Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is SOS Animal Rescue?

A: SOS Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the number of unwanted pets in the Midland area through placement, education, and spay/neuter assistance. We are volunteers who share a common interest in pets.

Q: What does SOS Animal Rescue do?

A: SOS Animal Rescue focuses on the following areas:

Education –  We provide information and education to local pet owners and the public about animal related issues, including pet care, responsible pet ownership, and the status of animal welfare in Midland County.

Adoption and placement –  We take in homeless animals and provide them temporary foster care until a permanent family can be found. The animals that come into foster care are given all veterinary care and the foster homes spend time with the animals to help identify what type of owner would be best suited for each pet.

Spay/neuter Assistance – Spay/Neuter assistance is available for pets in low income homes in Midland County. Spaying and Neutering is the only long term solution to the pet overpopulation problem, so this program is incredibly important to realizing our goal of a happy, healthy home for every pet.

Pet Food AssistancePet food assistance is available for pets in low income homes in Midland County.  The program is intended to provide short term assistance.

Q: Why should I adopt an animal from SOS Animal Rescue?

A: Each rescued animal is examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, FIV/FeLv tested, spay/neutered, treated for worms and fleas.  Our foster pets are quarantined for 2 weeks to minimize the chance of an adopter getting an unhealthy pet. It also gives the volunteer a chance to evaluate the animal’s temperament so that it can be placed in an appropriate home.  We do not have a shelter.  All fosters are in a home.

Q: Can I find a home for my pet through SOS Animal Rescue?

A: If you have an animal you cannot keep, you may call our voice mail at 989-492-0042 or contact us via e-mail at and leave a message describing your pet. A volunteer will respond to help you complete a referral form with information that will be used when prospective adopters contact us. In most cases, we do not have the ability to take your pet into foster care, but when possible we will refer potential adopters to you.

Q: How can I get involved?

A: There are several ways you can support SOS Animal Rescue.  You can volunteer, become a member, stop by at an event, or attend one of our meetings.