Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

Animal Abuse and Interpersonal Violence Workshop offered by Humane Society of Huron Valley 

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A special event presented by the Animals and Society Institute, Animal Abuse and Interpersonal Violence Workshop, will be held later this month in Ann Arbor.

Learn essential information on the research of violence interconnections, Michigan's anti-cruelty laws, and what you need to know and do to ensure animal abuse is taken seriously.

Morning Workshop (9:30-11:30am):  Animal Abuse, Interpersonal Violence and Antisocial Behavior: What You Need to Know 
Ideal for social service providers, prosecuting attorneys, and those in criminal justice, this training will help attendees understand the dynamics behind and relevance of animal abuse. 

Afternoon Workshop (12:30-3:30pm):  Children and Animal Abuse: What You Need to Know 
Ideal for professionals from a range of disciplines who work with youth, including social workers, attorneys, probation officers, judges, school counselors, teachers, child care providers, and community members, this workshop will delve into the growing body of research on the relationship between animal abuse and other types of antisocial behavior,
  • Sponsored by: Humane Society of Huron Valley 
  • When: April 19, 2017

  • Where: 3100 Cherry Hill Rd, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Cost: $50 for full day; $25-35 for half-day
  • Phone: 734-661-3575 
More information and registration are here

National Animal Cruelty Investigations School brings course to Macomb County

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Macomb County Animal Control Division, in combination with University of Missouri's Law Enforcement Training Institute, is offering the Advanced Investigator course from National Animal Cruelty Investigators School.  

Curriculum includes:  Compassion fatigue,  criminal activity,  agricultural animals &  confinement operations,  body condition scoring,  equine investigations,  humane euthanasia,  pet stores,  high-volume breeders,  crime scene  investigations,  officer safety,  proactive approach to  investigations, and  career hacks.
  • Sponsored by: Macomb County Animal Control 
  • When: May 22-26, 2017
  • Where: Emergency Services Training Center / 21901 Dunham Rd. / Clinton Township, MI
  • Cost: $650
  • Phone: 800-825-6505 or 573-882-6021 
More information and registration are here

DACC Washer/Dryer

New commercial washer and dryer at Detroit Animal Care and Control. 

Remember  last year when MPFA was raising funds for a new commercial washer and dryer for Detroit Animal Care and Control

The  Gofundme  campaign was successful and the new equipment was delivered and installed at DACC several weeks ago. Even better, the  equipment  that these new units replaced was donated and delivered to a MPFA-recognized best practicing shelter, Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue in Belleville. Clean, fresh bedding and towels will help two shelters improve the lives of animals in their care thanks to generous donors like you!

Grants: Pedigree Foundation and Petsmart Charities

Pedigree Foundation offers grants to shelters and dog rescue groups. 

Applications for 2017 grants are being accepted  through May 15, 2017.
  • Operation Grants are awarded in amounts up to  $1,000 and may be used for general operating expenses. 
  • Program Development Grants are awarded in amounts from $1,000 to $10,000 and may be used to implement new programs, capital improvements or support the expansion of current programs that increase their numbers of canine adoptions. 
  • Innovation Grants are awarded in amounts ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 for programs that focus specifically on the initial implementation of creative and innovative programs that increase the number of canine adoptions.
Find out more about Pedigree Foundation grant guidelines here

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Petsmart Charities has recently revamped their grants and opened several categories. View the calendar and criteria here.
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  assistance,
 education and advocacy.
For more information: 
877-FUR-PALS  (877-387-7257)
Michigan Pet Fund Alliance is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization as defined by the IRS (EIN 20-0399162) and is a Guidestar Exchange Platinum Participant.
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 Contributions are tax deductible. 
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