Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

2018 Getting to the Goal Conference

2018 Getting to the Goal

Save the Dates!   September 27-28, 2018
Michigan Pet Fund Alliance will host Michigan's No Kill Conference, 
Getting to the Goal, in  Kalamazoo at the Radisson Plaza Hotel . The conference is also the Midwest Regional Leadership Summit for Best Friends Animal Society

Sessions will include: 
  • Collaborations / coalitions / steering committees / political action from Best Friends staff 
  • Fear Free for Shelters from Dr. Marty Becker and staff 
  • Conversational adoptions
  • Diversion programs to keep animals out of shelters
  • Increasing cat adoptions
  • Saving dogs with behavioral problems
  • TNR
  • Barn cat programs
  • Litterbox issues
  • Digital fundraising and email marketing
  • Power of volunteers
  • Presentations from MPFA award winners
  • ... and more!
There's something for everyone. Help us spread the word by  printing  this flyer  to help publicize the event! Display it at your shelter, library, vet's office, local pet store or workplace.

Registration opens May 2 at  www.michiganpetfund.org.

Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are available. 

Contact conference@michiganpetfund.org with any questions. 

About the Save Rate report

2016 Save Rate Report
Michigan Pet Fund Alliance has been producing the Michigan Shelters by Save and Live Release Rate since 2009. We are often asked about the timeline for releasing each year's report.

Here's the scoop:

March 31 - All shelters registered with the state of Michigan are required to submit their shelter report to MDARD.

April -- May -- June: MDARD compiles the submitted reports. Michigan Pet Fund Alliance and others await the availability of the completed reports. For example the 2016 reports were available in June 2017  here.

July -- August: MPFA inputs data from the MDARD reports into spreadsheets and performs calculations for save rate, live release rate, and improvement percentage over prior years.  

August -- September: MPFA releases the report and announces Shelter Award winners. From 2009-2014, we recognized shelters based on best save rate within their intake size, along with awards for most improved. Beginning in 2015, since SO MANY Michigan shelters were saving over 90%, we gave awards based on Greatest Lifesaving Improvement. The 2016 awards are here.

Even though we are well into 2018, shelters haven't reached the deadline for submitting their 2017 reports to MDARD, so the most recent data we have is 2016.  The report is  sortable so that you can easily find shelters alphabetically, sort by county, save rate, shelter euthanasia total, etc. 

View the printable version of the 2016 Michigan Shelters by Save and Live Release Rate here and the sortable version  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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 Contributions are tax deductible. 
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