Who We Are

The Michigan Animal Rescue League (MARL) is one of southeast Michigan’s most established animal shelters, serving the community since 1953.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Michigan Animal Rescue League is to be the community leader in nonprofit animal welfare, providing the highest quality of life to dogs and cats through rescue, medical care, short-and long-term sanctuary, adoption, education and outreach.

Our Philosophy

At MARL we believe the quality of “the wait” for a forever home can make all the difference in the future of an animal.

2017 Board of Directors
Cindy Howard, President
Daniel Kelly, Secretary
Molly Phillips, Treasurer
Jody Astrein, Director
Ed Bartone, Director
Luanne Broecker, Director
Michelle Fallscheer, Director
Jenny Heinrich, Director
Christine Mazzorin, Director
Jana McNair, Director
Susan Murphy, Director
Patricia Verduin, Director
Magee Humes, Executive Director



Bones' Story

Bones was surrendered to MARL on February 15th, 2017. He had an untreated wound on his neck and a large mass on his back foot. Our staff and volunteers fell in love with Bones the minute he walked through... Read More

Yappy Hour 2017

Follow the yellow brick road to the historic rock garden at Meadow Brook Hall for a celebration inspired by the classic tale of the Wizard of Oz. This year's event will remind you that there's no place like home... Read More