MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY TO HOLD ‘TGIFFFF’ EVENTS: THANK GOODNESS IT’S FURRY AND FEATHERED FRIEND FRIDAYS
Friday adoption events to feature small pets seized from Pet Station in Dearborn Heights
DETROIT – During the month of June, the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) will hold a series of Friday adoption events called “TGIFFFF” – Thank Goodness it’s Furry and Feathered Friend Fridays! The adoption events will take place at three MHS locations and feature animals seized during the recent raid of the Pet Station pet store in Dearborn Heights, including birds, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, rats, mice and more.
“We had more than 200 animals come into our care immediately after the Pet Station raid, and the vast majority of these animals were birds and smaller pets,” said Debby MacDonald, MHS Chief Cruelty Investigator. “These animals were living in extremely poor conditions and required weeks of care while they were evaluated and treated. More than 20 staff members here at MHS have stepped up to the plate and provided foster care for these animals as they recuperated from their ordeal. Now, we want to make sure all of these animals are placed with wonderful families.”
The events will be held each Friday in June, starting Friday, June 1, at the MHS Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care, the MHS Berman Center for Animal Care in Westland, and MHS’ off-site adoption center at Petco Sterling Heights. The adoption events will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. those days. The adoption fees for the event are as follows:
- Rabbits: $20 each or 2 for $30
- Guinea pigs: $5 each (prefer to live in same-sex groups)
- Rats: $5 each (prefer to live in same-sex groups)
- Gerbils: $3 each (prefer to live in same-sex groups)
- Hamsters: $3 each (prefer in most cases to live alone)
- Mice: $3 each (prefer in most cases to live in same-sex groups)
- Birds: (budgies) $10 each
Of the more than 200 animals seized from the Pet Station, many were sent to MHS’ transfer partners for more specialized care. These animals ranged from snakes, tarantulas and other assorted reptiles and exotic animals. MHS has had the rest of the animals in its care for five weeks.
The MHS Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care is located at 3600 W. Auburn Road. The MHS Berman Center for Animal Care is located at 900 N. Newburgh Road in Westland. MHS’ off-site adoption center at Petco Sterling Heights is located at 13701 Lakeside Circle. To see a listing of adoptable animals, or to make a donation to help support MHS’ cruelty investigation efforts, please visit www.michiganhumane.org.
The Michigan Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization which cares for more than 100,000 animals each year, while working to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.