Are you an animal lover who also has a construction work or a contractor background? If the answer is an enthusiastic YES! you are needed for a unique new outreach program between the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) and local municipal animal shelters.
Join the team
Currently MHS is looking for skilled professional volunteers who have experience with contract or construction work to assist on the following days: April 1, April 3, April 6 and/or April 7 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Volunteers who have this background and want to help MHS with our first Roverhaul project should contact Jamahl Scott, Volunteer Programs Manager at (248) 840-2446.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. - Theodore Roosevelt
Extreme Makeover to benefit homeless pets
The Roverhaul Project is MHS’s take on the popular program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Partnering with Lowes and Valspar stores they will be refurbishing municipal animal shelters. An animal shelter is meant to be a temporary place for a pet to move from their lot in life of being homeless to loved. This project will help to make a pet’s shelter experience safer and healthier.
The River Rouge Animal Shelter needs you
With the approval and support of the mayor, police chief, animal control officer, and staff, MHS’ first Roverhaul project will be at the River Rouge Animal Shelter. Beginning in April, MHS, Lowes, and Valspar plan on:
- diamond gridding the floors
- adding epoxy paint and sealant to the floors, walls, and doors
- adding cyclone fencing
- florescent lights
- cinder block walls
- exhaust fans
- washer/dryer unit
- a water heater
- storing units
- additional cage space; and much more.
Volunteer - Someone here needs you
Learn more about how to become an MHS volunteer and the many opportunities to share your time and talent. Visit www.michiganhumane.org and click on the Volunteer link under 'How You Can Help'.