Welcome to the Michigan Partnership for Animal Welfare!
MPAW provides individuals working for animals with an opportunity to learn, share their knowledge, and collaborate on statewide initiatives. Together we give animals in Michigan a stronger voice and a better chance.
The SPCA of South West Michigan is utilizing Amazon.com as an easy way to get their shelter’s wish list filled this holiday season.
See how they did it HERE
No one can say no to pictures with Santa!!! Join the Chippewa County Animal Control Shelter at Pet Supplies Plus in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan for pet (ANY pet) pictures with Christmas’ headliner: Santa Clause!
Anyone living close to Saulte Ste. Marie with furry family members are encouraged to participate in this fun filled event!
Register Now for these upcoming ASPCApro webinars
Save More Lives and Win BIG in the Final $100K Challenge (12/03 and 12/11)
You have one more chance to compete in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. Learn how to join the 100+ shelters that have won over their communities and won tens of thousands of dollars in prize grants by competing.
Parvo 101 (12/05)
Stephanie Janeczko, DVM, DABVP, ASPCA
Join us for an overview on all things parvo. Approved by AAVSB RACE and NYS for continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
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Mistle-Tails Black Tie Ball Fundraiser:
Join us for a feel-good, spirited evening, featuring amazing entertainment, superb silent auction, dapper dogs & fab food with guest emcee, Macomb County Executive, Mark Hackel! And be sure to bring a friend, or ten!
Date: Friday, December 6th
Time: 6:30 place
Place: Tin Fish 17470 Hall Rd, Clinton Twshp.
Tickets are now available by clicking the following link – TICKETS
$60/Individual or $100/Couple.
Sponsorship opportunities still available! Silent Auction items needed!
WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU THERE! And as always, on behalf of Teacher’s Pet and the dogs and youth we serve, thank you for your support.
Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes Campaign
The Petco Foundation has joined Ellen DeGeneres and her natural pet food company, Halo, Purely for Pets, to announce a new Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign. Animal welfare organizations throughout the country can compete for the opportunity to receive the winning grant award of $100,000 this holiday season.
Additional grants will be awarded to competition finalists in the following amounts: $50,000 for 2nd place winner, $25,000 for 3rd place winner and five and ten thousand dollar grants to ten runner-up organizations.
Ellen will announce the winning animal-welfare group – who will earn a $100,000 grand prize grant to support their work to save animals – in December.
The Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign is open to U.S. animal welfare organizations dedicated to finding animals homes for the holidays.
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This holiday season MPAW would like to take a minute and acknowledge all the unique and exciting events the animal welfare organizations in Michigan are hosting in order to spread the love and cheer of the human-animal bond throughout this very merry time of year.
First up is the Ogemaw County Humane Society:
Anyone located in the upper-lower peninsula are invited to attend the micro chip clinic and bake sale
WHERE: Tractor Supply in West Branch.
DATE: Dec. 7
TIME: 10 am to 3 pm
COST: $25.00 per pet
DATE: Dec. 14th:
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Free Webinar this Thursday, November 21 at 1:00 pm EST.
Please visit www3.gotomeeting.com/register/254885102 to register.
Building and Maintaining a Volunteer Program for Animal Rescues
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 1:00 p.m – 2:00 p.m EST
Presenters: Hilary Anne Hager, Director, National Volunteer Center, The Humane Society of the United States.
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Jack Russell Terriers wade in filthy water at a Missaukee County breeding kennel. Photo Credit: ASPCA
SB = Senate Bill
HB = House Bill
*** = URGENT ACTION NEEDED!
MHS = MHS bill
*** MHS: SB560 & HB5095: Large-Scale Breeder Requirements and Stray Holding Periods
CALLS NEEDED! Calls are needed to your state Senator and Representative to give legislators an understanding of the level of support for the bill SB560 was introduced by Senator Bieda in the Senate on 10/1/13 where it was referred to the Committee on Agriculture. In the House, Representative Mike McCready introduced HB5095 on 10/23/13 where it was referred to the House Committee on Regulatory Reform. These bills amend Public Act 287 by adding large-scale dog breeders to registered entities and clarifying holding periods for stray pets in animal shelters. SB560 & HB5095 define large-scale dog breeders; require them to register with Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development; limit the size of commercial kennels to 50 adult female breeding dogs; prohibit them from selling puppies less than 8 weeks old; require vaccination, parasite treatment and health certificates signed by a veterinarian; and require annual reporting and daily record-keeping. In terms of stray pet holding in animal shelters, these bills require any animal with traceable identification be held for at least 7 days; require animal shelters to trace ID using all reasonable means to contact the owner; require stray dogs without ID be held for at least 4 days and stray cats for at least 2 days; define holding days to include any day or part of a day a shelter is open including weekends; and transfer ownership of the animal to the animal shelter after holding period is complete. STATUS: SB560 had a hearing on Thursday, October 31, 2013 where several Michigan agencies and organizations testified in support, including Michigan Humane Society, the Ingham County Animal Shelter, the Michigan Association of Animal Control Officers, St. Joseph County Animal Shelter, WishBone Pet Rescue (Allegan County), and Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan. HB5095 is awaiting a hearing in the House Committee on Regulatory Reform.
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Novi Pet Expo this weekend Fri-Sun Nov 15-17, 2013. Rescue education and adoption. K-9 shows, pet related vendors. Suburban Collection Showplace.
For more information:
Novi Pet Expo 2013