By: Bill McAllister

Sunday, October 7th, 2012 the Michigan Humane Society will hold it’s annual Mega March for Animals at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit and Kensington Metropark. Sara and I will be ‘marching’ at Kensington and you can, too! It’s a 2-mile walk in the park and water will be provided for pets and their owners. Everyone is welcome to walk, whether you have a pet or not. Your pet needs to be friendly, vaccinated and be on a leash or in a carrier. Please bring proof of current vaccinations and please, please pick up after your pets (huge pet peeve of mine). Check in is at 9:00 am and the march starts at 10:00 am rain or shine.

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MHS does great work and if you need proof check out “Animal Cops Detroit” on the Animal Planet cable channel. Some of the stories will absolutely break your heart and it makes you wonder how a so-called ‘human being’ could treat an animal so horribly, but there are the MHS workers doing everything in their power to save these animals and they need your help.

Bill’s dog Biscuit

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My wife and I are very grateful to MHS because without them we would never have met our 4-year old Beagle Biscuit. Biscuit was either lost or dropped off in Manistee National Forest in the Northern Lower Peninsula. The MHS found her huddled in a barn on the outskirts of the forest during a rainstorm. No one claimed her so she was brought to the annual MHS-Detroit Zoo Pet Adoption and that is where we first met. She is a very sweet, loving dog and you can find your very own ‘Biscuit’ by contacting the MHS at

See you at the march!

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