Every year between 6 to 8 million dogs and cats enter shelters across the United States. Out of that number, 3 to 4 million are euthanized simply because there are not enough homes for them.
- Humane Society of the United States
There's usually no tomorrow for these critters without our intervention. If you see or hear of an animal that needs to be removed from their current situation, please contact us immediately.
Based on the simple premise that a special kind of animal lover opens their heart, and their home, to a rescued animal until a permanent home is found. Volunteers take the animals for their vet trips and socializes them. They mend broken bodies and broken hearts, sometimes breaking their own in the process. Along the way they also prevent the need for euthanization, reduce animal cruelty, and overpopulation. They explore the bounds on human/animal relations. It's cost effective, but not without cost. For more information on becoming a foster parent, visit our Foster Care page or contact us for more information.
It's all pointless unless they find a loving home for life. AC PAW works hard to find a "forever home" for each and every one of the animals we rescue. If you would like to become a "forever home" to one of the many loving animals we have available for adoption, please contact us today!
The effects of indifference, ignorance, and cruelty are at work each day. Our message of compassion, knowledge and advocacy must prevail. If you would like to become involved in helping educate the community, please contact us for more information on how you can help!
One of our core missions is the promotion of the importance of spay and neuter. Overpopulation is a serious issue in Northern Michigan and no other activity has a greater impact on population control than targeted spay and neuter. In an effort to reduce the suffering of unwanted pets, we are offering assistance with low cost spaying and neutering through our own AC PAW Spay & Neuter Project. You must live in the five-county Grand Traverse region in order to apply. To find out more information or to apply for spay and neuter assistance, please complete our online application at www.NoUnwantedPets.org.
We need to do everything possible to facilitate proper shelter against the elements. If you would like more information on how you can become involved in our Dog Housing Project, please contact us today!