Make Sure Your Estate Planning Protects Your Pets

Make Sure Your Estate Planning Protects Your Pets

Last month, I discussed the best way to protect a pet’s best interests in the event of a divorce or other separation in the pet’s human family. I promised that this month’s blog would focus on protecting the pets in your life if you are no longer able to care for them...
The Legal Status of Animals and How to Protect Them

The Legal Status of Animals and How to Protect Them

Legally, animals are property. This is a concept that often does not sit well with those who share their lives with companion animals. One survey showed that 95% of people polled considered their pets to be members of their families. Animals’ property status has...
Advocacy Through Education

Advocacy Through Education

Maya Angelou said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” This is, in a nutshell, why education is so important to advocacy. If you want people to join your cause, it is critical that they are provided with the information...
Fighting Puppy Mills on Many Fronts

Fighting Puppy Mills on Many Fronts

For those who regularly follow Michigan Humane blogs, you are familiar with our fight against abusive commercial breeders, commonly referred to as puppy mills. For example, during the 2017-18 legislative session, many of you helped us push back against two bills that...