Mutt March!


Do you want to help make a difference?

Of course we all want to help, but often, the problems facing animals can seem overwhelming. Animals are abandoned and left to die, strays may never know a warm bed or a full belly, and pets suffer terrible abuse every single day.

For 135 years, the Michigan Humane Society has been there for animals in need, fighting for tougher animal welfare laws, responding to thousands of cruelty and rescue calls, and opening our doors to every animal who needs us. But we can’t do it without you.

This June, you can be the difference.

We would like to invite you, your family and friends to take part in theMichigan Humane Society’s 24th annual Mutt March, on Sunday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores.

Every dollar raised at this event will support MHS’ lifesaving programs, including adoption, cruelty investigation and rescue, humane education, services for low-income pet owners, and so much more.

Individual walkers and teams can register, set up their personalized web page and collect donations online

All walkers who raise $156 or more – the average cost of caring for one animal in need – will receive a 2012 Mutt March T-shirt, and the first 800 of our four-legged friends will receive a Mutt March bandana.

Plus, if you raise $468 – the cost to care for three animals in need – we will go one step further and let you choose a name for one of the animals available for adoption here at MHS!

And if you raise $1,500, you will join the exclusive MHS Best Friends Club and receive a 4” x 8” brick paver, which will be engraved with your name and placed at the MHS Berman Center for Animal Care in Westland.

The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House is located at 1100 Lake Shore Road between 8 Mile (Vernier) and 9 Mile roads in Grosse Pointe Shores. Several course lengths are available and water stops are provided.

For those walking with their furry friend, please bring current vaccination records. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. For more information, please visit