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Mission Statement


Paws for Life’s mission is to partner with shelters to rescue, rehab and rehome abandoned companion animals, matching animals with forever families, and to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Values and Goals

  • To reduce the number of homeless pets euthanized in area shelters

  • To successfully match homeless dogs and cats with caring families who will provide a home for life

  • To educate the public on animal welfare issues, such as prevention of animal cruelty and the suffering created by puppy mills, animal fighters and backyard breeders

  • To promote humane education, spay/neuter initiatives and respect for all living things

  • To participate in animal disaster training, preparedness and response in order to assist the animal community when in crisis and to mitigate animal injuries and deaths

  • To improve the lives of animals in Michigan through collaboration with other organizations in the fight for animals and their welfare

  • To be a driving force, leader and champion for animal welfare in Michigan

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