Emergency Rescue - Michigan Humane Society

Emergency Rescue

The Michigan Humane Society emergency rescue team, comes to the aid of thousands of injured animals each year in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park.

MHS Emergency Animal Rescue

MHS rescue drivers are critical to saving animal lives in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park. These specially trained responders assist more than 3,000 injured stray and wild animals each year, including many who are drowning, trapped, or hit by cars. MHS rescue staff often works alongside MHS cruelty investigators on cases requiring additional skilled animal handling, such as dog-fighting raids and animal collector/hoarder houses. And they are adept at carefully assessing a situation; in some cases, what begins as an emergency rescue turns into a cruelty investigation.

Injured Stray or Owned Pets
To report an injured stray or owned pet in the cities of Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park, call the :

Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park
MHS Emergency Animal Rescue Hotline
(313) 872-3401
7 Days a Week
8 a.m.-4 p.m.

In other cities, please contact the local animal control/police department. 

Injured Wildlife


For injured wildlife, you may also reference your local phone directory for DNR-licensed wild animal rehabilitators in your area. For non-emergency wildlife questions, you may call the Michigan Humane Society Wildlife Department, based at the MHS Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care, at (248) 852-7420, ext. 224 during adoption center hours.

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