Someone recently posed the question to me as to why the Michigan Humane Society would even want to stay in Detroit (as they are building new shelter there). Well, the answer is clear: that is where the greatest need is. Shame on all the humane societies who have left inner cities for the easier job of working in a suburb! It is easy to have great adoption numbers and low euthanasia numbers when you are not an “Open Admissions” shelter in a rough inner city environment. But MHS has never in its history taken the easy road, and has always taken the path of being where they are needed the most. They deserve credit for that instead of being attacked by small minded (or sometimes jealous) people who haven’t got a clue about reality.
––Eileen Liska-Stronczer, Holly, Michigan