Founded in 1877, the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) is the oldest and largest nonprofit animal welfare organization in the state of Michigan. The organization’s mission is to improve and save lives through compassionate care, community engagement and advocacy for animals. MHS celebrates a 100% placement rate for all healthy and treatable pets who come into their care – including more than 8,000 adoptions in 2019 alone.
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The Best of Friends Humane Society helps with veterinary care for low income pet owners with the goal that no pet will suffer or be surrendered to a shelter because its owner cannot afford treatment.
The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS) is a nonprofit organization with no ties to any larger group and is the only shelter located in Marquette County, serving the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Every day, they make decisions on caring for homeless, unwanted, abandoned and abused domestic animals based on what they believe is best for them and advocate for the animals in their care, to help them find forever homes.
Detroit Animal Welfare Group (D.A.W.G.) is a nonprofit, “no-kill” rescue in Macomb County, Michigan. They are a registered shelter and composed of over 100 volunteers. Their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals in need. Their pets come from local shelters, owner surrenders and strays. They focus on saving stray dogs of Detroit and hold regular outreach missions to take in injured, starved, neglected and abused animals.
Detroit Dog Rescue focuses on raising awareness of the mounting homeless and stray dog problem in Detroit, along with advocating for humane rescue alternatives such as no-kill sheltering, foster care and adoptions, pet identification and healthy pet population control through spay and neutering. Detroit Dog Rescue also specializes in community outreach, and we work closely with local, city and statewide organizations in order to educate and involve people in this cause.
Founded in 2007, Shelter to Home, Inc. is an animal rescue organization that works to save animals from shelters in their community by placing them into foster care until permanent homes are found, and to create sustainable solutions to achieve a no‑kill community. Thanks to their supporters, including volunteers, veterinarians and donors, they are able to help seriously ill and injured animals of all ages.
LASSI provides veterinary care for pets at the Oceana County Animal Control Shelter, socializes them and prepares them for adoption. They pay for veterinary care including basic veterinary exams, flea and tick treatment, ear, skin and eye infections, catastrophic injury and illness such as broken bones, amputations, hip dysplasia, bladder stones, prolapsed uterus, and heartworm disease. They maintain adoption websites, hold adoption events and transport pets to new homes outside the local area. When the shelter is full, they place pets in foster homes and other shelters.
Tyson's Place Animal Rescue is a small, foster-based rescue whose mission is assisting terminally ill people with caring for and finding new families for their pets. As a result of their mission, almost all of their adoptable dogs are senior dogs. Tyson’s prides itself in providing thorough veterinary care to dogs in their care, so adopters know they are adopting healthy dogs. When people are terminally ill, there are many complex medical, financial, and emotional issues that take precedence over veterinary care for their dog.
The Cheboygan County Humane Society is dedicated to promoting kindness to animals; the prevention of cruelty to animals; the extension of humane education to the community; the encouragement of spay and neuter programs and responsible pet ownership.