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Linda Reider

Linda Reider is the director of statewide initiatives for MHS, where she has worked for eight years. She has been in the animal welfare field for the past 29 years.

Content by C.J. Bentley

  • Magazine Article

    Paying it forward in Michigan

    Illustration by bussolati

    Visiting days with other organizations make for chances to learn and network

    After nearly two years of research and lots of advice and input from other organizations, the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) decided to dramatically change its intake procedures. For many years, our open-admission policy was defined as taking in every animal brought to our doors at any time. It was not uncommon to receive more than 80 animals in one day at just one of MHS’s three animal care facilities. The stress on our team and the incoming animals was dramatic. We felt there had to be a better way to serve the animals in our communities.

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  • Magazine Article

    Overlooked no more

    Using length of stay to identify and promote long-term animals

    Is it harder for you to adopt out black cats than those of other colors? How about chubby felines? Ones who don’t tolerate other animals in the home? If your answer is “yes,” you’re not alone.

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