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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Cats

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

Community Stories

99 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Feral cats started showing up on my back porch and I found out about Voiceless Mi. When I contacted them for help to trap/spay and neuter they were very helpful. This pic is one of my senior ferals that over the years came to trust us. I am very grateful for their help.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Mo was left alone to die in a garage when the family moved and simply left him behind. He was neglected during his early months of life, which caused him heart problems and near blindness. Voiceless was contacted by an animal shelter who realized that his chances of adoption were slim due to his extensive medical issues.
Voiceless brought him home, sought out an eye specialist and after numerous doctor appointments he was ready for his fresh start in life.
After an extensive search, Mo was placed across the country with his new family. They saw past his medical issues and simply wanted the best for him. Mo blossomed in his new home and was a hit at a local business where he was welcomed every morning.
This is just one of a hundred stories about this wonderful organization that is run solely by volunteers and people with a passion to help the voiceless.
All of these folks work, have families and still make time to change laws, change lives and make the world a better place for animals and humans. Thank you Voiceless!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This amazing group helped me pay to get my chihuahua fixed. I think the service they provide to the community is outstanding.

tallulahsugar

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been associated with Voiceless since the adoption of my first Furbaby, LilGirl thru them. They are always helpful long after the adoption process is official. Helping the community with feral cats; a low-income friendly vet service. Absolutely wonderful group of people!

Picture is of current babies adopted thru Voiceless. Sherman Thomas, Hooper James. My 20 year old Kittie Tessie was adopted thru another agency.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I first became aware of Voiceless when I visited our local shelter. The group was volunteering at that time helping out with everything from cleaning to walking and caring for the animals. My LilGirl was adopted from the shelter because of Voiceless's opinion of her. A little pitbull mix that turned out to be my Barley's best friend. I have since adopted two other furbabies since then thru Voiceless. Their foster care parents are the best and work to make sure that all of the furbabies have everything they need until a permanent home is found. They are involved in so many activites that go toward saving and helping animals. The administration is always looking for grants to help lower income residents have spay/shot services; trap/neuter feral cats; being involved in fighting to end the inhumane gassing of animals in shelters. It is any organization that encompasses all kind of animals; wolves, cats, birds, even Tarantulas and the group has a great and loving heart not only for the animals, but for the community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Voiceless-MI is an incredible organization. We had an out of control feral cat population on our street and they helped us in four important ways. First, they listened to our situation and gave us advice on how to do trap/spay/neuter/release. Second, they gave us the tools (traps and kennel for post-op care). Third, they gave us financial support through vouchers at the CAHS Spay/Neuter clinic. Fourth, they gave us resources and information to help us and also to help educate our neighbors. They are an excellent example of how a non-profit can give financial support and training to get important work done.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Voiceless, totally saved my cookies when it came time to get my big fella neutered. No way I could've done all that I did without them and these two wouldn't be as good of friends that they are now without it either. So thanks for helping me out and keeping these two from taking it all #thuglifesuperpredator!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found a kitten in my yard out in the country. I kept her because the shelter might put her to sleep. She was feral when found. She had to be fixed and I could not afford it. Voiceless MI came to the rescue with a voucher for a major discount. She can't make anymore unwanted kittens. She is now 8 years old and lives indoors only.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had low income and needed a kitten fixed that was dumped off in my yard. I decided to keep her, since cats are way over populated in shelters. I got a voucher from Voiceless to get her fixed for a super discount. It helped save the kitten from a shelter or euthanasia and made sure no more unwanted kittens came from this cat. Thank you Voiceless!

Scott138

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were looking for a companion for our older black lab who was home alone most of the day. A quick internet search led me to Voiceless Michigan's website, and then to just about the best dog anyone could hope for.
He and his two brothers were surrendered to the River Rouge shelter at about four years old with obvious emotional damage from some sort of abuse.
Voiceless Michigan did such an amazing job working with him and getting him the emotional and physical support he needed to begin to feel comfortable around people again and being on a leash.
I'm certain that if Voiceless Michigan had not been there providing the services they do (which are many), our wonderful dog, Remo, and countless others would not only not be living the life of a loved and loving family member, they would not be living at all.
I cannot thank them enough.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I contacted Voiceless-MI about their TNR program for a stray colony that I had been feeding in the trailer park where I live. They agreed to help me trap the cats and even to let them recover at the home of the woman that runs Voiceless-MI. As the trapping was happening I found out that people in the park and the park owner were planning on getting rid of the colony. The woman at Voiceless and another woman that helped me trap the cats relocated the colony to a friend of theirs' barn. They even managed to get the two newest additions to the colony adopted out. This was an ordeal for all involved and the TNR program does not do this pretty much ever. Anyways all cats involved are safe and have homes where they will be cared for. As soon as I get back to work regularly I am planning on donating some money to them. Many thanks to Holly, Jann and Jackie.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was going thru a very difficult time fighting for disability and Voiceless-MI provided me with the assistance I desperately needed to get Akasha, my pit bull, her rabies vaccine, her other shots, and for her to be spayed! Without their voucher, there's no way I would have been able to afford to keep my furbaby up to date on the necessary vaccines or to keep her from reproducing more puppies I couldn't afford at the time, not to mention to keep from adding to overpopulation of her breed. With so many of them already needing forever homes or being put down, I wouldn't want to see any more animals suffer the same fate because I simply could not afford it at the time. Thank you Voiceless-MI for helping me to keep Akasha healthy and to keep her licensed in our county!

Rachelle3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Voiceless MI is an amazing group of people who look out for the lives of all animals. With helping to pass legislation for animal rights and great spay and neuter programs for not only pets, but trap and neuter for feral cats too. They also find forever homes for pets in need. I can not speak enough praise for Voiceless MI and I am beyond proud to know them. Also very pleased with our adopted kitty too.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Voiceless Michigan provides many wonderful services for the animals and people in our community. Also they raise awareness on other issues affecting the animals in our state and work on passing bills in congress to change the way things are done to provide a better life for all animals all around. They also have many wonderful animals up for adoption. We adopted the best cat we have ever had through them.

Doreen F.

Donor

Rating: 5

They have done wonderful things for the animals of Michigan!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Voiceless helped me spay and neuter a litter of kittens and their mom after I found them outside my house. With out their help I would not have been able to get them fixed before finding them homes.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Voiceless- Mi is an asset to our area providing many resources such as information and assistance for caring for and reducing feral cat population and providing information on low cost spaying and neutering services for dogs and cats.

Lisa530

Client Served

Rating: 5

THEY ARE A GOD SEND.... TWO LITTLE MALE KITTENS ARE LEFT ON MY DOORSTEP ON A COLD RAINY OCTOBER NIGHT I TOOK THEM IN THEY COULDN'T HAD BEEN MORE THAN 3-4 WEEKS OLD FED THEM NURSE THEM TOOK THEM TO MY VET AND WHEN I REQUESTED A QUOTE TO HAVE BOTH OF THEM FIXED IT WOULD HAD BEEN WAY OVER THE AMT THAT I COULD HAVE AFFORD. I CALLED VOICELESS AND FILLED OUT MY PAPER WORK BOTH ARE NOW FIXED AND HEAL AND WILL NOT PRODUCE ANYMORE UNWANTED LITTERS. THANK YOU GUYS AND THANK THE VET THAT YOU WORK WITH AWESOME JOB AND STAFF ALL THE WAY AROUND.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Voiceless is a top notch non-profit organization that should be in every city in the U.S. They volunteer hours of their time, gas and their own money to try and help as many owners of pit bulls that can't afford to get their dogs spayed and neutered. In the long run it saves our local shelters from having to euthanize so many unwanted pit bulls. They also help educate people as the many benefits of spaying and neutering. Our shelters nationwide are filled with unwanted pets with the majority being pit bulls. Unfortunately, the majority of the public are not willing to adopt a pit bull due to the reputation they have. They can then fall in to the wrong hands and used as bait or for fighting. This organization does more to stop this over breeding of pit bulls then any other I have ever known in my 64 yrs of rescuing dogs. I know many of the volunteers personally and can't say enough great things about these people that give up their personal lives, time and money to take on other people's responsibilities because of their loving, caring nature. It would be wonderful if everyone that is able would donate to this non profit organization so they can reach out even further in their dedication to stop the over breeding and abuse.

Karen393

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Cynthia106

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had very positive experiences with Voiceless Michigan. I acquired a wonderful dog through them. They also took in a very sick kitten that I found on my property and are nursing her back to health. I would recommend anyone looking for a rescue pet to contact them!