Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

Bloomfield Hills, MI   |  www.michiganpetfund.org

Mission

End the killing of healthy and treatable homeless cats and dogs in Michigan shelters.

Notes from the nonprofit

Help us support Michigan shelters and rescues to end the killing of homeless healthy and treatable dogs and cats. We are well on our way - let's make this happen!

Ruling year info

2005

Board Chair

Deborah Schutt

Main address

2210 Lancaster

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 USA

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Formerly known as

Oakland Pet Fund

EIN

20-0399162

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Management & Technical Assistance (D02)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We formed to save the homeless dogs and cats in Michigan shelters. We strive to help increase adoptions and decrease populations by supporting shelters and rescues with education in best practices, grants, and, offering advocacy.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Judith Middleton Kroon Life Saving Fund

Grants for Michigan Certified Rescues to save older homeless pets or pets with medical issues from shelters.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Assist shelters in learning and adopting best practices within the shelter operations to improve adoption rates and animal welfare.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Annual educational conference for shelter personnel, animal control officers, veterinarians, rescue staff, and volunteers.  Presents no kill formula programs/philosophies to move shelters in Michigan to no kill status.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Michigan Rescue Certification Program is designed to:

Save more lives and maximize the capacity of animal shelters
Establish best practice and a code of ethics
Encourage more collaboration between rescues and shelters
Advance Michigan to become a no-kill state

Population(s) Served
Adults

Each year the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance uses a variety of available data sources to determine if progress is being made toward becoming a no kill state. The most important data set available is from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development - the annual reports submitted by licensed shelters.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals euthanized

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Save Rate Report

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

These numbers reflect the numbers reported to the Michigan Dept of Agriculture by Michigan shelters. The decline shows the results of No Kill best practices promoted and supported by our programs.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

MPFA's mission is to "End the killing of healthy and treatable homeless cats and dogs in Michigan". We formed to save the homeless pets in MIchigan shelters.

Michigan Pet Fund Alliance's strategy involves the collaboration with Michigan animal shelters and rescues to achieve "No Kill" through training, technical assistance, education and advocacy.

MPFA, an all volunteer organization, does the following in seeking to reach it's goals:

- provides consultation and resources to shelter management, individuals and advocacy groups to effect positive changes in the shelters

- produces semi-annual conferences/workshops featuring renowned speakers, topics and sessions focusing the steps of the No Kill Equation

- publishes annual Michigan Save Rate Report for Shelters using Michigan Department of Agriculture Reports to show save rates for all reporting shelters in Michigan

-Presents annual Shelters of Excellence awards based on save rates

-Developed and administers the Michigan Rescue Certification Program that recognizes rescues committed to using best practices and a code of ethics, and, facilitates collaborations between rescues and shelters to save more animals

- Provides keynote speakers to No Kill community workshops/meetings throughout the state

- Assists shelters in securing grants for specialized programs such as Trap Neuter Returns programs for feral cats

- Provides grants to rescues, through our Kroon Fund, to assist them in pulling cats and dogs from shelters that are older, require medical care, and/or are identified as "rescue only"

Through our efforts, we have seen the number of homeless pets being saved increase dramatically. The state has gone from one county shelter being No Kill to over 60 counties with many more making vast improvements in saving animals. We continue to strive to help shelter managers adopt best practices for saving the animals in their care. We offer semi-annual statewide conferences to present and discuss the best practices proven to improve save rates.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

Board of directors
as of 12/30/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Deborah Schutt

Schutt and Company

Term: 2002 -

Deborah Schutt

Schutt and Company

Jeanne Towar

Columnist; The Oakland Press and Daily Tribune

Iris Parlangeli

Chris Anderson

Diana Newman

Jodie Ellison

Reva Laituri

Michelle Spranger

Jaime Wolfe

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/23/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/23/2020

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.