Call for the resignations of Mr. Cal Morgan and Mr. David Williams.
  • Petitioned Beverly Hall Burns

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Michigan Humane Society (MHS) Board of Directors
Beverly Hall Burns
Michigan Humane Society (MHS) Board of Directors
Denise Lutz:
Michigan Humane Society (MHS) Board of Directors
Dennis Harder
Michigan Humane Society (MHS) Board of Directors
Daniel Wiechec
Michigan Humane Society (MHS) Board of Directors
Madge Berman
Michigan Humane Society (MHS) Board of Directors
Sam Haberman
Michigan Humane Society (MHS) Board of Directors
Ross Lerner
Michigan Humane Society (MHS) Board of Directors
Marvin Towns, Jr
Michigan Humane Society (MHS) Board of Directors
Christopher Brown
Michigan Humane Society (MHS) Board of Directors
Bruce Thal
Michigan Humane Society (MHS) Board of Directors
Linda Axe
Michigan Humane Society (MHS) Board of Directors
Rick Ruffner

Call for the resignations of Mr. Cal Morgan and Mr. David Williams.

    1. Renee L. Miller
    2. Petition by

      Renee L. Miller

      Canton, MI

As a past supporter of the MHS and an animal advocate, it came to my attention that the MHS has an alarming and disturbing rate of euthanasia.

It is my plea that MHS adheres to its mission and stop the needless killing of 66 dogs and cats in your shelters EVERY SINGLE DAY. In 2011, the Michigan Humane Society’s own report to the Michigan Department of Agriculture reveals that the shelter killed 17,265 animals that year / (52 weeks a year * 5 days a week = 260 days) = 66 animals killed per day / 7 hours per day = 9.5 animals killed per hour). Call for the resignations of the two men who are responsible for this: Mr. Cal Morgan, Executive Director, and Mr. David Williams, COO. Animals in their care are being killed at a rate that is among the worst in the nation.

In 2011, MHS saved only 29% of the animals taken into its shelters showing no improvement for over 8 years. For every ten dogs and cats that are brought into the front door of MHS, seven go out the door in body bags. In comparison, other large, open admissions, urban animal shelters have the following save rates: Austin (90%), Reno (91%), Denver (76%), and New York (73%). Right here in Michigan, the Humane Society of Huron Valley saved 81.5% of their animals in 2011. According to the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance’s Shelter Report on save rates (taken from 2010 statistics that shelters reported to the Michigan Department of Agriculture), the Michigan Humane Society ranked 136th out of 161 Michigan shelters. Because of MHS’s poor performance and practices, four members resigned from the MHS Board of Directors in June of 2011. Tragically, the same management team still sits today—and is the top paid animal sheltering team in Michigan. According to Charity Navigator’s 990 Report, Mr. Cal Morgan made $184,936 in 2010 and Mr. David Williams made $144,504 while their organization continues to kill seven out ten animals that enter the shelter.

As the largest animal welfare organization in the state, the Michigan Humane Society must do better. Your donors deserve a better animal welfare organization for our charitable contributions! To improve the organization, Mr. Cal Morgan, Executive Director, and Mr. David Williams, COO, must be removed and replaced with a leadership team that will save more animals. The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance stands ready to help the organization improve its save rates by moving to a No-Kill model. It is time for the Michigan Humane Society to become the organization its donors and the community deserve. Acknowledge your past poor performance by demanding Mr. Morgan’s and Mr. Williams’ resignations and embrace your future as a leader in the animal sheltering community. Thank you.

 

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      Renee L. Miller
      Petition Organizer

      From my friend and fellow animal advocate:

      My inspiration for undertaking this Journey was sparked back in May 2009 when I rescued a young emaciated Pit Bull mix from the streets of Detroit, and took her to Michigan HS believing that she would be well-cared for. I soon learned that the shelter was not committed to saving all healthy and treatable animals and that many homeless animals do not get a second chance when they enter shelters. GG got a second chance and is living happily with her family in Canton, Michigan, but far too many homeless, healthy and treatable animals do not get one.

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    3. MHS sends response !!!

      Renee L. Miller
      Petition Organizer

      On July 29, 2012 I wrote the MHS Board to ask them if they would be willing to meet with me and a few of our Change.org supporters.
      This is the response I received:
      "MHS is the largest open-shelter in MI. Euthanasia rates are a factor of the animal population that comes through the door...We are also the primary animal welfare and sheltering facility in and for the City of Detroit... You are looking to save more animals lives. So is MHS. Your approach is the Change.org petition. Ours is to do hard work of addressing the overpopulation...We don't know that signing a petition ever saved an animals life..."

      I was disheartened to hear their response, but not surprised. I have heard it and read it over a hundred times in the last few years. Their message does not change; Being an open shelter and having a facility in the City of Detroit makes it OK to kill 9 animals an hour !!

      Thanking each of you for your support in reducing the unncessary killing of homeless animals!

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures
    5. THANK YOU NO KILL NATION !!

      Renee L. Miller
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you NO KILL NATION for supporting this petition. It takes a village and our village is filled with animal lovers.

      Michigan Humane Society is among the worst in the Nation ! The current management has had the same save rate for the last eight years. The buck stops with the Board of Directors and top management. The Board needs to be accountable to those giving contributions to save lives not end them. They need to fire Cal Morgan and David Williams as the top people in charge and responsible not only for the organization’s poor performance but also a public relations approach that distorts the truth. They need to do it immediately.

    6. Reached 750 signatures
    7. WOW - 600 SIGNATURES !!!

      Renee L. Miller
      Petition Organizer

      THANK YOU FOR HELPING US SPREAD THE WORD !!!

      WE DESERVE A BETTER ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATION IN MICHIGAN AND SO DO THE ANIMALS...

      Thank you for helping all the defenseless animals that have the unfortunate luck to end up at MHS.

      Please watch this video which discusses reducing pet euthanasia !

    8. Reached 500 signatures
    9. 500 Signatures and counting !

      Renee L. Miller
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to each of you our voices are being heard ! We have officially launched "Reform the Michigan Humane Society." Look for us on Facebook.com under groups ! Learn more about this grass roots movement and join in !
      Again, thank you for helping all the defenseless animals that have the unfortunate luck to end up at MHS.
      Please watch this video which discusses reducing pet euthanasia !

    10. Reached 250 signatures

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    • joan ellen oswald KLAGENFURT, AUSTRIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Looks as if the U.S is all messed up want to improve the world but should clean up on their own doorstep first beginning with protecting the innocent, animals and children.Animal cruelty in the U.,S is absolutly appauling where it begins and where it ends would take all day and night to write about and we know the whole world is a mess as far as animal abuse goes but when the worlds most powerfull country don,t care then what do we expect from the rest.

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    • Buchenau Manfred KREUZAU, GERMANY
      • about 1 year ago

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    • tracey larose GRANDRAPIDS, MI
      • about 1 year ago

      I like to save lives

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    • AMY BIRD TIPTON, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      I was a strong supporter of the MHS, but to learn that their euthanasia rates keep raising makes me sick. As much money that is contributed to MHS they should make more of an effort to reunite pets with their owners.

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    • suju bala BANGALORE, INDIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      no killing of innocent animals... no kill is the only way to peace within and without

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