations as wide-ranging as the American Bar Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Animal Care and Control Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and Michigan's own United Kennel Club - plus countless others. All these groups recognize that this is the recipe for safe and humane communities."

See the details of the bill here and the entire wording here.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT: Sec. 1. (1) A local unit of government shall not enact or enforce an ordinance or rule that regulates a dog based solely on the breed, perceived breed, or type of dog. (2) This act does not prohibit a local unit of government from enacting an ordinance or rule that places restrictions or imposes additional requirements on dogs or dog owners.

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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