Mich. animal groups to receive funding to rescue dogs, cats from euthenasia

This week, the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance announced it would provide grant funding to several certified animal groups across the state to rescue dogs and cats from euthanasia this year.

Picture 7A donor by the name of Judith Middleton Kroon makes this funding possible, kick starting the Judith Middleton Kroon Life Saving Program. When Kroon, described as a true an animal lover, passed away last year, her family approached several organizations to distribute her estate.

The organization and new program aim to protect shelter dogs and cats, which are deemed difficult to adopt because of illness, behavior or injury, from euthanasia. The group’s overall goal is to push Mich. toward a no-kill state.

The funding will help care for these pets and find an adoptive family, the groups hope.

Beginning Jan. 1, several grants will be awarded each month. Rescue groups can apply for $100 for any animal who is sick, injured, over seven years of age, or has a behavior issue. They can also apply for grants of $200 if an injured or sick animal has veterinary expenses exceeding $500.

To learn more, check out these sources:

Additional grant information and application is available here.

Information on becoming a Certified Rescue is available here.

Tax-deductible contributions to the fund can be made here. Indicate that it is for the Judith Middleton Kroon Life Saving Program.


Michigan Pet Fund Alliance is a not for profit organization whose mission is to end the killing of healthy and treatable homeless cats and dogs in Michigan by collaborating with animal shelters and rescue organizations to achieve No Kill through training, technical assistance, education, and advocacy.

If you are interested in learning more, you can contact Ellen Stuban, coordinator of the Rescue Certification program, at estuban01@comcast.net.





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