On Sunday, June 4th, Woody's Walkers & Waggers will be walking in the Michigan Humane Society Mutt March at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores. This critical fundraiser supports the many important MHS programs and services that benefit tens of thousands of animals each year. Please consider giving in support of the Michigan Humane Society, whose efforts help homeless, injured, neglected and abused animals in our community.
Every day, dozens of animals arrive at the doors of the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) with nothing more than hope for a better future. The MHS Cruelty Investigation and Rescue team often finds animals locked up in foreclosed homes, or wandering the streets, scared and hungry. With the economy struggling, it is no question that when people suffer, animals can suffer. The MHS is there to take these animals in, and provide them with food, shelter, medical care and love.
On average, it costs MHS $192 to transform the life of an animal in need. But with no state or federal funding, and no affiliation with any national humane organizations, it is solely the support of the community that keeps the organization going. Please, help MHS in supporting this critical work that helps homeless animals find warmth, comfort and unconditional love with a forever family.
Please come join our team at the Mutt March on Sunday, June 4th to show your support for animals in need. If you're not able to come out, please consider a donation. Any amount you are able to give will help tremendously - it all adds up!
Thank you ever-so-much for your support!
We really appreciate you!
Jo & Kizzie (& Woody, in spirit)
On a very personal note...
Woody knew first-paw that being homeless is ruff!
Woody was rescued when he was only 6 weeks old. He was found on the streets of Detroit, cold, hungry, dirty and afraid. Someone kindly (and wisely!) took him to the MHS' Detroit Animal Care Center where he was checked out, cleaned up, warmed, fed and loved.
Thanks to the Michigan Humane Society and their Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo event, Woody and I found each other on May 3, 2003. He was 10 weeks old and weighed about 10 pounds---by all accounts a shy, somewhat scrawny-looking mutt---it was love at first sight! He brought me so much joy and love in our 12 years and one month together. Though Woody is no longer physically here with us, he will live in my heart forever, and his wish lives on... Woody's Wish: A world where every animal has a loving home.
Were it not for the Michigan Humane Society and their wonderful volunteers and staff, Woody and my paths would never have crossed, and he most certainly would have met a terrible fate.
Please help give back to this amazing organization. The animals need our support!
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 of Michigan, caring for tens of thousands of animals each year.
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.
MHS reached 100% adoption of healthy dogs and cats in 2010 and immediately set forth on a new top 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.