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Animal Admitting

An appointment is required to admit an animal in order to ensure we have space available. Please email admitting@hswestmi.org or call (616) 453-0175 or (616) 453-7492.

Admitting Hours

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - 10AM-5PM

Wednesday - 10AM-5PM

Thursday - 10AM-5PM

Friday - 10AM-5PM

Saturday - 10AM-4PM

Sunday - Closed

If you want to keep your beloved pet but are having difficulty affording pet food or vaccines please contact our Outreach Coordinator, Julie Townsend at 616-791-8056 or jtownsend@hswestmi.org. 

When you bring in a stray or owned animal we ask that you pay a $30 Transfer of Care Fee, which will cover a small fraction of our costs for admitting the animal and caring for it's needs. Please note that HSWM does not accept checks.

Please bring any veterinary records that you have for the pet you are surrendering and be prepared to provide information that will assist us in properly placing your pet in a new home.

Please also fill out the following form (one per animal):

Dog Surrender Form

Cat Surrender Form

Small Critter Surrender Form

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