Monthly Archives: November 2013

Lawsuit Brewing Against Wayne State Over ‘Painful’ Heart Experiments On Dogs

Wayne State University is experimenting with dogs and that’s not sitting well with a group of doctors who plan to file a lawsuit. “Wayne State is being sued by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a national organization that claims the university illegally imported and abused 21 dogs for medical experiments,” said WWJ Legal Analyst Charlie Langton. Click here for more info.


AC PAW Needs Money to Help Strays

This month a woman found a shepherd-mix dog wandering in the Mancelona area and called AC PAW in hopes of finding it a home.

No such luck.

“We told her we can’t take any more animals, we’re on hold,” said AC PAW volunteer Candie Conat.

Click here for more info.

Missaukee Humane Society Receives $10,000 Grant to Begin a Community Spay & Neuter Program

The Missaukee Humane Society (MHS) of Lake City has been awarded a $10,000 grant from an anonymous donor to start a community spay and neuter program for qualifying Missaukee County residents.

Established in 1989, MHS works seven days a week caring for homeless pets in the community. Many, from unwanted litters who find their way through the shelter system. “If we can prevent this cycle before it begins, it will decrease the number of homeless dogs and cats in our shelter,” said Kyle Musselman, shelter manager. MHS cares daily for 40-45 dogs and 65-70 cats and relies solely on donations from the public and private individuals.

A community spay and neuter program has been a long-term goal for shelter manager Kyle Musselman, who has been at the shelter for almost 10 years. “We receive many calls from county residents who have a litter of kittens or puppies who need to bring them in to find homes. People always want to adopt puppies and kittens. Which means the older dogs and cats are overlooked. We want to increase their adoption rates and reduce the number of unwanted pets in Missaukee County.”

The spay and neuter program begins November 18, 2013 and runs through June 10, 2014. Interested people are encouraged to contact MHS. Designated MHS staff will conduct door to door visits in certain Missaukee County communities for participation in the program.

In addition to the community spay and neuter program, MHS offers low-cost microchipping for community owned pets. “Many animals are brought to the shelter with new collars, but no forms of indentification. We offer microchipping for $20 per animal and as stray animals come into the shelter they are scanned by staff.” said Musselman. “Microchipping creates a faster reunion with your pet.”

Micro-chipping is the implantation of an identification chip in the back of the neck of the animal. MHS microchips are universal, meaning they are read by any scanner worldwide. MHS does ask you to make an appointment to schedule microchipping for your dog or cat.

Spay and neuter voucher applications will be available on the MHS website or in person at the shelter. For questions regarding this program or micro-chipping your pet(s), please contact shelter manager Kyle Musselman. 231-839-3800

Military Working Dog Poinsettia Fundraiser

Now through November 15th, you can order a beautiful holiday Poinsettia and help benefit the Military Working Dog Team Support Association. The Poinsettias are only $17.50 and if 100 plants are sold, they will raise $750!

Mail a check to Allison @ Sun Dog Kennel & she will mail you a certificate to be redeemed at Plant Masters in Sutton’s Bay from Nov 23-Dec 10th. 9504 E. Bingham Road, TC, 49684.

If you have any questions, you can email Allison here.

“A Matter of Honor” Welcomes Luis Carlos Montalván & Tuesday the Service Dog for Their Kick-off Event

Former Army Capt. Luis Carlos Montalván served this country for 17 years, including multiple combat tours. He was decorated with two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor and the Combat Action Badge, among other awards for combat and military service.

photo credit: Until Tuesday Facebook page

photo credit: Luis Carlos Montalván

In 2011, Luis and Tuesday’s moving memoir was released titled “Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him”. It is a New York Times Best Seller and has won many awards. From issues relating to service members, veterans and their families to those pertaining to Americans with disabilities, Luis is a vocal public advocate. Luis and Tuesday frequently lecture about books and articles they’ve written and have been touring in 2012 and 2013. A major motion picture about their journey is presently in production. Continue reading