June 2009

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Whitehall High School Student Raises Funds for Lake Haven

June 1, 2009


Stephanie Klinefelter, a senior at Whitehall High School, has raised $175 for Lake Haven as part of the school's National Honors Society.  Stephanie decided she wanted to help local animals who tend to be overlooked as a part of the community. 


"I wanted to set up a fundraiser at my school and at local businesses that would benefit your organization. My idea was to set up a fund raiser under the name 'Pennies for Puppies'.  It was a penny drive, class against class - they do love a challenge," said Klinefelter.  Stephanie posted flyers on lockers to remind her classmates to bring in change.  She also asked local businesses to put a jar on their counter so their customers could donate too.


A huge thanks goes out to Stephanie for making a big difference!  Lake Haven would also like to thank Whitehall High School, the National Honors Society and all who donated to Stephanie's project.   


Support Two Bills to Help Michigan Pets

June 1, 2009  


It is with much happiness and relief that we learned last month class b dealer R&R Research will no longer be allowed to take animals from the Montcalm County Animal Shelter to sell for experimentation.  Unfortunately, this practice will go on until August.  The only counties where this practice will take place after August is Gratiot and Mecosta.


Click Photo to Support the Humane Euthanasia Bill    

Our focus now must be to end pound seizure statewide and to make sure all shelters in Michigan enact humane euthanasia practices.  Two bills aim to do just that.  If you haven't had a chance to support Koda's Law, please do so now.  Koda's Law, which if passed, will ban pound seizure from class b dealers in Michigan.  Also, please support the Humane Euthanasia Bill, which would ensure that when the state's unwanted, sick or unadoptable shelter animals have to be euthanized, the procedure will only be done by injection of sodium pentobarbital, which is the most humane method accepted by the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Sign the petitions below and then pass the message on to family and friends.


Want to help even more?  Print this form and bring to your veterinarian and/or local business owners and ask them to support Koda's Law and the Humane Euthanasia Bill. 

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Lake Haven is a non-profit no-kill animal rescue shelter dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless and/or injured dogs, cats, kittens and puppies in the West Michigan area.  Lake Haven is a recognized 510(c)3 organization that is 100% volunteer operated.