08/27/2012 10:29 am ET Updated Oct 27, 2012

Michigan Humane Society's Shelter Practices Examined After Euthanasia Concerns

One year after losing four board members over its euthanasia rate, the Michigan Humane Society has hired people to evaluate shelter practices and has become more transparent, but its critics said little has changed with regard to saving animals' lives.

Since the Free Press first reported on the resignations of Cheryl Phillips, Lee Lien, Tina Ford and Charlene Handleman last summer, a spokesman for the state's largest animal welfare organization said it has seen a slight increase in its multimillion-dollar pool of donations in 2012, built off-site adoption programs and has planned for a new Detroit shelter, low-cost spay-neuter programs and a pet food bank.

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