Motown Invitational Classic – this weekend!
Thank you to the Motown Invitational Classic for inviting us to be a part of their annual bowling event on October 10th. MAAN will have a booth and sell 50/50 raffle tickets.
The Motown Invitational Classic (MIC) is a sporting event as well as a community organization which hosts a yearly bowling tournament on Columbus Day weekend bringing hundreds of people from around the country to the Metro Area for a weekend of fellowship, fun and bowling. MIC is a sanctioned member of the International Gay Bowling Organization (IGBO).
The first tournament was designated as the Detroit-Windsor International Freedom Tournament (DWIFT) and was appropriately held July 4th weekend celebrating both country’s national holidays – Canada Day and U.S. Independence Day.
DWIFT became known for its one bowling shift for all participants, a hospitality room that would remain open as long as someone was still there, an open bar at the banquet and cash awards and trophies distributed during the tournament weekend. These traditions are still honored today.
In 1989, the tournament was renamed the Motown Invitational Classic (MIC) and was held on the joint international weekend of the Canadian Thanksgiving and U.S. Columbus Day.
In addition to their yearly tournament the committee supports the LGTBQ bowling leagues in the metro Detroit area and sponsors community events. In addition they raise thousands of dollars through the year and during the tournament weekend for various charities.
The 10th annual Bowl-4-Animal Rescue was a success!
Saturday night was full of fun, food, raffles, and good times! Lots of animal lovers getting together to raise important funds for the Michigan Animal Adoption Network and Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter
A big thank you goes out to Aleta Sill’s Bowling World, Aleta Sill and Michelle Mullen, for hosting this wonderful event. Every year they outdo themselves. We appreciate all the time, knowledge, and manpower theyput into this event. So much goes on behind the scenes all year long and they are experts at getting it done. They are probably already starting on next years event.
Thank you to all the people who volunteered to help make this night a success. Without your help, the event would not run as smooth as it does.
Thank you to all the sponsors for your support.
Thank you to all the bowlers, pledge collectors, and contributors. Because of you, many animals will be helped!
“Why do they even have a dog?”
The Animal Care Network has been asking the same million-dollar question that everyone else wants answered… Guard dog? Burglar alarm? A possession? Status? All of the above? We do not know the answer and we probably never will, nor do we condone or understand.
THEY CAN, THEY WILL AND THEY JUST DO!
The Animal Care Network is a volunteer-based program. As volunteers, our organization has no authority to confiscate or remove animals. We have to rely on our animal control agencies/officers and law enforcement to issue citations or tickets.
Our volunteers are out on the streets every single day, witnessing these sights on a regular basis. We are just as angered and upset by it as all of our supporters. We take our program very seriously and do not give up until a situation is remedied or improved, and we do not back down. We are persistent and will do recheck after recheck, which results in many times getting the animal surrendered.
It is not illegal for a dog to live outside on a chain, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Therefore, in many of the situations, we have to educate, spay and neuter, hand out literature and improve the environment and living conditions for the individual animals we visit, making it a practice to not forget about any animal. We also do not leave animals behind if the owner will surrender or if they are on the streets, abandoned or running stray.
We rescue every single dog and cat that we can, and we work closely with Oakland County Animal Control/Sheriff’s Department if the conditions are beyond education and assistance. Any cruelty addresses that we encounter/post are ALWAYS reported to the authorities.
It is not in the makeup of Animal Care Network teams to just walk away and leave a bad situation. Some addresses we work on for years. We all lose sleep over these animals, dogs and cats alike!
We post these stories to let the public know what is going on out there, to provide everyone with the truth. This is real life for dogs and cats everywhere, not just our target areas.
Helping the Backyard Dogs
The Animal Care Network teams run into all kinds of situations while checking on backyard dogs. Sadly it is not against the law to keep dogs chained up outside 24/7 so the volunteers do their best to educate, assist, rescue, remedy and often times call upon Oakland County Animal Control in situations that require their follow up.
Oakland County Animal Control has their work but out for them in our target area
and we work very closely with them on many addresses. As we have said in the past, better to work together than work against each other. This partnership can only benefit the dogs that we are trying to help and the owners that we are trying to educate!
Water is a huge problem, so many of these dogs are so thirsty they will drink three or four bowls of water while the team is there.
Tangled dogs are another problem. Volunteer stress to the owners to give these dogs time off the chain, whether it be going for a walk, letting them run around the yard if fenced or bringing them inside for a break from the monotony. Sadly this does not happen and often
times it is the team that finds the dogs so tangled they can barely move.
Tight, heavy collars and chains are also a problem and the teams try to offer other options for that as well.
Great work teams!
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.
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.|
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.
Article in Best Friends Animal Society magazine article featuring the Animal Care Network.
To enlarge article, click on photos.
For a downloadable copy, click here.
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.