August 1, 2010
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...
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
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?
MY ROLE:General Member of the Public & helped with donations (time, materials, money), received help/advice.