Grants for Michigan Certified Rescues

Judith Middleton Kroon & Fraulein

Judith Middleton Kroon loved animals. All types of animals,from those in the wild to those in your home. So it was not a surprise to her family, upon the premature passing of Judith in 2012, that she had asked them to distribute the majority of her estate to help the animals she loved.  Several dozen animal welfare organizations benefitted from Judith’s estate, and the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance was one. 

In honor of Judith, MPFA has established the Judith Middleton Kroon Life Saving Program Fund seeded by her gift.  
The program, modeled after one sponsored by Maddie’s Fund in California, will provide grants to Michigan Certified Rescue organizations to help save the life of an animal at risk in an animal control shelter.  Grants of $100 are available for any animal that is 7 years of age or older, or sick/injured, or with a behavior issue.  Grants of $200 are available for a sick or injured animal whose veterinary expenses exceed $500. 
“In large part the Rescue Certification program was established to encourage rescue organizations to work with Michigan shelters to assist in meeting the goal of making Michigan a no kill state,” commented Ellen Stuban, coordinator of the Rescue Certification program.  “We expect that this grant program will help save the lives of shelter animals that are often overlooked because they are older or have an issue.”

The grant program will begin January 1, 2014. Grants will be awarded on a monthly basis, with each month starting a new grant period. A link to information on becoming a Certified Rescue is here.

Anyone interested in making a tax deductible contribution to the fund can do so at www.michiganpetfund.org/donation/. Indicate that it is for the Judith Middleton Kroon Life Saving Program.

Click here to access the Michigan Certified Rescue Grant application.

Click here to access the Animal Biography page of the grant application (required upon approval of grant prior to funds being disbursed).