Voiceless-Mi

Rating: 4.97 stars   59 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

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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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

An abandoned female cat gave birth to four kittens in my woodpile. I called numerous agencies and rescue groups for help. Due to an overflow of cats in our area, none were able to help me. Until I reached Voiceless. They sent one of their volunteers to assess the situation and give me assistance. Her name was Brenda, but it should be Angel. She tirelessly assisted me in caring for the mother and her brood, humanely trapping them and helping me move them into my spare bedroom so I could foster care them. She brought me food, supplies, a kitty playpen for the kittens when they were weaned, toys to play with them and tame them. She came several days a week at my request after working her day job to get them ready for adoption. When my vet gave me the go ahead to have the mother spayed, Brenda personally transported her to and from the clinic, and was a reassuring and calming presence for the mother cat. She very carefully and selectively picked loving and caring homes for the mother and all the kittens (also spayed and neutered). An amazing lady who deeply loves and cares for cats, a true blessing. She volunteers tirelessly for Voiceless.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Voiceless-MI has helped so many low income families here in the Lansing area keep the pet population down. Without their assistance I could not have gotten the 1 feral cat I trapped and a kitten that was just dropped off fixed . They have also helped with placement of so many animals in need, which that number is growing daily. Find them on Facebook and join/follow their page for ALL the latest news.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The people that run and work with Voiceless-MI are top notch. They go the extra mile to help the animals.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Dedicated people tirelessly work on behalf of the Voiceless of Michigan, from feral cat TNR, pittie spay & neuter, vaccination clinics, political activism, wolf advocacy, and of course fostering dogs and cats for adoption. My family has welcomed two delightful dogs. Big happy Mac had a short time with us but gave BIG LOVE to everyone, and Little Richard, now Spike, has taken the torch. Especially urgent is the campaign to end gas chamber euthanasia at shelters in Michigan. Voiceless is the vanguard in this effort.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Both I and another family member have adopted from Voiceless-MI and I can easily say they are some of the best, most compassionate and professional animal advocates I've ever had the pleasure to work with. They help trap, neuter and release feral cats. They help low income people neuter and spay their pit bull bully type dogs. They help battle poor breed specific laws which protect neither people nor breeds. They advocate for the wolf population that has barely recovered before being set upon again without thought or any real planning. They work with local shelters and advocate against euthanasia by gassing as cruel and inhumane. They are regularly involved with getting high risk animals out of shelters and into the network of animal placement rescues and fosters they work with. Basically they are fully involved in anything that could possibly require animal advocacy on a local, regional and state level.

And they are wonderful and delightful human beings in addition to all their great work. I can't recommend them highly enough.

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

I can't think of a thing. This is a passion and calling for every one of them I've met and/or worked with. Their level of commitment is to be admired.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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8 people found this review helpful

It has been my pleasure to help Voiceless-MI where I can. For example, I have given them dog bowls and beds for a shelter that had none, helped fund veterinary services for foster dogs, and donated items for their wildly successful yard sales. But in reality, they have helped me far more than I have ever helped them. They helped a dog named Mikki who was looking for a home (and whom I was trying to help) get some much needed exposure. They helped me find a foster home for a homeless senior beagle... a foster home that led to a permanent home (her new family named her Matilda). They helped me make a plan when I found a lost MinPin wandering my neighborhood in the middle of winter. In that case, Spike's daddy found us the next morning, but if he hadn't, I know they would have helped me with him. These are just a few examples. Voiceless-MI has one of the best multifaceted approaches that I have ever seen in a grassroots organization. All of their actions serve as proof of their beliefs, values, and goals. They foster and find homes for animals who are at risk in other facilities because they recognize there are animals who need help right away. They make it easier for people to keep their animals with them (and out of shelters) by helping with veterinary costs and by educating people about pet care/ownership. Voiceless-MI understands that fewer unplanned litters mean fewer animals needing homes. To that end, they are working with All About Animals Rescue to offer low cost spay & neuter opportunities to people in mid-Michigan – transportation included! They work well with many other organizations, both large and small, and understand the value of networking and cooperation. They have been instrumental in gathering support for, and educating the public on, various pieces of animal welfare legislation... and getting that legislation passed. In short, Voiceless-MI knows that by using a variety of approaches, they can truly become a voice for the voiceless. And I will continue to help and support them whenever I can.

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

see above.

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

everything.

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

amazing, knowledgeable, dedicated, and always willing to help.

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

change the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I own Samuel V. Macias Realtors a bilingual Real Estate Company in Lansing,Mi. that employees people from Cuba,Mexico and various other Latin American contries. Voicless-MI has not only helped with nutering,spaying and shots at a low rate but, explaining to these people why these things are necessary to keep their animals safe and healthy.They are used to street animals and roof dogs.Mostly strays that you throw a few scraps to. Education is a wonderful thing ! Being a Large Breed person myself I am happy to see all of the Large and Giant Breeds such as Mastiffs that they have taken in and found good homes for. Voiceless-Mi being a newer rescue can really use this money to help start new programs for aal of the animals in the state of Michigan. The president Holly Sauve is quite personable and has worked for and helped other rescues plus has great plans for the future of Voiceless-Mi. Please help her acheive these goals !

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

Spay/Nutering/Vaccinations Dog rescue and placement Education

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

There understanding of other peoples problems.

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

Wonderful kind animal lovers.

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

Take off and expand throughout the state and maybe even the country.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

 
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4 people found this review helpful

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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5 people found this review helpful

A plea was sent out to help the cats and dogs at Eaton County Animal Control. The cats didn't have any litter and the dogs were sleeping on cement floors. Voiceless-MI (previously FICAS) board members solicited for donations and delivered enough kitty litter to last an entire year. They also provided Kuranda beds for every kennel for the dogs. This group is very dedicated to the cause of helping animals in need.

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

Voiceless-MI have helped to get numerous animals spayed and neutered, which helps reduce the pet overpopulation. They are well respected in our community, and continue to rescue and adopt homeless pets into good homes.

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

These people are always willing to go out of there way to help.

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

Staff are very open and friendly.

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

Spay and Neuter every animal in our community. This could reduce the number of homeless animals. It may then be possible to find a home for all of the adoptable pets instead of them dying in shelters.

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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