Save Rate Reports & Awards
Each year Michigan Pet Fund Alliance uses a variety of available data sources to determine if progress is being made toward becoming a no kill state.
The most important data set available is from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD): the annual reports submitted by licensed shelters.
Licensed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development:
195 Total Licensed Shelters – (Open & Limited Admission, Rescue, Blood Services, Rabbit, Ferret, Sanctuary, Animal Hospitals)
149 Shelters filed reports in 2012 and were included on MPFA’s 2012 Michigan Shelters by Save and Live Release Rate report
56 Open Admission Shelters
75 Limited Admission Shelters/AC Pounds
3 Animal Hospitals (providing AC hold facilities/some adopt)
13 Licensed Rescues (w/ sheltering or boarding facilities no public hours)
2 Other (Sanctuary or Crisis Centers)
Home-based Foster Rescue Organizations: Hundreds, but no way of telling