‘Pet Parade’ On March 11
Ceremonial march represents transition to New Detroit Animal Care Campus
March 7, 2016
DETROIT – The Michigan Humane Society is celebrating the move to its new, state-of-the-art MHS Detroit Animal Care Campus with a “Pet Parade” on Friday, March 11 at 10 a.m. MHS supporters, adopters and other area animal lovers are invited to join us for this historic event!
The parade will include MHS staff and volunteers walking adoptable animals, the MHS “Animal Cops”, MHS board members, and representatives of the Detroit Police Mounted Unit and Detroit Police Department K9 Unit.
The parade will escort the adoptable animals from the current MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care to the new facility just 2 blocks north.
Following the parade, MHS President and CEO Matthew Pepper and MHS Board of Directors Chair Paul Huxley will provide a short address to the assembly in front of the new campus. Visitors will then be invited to tour the new facility’s adoption spaces.
“This is a celebration of everything that the Michigan Humane Society has accomplished in the 139 years that we have been operating in the city of Detroit,” said Matthew Pepper, MHS President and CEO. “Most importantly, this historic transition represents the promise of all we collectively will accomplish for the animals and citizens of this fine city through our new Detroit Animal Care Campus.”
The parade route starts behind the current MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care, located at 7401 Chrysler Drive, and proceeds north on Cameron Street to the new MHS Detroit Animal Care Campus, located at 7887 Chrysler Drive, Detroit, MI 48211. Both the old and new MHS Detroit locations are just west of I-75, along the service drive.
Parade parking will be behind the new campus at 7887 Chrysler Dr., and free MHS shuttles will take spectators to the beginning of the parade. Please arrive before 9:30 a.m. when the surrounding streets will be closed off. (Please leave companion animals at home.)
The new MHS Detroit Animal Care Campus, at 7887 Chrysler Drive, will officially open to the public for adoption of dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 12 p.m.