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Our Featured Monroe, MI Partner:

Humane Society of Monroe County

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Monroe County, MI & surrounding areas.

About Our Shelter:

The Humane Society of Monroe County (HSMC) was founded in 1954 by Monroe County residents who were concerned for the welfare of the companion animals in our community. For approximately 60 years, the society has operated a shelter where stray, abandoned or surrendered animals receive care – food, shelter, medical attention and love – until they can be placed in a permanent home. The society also promotes the humane treatment of animals through education; attempts to re-unite lost animals with their owners and we have a subsidized low or no cost spay/neuter program for Monroe County residents on disability, Medicaid, social security or other income restrictions (contact the admin. office for more information or to see if you might qualify for this program.)

The HSMC is a non-profit, no-kill organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. We employ a small but dedicated staff to care for the animals, operate the shelter and conduct our outreach programs and events. Currently, the society does not receive government funding. Our budget is comprised of fundraising events, memberships, donations, cage sponsors and adoptions. A dedicated group of volunteers provides invaluable assistance in conducting our community outreach programs.

The Humane Society of Monroe County is not part of, nor do we receive any support from the Michigan Humane Society, American Humane Association or the Humane Society of the United States.

Donate to Our Shelter...

Send to: P.O. Box 1457, Monroe, MI 48161 Click donate on or Call (734) 240-0562

Come Meet our Pets:

At our shelter: 833 N. Telegraph Rd., Monroe, MI 48162

Hours of Operation:

Monday, Wednesday-Friday: 12:30pm-5:00pm
Tuesday & Saturday: 12:30pm-6:00pm

Our Adoption Process:

If you have an interest in a particular dog or cat, we will have you fill out an adoption application. We then have to review the application. This process is usually completed within one-two days. Our goal is to ensure that we have a good match for both the adopter and adoptee. We do ask and check personal references and vet references.

Our adoption fees for dogs are $160 for five years and younger, or $80 for six years and older. Adoption fees for cats are five years and younger are $80, and cats six years and older are $60. All animals are current on their vaccinations, have been treated for worms, fleas, ear mites and other parasites (if necessary) and have been spayed or neutered. Dogs have been heartworm tested and are on heartworm medication. Cats are tested for leukemia/FIV.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.