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Michigan Humane Society and Local Communities Advance Healthy Pet Communities

Michigan Humane Society and Local Communities Advance Healthy Pet Communities
Collaboration to help more animals

DETROIT – The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) and five local cities– Detroit, Hamtramck, Livonia, Redford and Westland – have furthered the reality of living within “healthy pet communities” by coordinating efforts to better understand the needs and appropriate care of animals within each area.

MHS, which is the primary care facility for stray animals in these cities, has continued its relationship with the municipalities, while the cities have taken responsibility for the critical information and data related to their stray animals.

This shift enables these cities, and members of the community, to have a better understanding of the animal needs and challenges within their borders.

“We are extremely proud to be able to offer our expert care for their stray animals,” said David Williams, interim President and CEO of the Michigan Humane Society.

“At the same time, we realize the importance of empowering each community to review and understand the animal issues within their respective areas in order for them to plan and act in the most compassionate and animal friendly way.”

This most recent change is the latest addition to the Healthy Pet Communities; a concept that embodies  a variety of programs offered by the Michigan Humane Society to prevent animal homelessness and elevate the care for animals in need.

These programs which are critical in creating healthy pet communities include enhanced open admissions for surrendered animals at all three of MHS sheltering locations, low-cost spay and neuter services, low-cost vaccination clinics each spring and summer, a free Pet Food bank for low-income families, a free straw program, a Behavior Help Line, feline Trap-Neuter-Release programs and low-cost microchipping.

These programs, in conjunction with the cities having better information about animal populations in their respective areas, will help ensure that the people and animals in metro Detroit receive the services and care they need in order to build a healthy pet community.

 

 

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