MI Animal Shelters to Get $150K to Help Care for Homeless Pets

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development awarded $150,000 to 22 animal shelters across the state. Here is the list.

MICHIGAN — Several animal shelters in Michigan will receive thousands of dollars to help care for homeless pets, the state Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s office announced Monday.

The office will distribute $150,000 to 22 registered animal shelters across the state to support various animal welfare projects, officials said.


Officials said $150,000 of the grant money comes from the Animal Welfare Fund, which is funded by taxpayers who choose to donate to the fund when they file their taxes.

The money is used to fund spay/neuter programs, educate others about proper animal care, train staff and provide resources to maintain animal health in local communities, officials said. Is.

The office has distributed more than 305 animals to shelters since 2010, officials said.

“Over the past few years, MDARD has seen a steady increase not only in the number of shelters applying for Animal Welfare Fund grants, but also in the amount of funds being requested,” said State Veterinarian Nora Wineland.. “Grants make a significant, positive impact on Michigan’s animals and the people who care for them. As Michiganders prepare their state tax returns, please check the box to fund to continue to generously support animals waiting for their fur homes.”

Here is a list of shelters that will receive funding:

  • Best Pals Animal Rescue – $3,000
  • Calhoun County Animal Shelter – $10,000
  • City of Romulus Animal Control – $4,000
  • City of Taylor Animal Shelter – $8,000
  • Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit – $7,000
  • Gratiot County Animal Control – $13,000
  • Greater Hills Dale Humane Society – $5,000
  • Harbor Humane Society – $6,000
  • Help Orphaned Pets Everywhere (HOPE) Animal Shelter – $10,000
  • Ionia County Animal Control – $5,000
  • Kalamazoo County Animal Services – $5,000
  • Lake County Animal Control – $8,000
  • Lapeer County Animal Control – $6,000
  • Luce County Animal Shelter – $4,000
  • McCloud’s Lake Haven – $2,000
  • Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society – $10,000
  • Michigan Association of Animal Control Officers – $10,000
  • Michigan Human – $3,000
  • POET Animal Rescue – $5,000
  • Pound Buddies – $10,000
  • Roscommon County Animal Control – $6,000
  • Saved by Zade – $10,000

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