Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

Ideas for conference topics welcome

Planning has begun for the 2018 Getting to the Goal conference and we want your input! Whether you are shelter or rescue staff or volunteer, community animal advocate, veterinarian, ACO officer, elected official or other, you probably have a topic that you feel could be explored more fully and shared with others. 

Take this short survey to tell us what you'd like to learn. 

Access survey here

New vaccination guidelines for dogs 

Updated  Canine Vaccination Guidelines  have been published by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and include guidance on initial immunization, vaccine boosters, rabies vaccination, vaccine handling and storage, titer testing, vaccination for dogs in shelters, legal considerations and more.

Of particular interest are:

A great tool is the Lifestyle-Based Vaccine Calculator that provides vaccination protocol recommendations based on age and lifestyle risk
Dogs in puddle
 factors. Does your dog "Enjoy meeting or playing with other dogs, Stay in a boarding kennel, Drink  from fresh water rivers, lakes, or puddles?" 

These and other questions will help you determine which vaccinations are considered Core or Non-core for your dog. 
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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