According to a post on the Wexford County Shelter Shares Facebook page, the volunteers who run the website, Facebook page and volunteer at the shelter are going to form a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. A supporter of the group offered to pay for the costs of the application process. Once the non-profit group is formed, the organization will be able to accept tax-deductible donations and also apply for grants.
Wexford County also has two other non-profit groups to help with local animal issues. Those groups are Animal Advocates of Wexford County and Wonderland Humane Society.
These “friends of” animal shelter groups and many others in the country are able to help animal shelters with fostering, donations, fundraisers, spay/neutering, as well as other pet-related issues in their communities.
An incident over the weekend left one dog dead, another shot and a Grand Traverse County sheriff’s deputy with several dog bites. It happened Friday night around 4:30 at a home in Interlochen. Click here for the rest of the story.
The Missaukee Humane Society has been awarded a $30,000 grant for their new cat quarantine. They still need an additional $6,000 for more cat kennels and are asking for help. You can donate online through their website at http://www.mshpets.org or mail a donation to: Missaukee Humane Society, Box D, Lake City, MI 49651.
The D.O.G. Bakery announced today that they have been acquired by local holistic pet food store, Pets Naturally. The D.O.G. Bakery will close their downtown location on Saturday, May 13th – but their treats will be available at Pets Naturally starting the week of May 22nd. Pets Naturally is located at 1420 W. South Airport Rd. in Traverse City and are open Monday through Friday 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 3 pm.
The D.O.G. Bakery is assuring their customers that Pets Naturally will be able to handle all of their needs for treats, gear and healthy food choices and that everyone will see most of the current D.O.G. Bakery staff in the new location. Former D.O.G. Bakery owners, Chris and Karry Barolo, say that combining the bakery with Pet Naturally’s expertise in nutrition and supplements will provide an even greater resource for customers and their pets.