Michigan Pet Alliance

Bloomfield Hills, MI   |  www.michiganpet.org

Mission

Our Vision: To achieve the best quality of life for Michigan’s companion animals. Our Mission: To work in collaboration and speak with a single voice to eliminate abuse and neglect of Michigan’s companion animals and to save all healthy and treatable homeless companion animals through training, technical assistance, education, and advocacy.

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.

Michigan Pet Alliance (MPA) is a nonprofit association of Michigan’s animal welfare organizations and pet advocates. We work together to ensure every Michigan animal shelter, home-based foster rescue organization, and all other groups/organizations providing services to companion animals operate using industry best practices. Uniting our voices we speak for those who cannot speak for themselves to create state and local laws/regulation which improve care and eliminate cruelty for all companion animals.

Advocacy: Michigan Pet Alliance Policy and Advocacy Committee tracks current animal welfare issues and proposed legislation which impact Michigan’s Companion Animals. The committee develops position statements on current issues for the Board of Director’s consideration and approval. They also review and track pending legislation and provide the Board of Director’s their recommendations on support, changes, and/or opposition. Approved position statements and legislative positions are posted on the website as they are approved by the Board of Directors.

In-shelter Training: Michigan Pet Alliance offers a reasonably priced training program that teaches your management, staff and volunteers how to address the psychological needs and welfare of the animals in your care, while considering the physical opportunities and limitations of your shelter. Instruction is both classroom and hands on.

8 dog-related training sessions designed specifically for the shelter environment with a certified dog trainer with extensive shelter experience,
3 organizational training sessions with a seasoned shelter leader, and
an opportunity to increase the professional status of your staff. Individuals who successfully test and complete the four sessions of Canine Body Language, Force Free Training, Safe and Humane Handling and Stress Reduction will receive a certification as a Humane Shelter Canine Handler.

In-shelter Assessment: MPA offers in-shelter assessments. Shelters can benefit from a review of their current conditions and practices by a shelter medicine professional who can look with fresh eyes at your facility and provide guidance toward best practices, keeping the shelter population physically and mentally healthy, while understanding limited budgets and resources. Time is spent on-site touring and listening with management, staff and volunteers. Review is provided of policies and Standard Operating Procedures, and a written report is provided which can be used as a blueprint for improvements.

Hands-on Workshops and Conferences: MPA presents hands-on workshops and conferences covering all topics related to shelters, rescues, and animal welfare.

Annual Statewide Live Release Rate Report: MPA produces the Annual Live Release Rate reports for shelters in Michigan.

Rescue Certification Program: Reviews and certifies animal rescues based on best practices.

Grant and Awards Programs: Awards grants and awards to shelters and rescues through various programs.

MPA is comprised of an all volunteer Board consisting of professionals in the rescue and shelter arena. This expertise and proven dedication is used to promote the goals of the organization. Various committees comprised of volunteers with experience in this field also offer direction and expertise.

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 have assisted many municipal shelters and rescues understand, adopt and use best practices. We continue to strive to help shelter managers and rescues adopt best practices for saving the animals in their care. We offer semi-annual statewide conferences and workshops to present and discuss the best practices proven to improve save rates, and, in-shelter training and assessments.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Michigan Pet Alliance

Board of directors
as of 08/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Deborah Schutt

Deborah Schutt

Jeanne Towar

Columnist; The Oakland Press and Daily Tribune

Iris Parlangeli

Jodie Ellison

Royal Oak Shelter Manager

Michelle Spranger

Tanya Hilgendorf

CEO, Humane Society of Huron Valley

Ken Kempkens

Shelter Director, Humane Society of Macomb

Robert MacKenzie

Exec. Director, Charlevoix Area Humane Society

Patricia Newby

Shelter Director, Eva Burrell Animal Shelter

Namiko Ota-Noveskey

Public Health Supr., Kent County Animal Shelter

Courtney Protz-Sanders

Exec. Director, Paws for Life

Amber Sitko

President, All About Animals Rescue

Richard Angelo

Kathi Fosburg

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 5/7/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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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.