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AC PAW is a grassroots organization started as a vision of two people; Brian Manley and June McGrath, to create a safe haven for animals from abuse, hunger, disease, and death. We take in animals found as strays as well as animals relinquished by their owners. 

AC PAW is an all-volunteer non-profit organization. We work with animal control shelters in several rural Northern Michigan counties and are a registered no-kill shelter with the state of Michigan. 

Our foster care system prepares animals for placement into new homes and since our humble beginnings in 1995 we have rescued and placed over 10,000 dogs and cats into loving homes.

Our core mission at AC PAW is to educate on the sad reality of over-population. We spay and neuter all of our rescued animals prior to adoption.

We are always in need of animal lovers willing to put in time and effort into volunteering or becoming a foster home.

We also rely heavily on donations of financial support and various items (see our wish list) such as pet food, litter, blankets, towels, and collars to name just a few.  Check out our wish list here. Any donation great or small  is greatly appreciated! 


Your donations are the very means of our existence!

Without your help, many dogs and cats would simply have to be turned away! Our success depends on you!

94% of every dollar you give is used for the direct care of thousands of dogs and cats saved each year.

Any amount you give – large or small makes a difference in the life of each and every cat and dog!

Your donation will provide food, kennels, veterinarian care and so much more for needy animals!

Please show your support and help us continue this important work today!

It’s all pointless unless they find a loving home for life!

AC PAW works hard to find a forever home for each and every one of the animals we rescue.

If you would like to become a forever home to one of the many loving animals we have available for adoption, please fill out the pre-adoption questionnaire.


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