We would like to send our condolences to the family of Mrs. Dollie Ann Cole who passed away on August 24th. Mrs. Cole is the mother of Joe Cole, Treasurer and Vice President of the Michigan Animal Adoption Network.
Dollie Ann Cole, age 84, passed away on August 24, 2014. Mrs. Cole, widow of the late Edward N. Cole, former President of General Motors Corporation, was a respected businesswoman, serving in leadership roles on numerous national and local boards including on the board of PBS, Project HOPE (World Health Organization), The Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, the National Corvette Museum, HPSC, a national leasing and finance company based in Boston, National Captioning Institute for the Hearing Impaired, National Academy of Sciences Presidents’ Circle, and the 100 Club of Central Texas, a charitable organization established to support the families of officers killed while serving the public. Mrs. Cole was also a member of the Corvair Society and was a Distinguished Woman of Northwood University.
Mrs. Cole’s interests included historic preservation, attending auctions and she was a great supporter of projects in and for Texas, including the Settlement Home for Children. Mrs. Cole also worked as a Senior Editor for Curtis Publishing. Outspoken, bright and attractive, Mrs. Cole set a high profile standard for the auto executive wife when she arrived in Detroit in the early 1960′s. Mrs. Cole commanded the same desk from her Ranch in Lockhart, Texas that her late husband occupied on the legendary 14th floor of the General Motors Building, buying it as a surprise for her husband when he retired. Known as a “force of nature”.
Mrs. Cole worked tirelessly for charities protecting children and animals. Mrs. Cole is survived by her four children, William Jefferson McVey, III, Anne Cole Pierce, Esq., Robert Michael Joseph Cole and Edward N. Cole, Jr. and by seven grandchildren, Alexandra C. Pierce, 2Lt. Matthew C. Pierce (currently serving in the United States Army), Dr. Christina A. Cole, Adam H. Cole, Rita B. Cole, Edward N. Cole, III, and Gunnar M. Cole.
The family will receive friends in Texas from 3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Thursday and Friday, August 28, 2014 and August 29, 2014 at the McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan Street, Lockhart, Texas 78644. Funeral services celebrating the life of Mrs. Cole will be held in Texas on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the TDS Pavilion located in the TDS Exotic Game Preserve, 11508 Carl Road, Buda, Texas 78610.
A second celebration of the life of Mrs. Cole will be held in Michigan. The family will receive friends in Michigan on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road, Troy, Michigan 48084. A funeral service will be held at the Kirk in the Hills Church,1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302 on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. with internment to follow at White Chapel Cemetery, 621 W. Long Lake Road, Troy, Michigan, 48098.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Michigan Animal Adoption Network, P.O Box 566, Roseville, Michigan 48066, the Air Warrior Courage Foundation, P.O. Box 877, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20918 or the National Corvette Museum, 350 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101.
Mrs. Cole will be greatly missed by her many friends and her family.
***** Important Update from Bowl-4-Animal Rescue Hosts*****
With our Yappy Hour, followed by our 3-month pledge drive and huge #B4AR 2014 event, we were able to raise $42,000 for the Michigan Animal Adoption Network / Animal Care Network and Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter! AMAZING!!!!!!
We have two more weeks to try to hit that $50,000 goal. If you would like to help, visit www.Bowl4AnimalRescue.org!
THANK YOU. ~Michelle and Aleta
This years Bowl-4-Animal Rescue was a huge success! Everyone had a great time bowling, eating, and winning prizes while raising money for the animals.We would like to thank everyone who came out to help the Michigan Animal Adoption Network and Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter raise money. All proceeds go directly to the groups to help the animals.We would also like to thank all the volunteers that work year round to make this event a huge success. So much is done behind the scenes leading up to the event and it couldn’t be accomplished without great volunteers!
The biggest thank you in the world goes out to Michelle Mullen and Aleta Sill for being the best hosts anyone can ask for. They go beyond the call of duty when it comes to animals and it shows in the energy and time they put in to make this event successful. Without them, this event would not be the great fundraiser that it is.
We would also like to send a big thank you out to Molly Masson and Alana Appel for joining us.
Molly brought her rescued dog Lettie to the event. Lettie was rescued from an abandoned home when she was a puppy. After a lot of love, care, and food, Lettie became a permanent family member in the Masson household. For the original story read here: http://michigananimaladoptionnetwork.org/our-blogs/pontiac/2013-pontiac-blogs/december-19-2013-zero-and-and-lettie-a-great-rescue-that-needs-a-happy-ending/ .
Alana is a remarkable young lady. She raised over $400.00 by herself for the Michigan Animal Adoption Network by collecting bottles and cans and obtaining donations. What a great world it would be if all kids were that generous and kind!
Thank you again to EVERYONE that volunteered, donated, bowled, supported, sponsored, etc. Without you this event would not happen!
When we receive final totals on amount raised and the amount of food raised we will post it.
— at Bowl 4 Animal Rescue.
Volunteers are the backbone of the Michigan Animal Adoption Network. Without them, nothing would be accomplished.
This video is our little way of saying thank you to all the volunteers that help make a difference in the world.
We are always in need of volunteers; fostering, fundraising, food drives, animal care network teams, etc. If interested, please call 248-545-5055 for more information.
Dead dogs dumped: What’s going on?
Original story at: http://www.wxyz.com/news/region/detroit/dead-dogs-dumped-whats-going-on __________________________________________________________________________
Spaying and Neutering is Important
Every single cat and dog that gets spayed and neutered makes a difference toward achieving EVERYONE’s goal of No More Homeless Pets.
Every single cat and dog that gets spayed and neutered makes a difference in the pet overpopulation program and the animal homelessness epidemic.
Every single cat and dog that gets spayed and neutered before adoption, before being rehomed, before being given away, before being sold MAKES A DIFFERENCE!!!
Print flyer below to keep for yourself or give to someone who needs to spay or neuter their pets: FixYourDogFlyer
Michigan Animal Adoption Network’s Animal Care Network Program Featured Again by Best Friends Animal Society
Michigan Animal Adoption Network maximizes lifesaving.
No More Homeless Pets Network partner helps the homeless animals of Pontiac.
|Every day, more than 9,000 dogs and cats are killed in America’s shelters simply because they don’t have a safe place to call home.Together, we will end the killing. Together we will Save Them All. Learn more.|
_____________________________________________________________________ These animals are all from our target area of Pontiac, Michigan, which desperately needs continued programs such as this. We are proud to be a Humane Society of the United States grant recipient and are extremely excited about all of the dogs and pet owners that are able to be helped because of this! Thank you once again to Humane Society of the United States for selecting our organization! __________________________________________________________________
The Animal Care Network was featured in the recent episode of American Strays, the series.
Thank you to JJ Fabre and everyone else at the World Animal Awareness Society for helping to bring the problems of animal abuse and overpopulation to the general public by making these videos.
We are truly grateful for all the people who volunteer their services to the Michigan Animal Adoption Network and to the Animal Care Network. Without them, we would not be able to accomplish the things that we do.
We would like to thank Jamie Kinnison for the wonderful, professional video that she created for the Michigan Animal Adoption Network and the Animal Care Network. She donated her supplies, time and knowledge to make this video a reality and we are grateful that she did.
We are very proud to be featured in The Best Friends Animal Society magazine. This article highlighted our Animal Care Network program.
__________________________________________________________ This is a poem written from the heart by Animal Care Network Manager Pam and also through ACN volunteers eyes. This is a very difficult, sad thing to witness. Unfortunately we are witness to it each day and it breaks our hearts!!! ACN does all that we can to rescue, educate, assist and make their lives better and more comfortable, if even for a moment. Even if our only option is to offer a humane and dignified euthanasia. Click the photo to see the poem in its full size.