Just One Day is June 11

Just One Day 2015 Free promotional materials are available for the Just One Day campaign scheduled for  June 11, 2015 . On this date,  animal shelters throughout the country pledge to not kill any healthy or treatable animals. For  Just One Day,  syringes will be replaced with cameras. The internet will be flooded with images of adoptable animals. Adoption events, extended hours, and amazingly creative marketing will take place to save thousands of animals.

No Kill Advocacy CenterNo Kill Learning, and No Kill Nation are teaming up to offer shelters the tools they need to be successful. They provide:

  • model press releases
  • promotion plan
  • guide to adopting your way out of killing
  • adoption promotion posters
  • all sent free of charge to those organizations that take the pledge

Will your shelter be participating? See a list of those that have taken the pledge here.


Not on the list? Take the pledge here.


No More Homeless Pets Network 

Best Friends Network Another free program for your shelter or rescue is the No More Homeless Pets Network. Created by Best Friends Animal Society, the program focuses on building relationships and working with rescue organizations and municipal shelters throughout the country to end the killing of dogs and cats in our nation's shelters.


Network partners have access to fundraising opportunities, adoption events, consultations with Best Friends staff, assistance with networking their animals, and the opportunity to apply for Lifesaving Grants.  In addition, members can participate in free webinars, receive discounts on registrations for Best Friend's workshops and annual conference, and are listed on the NMHP website.


Back in Black April 2015

An example of an April promotion for Network partners is "Back in Black", an adoption campaign promoting black dogs and cats:  "Bold black cats? Dashing dark dogs? Let's get them adopted!".  

27 Michigan organizations  are currently partners within the Best Friends No More Homeless Pets Network.   Is your shelter or rescue one of them? If not, register for the free program   here


Enroll your shelter in the Million Cat Challenge

The Million Cat Challenge is a shelter-based campaign to save the lives of 1 million cats in North America over the next five years. The core strategy of the campaign will be five key initiatives that will offer every shelter, in every community, practical choices to reduce euthanasia and increase live outcomes for shelter cats.


Alternatives to intake:

Provide positive alternatives to keep cats in the home or community when admission to a shelter is not the best choice.

Managed Admission:

Schedule intake of cats to match the shelter's ability to assure humane care and safe movement through the shelter system to an appropriate outcome for every cat.

Capacity for care:

Match the number of cats cared for at any one time with the capacity required to assure the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare for all cats in the shelter.

Removing barriers to adoption:

Expand the pool of adopters by removing barriers to adoption such as cost, process, or location.

Return to field:

Sterilize, vaccinate, and return healthy un-owned shelter cats to the location of origin as an alternative to euthanasia.

Is your shelter enrolled in the Million Cat Challenge? See the list here.  

Not registered yet? Register your shelter here


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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