A Note from Matthew Pepper on the Old MHS Detroit Building

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Earlier this week, I attended the Detroit City Council meeting. One of the last items on the agenda was, in my humble opinion, one of the most important. The Detroit City Council unanimously accepted a gift from MHS – in the form of our old Detroit facility – that will dramatically improve the care for animals at Detroit Animal Care and Control (DACC) which, in turn, will give us the opportunity to impact even more lives. MHS’s old facility will become the new base of operations for DACC once they leave their current building.

While our new facility has incredibly enhanced functionality and is the very definition of state-of-the-art, our previous Detroit shelter has been meticulously maintained and has functional years left. The current DACC facility, at best, fails to meet even the most basic needs of animals. This is about ALL the animals of Detroit and not just those housed at MHS. The functionality remaining in the old facility is best put to use by Detroit Animal Care and Control. In this way it will have the most impact.

This is an incredible time for MHS, the city of Detroit and, more importantly, for the animals we share the city with. We are proud to be working with Detroit Animal Care and Control to save even more animals and create the most effective, functioning and humane model of animal welfare throughout Detroit and the region.

– Matthew Pepper, President and CEO

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