Animal related

Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

Bloomfield Hills, MI


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


Board Chair

Deborah Schutt

Main Address

2210 Lancaster

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 USA


Animal Welfare





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Management & Technical Assistance (D02)

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

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

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

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

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Judith Middleton Kroon Life Saving Fund

Municipal Animal Shelter Support

No Kill Conference

Michigan Rescue Certification Program

Save Rate Report

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of animals euthanized

Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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.

Charting Impact

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

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"

Specifically, we will know when each shelter commits to and becomes a No Kill shelter as shown on the reports submitted to the Michigan Department of Agriculture. And, we will know when the overall number of pets killed annually by Michigan shelters goes down.

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.

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Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?