Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Adopt A Cat! Michigan Humane Society makes pets free for veterans, active soldiers

How great THIS is with June being Adopt A Shelter Cat Month! Veterans and members of the armed forces can now adopt pets for free from the Michigan Humane Society. This “standing order” includes more than 150 animals at eight locations in three counties.


Former Army Staff Sgt. Juan Elizondo - Photo Courtesy of  M-1 Studios
The state’s largest pet rescue launched the MHS for Military program, presented by Sellers Subaru, on Flag Day, or June 14. That is when veterans filled its Hofley Pet Education Center in Detroit. It also comes six months after WalletHub ranked Detroit as the worst city for veterans to live.
“Soldiers deserve to return home to a grateful country and loving companions. We are happy to give back in this small way,” said Matthew Pepper, president and CEO of MHS. “It’s the least we can do given the freedom they provide us and the support we enjoy from our community.”


Former Army Staff Sgt. Juan Elizondo - Photo Courtesy of  M-1 Studios 
MHS believes its new program may be the first of its kind in the nation. This is because it has no exclusions according to Andrew Seltz, vice president of community engagement and field services.
“Those who qualify are not limited to cats, pets of a certain age, or those with disabilities,” explained Seltz, an Army veteran. “Thanks to the generous support of presenting sponsor Sellers Subaru, MHS for Military gives adopters the freedom to take any animal they want — for free.”
MHS also partners with Pets for Patriots. This charity helps veterans adopt discounted pets nationwide.

Former Army Staff Sgt. Juan Elizondo - Photo Courtesy of  M-1 Studios 


Proof of honorable military service is required for the MHS for Military program. More info is available at MichiganHumane.org/mhsformilitary. Callers can also inquire by dialing 866-MHUMANE.



About the Michigan Humane Society
The Michigan Humane Society, founded in 1877, is the oldest and largest nonprofit animal welfare organization in the state. Each year, MHS achieves 100 percent placement 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 Supply, Petco, and PetSmart; and both a Cruelty Investigation Department and a Statewide Animal Response Team. Learn more at michiganhumane.org.

27 comments:

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    1. I do too!!! I think the guy is a cutie too lol

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  2. Love those happy photos! Adopt, adopt, adopt!

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  3. What a great idea! I hope they can pair up lots of pets with service memebers/veterans :)

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    1. I hope so too! It's for dogs also, not just cats (Dakota had the dog one on his blog) :)

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  4. This is wonderful!!! The healing power of pets is truly a miracle! I hope more shelters follow suit.

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  5. What a wonderful thing to do.

    Have a purrfect day, Cody. My best to your mom. ♥

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    1. I agree! You have a wonderful day too! xoxo

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  6. This is a wonderful thing to do. This will put plenty of smiles on peoples faces. Thanks for sharing all the happy photos. Have a great day and good luck to all the little ones on finding their furever home.
    World of Animals

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    1. They are always doing innovative things. I think it is just great also! You are most welcome!!!

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    2. Thank you very much for the reply. We will be looking out for more posts from you. We love reading about the great stories that people share.

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  7. cody....dood....how total lee awesum iz thiz ....itza 984 paws UP eye dea....all de success in de werld two ewe michigan humane ~~~~~~ ♥♥♥ N letz hope all statez getz on thiz band wagon... if they iz knot all reddy ☺

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  8. we are smiling!!
    Hugs Madi and mom

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  9. This is wonderful! Way to go, MHS!

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  10. What a great thing to do! Thanks for telling us about it Caren and Cody!
    Purrs
    Marv

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  11. Winning combination!
    So cute.
    xxoo

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  12. We’re proud of MHS for doing this.

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  13. Yes! I posted about this on my FB page too; it's good to get the word out!

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  14. What a wonderful way to thank veterans who want a new furry friend!

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