Lame Ducks and Puppy Mills – A Legislative Update

Lame Ducks and Puppy Mills – A Legislative Update

Update 12/18/18: Both bills HB 5916 and HB 5917 have passed the Michigan House and Senate. The Michigan Humane Society has sent Governor Rick Snyder a formal letter urging him to veto both bills. You can read the letter HERE. Original article below. Michigan’s...
A Legal Victory for the Human-Animal Bond

A Legal Victory for the Human-Animal Bond

In January 2016, five Detroit police officers and one sergeant executed a search warrant on a house in Detroit where they suspected that Nikita Smith and Kevin Thomas were squatting and selling drugs. Smith and Thomas had three dogs with them in the house. In...

Making the case: Animals and law enforcement

MHS advocates for humans and animals through its law enforcement training program.  And when a court misinterprets Michigan law in a case involving animals and law enforcement, MHS advocates for a correct interpretation. In January 2015, MHS began developing a...