The enthusiasm the public has for our mission is a key factor in the ongoing success of HSWM’s efforts and allows us to give our animals a second chance at life by getting adopted into a new, loving “forever home.” Humane Society of West Michigan is 100% donor funded and relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations, and companies to provide comprehensive care and shelter for the 4000+ animals who come through our door each year.
Make a donation to our general fund HERE(Make sure to click the drop down and select "General Fund"). General funds help with animal care such as food, microchipping, spaying and neutering and much much more!
Consider being a P.A.W.S monthly donor!
Make donating easy with P.A.W.S. monthly giving (Pre-Authorized Withdraw System)! We can automatically withdrawal a monthly donation from your credit card or bank account. PAWS donations are also cost-effective, which means that your donation goes further to help the animals that we serve.
Make a donation to our Argus Alliance Fund HERE(Make sure to click the drop down and select "Argus Alliance").
Argus Alliance was founded in memory of Argus, a Doberman Pinscher who was a certified rescue and therapy dog. He had a natural talent for making people smile and bringing them comfort. Argus often surprised people who had misconceptions that Doberman Pinschers were vicious. There are many other breeds of dogs, like Dobermans, who share the same unfortunate bias which is often generated and reinforced by media coverage. We are committed to educating the public that all dogs are individuals and there is no such breed that is inherently "evil" or "aggressive." Thus, as part of Argus' legacy, we offers a variety of programs including rebates to adopters of those targeted breeds, or as we like to call them "Argus Friends."
How do I know if a dog is considered an Argus Friend? The following are a few common breeds that are considered an Argus Friend:
Make a donation to our Buddy Fund HERE(Make sure to click the drop down and select "Buddy Fund").
Humane Society of West Michigan’s Buddy Fund was started in January of 2003 by Deborah Meijer and has since become an integral part of our veterinary care program. The fund was originally developed to help Buddy, a yellow Labrador Retriever who came to us with a badly broken leg. Thanks to all those who contributed to the special Buddy Fund, his leg was repaired and he was adopted into a loving and caring home.
Shelter Sponsorships are seen daily by the thousands of visitors who come to Humane Society of West Michigan each year. Shelter Sponsorship are a thoughtful way to memorialize a beloved family member, pay tribute to a family pet (past or present) and are an effective way to advertise a business. These annual sponsorship also promote community involvement and show support of our shelter’s work. The proceeds from these sponsorship help us care for the over 4,000 animals that pass through HSWM’s doors each year. This type of financial support allows us to continue our various community outreach programs such as spay and neutering services, vaccine clinics and food assistance programs for low-income pet owners. For more information and how to sign up, see our Shelter Sponsorship Packet.
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Humane Society of West Michigan 3077 Wilson Dr. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534 USA (616) 453 -8900 Adoptions@hswestmi.org
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