Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

Save the Date: FREE Shelter Behavior Seminar October 5 and 6 

Michigan Pet Fund Alliance's 2017 Getting to the Goal event is a  free  two-day shelter behavior seminar presented by Animal Alliances  director  Kelley Bollen and sponsored by Alley Cat Allies.

The event will be held on October 5 and 6 at Bloomfield Township Public Library. It is designed for shelter staff, animal control officers, shelter and rescue volunteers and administrators to learn more about addressing the behavioral health of the animals in their care. 

Day 1 topics are:
  • Intake and Adoptions - A Behavior Perspective 
  • Reading Dog and Cat Body Language & Safe Animal Handling 
  • Stress Recognition and Reduction   
  • Behavioral and Environmental Enrichment
Day 2 topics are:
  • Understanding Aggression in the Domestic Dog 
  • Canine Behavior Evaluations
  • Feline Behavior Evaluations
  • How Animals Learn 
  • Training & Behavior Modification in the Shelter
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion
IAABC - 16 CEU's
CCPDT - 11 CEU's for Trainers and 3 CEU's for Behavior Consultants

Registration opens August 1 at michiganpetfund.org.  
Access a printable Save the Date card here and help us spread the word. 

FREE TNR and Colony Care Workshop

Become a Certified TNR Caretaker by attending a free Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Colony Care Workshop on Saturday, July 29

The Meow Mission is hosting the event. They have recognized a great need for TNR training in the "Michiana" area (St. Joseph County, IN / Berrien and Cass Counties in MI) and have reached out to MPFA to help spread the word. 

The workshop will be taught by Kathleen O'Malley and Mike Phillips of the 
NYC Feral Cat Initative of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals.

All are invited to attend the event in Mishawaka, IN, near South Bend.

Access this flyer for more information. 

Registration is required.  Register  here

Meow Mission TNR

ECHS welcomes new director

Eaton County Humane Society (ECHS) in Olivet, MI has a new director. Holly Thoms has taken the helm of the organization and brings with her an impressive background in animal welfare. In 2000, Holly served as the President of Friends of Ingham County Animal Shelter. She is also the co-founder of Voiceless - MI and Michiganders for Shelter Pets. Holly's enthusiasm and dedication make her the perfect choice for this small but trend-setting organization. 
Holly Thoms

ECHS is focusing on three programs in addition to the adoption program, which is the heart of the organization. 
  • The SNAP program assists low income pet owners in Eaton County by discounting spay neuter surgeries for their pets.
  • Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) is available through ECHS to impact the population of unowned or community cats in the county by providing free use of live traps, support during the trapping process, free spay/neuter, rabies and distemper vaccine, and mandatory ear tipping.
  • The Have-A-Heart program can assist with pets' emergency medical needs that are outside of ECHS's budget. This fund helps pay for heartworm treatment, broken bones, rotten teeth and so much more. 
Welcome Holly!
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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