Community Outreach


MARL promotes and assists animal welfare efforts throughout our community by actively supporting local outreach and rescue programs working to combat animal cruelty.

We also provide food to low-income households in Pontiac who are struggling to keep their dog or cat a part of their family.  If you would like information on this program please contact the office at 248-335-9290 during business hours.



Saying YES will save their lives

  Brew arrived in our lobby after being turned away from two other shelters, including the one he was originally adopted from. His owner said he was a good boy but they didn't have time for a dog and Brew was spending most of his time tied... Read More

Peanut's Purrfect Match!

Peanut arrived at MARL in April 2017. He was nervous at first but with the help of staff and volunteers he adjusted very quickly! Staff and volunteers could not help but fall in love with this... Read More

Gracie's Transformation

When Gracie arrived at MARL in April 2018 she was underfed, not socialized, and her fur was terribly matted. She was terrified of humans, rarely saw the outdoors, and had never been on a walk. Gracie came... Read More