Michigan Humane Society

 

MHS for Military Program

Sellers Subaru and the Michigan Humane Society recognizes the incredibly important role that pets play in our lives- they provide us with unconditional love, support and a connection to the world. When a companion animal can also help a veteran or someone that is active duty military in exchange for a loving home, everyone wins! As a 'thank you' to those that have served our country, we are proud to offer an exclusive program for MHS adopters.

MHS for Military aims to connect companion animals in need of homes with veterans and active duty service personnel to create new families. The program includes the following:

  • Fee-waived adoptions on any pet, including kittens and puppies, for any qualified adopter
  • MHS's adoption package includes pet sterilization, age-appropriate vaccines, deworming and more
  • Discounts on veterinary care for the first year, valid at all 3 MHS locations
  • Opportunity to activate additional benefits through the Pets for Patriots program (information provided at time of adoption)

To participate in the MHS for Military program, customers must bring the following at time of adoption:

  • Proof of honorable discharge
    • DD 214
    • DD 256
    • Veteran's designation on state ID
  • Driver's license (or State of Michigan ID card) with current address.
  • Veterinary records for any current pets or provide vet's phone number.
  • All members of your household-MHS prefers (and in some cases requires) that all members of the household meet and are comfortable with the pet.
  • Any canine family members-MHS prefers (and in some cases requires) dog-to-dog meetings between your current dog(s) and potential new canine family members.

The MHS for Military discount is available at off-site or special adoption events provided all adoption requirements are met. Check out our Facebook page for the most up-to-date listing!

The fee-waived adoption is non-transferable, and any adopted pets must reside with the veteran or active duty adopter.

All adopters will need to fill out a preliminary adoption form, which can be accessed hereor completed at the facility when you arrive. Most adoptions can be processed same day so you and your new best friend can start your adventure together!

Questions about the program can be directed to the MHS Animal Resource Center at 1-866-MHUMANE.

Sellers Subaru and Michigan Humane Society makes pets free for veterans and active soldiers.

This new program allows qualified adopters to select from dozens of loving companions at 8 locations.


Veterans and members of the armed forces can now adopt pets for free from the Michigan Humane Society because of a sponsorship with Sellers Subaru. This includes more than 150 animals at each of Michigan Humane Society's 8 locations, in 3 different counties. This will be the state's largest pet rescue. The MHS for Military program, presented by Sellers Subaru, launched on Flag Day, or June 14, 2018. During the presentation, many veterans were present in the Hofley Pet Education Center in Detroit. This program arrives 6 months after WalletHub ranked Detroit as the worst city for veterans to live, with the goal to change that.


"Soldiers deserve to return home to a grateful country and loving companions. We are happy to give back in this small way," said Matthew Pepper, president and CEO of MHS. "It's the least we can do given the freedom they provide us and the support we enjoy from our community."


MHS believes its new program may be the first of its kind in the nation because it is year-round and has no exclusions according to Andrew Seltz, vice president of community engagement and field services. "Those who qualify are not limited to cats, pets of a certain age, or those with disabilities," explained Seltz, an Army veteran. "Thanks to the generous support of presenting sponsor Sellers Subaru, MHS for Military gives adopters the freedom to take any animal they want - for free."


More info is available at MichiganHumane.org/mhsformilitary. Callers can also inquire by dialing 866-MHUMANE.


About the Michigan Humane Society

 

The Michigan Humane Society, founded in 1877, is the oldest and largest nonprofit animal welfare organization in the state. Each year, MHS achieves 100 percent placement of more than 10,000 healthy and treatable animals through compassionate care, community engagement, and advocacy for humane treatment. The MHS operates three shelter and veterinary centers in Detroit, Rochester Hills, and Westland; five adoption partnerships with Premier Pet Supply, Petco, and PetSmart; and both a Cruelty Investigation Department and a Statewide Animal Response Team. Learn more at michiganhumane.org.