MPA recognizes individuals that have made major contributions to improve animal welfare in Michigan. Annually through a competitive application process shelters and home-based rescue programs of excellence are recognized and grants are awarded to a shelter to create a blueprint for excellence along with a grant for in-shelter, hands-on training.
2021 – Lessons/changes instituted as a result of COVID-19:
Michele’s Rescue in Grand Rapids foster-to-adopt program. ($1,500)
Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter instituting the Fear Free program to reduce length of stay and result in a quieter, healthier environment for the animals. ($1,500)
Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS) shelter assessment grant
Humane Animal Treatment Society (HATS) hands-on in-shelter training grant