Mission and Goals
Mission: To improve and save lives through compassionate care, community engagement
and advocacy for animals.
The Michigan Humane Society, founded in 1877, is the oldest and largest nonprofit animal welfare organization in the state and among the top five in the nation. Each year, the MHS achieves 100 percent adoption of more than 10,000 healthy and treatable animals through compassionate care, community engagement, and advocacy for humane treatment. The MHS operates three shelter and veterinary centers in Detroit, Rochester Hills, and Westland; five adoption partnerships with Premier Pet Supplies, Petco, and PetSmart; and both a Cruelty Investigation Department and a Statewide Animal Response Team.