According to a press release, in 2012, the Livingston County organization saved 91.30 percent of the animals it took in and did a total of 1,133 adoptions.
For the fourth year, the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance (MPFA) has recognized organizations across the state for their exceptional work to save animal lives. By reviewing annual shelter reports, which each licensed shelter is required to submit to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the data is used to determine each shelter’s performance in saving lives.
Other animal shelters recognized and receiving awards in 2012 include:
- The award for Outstanding Open Admission Large Shelter with greater than 5,000 animals taken in annually was theHumane Society of Huron Valley, which saves 83.58 percent of the pets taken in its doors.
- The award for Outstanding Open Admission Medium Shelter with intake below 5,000 animals but above 1000 went to the Humane Society of Midland County, which had a 96.55 percent save rate.
- The award for Outstanding Open Admission Small Shelter with intake of fewer than 1000 animals went to theH.O.P.E. Animal Shelter in Ironwood, which saved 94.70 percent of its pets.
- The award for Most Improved Open Admission Shelter went to the Al-Van Humane Society. This shelter increased their lifesaving from a dismal 18.41 percent in 2011 to 63.23 percent in 2012.
About Michigan Pet Fund Alliance
Michigan Pet Fund Alliance (MPFA) is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, charitable organization. MPFA was formed to stop the archaic practice of euthanizing healthy and treatable companion animals in Michigan shelters as a means to eliminate the problem of homeless pets and to bring more humane practices to homeless companion animals in Michigan.