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Animals & Society Institute

Helps improve and expand knowledge about human-animal relationships in order to create safer and more compassionate communities for all. Translates research on human-animal interaction into practice, providing essential knowledge and tools, and promoting evidence-based approaches. animalsandsociety.org V  (734) 677-9240  2512 Carpenter, #202-A [map]


Bird Center of Washtenaw County

Emergency care for orphaned and injured wild songbirds with the intent of returning them to their habitats. Provides referrals for injured waterfowl and raptors such as hawks and owls. During fall and winter when the Mary Street Center is not open, the answering machine will direct callers to find help. BirdCenterA2@gmail.com, birdcenterwashtenaw.org V  (734) 761-9640 (daily 7 a.m.-9 p.m., May-Oct.)  926 Mary [map]


Crafty Cat Rescue

No-kill rescue service for cats and small animals. Foster-based rescue. Cats and small companion animals for adoption via adopt-a-pet or pet finder. craftycatrescue@gmail.com, facebook.com/craftycatrescue, craftycatrescue.org V  (734) 680-2418  


Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary

Provides safe haven to abandoned, abused, and neglected domestic rabbits with the goal of finding them new homes; those not eligible for adoption remain in sanctuary. Tours of the sanctuary have a requested donation of $5 per person. info@rabbitsanctuary.org, rabbitsanctuary.org  (734) 985-9220  


Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Referrals to licensed animal rescuers and rehabilitators. Phone Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Volunteer on a variety of research projects. DNR-Wildlife@michigan.gov, michigan.gov/wildlife V  Wildlife Division: (517) 284-9453  


Michigan Orphan Kitten Rescue (MOKR)

Foster care group specializing in orphaned kittens age newborn to four weeks. michiganorphankittenrescue@gmail.com, mikittens.org, facebook.com/mikittens V    PO Box 779, Saline


Rescue and Removal, Reporting Animal Cruelty

To report a sick or injured animal, call the Humane Society of Huron Valley hotline (734) 661-3512. To report suspected animal cruelty, call the hotline and leave the address with major cross streets, and a detailed account of what type of cruelty you suspect; or file a report online at hshv.org/site/PageNavigator/cruelty/report

Humane Society of Huron Valley cruelty investigators investigate reports of animal cruelty in Washtenaw County. Michigan law defines animal cruelty as any of the following: Failure to provide an animal with adequate food, water, a shelter or medical treatment; improperly tethering (or chaining) an animal; abandoning or causing an animal to be abandoned without providing for the animal's adequate care; cruelly beating, torturing, maiming or killing an animal; willfully or negligently allowing an animal to suffer unnecessarily; transporting an animal in a vehicle in a cruel or inhumane manner; either poisoning or exposing an animal to poison; the cropping of a dog's ears or the docking of a dog's tails, unless such cropping is performed by a registered veterinary surgeon while the dog is under anesthetic.    


SASHA Farm (Sanctuary and Safe Haven for Animals)

The largest farm animal sanctuary in the Midwest. See website for volunteer opportunities and upcoming events. info@sashafarm.org, sashafarm.org V  (734) 428-9617  




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