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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Shelter to Home, Inc. is an animal rescue organization that works to save impounded animals in southeastern Michigan by placing them into home foster care until permanent and loving homes can be found.

Results: In March of 2012 we opened our doors to the public -- the areas first cage free, state licensed, Shelter to Home Pet Adoption Center.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a regular donor and appreciate being recognized by this charity. They send out personalized thank you cards for donations received and it feels good knowing my donations a being put to good use.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Shelter to Home is a fantastic, dedicated, hard working group of people who are making strides every day in rescuing animals (typically cats, who have a very poor turnover rate at most shelters, although they do help many dogs, too) from their local city animal controls. They have great relationships with multiple shelters in South Eastern Michigan (in Wayne, Oakland, Jackson, and Monroe counties, as well as a few further up North), and those shelters who work with them rely on Shelter to Home to help alleviate the problem of overcrowding (leading to euthanasia) due to lack of space and high influxes of drop offs. They also rely on STH to help with any animals too young, too sick or injured, those who are elderly, or those who have just been passed over too many times and are on the list to be euthanized. Shelter to Home does not shy from accepting animals who appear hard to adopt, nor do they balk at animals who are ill, or who need specialized care. They spay or neuter every animal before adoption, and they work with the local PAWS clinic (PAWS of MI, Riverview, MI) to get this done. All animals also receive appropriate medical care (including work-ups and medications for any illnesses or disease, and dentals, and surgeries beyond s/n). STH also collaborates with other rescues, working towards the final goal of every unwanted, stray, or unable to be kept animal having a place to stay while they await their new home. Towards this end, they have been systematically saving their donations not used for the animals to invest in a 'shelter' of their own: a 1874 Victorian on one of the main streets of the town of Wyandotte. They are currently leasing said house, but will be looking towards the future, and hoping to mount a capital campaign to own this house, and secure the future of hundreds of animals a year with its purchase.

Review from Guidestar