Shelters Making Strides

Genesee County Animal Control is making progress now that new management is in place. Animals are now being spayed/neutered before adoption, but there is still work to be done. Listen to an interview by Tom Sumner of WKUF 94.3 FM with Roberta Angelo and Leann Earns of GRACE herelistening dog

Humane Society of Macomb County has responded to community protests by collaborating with rescue groups, making shelter improvements, changing adoption policies, and more.  Michigan Pet Fund Alliance and award-winning Humane Society of Huron Valley have willingly offered guidance and recommendations for changes. Read the latest coverage here. 

If you are part of a rescue group willing to take animals from Humane Society of Macomb, apply here. 

New Certified Rescue Groups Approved

Michigan Pet Fund Alliance welcomes two new Certified Rescue organizations for 2015-2016:

C.A.R.E. of Clare County

C.A.R.E. of Clare County - Lake  George

Furever Tails

Furever Tails Animal Rescue - Oakland Township


The wholly voluntary Michigan Rescue Certification program is designed to:
    • Save more lives and maximize the capacity of animal shelters
    • Establish best practice and a code of ethics
    • Encourage more collaboration between rescues and shelters
    • Advance Michigan to become a no-kill state
Some of the benefits of the program include: 
  • Use of the MPFA Certified Rescue seal for your website, social media, and any printed materials
  • Organization listed on the MPFA website
  • Promotion of your group's events, adoptable pets, fundraisers on the MPFA Facebook and in MPFA e-blasts
  • Registration discounts at MPFA workshops and conferences
  • Membership in closed Facebook group Michigan Certified Rescues for sharing information with other Certified Rescue group members.
  • Access to model documents and templates for foster, adoption, intake, job descriptions, volunteers, home visits, animal surrender, etc.
Information about the program is  here, and the application to become a Michigan Certified Rescue is  here.

 Shoe Drive through November 9
MPFA is partnering with Wooftrax and Funds2Org in a shoe drive to raise funds for our Judith Middleton Kroon grant program

Clean out your closet and box up those gently used shoes, boots, slippers, and flip-flops.   All donated shoes will be redistributed by Funds2Orgs to microenterprise partners in developing nations to help impoverished people run their own local businesses.

In addition to donating your own shoes, could you do one of the following? 
  • collect shoes from friends and co-workers? 
  • ask staff, friends, family, clients to collect for us?
  • post a notice on your Facebook page? 
  • email our information to your contacts?
  • display a flyer at work, school, or a local business?
  • share the project with a school or church community service group?   Wooftrax
Contact  project coordinator Diana Newman at to arrange pick-up or volunteer for additional  involvement. 

And don't forget to download the Wooftrax app and choose Michigan Pet Fund Alliance as your  designated group to raise funds while you walk!

Thank you! 

Michigan Pet Fund Alliance Mission
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 Silver Participant.
Guidestar Silver 
 Contributions are tax deductible. 
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