Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

We are thankful for senior pets! 

Caitlyn, Gene, and Bruiser are senior pets saved from shelters with help from our Judith Middleton Kroon grant

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Michigan Pet Fund Alliance encourages adoption of senior pets whenever possible, and November is a great time to do it!

We have a grant program for Certified Rescue organizations that awards them $100 for any senior pet pulled from a Michigan shelter. This popular program, the Judith Middleton Kroon grant, is running low on funds, and we expect an influx of applications for senior pets this month. 

You can help! Here's how:
  • Adopt a senior pet from any shelter or rescue group.
  • Donate directly to the Judith Middleton Kroon grant here
  • Link your Kroger card to 90335 through Kroger Community Rewards, then do your holiday food shopping at Kroger. This generates donations to Michigan Pet Fund Alliance whenever you swipe your Kroger card. It doesn't affect your gas points, and can be used at any Kroger. More information is here.
  • Cyber shopping soon? Use AmazonSmile and select Michigan Pet Fund Alliance as your charitable organization recipient for Amazon donations from eligible purchases. 
View pets saved with help from Judith Middleton Kroon grants here

Shelter Awards distributed

Award winner 2016
Michigan Pet Fund Alliance board members visited two more of the 2016 award-winning shelters last week to meet the dedicated staff members and highlight their success at saving lives.

Congratulations to:

Small Shelter with the Greatest Lifesaving Improvement:  Arenac County Animal Control , 15.23% improvement 

For the second year in a row, Arenac County Animal Control has received the award in this category. We thought that was a significant accomplishment and created a short video highlighting the shelter, its successful staff, and director Director Catherine Lemunyon. View the video here

Arenac County 2016 Award presentation
Arenac County Commissioners Adam Kroczaleski, Bobbe Burke, Robert Luce, and Lisa Salgat with MPFA Chairperson Deborah Schutt and Arenac County Animal Control Director Catherine Lemunyon 

Congratulations to:

Limited Admission Shelter with the Most Adoptions and 90% Save Rate or Greater: SPCA of Southwest Michigan, 1541 adoptions, 98.97% save rate. 

Ever since she heard about MPFA's shelter awards, SPCA of Southwest Michigan Executive Director Katie Timber has wanted to win in the category of Limited Admission Shelter with the Most Adoptions. When the 2016 numbers came through and Katie was notified that their shelter had indeed won,  she  cried  with happiness. She  believes in the importance of No Kill programs and  attributes  the shelter's success to hard work and community collaborations. The shelter provides pet food to local food pantries and has a support program for pets of domestic abuse cases, to name a few. 

SPCA of Southwest Michigan Presenting the award to Katie Timber, Executive Director (center) are MPFA board chair Deborah Schutt (left) and board member Dr. Diana Newman (right)
(L-R): MPFA Chairperson Deborah Schutt; SPCA of Southwest Michigan Executive Director Katie Timber; MPFA Board Member Dr. Diana Newman

The   2016 Michigan Shelters by Save and Live Release Rate  report is  here  with the corresponding list of award winners  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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