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Every day, countless litters of helpless, unwanted puppies, kittens and other animals are brought to Michigan Humane Society’s doors, with nothing more than hope for a better future. Every day, MHS rescues, shelters and cares for animals in need and helps them find good homes.

Scared, hungry and alone, these animals have lived hard lives. They deserve a second chance – to eat, to play, and grow old with families that love and care for them.

Together, we are working to transform the lives of animals from… Homeless to Loved.





8th annual walk is expanding to three locations over two days

The Michigan Humane Society’s 8th annual Mega March for Animals, the largest walk for animals in Michigan, is growing, along with the goal of changing even more animal lives. This year, the Mega March will offer three times the fun, with three walk locations on two days this fall. In addition to last year’s locations at Kensington Metropark and the original walk in Hart Plaza in Detroit, a third location, Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township, has been added, to reach more animal lovers and ultimately help change more animal lives. The two Metropark walks will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6, and the grand finale walk at Hart Plaza will be held Sunday, Oct. 13. At all three walks, registration/check-in begins 9 a.m. and the approximately two-mile walk will kick off at 10 a.m.


Photo Courtesy of Michigan Humane

Photo Courtesy of Michigan Humane

“The Michigan Humane Society is excited to expand the Mega March for Animals as more people look to assist us in doing more and more within our communities to help animals,” said Cal Morgan, MHS President and CEO. “We’re inviting compassionate pet lovers from across metro Detroit to march through the streets of beautiful downtown Detroit and through the scenic landscapes of Kensington and Stony Creek metroparks with one goal in mind: ending pet homelessness and ultimately, saving lives. Through the community’s support, this year’s Mega March for Animals promises to be the biggest and best yet!”


There is no registration fee or minimum donation to participate. However, those who register online now at will be eligible for all the periodic fundraising incentives, starting in early August. Using MHS’ online tools is fun and easy for participants to set up a personalized webpage, share why they are getting involved, invite others to participate or donate to their walk, and track their fundraising progress.


The Hart Plaza walk will take Mega Marchers through the streets of historic downtown Detroit and a portion of the beautiful RiverWalk; the Kensington route – new this year – will take walkers along the shores of Kent Lake; and at Stony Creek, walkers will enjoy a scenic stroll through woods. Those walking with a pet are asked to ensure the pet is on a leash or in a carrier at all times, and to bring the pet’s current vaccination records.


The 2013 Mega March for Animals is presented by Purina and sponsored by ATRS, Canine College, Ceva, Comerica, Friendly Automotive Group, PetSafe, Strategic Staffing Solutions, Taco Bell and U.S.


Through the generous support of its participants and supporters, the 2012 Mega March raised enough funds to change the lives of more than 2,300 animals in need.


For more information, call (248) 283-1000, ext. 149,

weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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.