2010 Save Rate Report and Awards

The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance in 2010 took the annual shelter reports that each licensed shelter is required to submit to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development performed calculations within each report to determine the shelter’s performance in saving lives. This report builds on the report 1st created in 2009 by including a live release rate and improve rate from the previous year.  Click for a copy of the 2010 Save Report

Based upon the performance determined by the Save Rate report the following shelters were recognized with awards for 2010:

Outstanding Michigan Large (5,000+) Open Admission Shelter Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor; 80.59 percent save rate

Outstanding Michigan Medium (1,000 – 5,000) Open Admission Shelter Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, Negaunee; 87.65 percent save rate

Outstanding Michigan Small (less than 1,000) Open Admission Shelter Hope Animal Shelter, Ironwood; 100.63 percent save rate

Outstanding Michigan Limited Admission Shelter with greatest number of adoptions Humane Society of Livingston County, Howell; 91.87 percent save rate

Open Admission Shelter most improved from 2009 Oceana County Animal Control, Shelby; 79.45 percent save rate, a 44 percent increase over the shelter’s 2009 save rate

In 2010 Michigan Pet Fund also recognized the 8 shelters responsible for 50% of the cats and dogs euthanized in Michigan:

Shelter Kills Save rate Size Location
Michigan Humane Society 17,113 29.85 percent Large Detroit, Rochester Hills, and Westland
Genesee County Animal Control 6,062 23.45 percent Large Flint Twp
Kent County Animal Shelter 4,722 17.99 percent Large Grand Rapids
Saginaw County Animal Care Center 3,732 28.92 percent Large Saginaw
Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society 3,365 31.31 percent Large Detroit
Macomb County Animal Shelter 2,909 26.67 percent Large Clinton Twp
Humane Society of West Michigan 2,759 35.81 percent Medium Grand Rapids
Bay County Animal Control 2,540 23.47 percent Medium Bay City