2016 Supporter & Friend - Michigan Humane Society

2016 Supporter & Friend

Make a resolution to support the Michigan Humane Society

January 5, 2016

It’s a new year, and one of my resolutions is to tell you how much we value your support.

You are truly a cherished friend of the Michigan Humane Society. Your compassion and concern for animals has been the lifesaving difference for pets like Midnight and Curtis.

Midnight, a sweet and curious kitten, got herself into a tough spot. She was found at the bottom of a deep window egress of a church. The MHS Rescue Department was called to help this tiny kitten to safety. When our rescue driver arrived, he knew that he would have to be creative.

Fashioning a couple of leashes together to make a harness, he patiently waited for Midnight to come close. Finally, he was able to lift the curious kitten to safety. After some time recovering in the shelter, Midnight was placed up for adoption and quickly found a loving home!

Curtis, a pit bull mix, was caught in a house fire. Firefighters called MHS after they realized that the loving pup was in the house. When we arrived, we found a scared, soot-covered dog. Curtis was brought to the shelter where he was seen by a veterinarian. Because he had suffered smoke inhalation, he required several weeks of special care and TLC from our veterinarians, volunteers and staff members. Through it all, his loving personality came shining through. Once Curtis was healthy, it wasn’t long until he found the perfect family to call his own.

Thanks to your kindness, both Midnight and Curtis were adopted and are now enjoying life in loving homes.

These are just two of the many kittens and puppies . . . cats and dogs . . . and many other wonderful creatures — great and small — who owe their lives to you.

Thanks to your generosity, in the past 12 months, we were able to:

• Place more than 10,700 pets with loving families
• Spay or neuter 11,902 animals
• Respond to 5,596 cruelty complaints
• Educate 3,609 children on how to care for animals, and so much more!

Last year alone, we cared for tens of thousands animals. But we cannot rest on these successes, because one thing is certain: there will always be a need. The coming year is no exception, as so many vulnerable animals are affected by circumstances they have no control over.

Midnight and Curtis found their new beginnings — but many other animals are still in need. Older cats and dogs who have health problems and whose owners can’t afford the necessary care. Pets who have been lost or abandoned by their families. Though every animal’s story is different, one thing remains the same . . .

We need your continued support to care for every precious animal in our community who is brought to us for help.

That’s why I encourage you to join us as a supporter. Your continued support means so much to each of our furry friends.

Thank you for letting me speak on behalf of animals like Midnight and Curtis. Cats and dogs, kittens and puppies who have no voice of their own. And thank you for caring about our four-legged friends in Michigan.

With sincere gratitude,

Matthew Pepper
President and CEO


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