We would also like to recognize, posthumously, the work and dedication of Ellen Stuban, a founding member of the Rescue Certification Committee.
L-R: Ellen Stuban with Sammy, Cesar Millan, Cheryl Atkins (November 2012, Windsor, ON)
Her compassion and commitment helped create a national model program and has resulted in many cats and dogs saved from Michigan shelters. The Papillon rescue group which she co-founded, PapAdopters & Placement Service, continues as one the Michigan Certified Rescue organizations. Ellen is truly missed, but her spirit lives on within the animal welfare community.
One of the most important components of the No Kill equation is VOLUNTEERS. Successful shelters and rescues use hundreds of hours of volunteer time for every task imaginable: direct animal care; fostering; marketing; spay/neuter, adoption, and fund-raising events; and more.
Does your group need to implement any of these?
volunteer liability form
Access modifiable volunteer templates, designed by the Michigan Certified Rescue program,
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,