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About Us

About the Michigan Humane Society
The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) is a charitable 501(c) 3 animal welfare organization and is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state, caring for tens of thousands of animals each year.

EIN/Tax ID: 38-1358206

Our Mission: To end companion animal homelessness, to provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.

Our Top Goal: Since January 2010, MHS has found homes for 100% of the healthy dogs and cats in our care. Upon reaching that goal, MHS set forth on a new primary goal: guaranteed placement of all healthy and treatable animals within the next few years while - very importantly - remaining truly open-admission to all animals regardless of their condition.

Michigan Humane Society...

  • Is a private, nonprofit organization serving the animals and people of metro Detroit and beyond since 1877
  • Is the state's oldest and largest animal welfare organization 
  • Is one of the largest animal welfare organizations in the country based on the number of animals cared for and the scope of programs and services
  • Receives no government funding and is not a United Way agency
  • Is not affiliated with any national humane organizations nor any local or regional humane societies or SPCAs; each is an independent nonprofit organization
  • Depends on the generosity of individual and corporate supporters to fund our programs and services. 

Michigan Humane Society needs your support in order to...

  • Provide care for tens of thousands of animals each year in southeast Michigan
  • Operate three centers for animal care in Detroit, Rochester Hills and Westland
  • Find responsible, loving homes for thousands of animals each year
  • Reunite more than 1,000 lost animals with their owners each year
  • Operate a cruelty hotline staffed by professional cruelty investigators to assist animals in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park
  • Provide emergency rescue 365 days a year for animals in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park
  • Offer low-cost feline sterilization and provide a total of more than 13,000 spay/neuter surgeries each year to reduce pet overpopulation
  • Educate children on respect for animals, responsible animal care and safety around animals
  • Be a driving force for greater legislative protection for animals throughout Michigan.

We are grateful for your support of our mission. For more information or to make a lifesaving donation, call (248) 283-1000, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Thank you!

Michigan Humane Society

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> Asilomar Mapping
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135th Anniversary of the Michigan Humane Society


Crain's 2009 Best-Managed NonProfit Finalist


Davey Awards: Silver Award Winner


The Michigan Humane Society deeply appreciates the extraordinary support provided by 
Mrs. Madge Berman
for the development and maintenance of this




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