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The mission of Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan is to assist abandoned, homeless or unwanted animals by placing them in qualified, suitable, and approved foster or permanent homes; to rescue abandoned, homeless or unwanted animals by removing them through legal means from unsuitable environments or shelters.
To improve conditions of any animal in need, and help to facilitate their adoption to qualified, permanent homes; to educate the general public about rescue programs, responsible dog ownership, and the prevention of pet overpopulation and to consider the adoption of animals from their local shelters or rescue; to work with governmental agencies to implement positive changes in all aspects of animal reform at local and state levels.
Our group of volunteers endeavors to improve conditions of any animal in need, and help to facilitate their adoption to qualified, permanent homes.
RPSM will educate the public to spay/neuter their pets, and to consider the adoption of animals from their local shelters or rescue.
An integral part of this effort is RPSM participation in the workings of governmental agencies to implement positive changes in all aspects of animal reform at local and state levels.
RPSM shall continue to develop and institute innovative programs to assist in the placement of animals in need to qualified adoptive homes, and to help reduce the homeless pet population in a positive manner.
Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan (RPSM) has worked closely with Branch County Animal Control, effectively aiding in the reduction of euthanasia rates at the facility. Previously, the rates at Animal Control were running 80-90%; since RPSM's intervention the rate has dropped to 30-40%.
The Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan (RPSM) Correctional Companion Program began a partnership with the Florence Crane and Lakeland Correctional Facilities in Coldwater, Michigan. In an effort to find homes for dogs in shelters, that would otherwise be euthanized due to lack of homes.
Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan (RPSM) helped implement a program to assist dogs coming from shelters in becoming more adoptable. Dogs selected for the RPSM Correctional Program are carefully screened for temperament, trainability, and adoptability. They are fully vaccinated and spayed or neutered prior to enrollment in the program. Once they arrive at the facility, they are assigned to inmates who will be responsible for their training and day to day care. Upon completion of the program, the dog will be ready to receive a canine good citizen certificate (CGC) and be available for adoption into an approved home.