Michigan Humane Society Celebrating “Pet Independence Days” With $17.76 Adult Dog & Cat Adoption Fees!

Helping pets pursue forever homes and a lifetime of happiness

with reduced adoption fees through July 10

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 The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) is celebrating “Pet Independence Days” now through Sunday, July 10 with low-cost adoption fees for cats and dogs (excluding lap dogs) who are 1-year-old and older. During the promotion, an adult cat or dog can be adopted for $17.76 at any MHS adoption location. The regular MHS adoption process will apply, and all adoptions will include the valuable MHS adoption package.

“Summer is all about families spending time together, and many homeless pets are waiting for their second chance to be a part of a family,” said CJ Bentley, MHS Senior Director of Operations. “We’re celebrating the Independence Day holiday by reducing adoption fees so the dogs and cats in our care can more quickly pursue their forever homes and a lifetime of happiness.”

Visit MHS at:

  • MHS Dresner Foundation Animal Care Campus (Detroit): 7887 Chrysler Dr.
  • MHS Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care: 3600 W. Auburn Rd.
  • MHS Berman Center for Animal Care (Westland): 900 N. Newburgh Rd.

In addition, MHS cats can be adopted at PetSmart in Roseville at 20530 E. 13 Mile Rd.; Premier Pet Supply in both Novi at 47810 Grand River Ave. and Rochester Hills at 63 W. Auburn Rd., while MHS cats and dogs can be adopted at Petco in Sterling Heights at 13701 Lakeside Cir.

Adoption hours vary by location. For the complete list of MHS locations and hours, visit www.michiganhumane.org.

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The Michigan Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. MHS works to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.

Want to Help Animals? Visit the Michigan Humane Society Hiring Fair!

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START A CAREER HELPING ANIMALS IN NEED AT
MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY HIRING FAIR

MHS is hiring for multiple positions to help animals go from homeless to loved

 The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) is hosting a hiring fair on Saturday, January 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new MHS Detroit Animal Care Campus. The hiring fair will include information on Animal Care Technician/Customer Service Representative positions and an opportunity to interview with MHS representatives. Those interested in attending are asked to email a resume to jobsdetroit@michiganhumane.org. Candidates meeting minimum requirements will be contacted by email to set up a “speed” interview at the fair.

 

“The positions we are looking to fill will have you truly making a difference for animals in need from your first day,” said CJ Bentley, MHS Senior Director of Operations. “Our customer service representatives and animal care technicians are dedicated and enthusiastic people who have compassion for both people and animals. With our state-of-the-art new facility opening this spring, we are expanding the lifesaving MHS team!”

 

MHS customer service representatives help pet adopters find a wonderful new animal companion; process pet adoptions using the animal sheltering database; support current pets and their owners through our free pet food bank and free straw programs; help owners decide if re-homing their pet is the best option; provide care and food for animals in the shelter; and clean kennels, cages and other areas of the adoption center. Detailed training is provided to new staff members.

 

The site of the job fair, the new MHS Detroit Animal Care Campus, which is in the final stages of completion before it replaces the current MHS Detroit facility this spring, is located at 7887 Chrysler drive, a few blocks north of the current MHS Detroit facility.

 

The Michigan Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. MHS works to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.

#KickOrTreatfor6: Detroit Lions Punter Sam Martin and Premier Pet Supply Invite You To Dress Your Pet for Halloween To Help Homeless Animals

For each costumed pet entry, Michigan Humane Society

will receive $6 and 6 pounds of pet food

Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin, with support from Premier Pet Supply, is kicking off a social media Halloween pet photo contest to benefit the Michigan Humane Society (MHS). Pet lovers are asked to dress up their furry friend in a Halloween costume and post it to their social media account using the hashtag #KickOrTreatfor6. For each photo entered in the contest, Martin will donate $6, and Premier Pet Supply will donate 6 pounds of food to MHS.

 

“This is a fun and creative way to celebrate the season and show your love for your pet while helping animals in need,” said Mike Robbins, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at the Michigan Humane Society. “We are grateful for the continued efforts and commitment of Sam Martin and Premier Pet Supply in helping animals in need.”

Sakura Dressed as an Elephant--Photo Courtesy of Michigan Humane

Sakura Dressed as an Elephant–Photo Courtesy of Michigan Humane

 

The contest will run from Thursday, Oct. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 25 with Martin announcing the winners of his Halloween social media campaign on Oct. 26. There is no fee to enter. The top three entries will be chosen by Martin and will receive the following prizes: First place – Four tickets to a Detroit Lions game and free dog food for a year. Second place – Two tickets to a Detroit Lions game and a Premier Pet Supply gift card. Third place – A Premier Pet Supply gift card. 

 

“It’s always been an interest of mine to help out animals in need, and partnering up with the Michigan Humane Society and Premier Pet Supply is a great way to continue to help support animals right here in Michigan,” said Martin.

Molly Dresses as a Bumblebee--Photo Courtesy of Michigan Humane

Molly Dresses as a Bumblebee–Photo Courtesy of Michigan Humane

“We are very excited to be teamed up with Sam Martin in a campaign that benefits the Michigan Humane Society and of course, a great cause,” said Mike Palmer, owner of Premier Pet Supply.

 

Premier Pet Supply, located at 31215 Southfield Road in Beverly Hills, offers cutting edge items at a great price with a product focus on natural & holistic foods, treats and supplements for all pets. A second location will open soon in Rochester Hills. At Premier Pet Supply, every customer is treated like family. In 2015, the store launched a Buy Local Help Local campaign to benefit the Michigan Humane Society.

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The Michigan Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. MHS works to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values. To learn more, visit www.michiganhumane.org or call 1-866-MHUMANE (648-6263).

‘MEET YOUR BEST FRIEND AT THE ZOO’ ON SEPTEMBER 18 AND 19 #Michigan

40 adoption groups will seek to place hundreds of pets in loving homes


 Looking for a four-legged best friend?
The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) and the Detroit Zoological Society invite you to the Fall 2015 Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo, where nearly 1,000 adoptable animals will be waiting to meet you! The pet adoption event, which takes place on Friday, September 18 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., has found homes for more than 21,000 animals since 1993. Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo is presented by Purina and sponsored by PetSmart, PetSmart Charities, Banfield Pet Hospital, Premier Pet Supply and Genisys Credit Union.

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 Photo Courtesy of Michigan Humane

“Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo is the perfect place for anyone looking to add a dog, cat, puppy or kitten to their family,” said C.J. Bentley, MHS Senior Director of Operations. “Nearly 1,000 animals of all ages, shapes, sizes and energy levels will be on-hand, waiting for their perfect match.”

 

Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from 40 animal welfare organizations, including the Michigan Humane Society, will be available for adoption. All dogs and cats will have received a medical check-up and age-appropriate vaccinations.

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GREET DETROIT LIONS PUNTER SAM MARTIN WHILE YOU
‘MEET YOUR BEST FRIEND AT THE ZOO’

Martin will be on-site to meet adopters on Friday ONLY,

Sept. 18 from 3 p.m.-4 p.m.

During his appearance, Martin will be available at the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) information tent for photos with Lions fans and their new furry best friends.

We’re grateful that Sam has taken an interest in helping animals in our area find loving homes,” said Ryan McTigue, spokesperson for MHS. “Sam is a huge animal advocate, which is pretty clear to anyone who has seen him with his canine best friend, Leo.”

The Detroit Zoo is located at 8450 W. 10 Mile Road in Royal Oak. There is no charge for admission or parking for the event, which takes place under large tents in the front parking lot. The event does not include admission to the zoo.

 

Adoption fees and policies are set by each participating group and not by event hosts or sponsors. Animals will be adopted only to qualified homes. Adopters must present a driver’s license or state ID card. For health and safety reasons, please leave current pets at home.

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Photo Courtesy of Michigan Humane

For more information, visit www.michiganhumane.org or call 1-866-MHUMANE (648-6263), Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The Michigan Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. MHS works to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.

GREAT LAKES ANIMAL WELFARE CONFERENCE COMING TO BATTLE CREEK OCTOBER 19-20

Registration is now open for the region’s largest animal welfare conference

 

The 2015 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference (GLAWC) will be the region’s premier educational and networking event for animal sheltering and veterinary professionals, animal control agencies, rescue groups, and individuals interested in saving more animal lives. The Michigan Partnership for Animal Welfare (MPAW) has joined with the Michigan Association of Animal Control Officers (MAACO) to offer this two-day event. The 2015 Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference will be held October 19-20 at FireKeepers Hotel and Casino in Battle Creek. The conference is presented by the Petco Foundation, Merck Animal Health, the ASPCA, and Nestle Purina and Petfinder with generous support from the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a KeyBank Trust.

Photo Courtesy of Michigan Paw.Org

Photo Courtesy of Michigan Paw.Org

 

“This conference is the perfect opportunity for those working in, or interested in, animal welfare to gain and share knowledge on how to better care for, serve and save animal lives,” said Ann Griffin, MHS Special Projects Manager. “Attendees will have the opportunity to learn and discuss new trends and best practices in a relaxing and fun setting.”

 

This year’s conference features more than 40 sessions and a certificate course. A wide variety of sessions will include information on animal behavior, animal handling, fundraising and much more.

 

“It’s great to be able to bring this specialized training to animal control officers statewide,” said Andy Seltz, Vice President of MAACO. “It’s a perfect opportunity to come together and share ideas that will ultimately raise our collective abilities to better serve the animals and people in our communities.”

 

For the list of sessions, registration fees and hotel information for the 2015 MPAW-MAACO GLAWC Conference, and to register online, visit www.mpaw.org or call (248) 283-5635.

 

FireKeepers Casino Hotel is located at 11177 E Michigan Ave in Battle Creek.

 

 

The Michigan Partnership for Animal Welfare (MPAW), founded by the Michigan Humane Society in 2004, is a collaboration of animal welfare organizations from around the state with a goal of working together for the good of the animals in Michigan.

 

MAACO is a not for-profit organization registered with the State of Michigan dedicated to the enhancement of the profession of Animal Control Officers in the State of Michigan by establishing professional standards, training and practices, for the control and care of animals and the protection of the public health.

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The Michigan Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. MHS works to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values. For more information, visit www.michiganhumane.org.

 

Protect your pets from the HOT weather with these tips from the Michigan Humane Society

It’s going to be HOT here in Michigan!! With temperatures reaching the upper 80s or low 90s this weekend  and beyond, the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) urges pet owners to take the necessary precautions to protect their pets from serious heat-related dangers that can result in heat stroke, or worse.

Dogs are great companions and, as we all know, love riding in the car. But in warm weather, it’s most often safer to leave them at home. Even on a relatively mild 85-degree day, parked in the shade with the windows cracked, the temperature inside a car could reach 102 degrees Fahrenheit in just 10 minutes.

 

Dakota in the car on his way home from his dental. We would NEVER leave him in a hot car!

Dakota in the car on his way home from his dental. We would NEVER leave him in a hot car!

“Pet owners bringing their dogs along on errands may have the best intentions and not think twice about dashing into a store for just a couple of minutes,” said Debby MacDonald, MHS Chief Cruelty Investigator. “But not only can that cause immediate discomfort and stress for the fur-coated passenger, when it takes longer than expected due to a hard-to-find item, a line, or running into a neighbor, it could put the pet at serious risk of heat stroke.”

 

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Cpurtesy of Michigan Humane

In warm weather, the overheated air in a parked car interferes with a pet’s normal cooling process because, unlike humans, dogs and cats do not perspire to cool their bodies down – they pant. When the air they breathe is overheated, the evaporation that usually occurs during panting is insufficient to allow proper cooling. A pet, like a child, can only withstand a higher body temperature for a very short time before suffering irreparable brain damage – or even death.

 

 If you see an animal in immediate distress in a parked car, ask the store to make an announcement or, if necessary, contact your local animal control or police. In Detroit, Hamtramck or Highland Park, call the Michigan Humane Society’s Cruelty Hotline at (313) 872-3401. Also contact these agencies if you notice a dog kept outside without adequate food, water or shelter.

 

Here are some additional warm weather pet safety tips from the Michigan Humane Society:

 

  • MHS strongly recommends that pets live indoors with the rest of the family, year-round. In the summer, this will also help prevent heat-related illness and reduce exposure to mosquitoes, fleas, ticks and internal parasites.

 

  • Bring animals inside during hot or humid weather. Pets should not be left outside in very warm, humid conditions for extended periods, even in the shade.

 

  • Ensure that pets have access to plenty of fresh, cool water at all times – indoors and out. Hydration is critical to help your pet regulate his body temperature.

 

  • Avoid chaining or tethering a dog outside. He may get twisted and become unable to reach shade or water, or his water dish may get knocked over.

 

  • In homes without air conditioning, use fans to keep air circulating or keep your pet in a cooler area of the house, such as the basement, during the hottest part of the day.

 

  • Avoid vigorously exercising pets during the heat of the day. Instead, take walks in the early morning or evening hours. Avoid hot concrete or asphalt surfaces as they may cause damage or discomfort to the animal’s paw pads.

 

  • Keep in mind that old, young and short-nosed animals such as bulldogs, pugs and Himalayan or Persian cats are especially susceptible to heat stroke. However, it is a concern for all pets during hot weather.

 

  • If you open windows in your home, be sure the screens are secure to prevent cats or other pets from falling out.

 

  • Never leave pets unattended around swimming pools, to help prevent accidents.

 

 

If your pet is overcome by heat, you can give immediate first aid by immersing him in cool water. If you are unable to immerse him, lay him on cool, shaded grass, pour cold water over him and call your pet’s veterinarian immediately.

 

For more information about pet health and safety, visit www.michiganhumane.org.

 

The Michigan Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. MHS works to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.