Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

Michigan Humane Lobby Day - May 23

Humane Lobby Day

Humane Lobby Day 2017 will take place on Tuesday May 23 at the state capitol in Lansing from 9:00 a.m.-3 p.m.  

The event is sponsored by Humane Society of the United States.  

Join animal advocates from throughout the state to let your elected officials know what is important to you relating to animal welfare legislation. 

Guest speakers are Senator Margaret O'Brien and Bee Friedlander of Attorneys for Animals.

Please RSVP and register by May 18  here

If you have questions, please contact state director Lydia Sattler at  lsattler@humanesociety.org  or at 517-515-3839.

 Dogs Playing for Life Workshop - June 8 & 9 

Harbor Humane Society
Have you heard of dog playgroups?  Harbor Humane Society invites shelter staff and volunteers from throughout the state to their free  Dogs Playing for Life workshop to be held  June 8-9 at their shelter in We st Olive, north of Holland. 

Dogs Playing for Life
The nationally-re
cognized Dogs Playing For Life program  "increases morale among both shelter staff and volunteers. Happy, healthy, and well-adjusted dogs are more appealing to adopters, and easier to care for. Staff and volunteers will be thrilled when length of stay and euthanasia rates are decreased." (Entire program  brochure is available here.)

Lana Carson, shelter director of Pound Buddies is Muskegon, writes "This is awesome! We had Dogs Playing for Life come in last year... It was incredible! We have been doing Dogs Playing for Life since June of 2016 and it has changed everything we do for the dogs and everything we know about the dogs! We cannot recommend this program enough! Anyone who is in sheltering needs to attend this training! We'll be there!"

The schedule is:

June 8: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. presentation, 2-5 p.m. hands-on playgroup

June 9:  9 a.m.- 2 p.m.  hands-on playgroup, 2-5 p.m. hands-on playgroup

A quick video overview of the  program can  be viewed here.

Please RSVP no later than May 30 to Jen Self-Aulgur,  Harbor Humane Society  Executive Director,  616.399.2119 x118 or  executive@harborhumane.org

Just One Day - June 11

Just One Day
O June 11,  animal shelters throughout the country pledge to not kill any healthy or savable* animals. For  Just One Daysyringes will be replaced with cameras; the internet will be flooded with images of adoptable animals; adoption events, extended hours, and creative marketing will take place. 

No matter what type of shelter or rescue you are, you can help save lives by taking  the pledge TODAY at justoneday.ws/i-pledge .

* "Savable animals" are those that have not been diagnosed with a terminal, incurable condition, or dogs have have been determined by a credentialed behaviorist to be unmanageably aggressive, and beyond hope of rehabilitation.
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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