15 Steps to 100%
Growing a Healthy Pet Community
The Michigan Humane Society has set an ambitious goal: that within the next several years, every healthy and treatable animal brought to MHS will be guaranteed placement with a loving family or a qualified rescue group.
Finding homes for thousands of animals, many of whom come with significant behavioral or medical issues, presents a daunting challenge for any animal welfare organization or shelter. Reaching our goal of guaranteed placement will take a comprehensive solution that not only ensures that the animals brought to MHS have the best possible chance to find a loving home, but which also makes a significant impact on other animals in our community.
Creating communities where animals are valued is the only way to make a real, long-term difference. The Michigan Humane Society takes in approximately 30,000 animals every year, but that is just a portion of the thousands of animals who are in the care of local animal control shelters, rescues and humane organizations, not to mention the thousands of stray animals still on the streets.
Any programs to help the community’s animals will not only affect these pets, but also the organizations caring for them. Consequently, a robust strategy to save more lives must not only affect the animals in MHS’ care, but also those who may never even come through our doors.
To accomplish this, MHS has created the 15 Steps to 100%, a comprehensive guide that MHS is following to achieve a better future for animals in our community.