About Voiceless-MI

Mission StatementUs

We work to create change for companion animals by caring for those in need through our foster-care system, helping to reduce the unwanted pet population with spay/neuter programs, and supporting efforts and initiatives that benefit the protection of animals. Voiceless-MI is a  federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit and State of Michigan non-profit established in August 2009 .

We advocate abolishing pound seizure and are against animal cruelty. Voiceless-MI supports humane education programs for the public and encourages respect and compassion for all animals. We strive to be the voice for the voiceless.

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Holly Thoms - President/Secretary, Spay/neuter Coordinator
Holly lives in Eaton Rapids with her husband, her 3 dogs, 2 cats, 13 chickens, 8 tarantulas and 1 sheep. She likes vegetarian cooking, working out and working on animal welfare issues.
Beth Contreras - Vice President
Beth lives in East Lansing with her husband and 3 beloved senior dogs. Beth runs her own pet walking business. She spends much of her time coordinating “freedom rides” for dogs…she helps to match homeless shelter dogs to Michigan rescue groups and then coordinates getting them to their new lives within the rescue community.
Inanna Fauver - Board member
Inanna lives in Lansing with her husband, 4 dogs and 4 cats. She enjoys being a mixed media artist and spending time in nature. Inanna loves mastiffs, pit bulls and even has a beagle boy thrown into the mix. Her artwork & jewelry is enjoyed by many.  
Robin Redemsky - Secretary
Robin is a Lansing native. She owns C & S Trophy in Lansing. Robin has been rescuing animals her entire life and isn’t going to stop any time soon. She loves to crochet (chicken sweaters!) and loves BIG dogs as you can see.
Dawn Schramm - Cat Fostercare Coordinator
Dawn is a nurse by profession that lives in Charlotte with her 7 cats and her husband. She is our resident Cat lady! She loves dogs too though. She obviously enjoys doing rescue work, making jewelry and spending time in Northern Michigan with her husband, friends and family.
JoAnn Coffey - Adoption Event Coordinator
JoAnn lives in Corunna with her 4 beloved kitties. She is an optician by day, cat adoption coordinator by night and weekends! She enjoys photography, travel, viewing and studying fine art, and genealogy.