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 doors each year.
Looking to get further involved?
Sign Up for P.A.W.S. Monthly Giving!
Make donating easy with P.A.W.S. (Pre-Authorized Withdraw System) monthly gifts! HSWM will safely and securely withdrawal a monthly donation from your credit card or bank account automatically. P.A.W.S. donations are also cost-effective, which means that your donation goes further to help the animals that we serve!
If you are ready to become a P.A.W.S. member, please click the button below and be sure to check 'recurring payment' box to the right of the amount you would like to automatically give monthly.
Become a Shelter Sponsor!
Shelter Sponsorships are seen by the thousands of visitors who come to Humane Society of West Michigan each year and 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 sponsorships also promote community involvement and show support of HSWM’s work.
This type of financial support allows us to continue our community outreach programs such as spay and neutering services, vaccine clinics and food assistance programs for low-income pet owners. Click the button below to view more information on the Shelter Sponsorship Program.
Interested in partnering with HSWM in 2023?
Click the button below to see the ways you or your business can get involved!
Where do your donations go?
The HSWM General Fund is an umbrella fund that includes our most important areas such as animal care and support. Donations to the General Fund help with high priority items including food, litter, microchips, spay and neuter surgeries, and so much more! Taking care of our animals and providing humane education in the community requires significant supplies and equipment, and we could not do it without you.
Community Resource Program
2020 taught us all many things, including that even loving pet owners fall on hardship,
especially financial hardship. As a nation, we watched animals bring comfort, hope, and
consistency to the lives of their families. We watched children hold pets while virtually
learning as parents were losing jobs. At HSWM we want to do all we can to keep these
animals with their families.In launching this new program, we have high aspirations.
In the next five years we aim to become the hub for any pet-related resources needed:
medical support, behavioral support, temporary housing, fee-waived stray surrender and reclaim, community cats programming/TNR, public spay/neuter, re-homing assistance, lost and found support, and anything that can support pets remaining with their families whenever possible.
For more information on this new program email email@example.com
HSWM’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. This fund supports animals that need above-and-beyond medical care when they come to HSWM.
Monetary gifts or donations of items from our wish list are also an excellent way to help.
If bringing items for donation, please place them in the front atrium entrance of our facility.
HSWM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization - in-kind donation receipts are available upon request.
For more information or questions regarding the HSWM donation process please contact Amy Stockero, Director of Development and Marketing, at firstname.lastname@example.org and 616-791-8138 or Heather Hehrer, Development Coordinator, at email@example.com and 616-791-8057.
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