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MPAW gains its strength through the diversity of organizations and individuals working for animals in Michigan-hundreds of groups, thousands of individuals, and millions of dollars going to animal welfare each year! Together we create a web of assistance for animals. Together we make a difference!


Current Legislation:

View this link for a listing of animal welfare related bills that are currently before the Michigan Legislature.


Find Your State Legislators:

Contact your State Senator or State Representative to support legislation that will help protect animals in Michigan.


Animal Cruelty, Dog Fighting: 

Links to Michigan Anti-Cruelty and Dog Fighting Laws.


Animal Sheltering Laws:

Links to laws that govern animal shelters in Michigan.

> Michigan Department of Agriculture:

The Michigan Department of Agriculture enforces the laws and regulations for animal controls and animal shelters in Michigan. If you can't find the information you need here, please visit their website for more information on laws and requirements in Michigan. You can also contact them directly at: Animal Industry Division at 517-373-1077.

More Law Related Resources:
> Animal Legal and Historical Center at MSU College of Law. Everythng you wanted to know about legal protection for animals and animal law. Visitors can review law articles, position papers and books and have access to the Animal Legal Lifeline at (866) 211-6257. http://www.animallaw.info >

The Animals Matter to Me Petition
The World Society for Protection of Animals (WSPA) has developed a petition urging the United Nations to adopt a Universal Declaration on animal welfare. You can read and sign this petition here

> Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium > Michigan Animal Law Section


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