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  • Believe that dog owners have a responsibility to provide proper care for and humane treatment of their dogs, including an adequate and nutritious diet, clean water, clean living conditions, regular veterinary care, kind and responsive human companionship, and training in appropriate behavior.         
  • Support public education about responsible dog ownership, dog training and behavior, and responsible dog breeding.
  • Support rescue and re-homing of adoptable dogs and encourages dog breeders and owners to support dog rescue efforts.
  • Support the training and use of dogs to provide assistance and service to humans.
  • Support the use of dogs in veterinary and medical research where no alternative exists, and provided that researchers comply with all federal, state and local regulations.
  • Support the use of dogs in sporting activities, working circumstances and in competition events.
  • Support the right of Americans to own, breed, train, interact with and exhibit their purebred dogs without interference.
  • Support reasonable and enforceable laws that use performance-based standards of care to protect the welfare and health of dogs without restricting the property rights of breeders and owners.
  • Support state laws to require shelters to report intake and disposition of unwanted dogs so that the solutions to canine population problems can be based on facts.
  • Support reasonable, enforceable dangerous dog laws based on clearly defined dangerous behavior and with reasonable penalties.
  • Support state laws outlawing any participation in dog fighting.
  • Support the right of dog owners to choose elective procedures such as ear cropping, tail docking, debarking, dewclaw removal and spay/neuter operations for their dogs, provided these procedures are performed humanely and by a licensed veterinarian  when necessary.
  • Support reasonable consumer protection laws for puppy buyers provided that such laws are designed to encourage consumer education and also that such laws take into account the limitations of a seller’s ability to identify or predict defects in a living animal, and recommend the adoption of the National Animal Interest Alliance Dog Purchaser Law. See NAIA model law.
ByLaws of Protect MI Dogs, Incorporated, A Michigan Non-Profit Corporation
ARTICLE I – OFFICE
Name
The name of the corporation shall be Protect MI Dogs. The corporation may adopt such trade names as the Board of Trustees shall from time to time determine. All uses of the name of the corporation and all trade names must be approved by the Board of Trustees.
Pitbull Legislation Stopped In It's Tracks
June 7, 2011 --  Today, Rep. Hugh Crawford (R-Novi), chair of the Michigan House, Regulatory Reform Committee, agreed not to hold a hearing on the Pit Bull –banning legislation, HB 4714, sponsored by Representative Tim Bledsoe (D-Grosse Point).      Read More
The Truth About HSUS
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) does not operate a single pet shelter anywhere in the United States.

For every $19 you give to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) only 9 CENTS goes to care for the animals.

The other $18.91 goes for lobbying, executive salaries and pensions!

Give to your local shelter where your money will help the animals!