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Oakland County Times, May 1, 2023

Michigan Pet Alliance seeks applications for grants and awards to support organizations helping animals

Michigan Pet Alliance (MPA) announces the 2023 grants and awards program for animal shelters, nonprofit rescues and animal welfare organizations in Michigan. “This year’s theme is Better Together,” said Deborah Schutt, MPA chairperson., Apr 25, 2023

Pet alliance taking grant applications from shelters, rescues

The Michigan Pet Alliance is once again looking to give back to the shelters and rescues that help the organization throughout the year. The alliance is now accepting applications for its 2023 grants and awards program. The pet alliance said its theme this year is “Better Together.”

Experience Grand Rapids, Apr 21, 2023

2023 One Voice: Michigan Pet Alliance Conference & Expo coming to Grand Rapids
The 2023 One Voice Michigan Pet Alliance Conference & Expo is coming to Grand Rapids, September 21-22, gathering more than 300 staff, volunteers, and advocates from across the state.

WILX, Apr 11, 2023

Pet owners rally to give voice to the voiceless
Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson started the initiative after seeing several awful cases of animal torture, abuse, and neglect.

WWMT, Apr 11, 2023

Animal advocates heading to Lansing to make their voices heard over ballot initiative
The initiative will decrease the amount of time abused animals spend in confinement while legal matters play out. Deborah Schutt, chair of the Michigan Pet Alliance Board of Directors, says this can sometimes happen up to three years for an animal.

Bridge Michigan, Apr 6, 2023

Michigan group wants voters to approve registry of animal abusers
“Animal shelters are not good environments for any animal,” said Deborah Schutt, chairperson for Michigan Pet Alliance. 

WNEM, Mar 26, 2023

Local activists push for proposal to create animal abuser registry
“We have to do more to protect those animals,” said Tanya Hilgendorf, vice chair of Michigan Pet Alliance. Hilgendorf and other local officials want Michigan voters to help them implement a statewide registry of animal abusers to try to prevent them from owning another pet., Mar 21, 2023

Alliance launches ballot initiative to create statewide animal abuse registry
Several animal rights groups and law enforcement agencies are teaming up on a new ballot initiative that, if approved by voters.

WZZM 13, Mar 17, 2023

Coalition introduces 2024 ballot initiative to create state animal abuse registry
If approved, the names of convicted animal abusers in the state will be accessible to animal shelters, rescues, law enforcement, breeders and the public.

Macomb Daily, Feb 8, 2023

Small pet rescues challenge animal welfare advocates
Deborah Schutt, founder and board chair of Michigan Pet Alliance, said her group identified close to 350 home-based rescues.

ClickOnDetroit, Dec 14, 2022

Ann Arbor Humane Society: Decrease in demand leads to long adoption wait for dogs
Another reason for a surge in dogs at shelters? A decrease in spay and neuter procedures, according to a recent panel by Michigan Pet Alliance.

Michigan Radio, Nov 15, 2022

Michigan’s overcrowded animal shelters appeal to the public to foster or adopt a pet
Animal shelters across the state are in an overcrowding crisis, according to Deborah Schutt, chair of the Michigan Pet Alliance.

WLNS, Nov 14, 2022

Michigan Pet Alliance declares statewide “capacity crisis” in animal shelters
Experts from the Michigan Pet Alliance held a virtual discussion on Monday, going over solutions to get pets adopted into loving homes.

FOX 2 Detroit, Nov 14, 2022

Metro Detroit animal shelters are facing overcrowding crisis
Animal shelters across Metro Detroit are sounding the alarm with no space for any more animals. Capacities are maxed out, making it hard to help pets in need.

Detroit News, Nov 14, 2022

Michigan animal shelters are overcrowded and facing capacity issues
The Michigan Pet Alliance hosts an online panel discussion Monday to address what it calls “an unprecedented challenge.”

WEYI, Nov 14, 2022

Michigan Pet Alliance hold virtual discussion on capacity crisis in animal shelters
Michigan Pet Alliance (MPA) hosted a live panel discussion Monday on the overcrowding in Michigan animal shelters.

WLNS 6, Oct 25, 2022

Animal shelters across Michigan face overcrowding crisis
According to the Michigan Pet Alliance (MPA), animal shelters in Michigan and across the nation are facing a major capacity crisis.

WXYZ, Jul 08, 2022

City of Detroit admits its animal shelter can no longer be considered no-kill

Detroit Legal News, Jun 17, 2022

Michigan Pet Alliance launches 2022 grants and awards
Michigan Pet Alliance (MPA) announces the 2022 grants and awards program for animal shelters, nonprofit rescues and animal welfare organizations.

FOX 17, Feb 21, 2022

Michigan lawmakers propose making pet food tax-free
At the house committee hearing, Michigan Pet Alliance said the costs to care for an animal are among the top reasons people, including seniors forfeit their pets.

The Mining Journal, Oct 29, 2021

UPAWS receives shelter grant
Michigan Pet Alliance announced the recipients of its 2021 Grants and Awards program, which focuses on lessons learned from COVID-19.

Second Wave Media, Aug 15, 2019

Animal shelter seeing record number of adoptions
The award-winning Bay County Animal Control and Care Center has been honored with the Most Improved Shelter Award from the Michigan Pet Alliance.

Lake County Star, Oct 10, 2018

Lake County Animal Control receives award
Lake County Animal Control received state recognition on Sept. 28 during the Michigan Pet Alliance Conference in Kalamazoo.