Since 1935, the Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society (MACS) has dedicated its efforts to providing refuge
to stray, injured, and forgotten animals. We work to promote humane education and actively initiate
affirmative legislative action. Each year, MACS investigates between 1,200 and 1,500 animal cruelty
complaints and provides extensive sheltering organizations and pet adoption to the 13,000 animals who
pass through the shelter doors. We never turn away an animal in need. For many animals, MACS is
their only hope.
Funding for MACS
The Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society is funded completely by private donations. “MACS never turns
any animal away or charges for the shelter and rescue pick up services we render to animals that
cross our threshold if people cannot afford a donation.
MACS is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity supported entirely by donations. MACS is proud to have received a four star rating from Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is America's premier independent charity evaluator. Click on the logo to review our four star rating.
MACS credo is ‘the animal comes first’ and we will continue to serve the Detroit community and
environs with this service through the actions of your generous support.”
-Linda Tuttle, President
We truly respect the privacy of our contributors. The Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society does not, under any circumstances, distribute or sell the mailing list or the names of those who make donations.
News at MACS
11-16-2012: Come join us on our Detroit Fireworks boat cruise June 24th, 2013. Click here for details!
5-11-13:Pooch Prance 2013 will be held on Sept 8th, 2013. Click here for details.
You weren't the one I wanted
|I wanted white and
you were black,
I wanted obedient and that you lacked.
I wanted pure and you were mixed,
I wanted sweet and I got surly.
I wanted a girl, I got a boy,
I wanted to play, you shunned toys.
|I wanted housetrained, that you weren't,
My carpet you ruined, my lawn you burnt.
I wanted tall, you were compressed,
I wanted happy and you were depressed.
I wanted clever and you were not,
You ran away, nut you were caught!
I wanted young and you were aged,
I tried crating, you hated cages.
I wanted healthy, you loved the vet,
You were the most impossible I have ever met.
I wanted this and you weren't that,
I wanted slim and you got fat.
I cried the last time I kissed
That muzzle I didn't know I'd miss.
You were stubborn as a brick wall,
And you were the one I wanted after all.
- Jim Willis and Dudley.
MACS has two rescue vans on the streets of Detroit five days a week. Our drivers perform hundreds of animal rescues, pick-ups and cruelty investigations each year.
Our rescue vans were donated through the generosity of the Oliver Dewey Marcus Foundation.