Monroe Country Animal Control Award

Turning complaints into compliments is what Monroe County Animal Control staff and volunteers have accomplished. The shelter brought its save rate up to 56% in 2014 from 9% in 2013, accompanied by a 78% live release rate, earning it the 2014  Most Improved Open Admission Shelter award.

A reception was held last week to recognize the shelter performance and present the award. Several MPFA board members met with key Monroe County personnel who are responsible for the successful transformation, including Sergeant Greg Berman, head of Uniformed Services, Animal Control Division; Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone; Major Jeff Kemp, Uniformed Services; and Chief Deputy Heath Velliquette.

When Sheriff Malone was running for office, the number one complaint he heard was about Animal Control. Now it is one of the most complimented responsibilities under his authority and the community support is unwavering and outstanding. 

Sergeant Berman stated that he feels he has the perfect job.  He can use all the skills he developed in law enforcement in prior positions including testifying in court, enforcing laws, working with the community and combine it with his love for animals.  There is no question he has a passion for those under his care and he is focused on continued improvement.

Monroe County Animal Control is working closely with rescue partners and attributes much of their success to those collaborations. Thank you to everyone involved in saving more lives in Monroe County! 
Monroe County Animal Control 4-29-16 staff and Debbie Schutt
Monroe County Animal Control staff receive award
from Deborah Schutt, MPFA Chairperson.
What's a celebration without cake?  Monroe County Animal Control clearly recognizes 
the help they get from rescue partners. 
Monroe County Animal Control 4-29-16 Sgt Greg Berman
Sergeant Greg Berman takes a moment to visit with an adoptable cat.
Monroe County Animal Control 4-29-16
Touring the outdoor animal enclosures where new dog runs are in the works.
Monroe 2014 Shelter Award 4-29-16 radio station lady, Sheriff Dale Malone
Michele Paled, Monroe County Radio, with Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone
Monroe 2014 Shelter Award  4-29-16  Sergeant Greg Berman,  Iris Parlangeli, Chris Anderson
(L-R) Sergeant Greg Berman (Monroe County Animal Control),
 Iris Parlangeli (MPFA),  Chris Anderson (MPFA)
Be a Hero for a Shelter!
Needed Immediately: Do you have a used residential washer and dryer you are willing to donate to wash pet bedding for a shelter? Please e-mail us  if you do. A charitable contribution receipt is available if requested.  
Water Dryer Cat

$1,000 for Your Shelter 
Maddie's Fund logo
Million Cat Challenge
Maddie's Fund is giving $1,000 to every qualifying U.S. animal shelter that joins the Million Cat  Challenge  between April 29 and May 31, 2016.

If you're already in the Challenge, you can also earn $500 for each qualifying shelter you refer. 

See participating MI shelters here. If your local shelter isn't enrolled, be sure to share this opportunity with them. 

See more information here.
Wishlist Items for DACC

Dog in cage shelter
You can help the homeless dogs and cats of Detroit.

The Detroit City Council has approved Michigan Pet Fund Alliance as a donor for Detroit Animal Control & Care (DACC).  

City regulations DO NOT allow individuals to donate directly to the shelter.  So here is your chance: if you donate it to us, we will deliver it to DACC.

Print this wishlist to have on hand when you shop, or display at your workplace or favorite business so others can help. 

The following items are needed:

* Blankets (no knit, crocheted, or comforters) 
* Bleach (5.25% or 8.25%) 
* Cat litter 
* Cat toys 
* Collars/leashes (new or gently used) 
* Dawn (original blue) 
* Goughnuts 
* Jolly Balls 
* Large Nylabones 
* Milk-Bones 
* Paper towels 
* Peanut butter 
* Poop bags 
* Pup-Peroni 
* Spray Cheese 
* Stainless steel food bowls 
* Sturdy slip leashes (Remington,  Roughwear, etc.) 
* Towels 
* Training treats 
* XL and XXL black Kongs (anything smaller  will get stuck in the drain system)

Donations are being accepted at these locations. It is recommended to phone in advanced to confirm hours. 

Livingston County

12402 Highland Rd, Hartland 48353
(810) 344-4404    9-5 Monday - Friday
Macomb County

23451 Pinewood St, Warren 48091
(586) 879-1745   Call for hours 
Oakland County

Auburn Hills - All About Animals Rescue
2660 Auburn #400, Auburn Hills 48326
(248) 212-0781  Call for hours 

Bloomfield - Pet Supplies Plus
2057 S. Telegraph, Bloomfield Hills 48067
(248) 333-7545  Call for hours 

Royal Oak - Bingo Pet Salon
108 W. Fourth Street, Royal Oak 48067
(248) 544-7424
Close time varies daily, please contact the store
35 West Square Lake, Troy 48098
(248) 236-1400    9-5 Monday - Friday
Wayne County
2038 Springwells, Detroit 48209
(586) 435-6930  Call for hours 

Redford - Casual Refinishing
15505 Beech Daly Road, Redford 48239
(586) 216-7015    9-5 Monday - Friday

About Michigan Pet Fund Alliance 
The single mission of the 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)
The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization as defined by the IRS and is a Guidestar Exchange Gold Participant.
 Contributions are tax deductible. 
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