MHS Emergency Animal Rescue

MHS Cruelty & Rescue Stories
MHS Rescues thousands of animals each year from a life of cruelty or abuse-sometimes from life-threatening situations

Recent rescues at the Michigan Humane Society:

$2,500 REWARD

$2,500 REWARD
MHS seeking justice for puppy that was viciously killed during a robbery in Detroit

Dante's Story

Dante's Story
Heavily matted dog recovers at MHS

Tripod Coby

Tripod Coby
Puppy hit by car needs his leg amputated

Smokey's Recovery

Smokey's Recovery
Kitten hit by car recovers with the help of MHS

Neglected Puppies

Neglected Puppies
MHS comes to the aid of emaciated litter of puppies

Bethany & Company

Bethany & Company
The streets of Detroit are no place for an expectant mother

Garret's Rescue

Garret's Rescue
MHS rescues dog that was hit by car and left with untreated injuries

Caterpillar's Rescue

Caterpillar's Rescue
MHS comes to the rescue of dog trapped in a ditch

Noah's Rescue

Noah's Rescue
Dog found with maggots in eyes makes recovery

Puppies in the Attic

Puppies in the Attic
Four puppies left in an abandoned home in Detroit

Campbell's Recovery

Campbell's Recovery
Kitten found with face and lower jaw mangled

Buster's Adoption

Buster's Adoption
Friendly cat with broken leg gets surgery he needs to live a happy life

Seven Puppies

Seven Puppies
Litter of puppies found living under an abandoned house

Olive's Rescue

Olive's Rescue
Abandoned dog found with plastic jar stuck on her head

Rocky and Adrian

Rocky and Adrian
Skinny puppies found trapped in a crate

Shelter Pet Hospital

Shelter Pet Hospital
Your support will help sick and injured animals

Ian's Rescue

Ian's Rescue
Stray dog rescued by MHS

Ducky's Rescue

Ducky's Rescue
Emaciated dog receives care at MHS

Ziggy and Zoe

Ziggy and Zoe
Puppies with broken legs are rescued

London and Oslo

London and Oslo
Puppies rescued from an abandoned house

Bart's Rescue

Bart's Rescue
Stray dog found with torn ACLs

Ripley Believed

Ripley Believed
Stray dog recovers from embedded collar wounds, finds forever home

Fonzie Had Heartworm

Fonzie Had Heartworm
Abandoned dog rescued and goes through heartworm treatment

Edgar Adopted!

Edgar Adopted!
Abused dog discarded in garbage can finds a new, loving home

Exquisite Estelle

Exquisite Estelle
After extensive medical care, senior Pomeranian looking for new home

Shenzi's Rescue

Shenzi's Rescue
Beautiful blue eyed pup rescued from the streets of Detroit

Benny's Rescue

Benny's Rescue
Friendly terrier mix with hair loss gets second chance thanks to MHS

Tripod Trixie

Tripod Trixie
Sweet Yorkie looking for a home after going through amputation surgery

A Diamond Returned

A Diamond Returned
It is frightening when a pet goes missing

Jackson's Tale

Jackson's Tale
Cat found in Detroit with tail encased in ice

Pinecone Rescued

Pinecone Rescued
Cat stuck in tall tree for ten cold days

Puppies Rescued

Puppies Rescued
MHS rescues abandoned puppies left to freeze on the side of the road

$2,500 Reward

$2,500 Reward
MHS seeking justice for Maltese mix left to die in a Detroit alley

Hunter the Hero

Hunter the Hero
Puppy adopted from MHS alerted family to a gas leak coming from their stove

Roxy Returned

Roxy Returned
Missing four days in Michigan's extreme temperatures

A Pawsitive Start

A Pawsitive Start
'Is it better to look good or to feel good?'

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes
Found underneath a porch

500+ Animals In Our Care

500+ Animals In Our Care
Dogs, cats, and other homeless pets relying on you and me

Call Me

Call Me
Blondie, an 8-year-old Cocker Spaniel is looking for a new home

Samantha's Rescue

Samantha's Rescue
Stray St. Bernard diagnosed with heartworm disease

Flutter's Adoption

Flutter's Adoption
Puppy who fell from a second floor porch adopted to new home

Miss Purrsnickitty

Miss Purrsnickitty
MHS gives injured kitten second chance

3 Abandoned Puppies

3 Abandoned Puppies
Dasher, Prancer & Santa Paws are looking for warm and loving homes for the holidays

Kimber's Rescue

Kimber's Rescue
MHS hoping to get a special stray dog home for the holidays

Zecora and Valentine

Zecora and Valentine
Two puppies rescued on the streets of Detroit are now available for adoption

Wanted: One Best Friend

Wanted: One Best Friend
Surrendered dog available for adoption after lifesaving surgery

Inseparable Cat And Dog

Inseparable Cat And Dog
The pair came in together after their owner could no longer care for them

Charlie Adopted!

Charlie Adopted!
Dog Attacked With Machete Recovers and Finds New Home

Dawson's Rescue

Dawson's Rescue
Kitten trapped inside a gas station wall

Flutter's Rescue

Flutter's Rescue
MHS caring for puppy who fell from a second floor porch

Libby's Rescue

Libby's Rescue
Someone had poured hot motor oil on her back

Boulder's Rescue

Boulder's Rescue
Big dog found with a heavy chain stuck in his mouth

Beaker's Rescue

Beaker's Rescue
Injured dog picked up by rescue team

Dog Rescued in Abandoned House

Dog Rescued in Abandoned House
MHS got the call - a dog was helpless and trapped in an abandoned house

Rescued: Jax

Rescued: Jax
Everyday Rescues Save Lives

Kittens Rescued from Inside a Wall

Kittens Rescued from Inside a Wall
Six kittens heard meowing inside the walls of her house

$8,500 Reward For Information About Dog Allegedly Skinned Alive And Stabbed

$8,500 Reward For Information About Dog Allegedly Skinned Alive And Stabbed
Community demands justice for dog recovering from serious wounds

Kitten Rescued at US & Canada Border

Kitten Rescued at US & Canada Border
MHS rescues kitten stuck in a plastic pipe that connected to a sewer just in time

5 Puppies Rescued from Eviction

5 Puppies Rescued from Eviction
MHS rescues 5 puppies after homeowners get evicted and no funds for care

Dorothy's Rescue: Stray Dog With Fractured Jaw

Dorothy's Rescue: Stray Dog With Fractured Jaw
Initially, staff believed she was hit by a car

Rescued: Dog Viciously Attacked with Machete

Rescued: Dog Viciously Attacked with Machete
MHS offers $2,500 reward to get justice for recovering black Labrador mix

Rescued: Molly

Rescued: Molly
Dog with severely injured leg

Rescued: Cody, Dog with a Shocking Discovery

Rescued: Cody, Dog with a Shocking Discovery
Barbeque skewer lodged in side

Logan Goes From "Rescued" to "Rescuer"

Logan Goes From "Rescued" to "Rescuer"
Difficult-to-place dog 'hired' for search and rescue

Lilly Bear's Rescue

Lilly Bear's Rescue
Curiosity didn't kill this kitten found stuck in a metal grate

Reward Increased To $5,000 For Information About Dog Stabbed In Eye

Reward Increased To $5,000 For Information About Dog Stabbed In Eye
Local business owner offering an additional $2,500 wishes to remain anonymous

Margaret's Rescue

Margaret's Rescue
One of the 150 dogs removed from a Missaukee County Puppy Mill on May 23

Michigan Humane Society Investigation Shows the Attack Of Farm Animals At Local School Not Done By Humans

Michigan Humane Society Investigation Shows the Attack Of Farm Animals At Local School Not Done By Humans
MHS veterinarians conclude injuries consistent with dog bites

$2,500 Reward For Information About Dog Stabbed With a Knife and Left For Dead

Dog suffered greatly and was humanely euthanized due to the severity of its injuries

Michigan Humane Society Helps Rescue More Than 150 Dogs from Missaukee County Puppy Mill on May 23

Michigan Humane Society Helps Rescue More Than 150 Dogs from Missaukee County Puppy Mill on May 23
Approximately 20 dogs will come to MHS for medical care and rehabilitation

Rescued: Dilly, Dog with a Jar Stuck on Her Head

Rescued: Dilly, Dog with a Jar Stuck on Her Head
She was in the middle of a street in Detroit, desperately trying to free herself

Rescued: Chihuahua Recovering After Being Attacked by Dog

Rescued: Chihuahua Recovering After Being Attacked by Dog
Shorty suffered life-threatening wounds

Rescued: Baby Chicks Being Sold as Easter Gifts

Rescued: Baby Chicks Being Sold as Easter Gifts
190 baby chicks dyed various colors for novelty Easter gifts were surrendered

MHS Foster Dog 'Joleen' Saves Volunteer's Life

MHS Foster Dog 'Joleen' Saves Volunteer's Life
Pug/Beagle-mix Joleen barked for help after her foster mom suffered a heart attack

Somebody Here Thanks You: Chairman Waffles and Mr. Burns

Somebody Here Thanks You: Chairman Waffles and Mr. Burns
Two Special Kitties 'Go Home' Together

Fighting Animal Cruelty in Detroit

Fighting Animal Cruelty in Detroit
The Tough Side of Being an Animal Cop & Rescuer

Pogo and Chairman Waffles

Pogo and Chairman Waffles
They say two is better than one. So let me tell you about two very special pets.

Somebody Here Thanks You: Maple

Somebody Here Thanks You: Maple
From heartbreaking sights come heartwarming tales

Maple's Rescue

Maple's Rescue
Dog found living in tree

Box of Puppies Found by MHS Rescue

Box of Puppies Found by MHS Rescue
They were dirty, smelly, and they desperately wanted to lick my face

Sugar Returns Home

Sugar Returns Home
Lost pup finds way back to owner

Leo's Rescue

Leo's Rescue
You don't normally look twice at a sewer

MHS Cruelty Investigators Rescue 14 Neglected Horses

MHS Cruelty Investigators Rescue 14 Neglected Horses
MHS Cruelty Hotline Tips Lead to Three Separate Animal Seizures in Detroit

Thank You for Your Donation!

On behalf of everyone at the Michigan Humane Society, we'd like to thank you for your support

MHS Rescues 10 Horses From Warehouse on Detroit's West Side

MHS partnering with multiple agencies in ongoing investigation

Somebody Here Thanks You: Chico

Somebody Here Thanks You: Chico
From heartbreaking sights come heartwarming tales

Samantha's Road to Recovery

Samantha's Road to Recovery
Samantha was hit by a car and her leg was shattered.

Two Horses Rescued from a Tiny Detroit Backyard

Two Horses Rescued from a Tiny Detroit Backyard
Neglected and Tied Up in a Tiny Detroit Backyard, Two Beautiful Horses Need Your Help Today

Dogs Stuck in an Abandoned Pool

Dogs Stuck in an Abandoned Pool
MHS Rescue Driver Chris came to the aid of two dogs stuck in a pool

Rudy Rescued From Drain Pipe In Detroit

Rudy Rescued From Drain Pipe In Detroit
5-week-old "Rudy" in good condition, being cared for at MHS Detroit

UPDATE: Happy Ending for Pipe Puppy

UPDATE: Happy Ending for Pipe Puppy
Nelson Makes Full Recovery, Finds Loving Home

Trapped Puppy Rescued from Underground Pipe

Trapped Puppy Rescued from Underground Pipe
Four-week-old puggle/dachshund mix, still not weaned off his mother, had managed to crawl into a basement drain

Addie: Believe You Can Make a Difference

Addie: Believe You Can Make a Difference
Thanks to friends like you, this year is much happier for animals like Addie

Stowaway Kittens' Four-Day Journey on Hazardous Materials Truck Ends Happily at MHS

Stowaway Kittens' Four-Day Journey on Hazardous Materials Truck Ends Happily at MHS
Bonnie and Clyde are in good health

Stanley's Rescue

Stanley's Rescue
Puppy Trapped in Garage Rescued by MHS Cruelty Investigators

Stringbean's Story

Stringbean Had Been Unable to Find a Regular Source of Food and it Showed

Delilah's Story

Dog who had fallen into a pool behind an abandoned house and was struggling to stay above water.

Stray Dog and Her 10 Puppies: Rescued!

Michigan Humane Society Emergency Rescue Team Swings Into Action

Unlikely Pair Find New Home Together

Oreo the Cat, Boogie the Ferret

Terrier Mix Found Abandoned on a Cold Winter Morning

Alone, helpless and in pain, he waited patiently in the cold for a second chance at life

Louisa's Story

Alone and in Pain, Chained to a Tree with Her Collar Embedded in Her Neck

Glenn's Story

Wounded Cat Found by Detroit Mailman

Coco's Story

The house wasn't abandoned, and her owner lived upstairs. Yet, Coco, a three-year-old retriever mix, languished for days in a dark basement closet

Cupid's Story

Found Stuck in a Fence on a Freezing, February Afternoon

Blue's Story

Taken to an Abandoned House, Chained to a Tree and Left Behind

Blossom's Rescue

Stray cat rescued with assistance from Detroit teacher

Squidget's Rescue

Tiny puppy found curled up by a dumpster

It's Kitten Season

Litters of kittens flood shelters each spring and summer

Toby's Rescue

Stray dog found in Detroit finds new home

Gemma Adopted!

Special dog, found a very special home

Staff In The Doghouse

MHS aims to raise awareness of the dangers of keeping pets outdoors in extreme temperatures

Straw Drop Continues

MHS is reaching at-risk pet owners and pets to help them survive the winter

MHS Winter Straw Drop

MHS is preparing pet owners and pets for the cold winter months ahead

Walk for Leo

You don't normally look twice at a sewer

MHS Rescue Stories

If I told you that you could do one thing one simple thing that would help save a life, would you do it?

Thank You From Julie!

Months after being found emaciated, Julie finally finds a home

Fighting Animal Cruelty in Detroit:

The Tough Side of Being an Animal Cop & Rescuer

Will the Cavalry Come?

When others can't or won't, will you?

Julie's Rescue

Even our MHS Cruelty Investigators couldn't believe it

MHS Offering $2,500 Reward For Information About Deceased Dog Found Spray-Painted

Black Pit Bull terrier mix was lying in road with rope tied tightly around neck

Help Animals Left Outside in the Summer Heat

Have you ever witnessed a dog suffering from the heat?

UPDATE: Rescued from The Pet Station Pet Store in Dearborn

It has been a long road for these animals

Michigan Humane Society Offering $2,500 Reward For Information About Beagle Dumped In Trash Bag

Dog is now receiving medical treatment at MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care

Clyde Rescued from Abandoned Building!

Abandoned properties in and around Detroit often draw stray dogs looking for warmth, shelter and possibly their next meal

Over 200 sick animals need your help

Won't you please help

Animals like Diamond don't deserve to suffer

But as long as people continue to neglect and abuse their animals, the Michigan Humane Society will be there to help provide the care they need, and the justice they deserve

Cal Morgan Rides Along With the Cruelty Investigators

MHS President & CEO Cal Morgan rides along with the Cruelty Investigators to get a first-hand experience of the lifesaving work they do around the clock

Matthew's Story

Partnership helped to bring a happy outcome to a blind black lab named Matthew

Zeva's Adoption

Zeva was wandering the streets of Detroit alone, cold and hungry

Snow's Long Journey Home

Nearly Year-Long Effort Snowballs Into a Bright Future for Special-Needs Dog

2012 Telethon: The Importance of Giving

The Michigan Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization; we do not receive government funding and we are not a United Way agency

2012 Telethon: A Day Without the Michigan Humane Society

Your tax-deductible gift will allow MHS to care for the community's most at-risk animals -- including pets who are homeless, abused or neglected

2012 Telethon: Skipper's Story

Skipper was chained up and abandoned next to a vacant house, her owners nowhere to be found

2012 Telethon: Zeva's Story

Until a few short weeks ago, Zeva was wandering the streets of Detroit alone, cold and hungry

2012 Telethon: Addie's Story

Thanks to friends like you, this year is much happier for animals like Addie

2012 Telthon: MHS Partners With Pets for Patriots to Support Our Troops & Veterans

Program will include discounted adoption fees and veterinary care

Puppies Rescued from Under Abandoned Home

Scrounging for food in the dirt and concrete under a broken-down porch in Detroit

Maya's Rescue

Stuck in an air vent, dog slowly starved

Help Pets Suffering Outside Right Now

While Others Are Stuck at Home, MHS' Cruelty Investigation and Rescue Teams Are Out On the Road Right Now, Helping to Protect the Uncared for Animal Victims Who Suffer the Worst Effects of Severe Weather

Puppies Rescued from Under Abandoned Home

Scrounging for food in the dirt and concrete under a broken-down porch in Detroit

Skipper's Story

Skipper was chained up and abandoned next to a vacant house, her owners nowhere to be found

Zeva's Story

Until a few short weeks ago, Zeva was wandering the streets of Detroit alone, cold and hungry

Michigan Humane Society Dog Sent to Prison ... and More are on the Way!

Correctional facility training program enriches lives, helps dogs find loving homes

Help Animals Left Out in the Cold

Hundreds of Dogs are Going to be Left Outside in the Cold Tonight, Chained to a Tree, with No Food, Water, or Shelter to Protect Them From the Biting Winds and Frigid Temperatures

MHS Pursuing Cruelty Charges Against Pet Owner Who Neglected Four Dogs

Clinging to life, Diamond and three other dogs struggle to recover from ordeal

MHS Offering $2,500 Reward For Further Information About Dog Attack On East Side

Witnesses Asked to Call MHS' Cruelty Investigation Hotline; Anonymity is Guaranteed

Two Michigan Humane Society Dogs Sent To Prison

Correctional facility program will enrich lives, help more dogs find loving forever homes

Trapped, Hungry and Suffering

An embedded cable wrapped around Cassidy's right leg and foot trapped her in an abandoned yard

MHS Investigating Abandonment Of Kitten Sealed In Bag and Left To Die

Two joggers hear kitten's cries; prognosis for 'River' is improving but still uncertain

Stray Dog Penelope Finds New Life

After months of wandering and weeks of care Penelope to become Canine Good Citizen

Meet Hope

Found as a stray on the streets of Detroit with a badly broken leg that hadn't healed properly

Dog Trapped In Three Feet Of Water Escapes Potential Drowning In Southwest Detroit

Good Samaritans and Michigan Humane Society Rescue Dog from Grave Danger

MHS and Detroit Police Rescue Kitten Stranded On Island In Palmer Park

Three-month old kitten in good health after rescue, at Detroit Center for Animal Care

Hippity and Hoppity

From abandoned to loved

MHS Caring for Chihuahua Thrown In Trash Container In Detroit

MHS Offering $1,000 Reward for the Arrest and Conviction of Those Responsible

Dino Was Dug Out From Under a Collapsed House

Muffled By the Broken Wood, Insulation and Material That Lay Where the Building Used to Stand, the Puppy's Muted Barks and Whines Were the Only Indication That There Was Something Alive

Gordy's Story

A Stray Cat With a Broken Leg Gets Help From MHS

Abandoned at the Front Door

MHS Staff Surprised to Find Dog Left in Cardboard Box

UPDATE: MHS Offering $10,000 Reward In Burned Dog Case

The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who intentionally set a dog on fire this past Halloween weekend in Detroit.

Noelle's Story

Noelle Could Very Easily Have Been Another Statistic

Straw Drops Bring Hope to the Forgotten

Imagine being utterly forgotten this holiday season as a dog forced to live outside in the cold, chained to a tree or fence, with no shelter in reach to protect you from the biting winds, rain or snow, and frigid temperatures.

Lady's Story

Help Create a Happy Ending

A Faraway Rescue Tale

Dogs Who Went From Homeless In Montserrat To Loved In Michigan

MHS Cruelty Investigation Department

Agents of Justice and Protection for Animals Since 1913

A Day in the Life of the MHS Animal Rescue Team

A dog, injured and in pain after being hit by a car. A helpless animal caught on the icy Detroit River. A lost pet who has fallen into a pool and is struggling to stay above water.

Foreclosure to Forever Home

Two-year-old snowshoe cat Charlie could be considered a poster-child for four-legged victims of the economic downturn.

UPDATE: Hope

Update: Hope

UPDATE: Boxcar Bonnie

Update on Boxcar Bonnie



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