The Riley MacKenzie Fund, founded in 2009 for charitable purposes, is an assistance program for stray and abandoned animals throughout the state of Michigan. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization recognized by the Federal Government. All donations are tax-deductible.
This fund provides food, vetting, temporary boarding, or spay/neuter to the animals. We rely solely on volunteers and donations to keep this program running. We were organized specifically to prevent cruelty to animals.
The Riley MacKenzie Fund was named after Riley and MacKenzie! Riley is the white Boxer with the eye patch and MacKenzie is the Scottish Terrier on our site. When they graced the earth they helped many people to understand what true kindness was all about. Our fund was founded so that all animals would be treated with kindness and be helped when they were in need.
The Riley MacKenzie fund offers the following services in Michigan focusing in Mecosta, Lake,
and Osceola Counties:
Our fund provides veterinary care, food, and temporary boarding to animals in need. We provide funds to have animals spayed or neutered to prevent over breeding and unwanted litters.
Each case is handled on an individual basis by our volunteers.
We also have therapy dog and handler teams who visit children in schools to help them to understand how to treat animals with kindness.
We provide temporary boarding to animals who have been surrendered because of domestic violence situations. A pet in a domestic violence situation is often in danger of losing their life. We are called when these animals need to be surrendered by victims of domestic violence. We care for that pet’s needs and then find the pet a suitable permanent home where they are loved and cared for.
We provide temporary boarding to animals who previously belonged to senior citizens. When senior citizens are forced to go into a nursing home and surrender their companion we step in and care for that animal until we can find a permanent home for them. We feel for these older pets this is a much less stressful situation than being taken to an animal shelter.
When animals are abandoned our mission is to care for them and place them in loving permanent homes after they are fully vetted and altered.
It’s all about RMF and children! We provide education at the grammar school level with Certified Therapy Dogs to teach children how to properly care for animals, how to approach stray animals, and why it is important to spay and neuter animals. Currently we visit schools in Mecosta and Osceola Counties as well as children at Rose Lake Youth Camp. We also are on campus at Ferris State University for finals week. Therapy Dog teams love to work with children at local libraries. Children reading to dogs is an awesome program that we participate in.