Caitlyn, Gene, and Bruiser are senior pets saved from shelters with help from our Judith Middleton Kroon grant
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.
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 Commissioners Adam Kroczaleski, Bobbe Burke, Robert Luce, and Lisa Salgat with MPFA Chairperson Deborah Schutt and Arenac County Animal Control Director Catherine Lemunyon
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 AdmissionShelter 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.
(L-R): MPFA Chairperson Deborah Schutt; SPCA of Southwest Michigan Executive Director Katie Timber; MPFA Board Member Dr. Diana Newman