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About MPAW

In October 2004, during its first annual Animal Welfare Conference, the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) announced the formation of a comprehensive partnership for animal welfare organizations and animal advocates - the Michigan Partnership for Animal Welfare or MPAW.

This formalized partnership is a first significant step toward a brighter future for the animals. Animal welfare organizations and their representatives from around the state are welcome and encouraged to join MPAW.

For more information, call 1-866-MHUMANE (Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Building strong organizations and
networks in Michigan to
better serve animals.


MPAW has unified Michigan’s animal welfare groups to work professionally and collectively to end companion animal homelessness and suffering.

Strategic Goals

  1. To influence the manner in which animals are cared for and valued, through the provision of information and resources.
  2. Develop statewide information and resource communication network.
  3. Build diverse members.
  4. Create awareness and understanding of the Michigan Partnership for Animal Welfare.
  5. Undertake short and medium-term initiatives on key strategic issues.
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