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Welcome Dr. Alana Gillhespy!

Meet Dr. Alana Gillhespy.

Dr. Alana is a West Michigan native who joined the Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary team in February of this year. She is an MSU graduate where she received her veterinary training.

She thoroughly enjoys being a part of the transformation of our dogs by providing necessary medical care, training, nutrition, and love!

Thank you Dr. Alana for all you are doing to care for all the wonderful dogs at the Sanctuary!


See the movie ‘MAX’ to help our Dogs!


For one night, dogs will take over Celebration Cinema North with a special movie event and a red carpet reception to showcase the impact of several local canine efforts.

Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary, of Lake Odessa, MI, is excited to announce a community event in which the public is invited to attend the premier of Warner Brother’s new release of the film, Max. The movie is a story of a Marine canine who has been traumatized with the loss of his handler/owner, is retrained to become a family pet, and helps in a search and rescue.

The evening event includes several canine experiences. On Friday, June 26, between the hours of 5:00 – 8:00 pm:

  • Come and meet Allegan Sheriff Deputy, Ben Haas and his canine partner Medo, who found the lost two year-old boy earlier this month. Grand Rapid’s K9 unit will also be on-site.
  • Meet and learn more about Michigan Search and Rescue, both human and canine members will be on hand.
  • Hold cute and adorable shepherd puppies.
  • Find out more about adoptable dogs from Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary. Care, compassion, training, and giving abandoned dogs another chance at finding another home is the work of this organization who makes a commitment to each dog for the rest of its life.

At 7:00 pm, a special screening of the Max movie will be held. Movie goers will be able to purchase an entire movie going experience – the Max movie, pop and popcorn, and a donation to Mackenzie’s to help local dogs become someone’s best friend.

Tickets may be purchased online.

Bigby and Quimby on FOX17 with our New Executive Director, Lisa Bonney!

Did you see Lisa, our new Executive Director, along with Bigby and Quimby this morning on FOX17?  Those three are naturals!  If you know of a great forever home for Bigby or Quimby, please share their TV debut with others now, thanks!