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 shelter 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) 

158 Shelters filed reports in 2012 and were included on MPFA’s 2013 Michigan Shelters by Save and Live Release Rate report

53 Open Admission Shelters

87 Limited Admission Shelters/AC Pounds

2 Animal Hospitals (providing AC hold facilities/some adopt)

15 Licensed Rescues (w/ sheltering or boarding facilities no public hours)   

1 Other (Sanctuary or Crisis Centers)

Home-based Foster Rescue Organizations: Hundreds, but no way of telling


8-Year Michigan Shelter History numbers

8 year Michigan Shelter History

2013 Michigan Live Release Rate Map