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When you weigh your options for worthy causes deserving of your charitable dollars this year, we know that there are many deserving organizations–locally, nationally, and worldwide–that are in need. But it is our hope that, as pet owners and animal lovers, you will also consider including donations to an animal-friendly cause as part of your giving.

Here are a few of our favorites…

TEAR —OVRS’s The Emergency Animal Relief Foundation (TEAR) is dedicated to helping Southeastern Michigan’s pets-in-need. From providing emergency financial assistance to pets in crisis, to helping pet owners afford potentially life-saving cancer treatments for their beloved companions, TEAR is dedicated to serving our community’s pets and their people.

Leader Dogs for the Blind —This outstanding Michigan-based organization helps to train and place free guide dogs with the blind, deaf-blind, and visually impaired individuals, nationwide. The service and outreach Leader Dog provides to the blind community is nothing short of spectacular, and the organization is worthy of your support.

Michigan Humane SocietyThe MHS is a leading advocate for animal welfare in metro Detroit and beyond. Your support will allow this local institution to continue providing medical care, investigating animal cruelty, rescuing and caring for tens of thousands of animals each year. There are many cause- and animal-specific opportunities for giving, and we hope you’ll take a look.

A ReJoyceful Animal RescueThis great local animal rescue organization provides no-kill, foster-based cat and dog rescue from at-risk populations across the state. A ReJoyceful Animal Rescue saves pets from high-kill animal shelters, as well as animals that are sick, unwanted, aggressive, abandoned, abused and neglected. The work they do is done with love, and couldn’t sustain itself without your support.

Tigerlily Cat RescueThis great rescue agency is dedicated to finding displaced adult cats their forever homes. This organization has some great opportunities for support, including fostering, supply donation, and monetary donation. This is a purr-fect giving opportunity for cat lovers.

We hope you’ll consider supporting the important work these local animal support organizations do for the pets of Michigan, both at the holidays and all year long.