One of AC PAW Animal Rescue’s core missions is the promotion of the importance of spay and neuter. Overpopulation is a serious issue in the Greater Grand Traverse Area. We aim to reduce the pain and suffering of dogs and cats caused by this devastating overpopulation in our area shelters. The problem of too many unwanted dogs and cats is unrealized and wide-spread across the United States, including right here at home in Northern Michigan. Those who see the cute puppies and kittens up for adoption never know the heartbreaking extent and fate of most animals without homes.
Our mission is to reduce the pain and suffering of dogs and cats caused by the devastating overpopulation problem in the Grand Traverse Area. We formed to educate, encourage, and provide low-cost options for spay/neuter.
Please see the facts which only begin to illustrate the extent of the problem. Those who see the cute puppies up for adoption never know the extent and fate of most animals without homes. It is heartbreaking.
Who is AC PAW?
Since 1995 AC PAW has rescued over 10,000 cats and dogs in the five-county Grand Traverse Area of Northern Michigan. The no-kill non-profit animal rescue was founded by Brian Manley and June McGrath as a safe haven for animals from abuse, hunger, disease, and death.
A Summary of Important AC PAW Accomplishments Since 1995:
- Rescue of over 10,000 cats and dogs.
- Sterilization of every animal prior to adoption.
- Sterilization of more than 900 additional animals in the community.
- Work in conjunction with area school programs to educate children.
- Provided more than 260 dog houses to needy animals.
- Provided an opportunity for animal lovers to act on their love.
- Keep important animal-related issues in front of the public.