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Voiceless-MI

Rating: 4.94 stars   93 reviews 2,325

Address:

P.O. Box 730 Charlotte MI 48813 USA

Mission:

Voiceless-MI is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit and State of Michigan non-profit established in August 2009 . We work to create change for companion animals by caring for those in need through our foster-care system, helping to reduce the unwanted pet population with spay/neuter programs, and supporting efforts and initiatives that benefit the protection of animals. We advocate abolishing pound seizure and are against animal cruelty. Voiceless-MI supports humane education programs for the public and encourages respect and compassion for all animals. We strive to be the voice for the voiceless.

Results:

We have gotten many grants to support our low income spay/neuter program. We have also taken on many high cost emergency medical problems for our fosters.

Target demographics:

shelter animals & to help end pet overpopulation

Direct beneficiaries per year:

to fix over 1,100 dogs/cats for Michiganders

Geographic areas served:

Michigan

Programs:

dog & cat fostercare, low income spay/neuter program, Trap-Neuter-Return program, community education

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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517-993-8600
http://www.voiceless-mi.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

I needed a drop-trap and some expertise and direction. Holly Thoms provided all of that and more. Due to circumstances beyond my control, it took much longer for a successful trap than it should've , but Holly was very patient and understanding. From my experience, Voiceless-Mi. is an organization of major value and importance and should be supported any way possible.
Steve Kilpatrick

 
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I had wanted to trap and neuter a feral male cat from my neighborhood. He had fought with a racoon, so was missing hair in spots and had a wound and swelling on his leg. Two neighbors wanted to shoot him. I rented a trap (I didn't know that I could have borrowed one free from Voiceless!) but had failed to get him. Worried, I drove to the spay and neuter clinic to show them photos of his injuries. I was told to contact Voiceless. The videos and lengthy encouragement from this great organization stopped me from giving up on him. I pestered them often with emails and offered my frustrations. I got kindness and tips in return. Finally, he was trapped, treated, neutered, and put into my cattery cage, which was a foreign environment for him. Since his release, he has returned several times to eat and even to sit on my porch! Although it may be years, if ever, before I can pet him, he knows where and when there is food out for him, and this morning he watched me clean the barn. I plan to give him a special shelter for winter. Instead of pain and helplessness, he has a future, thanks to Voiceless! I highly recommend them!!!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

There were 4 nursing mothers, one of them so protective of her litter that no human contact has been made yet. The other 3 mothers shared nursing duties and half of their kittens have already been adopted. One of theirs' was put up for adoption by Humane Society making it easier to spay 3 of the mothers (one of which was pregnant again.) The first cat neutered was an abandoned cat who has since been adopted along with a kitten. Just neutered one of the four remaining tom cats and hoping to have last nursing mother spayed as she is now pregnant again. Voiceless loaned me a trap and a medium sized dog crate. They gave vouchers for the 8 that have been neutered and spayed. They always responded promptly to emails and offered advice. Their videos about TNR are very helpful and the suggestion of a chart to show all cats to be spayed and neutered, keeping it organized was helpful.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've needed to get my dog spayed for a long time now. Voiceless MI helped me out and I am so relieved. The people at the humane society were kind and helpful. I highly recommend both organizations.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Voiceless-MI is a very ethical organization, and they place the highest importance on the fur babies in their care. I would rate an infinite number of stars. I was honored to be able to adopt the most precious special needs kitten named Lexy. Lexy and I are a purrfect match. Thank you so much Voiceless-MI.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I searched the Internet to find just the right little feline companion and came across Voiceless-MI. I am so happy I did!

Listed on Voiceless-MI as "Tripp", I found a wonderful, cuddly male older (possibly 8 years old?) cat, Siamese (gray-point, short hair). When his foster "mom" found him in January 2016, he was emaciated, bitten, and had a mangled left front arm. Voiceless helped his foster mom & dad get the help Tripp needed right away. He got up to date on his shots, fed well, and had to have his arm amputated. Poor guy!

When I met him at his foster home in March 2016, he approached me right away, and ran around the house like he was very excited! Then, when I sat on the couch, he jumped up behind me and proceeded to make his way down to my chest, where he gladly lay down and purred loudly! He actually nudged my face with his! The more I pet him, the more he nudged and purred! I fell in love instantly! Yep, this was the companion for me. I have mobility issues and pain, so I have many "bad" days and end up at home all day, sometimes for two or three days consecutively. He and I seemed the perfect match!

After meeting "Tripp", which Dawn, the Foster Coordinator at my local Voiceless-MI had set up, I received many more emails and texts from Dawn as to my decision and wrapping up the adoption process. All the constant contact was great.

I was so happy that Dawn delivered Tripp to me because of my mobility issues! And after a few days of he and I getting to know each other, and "Tripp" meeting my adult daughter who visited, I decided to change his name. It has been changed to "Takoda." This is an Apache term for someone they consider to be "The Friend of All." He certainly is!!! Takoda greets everyone that visits, and he LOVES to be held, hugged, petted, and cuddled; he especially likes to be talked to, whispering with loving tones while holding him close is one of his favorites. He even enjoys being held & loved on by children, as you can see by one of my photos below--that little girl is my friend's daughter.

Takoda seems to really need to be touched in order to be happy--I do, too--I've always loved hugs. Since he is a vocal little guy, Takoda lets me know when he needs a cuddle. I have to admit he's very hard to resist, because, well, I love to cuddle too! We're perfect for each other and I couldn't be happier with our match. Thank you Voiceless!!!!

Takoda is pretty smart; he comes when I call him; he knows what "come, come" and "come here", and what "no" means. Takoda even knows what it means when I tap my hand on my leg without me saying come here! If his water bowl is getting low, he vocalizes to let me know. So, I guess I've been trained to check his water bowl in case it's getting low; but usually his vocalizing means he wants a cuddle. Such a cutie!

Everyone I dealt with at Voiceless-MI was caring and wonderful. I highly recommend anything you need pet-wise, go to Voiceless-MI.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Having the microchip truly free when you go to change the account into your own name.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Was at my wits end trying to figure out how to get my pets their rabies shots as Spectran will not let me bring pets to the veternarian. Voiceless-MI found a solution to the problem for me finding a volunteer, Jan, to take me and our two pets to a vet. Even finding a program to pay for the care as well.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Voiceless came to our rescue when they helped us trap, neuter and spay several feral cats we had been feeding. If it had not been for Voiceless, there would have been another dozen kittens born outside with no home. They are a wonderful organization.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This organization is great! With their help and support, so many animals are helped and saved through their generosity and financial support. Without their help, I would of been unable to afford to get my cats and dogs fixed, which would help them health-wise and help prevent further overpopulation of animals. Their vouchers are a financial lifesaver. Thank you and keep up the fantastic work! Hopefully someday we will fix the overpopulation of unnecessary animals so no animal is put down because of space limits.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

We have had them help us spay and neuter our animals and they are amazing I am always telling people about them because they are so helpful specially with the fix a bull program

 
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