Voiceless-MI

Rating: 4.93 stars   91 reviews

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

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517-993-8600
http://www.voiceless-mi.org

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Rating: 3 stars  

I find this organization to be extremely helpful in getting animals spayed and neutered at low cost which is beneficial to everyone especially the animals. They are willing to go the extra mile to help someone who needs it concerning their animals. I do not drive but have been willing to donate dog/cat food and other items and they more than willing to pick the items up. I also bake for them in fundraisers and they pick up the goodies as well. If I had a problem I feel I could call this organization and they would direct me in the right direction for finding out an answer if they did not know it themselves.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

A few years ago the farm where my clients work was overrun with feral cats and kittens. We had recently heard of Voiceless MI and their Trap, Neuter, Release program for feral cats. We contacted them, and shortly thereafter they loaned us several live traps and we began the process of trapping the cats. We spent much of that summer completing this endeavor. Altogether 29 adult cats were trapped, spayed and neutered and released back to the property. 13 kittens were also caught, and were successfully able to be fostered by us, spayed and neutered, and adopted into loving, indoor homes. The property owner was thrilled and is to this day, very grateful to Voiceless MI, and us for helping to successfully end the constant breeding and repopulating of the farm. The cats that were released, are mostly still residing there, are much healthier, are keeping the barn free of mice, and there have been no litters born there since we started the program! Last summer we worked once again, with Voiceless MI, and successfully trapped 14 cats and kittens from a North Lansing Neighborhood. Only four were feral, and were spayed and neutered, and released back. The other 10, and eleven kittens that they graced us with, shortly after arrival in our home, were all able to be spayed and neutered and adopted into homes! Through our involvement, and greatly in part, to Voiceless MI, we were able to foster and adopt out 52 cats and kittens in 2015. We currently have two females, one who has 4 five week old kittens, that we are fostering. They will soon be attending Voiceless Mi sponsored adoption events, and hopefully all be placed into wonderful homes. Voiceless MI is, as you can tell, by the testimony I have given here, a truly wonderful organization that is doing amazing work to help control the feral cat overpopulation problem. I cannot thank them enough for the help and support they have given us in our efforts, and ALL the work that they do on behalf of our voiceless animal companions! I look forward to continuing to work with all of the awesome people associated with this organization! VOICELESS MI ROCKS!!! ❤️❤️❤️

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

VOICELESS may be a small organization but they make a big impact on the community. Their spay/neuter program has reached out to many people who would like to have their pet fixed, including helping with transportation for those unable to drive. A team of great people working together to serve the community.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Voiceless-Mi has helped the mis treated pit bulls and over breeding every year by offering a $10 spay and nuter
Program for Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes for low income individuals.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I started with Voiceless Mi when I noticed a momma cat had kittens they were living wild and the mom cat was pregnant again. Voiceless help me get started trapping and rehoming them. What started out as one cat with kittens turned into 3 colonies of cats and many many litters of kittens that Voiceless educated me on how to socialize and get rehomed. I was very new to this and stumbled with my attempts many times but Voiceless was always there lending equipment and knowledge. Also with their help I have been able to get a few low income families in to get their pets spayed or neutered. I always tell people with pets to visit their website for help !

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I started TNR about 2 years ago. Voiceless-mi has helped me spay and neuter over 80 cats and kittens. I love volunteering for this organization. I feel that I am making a difference. Holly Thoms is a true gem! Thank you voiceless

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I started out as a donor, after experiencing the sincere dedication of this group, I have become a volunteer. Unlike so many non-profits, all of the work Voiceless does is voluntary, no salaries are paid. Every dollar coming in goes out to help the animals. They run TNR programs for feral cats, low cost spaying/neuter and vaccinations, rescue and adoption programs, work for legislation for animal protection and educational programs.
I couldn't ask for a better more dedicated group of people to be involved with.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered, fostered and also adopted from Voiceless-MI. Without a doubt, they are a dedicated, caring and compassionate group of animal advocates, who will always go the extra mile for the animals. They managed their limited funds very conservatively and can make a dollar stretch farther than any non profit I know. Their spay/neuter and TNR programs are making a difference in the number of unwanted and uncared for litters of kittens and puppies in our area. And they work very hard to place dogs (such a pit bull terriers) that no one else wants.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Voiceless-MI (Voiceless in Michigan) is a group of very dedicated animal lovers who want to give a voice to the animals who cannot speak for themselves. As a volunteer, I have come into close contact with a number of animals that other groups either could not or would not take in. Voiceless stepped up and helped. Our latest foster, Lilly, is an older English Mastiff who was turned in at a shelter in Indiana. She was severely underweight, Heartworm positive, and quite a mess. With acceptance into Voiceless as a foster, we drove to Indiana to get her and brought her home. As she got used to her new environment (food, shelter and love), she has become a wonderful and energetic dog, and has added 30 pounds to the skin-and-bones body we rescued. In the 3 months we have fostered her, she has undergone the very expensive Heartworm treatment, a couple rounds of de-worming (Tapeworms - yech!), and will soon be ready to be spayed. Voiceless has graciously picked up the tab to bring this older girl back to full health. (Lilly became such a great part of our family that we've adopted her, giving her a "forever home" to live the rest of her life in peace.) Over the time that we have worked with Voiceless, we have come to know the founders of the group very well. They are very dedicated to the welfare of the animal, and will only adopt to someone who will properly care for the animal. Voiceless will reject an applicant if they are unable to provide the right care for the animal - in other words, Voiceless does everything it can to ensure that the animal being adopted will never again come to any harm. In short, Voiceless is a wonderful organization doing lots of great things with hardly any resources.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

both fostering and adopting. Having been involved in many rescue groups, Voiceless is one of the best.

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

Make sure there are more volunteers to foster animals, and give lots of money to help Voiceless do more, especially the low-cost/free spay/neuter programs.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the joy of seeing an animal that was very neglected come back to life and health with help from Voiceless.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the best and most dedicated volunteers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save many more animals who deserve a good life with a loving family.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to spend with the group.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Money and time.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Voiceless-MI is a wonderful organization that helps so many people with their animals, and helps find homes for pets in need. They are very prompt and continue to reduce the population of unwanted animals by reducing pregnancies of stray & roaming pets.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Voiceless-MI has been very successful with helping people with getting their animals spayed or neutered, which is good for our community. Less unwanted animals means more homes for loved and cared for animals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

 
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