Bill introduced to increase funding for no-kill shelters - WNEM TV 5

Bill introduced to increase funding for no-kill shelters

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BAY COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Dee Bishop said protecting animals is an issue close to her heart.

"I've visited a lot of no kill shelters, and it works," Bishop said.

That's why she said she pushed State Rep. Charles Brunner to introduce a bill that would create a fundraising license plate aimed at helping out these no-kill shelters across the state.

Those are animal shelters that don't put down healthy dogs.

"It's purely something you can check off and it's optional for people if they want to do it," Brunner said.

At the Midland Humane Society, they're not so sure the bill would have a direct benefit for them.

Neil Wackerle is president of the Humane Society of Midland County, a no-kill shelter.

"They don't necessarily mean it's going to go to their local shelter," Wackerle said.

He said the best way to help out your specific local shelter is to donate to them directly.

"We need the time as much as we need the money," Wackerle said.

Bishop said she can't wait for the bill to become law.

She hopes it will encourage more shelters to go no-kill, just like Midland County.

"One day it wasn't and the next day it was," Bishop said.

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