Michigan Humane Society to host a baby shower for newborn kittens

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Pawfficer Donut of the Troy Police Department to provide backup for kittens in desperate need of care

Pawfficer Donut of the Troy Police Department

Pawfficer Donut of the Troy Police Department

WESTLAND, MI – The Michigan Humane Society is hosting a “Kitten Shower.” A kitten shower is a baby shower for newborn kittens. This event will feature a visit with Pawfficer Donut of the Troy Police Department. Meanwhile, guests will enjoy kitten snuggling, crafts, games, refreshments and more.

The event will then conclude with an optional presentation about the In-Home Heroes foster-care program. During this presentation, guests will discover how to volunteer as caregivers for helpless kittens.

Every spring MHS must prepare for newborn kittens, many of them orphans. People surrender so many kittens that the nonprofit needs the community’s help. The reason is these kittens’ lives depend on foster caregivers. These caregivers, in turn, need supplies and training. The supplies needed include blankets, food dishes, formula, heating pads, kennels, syringes and more.

MHS needs the community to purchase items from its baby registry. This is online at MichiganHumane.org/kittenregistry. Supporters can then bring their gifts or receipt to the Kitten Shower. Those who do will have the chance to adopt a cat or kitten for free.


—Pawfficer Donut of the Troy Police Department’s “Feline Unit” (at noon)

—Veterinarian, Dr. Clarissa Funke (from 2-3 p.m.)

—Hosts from the Michigan Humane Society’s Volunteer Department

—The community is invited to attend


WHEN: Sunday, June 10, from noon to 3 p.m. kittens

The schedule will include:

—The Kitten Shower from noon to 2 p.m.

—A presentation on the In-Home Heroes foster-care program from 2-3 p.m.


WHERE: MHS Berman Center for Animal Care, 900 North Newburgh Road, Westland, MI 48185

Those unable to attend the Kitten Shower can also drop off their gifts. Drop-off sites include MHS’s adoption centers in Detroit, Rochester Hills, Westland, and Petco of Sterling Heights. Supporters can also donate online at MichiganHumane.org/donate.

Funding for this event is provided in part by Maddie’s Fund®, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals.

About the Michigan Humane Society

The Michigan Humane Society, founded in 1877, is the oldest and largest nonprofit animal welfare organization in the state. Each year, MHS achieves 100 percent placement of more than 10,000 healthy and treatable animals through compassionate care, community engagement, and advocacy for humane treatment. The MHS operates three shelter and veterinary centers in Detroit, Rochester Hills, and Westland; five adoption partnerships with Premier Pet Supply, Petco, and PetSmart; and both a Cruelty Investigation Department and a Statewide Animal Response Team. Learn more at michiganhumane.org.

About Maddie’s Fund®

Maddie’s Fund® is a family foundation created in 1994 by Workday® co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation with more than $300 million. Since then, the Foundation has awarded more than $208.9 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter management leadership, shelter medicine education, and foster care across the U.S. The Duffields named Maddie’s Fund after their Miniature Schnauzer Maddie, who always made them laugh and gave them much joy. Maddie was with Dave and Cheryl for ten years and continues to inspire them today.

Maddie’s Fund is the fulfillment of a promise to an inspirational dog, investing its resources to create a no-kill nation where every dog and cat is guaranteed a healthy home or habitat. #ThanksToMaddie.

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