The Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan was founded over 75 years ago to help shelter the homeless animals of southwestern Michigan. We continue that mission today by providing programs and services that annually impact thousands of people and pets in our community.
Our Programs and Services Make a Difference, One by One
- Animal care. While animals wait for their forever homes, we provide shelter, food, and a nurturing environment. Animals are examined by trained medical staff and area veterinarians who visit the shelter weekly on a rotating basis.
- Adoptions. We are a NO-KILL facility that strives to find a home for every adoptable animal.
- Humane Education. Through classroom visits, youth group programs, and civic group presentations, we bring the message of compassion, kindness and safety to hundreds of children and adults yearly.
- Lost and Found Services. Stray animals are brought to the shelter almost daily. We make efforts to reunite them with their owners by maintaining a lost/found directory and tracking callers who have either lost or found an animal. If the animal’s owner is not located after 7 business days, we try to find the animal a loving home.
- Anti-Cruelty Services. Cruelty and neglect of animals are both inhumane and illegal. Through education programs and referrals, we strive to educate the public about the laws governing animal care and cruelty. We work hand in hand with many area law enforcement agencies and other animal welfare organizations to ensure investigations of all cruelty and neglect reports and enforcement of all laws.
- Spay and Neuter Initiatives. Aggressive spay and neuter programs are essential to reducing the homeless animal population in our community. We work with other organizations to refer qualified persons to low-cost spay/neuter programs.
- Hope for the Helpless. Many of the animals coming through our doors are in desperate need of medical attention for illness or injury. Our volunteers and staff work tirelessly to rehabilitate the animals that can be saved; for those who cannot, our compassionate veterinarians humanely end their suffering.