Our Mission

To serve animals by providing humane education, supporting and initiating affirmative legislative action, performing animal adoptions and animal rescues, and reuniting lost pets with their families.

This may seem hard to believe, but Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society (MACS) is the last OPEN ADMISSION animal shelter in the City of Detroit. Some organizations do not accept stray or surrendered animals, while others require pet owners to make an appointment (sometimes weeks in advance) and pay a fee to surrender their pets. For citizens of Detroit in desperate situations with neither money nor time to wait, they have no choice but to come to MACS. MACS never charges for animals being turned in. The reality of this situation has MACS been rethinking the role of our shelter in the City of Detroit. See a list of changes we have implemented so far here.

On average, MACS transfers over 200 animals to vetted rescue groups and have adopt out almost 400 others to their forever home. MACS continues to network and make new contacts daily to vastly increase the number of animals to find their forever homes.

All of MACS board members are experienced hands on animal care givers. MACS provides donated pet food to those unable to afford it, provides free straw and dog houses when available, provides low cost veterinary services and many free spay and neuter procedures. MACS will provide free tethers for people who keep their dogs outdoors and education about the new City of Detroit ordinance regarding the care of companion animals. MACS provides free euthanasia services to those whose animals are sick, dying, or in distress.

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