||Responses to removal of USDA website content
Thousands of animal welfare documents were removed from the U.S. Department of Agriculture website recently
by the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
See their explanation
by clicking on
USDA Animal Care Search Tool-Deactivated.
Russ Kick, creator of a government transparency blog called
The Memory Hole 2,
has republished some of the information
The Michigan group
Attorneys for Animals
has interviewed Puppy Mill Awareness founder Pam Sordyl
for her reaction
to USDA's removal of access to the documents. Article author Molly Tamulevich writes "
With one decree, an agency responsible for regulating animal welfare has become an agency that sequesters information about animal welfare. Puppy Mill Awareness will keep picketing, they will keep investigating, and they will continue to work on behalf of Michigan's dogs and puppies. For the foreseeable future, however, they will have to do so with no support from the very agency whose regulations they are helping to enforce."
Read the entire article "What the USDA Purge of Animal Welfare Records Means to One Michigan Group: An Interview with Puppy Mill Awareness Founder"
Other coverage includes HSUS blog
||Thanks for supporting MPFA!
Michigan Pet Fund Alliance is always touched by the generosity of businesses and their willingness to support us in creative ways. We would like to thank the following establishments for recent assistance.
ALLURE Medical Spa
has designated Michigan Pet Fund Alliance as one of four recipient charities for their Community Lift referral program. Customers who make a referral can select MPFA
for a $100 Allure donation in thanks for the new customer's business. Check out their l
ist of services,
become a customer, then make a referral to earn $100 for MPFA!
has locations in Shelby Township, Livonia, Clarkston, Warren, and Southgate. They have created a wonderful video promoting MPFA which can be viewed here.
Thank you, Allure!
Helping Hands in the Community
$1,000 grant has been issued to Michigan Pet Fund Alliance
Allstate Foundation in recognition of the community service of Agent Don Miles.
community involvement is an extension of what their agents do every day. Agent Don Miles has been supportive of MPFA by hosting and maintaining a collection drop-off for Detroit Animal Care and Control. Donations from this wishlist continue to be accepted at
Allstate Insurance Company / Don Miles Agency
12402 Highland Rd. Suite C
Hartland MI 48353
(810) 344-4404 (please
Thank you, Allstate Foundation and Agent Don Miles!
, a family-owned and operated pet food business in Lake Orion, is hosting an ongoing donation canister for Michigan Pet Fund Alliance. The Healthy Dogma founders
believe that pets deserve long, healthy and vibrant lives, and that they thrive when fed natural, whole foods.
They sell only the highest quality products, ensuring that customers get the healthiest food, treats, and supplements available. Providing both online and retail shopping options, Healthy Dogma also offers a
for non-profits: earn 50% on all Healthy Dogma Barkers (dog treats) sold. Thank you, Healthy Dogma!
Marco Promotional Products
selected Michigan Pet Fund Alliance as a
Difference Maker for January 2017
. In addition to recognition on their website and social media, Marco gives their Difference Makers $500 of customized promotional items to help raise awareness for their cause. Your organization can apply for this opportunity as well; more information is here. Thank you, Marco Promotional Products!
||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
education and advocacy.
For more information:
Contributions are tax deductible.