Grand Rivers Humane

All Pets Deserve a Home

GRH has received a grant from Maddie's Fund.

What is Maddie's Fund?

Maddie’s Fund® was established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield as The Duffield Family Foundation in 1994. In January 1999, the Board of Directors restructured the Foundation, defined its mission, implemented a new operating methodology and adopted the name Maddie’s Fund. Maddie’s Fund is helping to create a no-kill nation where all healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats are guaranteed a loving home.

To achieve this goal, Maddie’s Fund is investing its resources in building community collaborations where animal welfare organizations come together to develop successful models of lifesaving; in veterinary colleges to help shelter medicine become part of the veterinary curriculum; in private practice veterinarians to encourage greater participation in the animal welfare cause; and in the implementation of national strategies
to collect and report shelter statistics. Maddie’s Fund is named after the family’s beloved Miniature Schnauzer

Guided by it's mission to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals, Maddie's Fund® is devoting its resources to help build a no-kill nation. Towards that end, Maddie's Fund supports local coalitions that combine the talents and resources of adoption guarantee organizations, animal control agencies, and traditional shelters to end the killing of healthy and treatable shelter animals in their communities within 10 years.

To help build coalitions, Maddie's Fund has created a new series of grants. Starter Grants offer coalitions monetary assistance as they work on the various components of their community collaborations: collecting shelter statistics; reporting shelter data using terminology and definitions presented in the Asilomar Accords; preparing yearly business plans; formulating 10-year strategic plans; and developing Pet Evaluation Matrixes.

Each participating group in the coalition must agree to publish their shelter statistics on their website and in at least one major publication (annual report, newsletter, etc.).

GRH would like to thank Maddie's Fund for awarding us a Starter Grant and for helping us achieve our goals over the past 2 years. In accordance with their requirements our statistics are published in the following documents. 2010.xls STATS 2009.xls 08.pdf