About Humane Society of South Central Michigan
About Our Shelter...
We are the area's nonprofit advocate, sanctuary and source for companion animals since 1887.
-to protect animals from suffering and cruelty
-to provide safe and responsible care for unwanted or abused companion animals
-to enhance the lives of animals and people through education, adoption, and foster care.
We believe in second chances at the Humane Society of South Central Michigan. Our service area includes all of Calhoun County and parts of Kalamazoo, Barry and Branch counties. We keep animals as long as it takes to find a good home for adoption once the animal passes temperament testing and is checked for good health. The Watkins Road shelter cares for up to 100 animals a day, and adopts out more than 500 animals a year. Countless area residents use the Society’s animal care, adoption and education programs each year. The Humane Society is overseen by a board of directors. We do not receive any government or tax dollars, or national humane organization funding. Our services are made possible by people in our community who care about homeless cats and dogs - people like you!
The Humane Society of South Central Michigan values:
-The ethical and humane treatment of animals
-Its role as a shelter for animals that suffer from pain, fear, and neglect
-Community accountability for the welfare of its animals
-Responsible stewardship of our resources
-Community involvement to achieve our goals
-Education about responsible pet ownership
-The joy of sharing a life with animal companions
Come Meet Our Pets...Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 12 PM - 6 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 4 PM
Adoption hours end an hour before close each night.
Our Adoption Process...
All adoptions begin with an application. The process varies slightly depending on if you are wanting to adopt a dog or a cat.
DOGS: If you are interested in adopting a dog, you need to first fill out an adoption application. Applications are available on our website under the 'adoption' tab or at our shelter on Watkins Road. After your application is processed and approved, you will go into an adoption counsel with one of our staff members. During your counsel, we will talk to you about the dog that you are interested in, answer any questions you may have, and let you spend some one-on-one time with the dog. If you have another dog in the home, we will also do a dog-to-dog match-up before you fill out the adoption paperwork. Home visits are occasionally required, depending on the dog. Adoption fees range from $100 - $300. All HSSCM dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, current on vaccinations, heartworm tested, dewormed, and on heartworm/flea prevention.
CATS: If you are interested in adopting a cat, you need to first fill out an adoption application. Applications are available on our website under the 'adoption' tab or at our shelter on Watkins Road. After your application is processed and approved, you wil go into an adoption counsel with one of our staff members. During your counsel, we will talk to you about the cat that you are interested in and answer any questions you may have. Our cat room is open to the public. After the adoption counsel, you can fill out the adoption paperwork. Adult cats are $75 to adopt; kittens under 6 months are $100. All HSSCM cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, current on vaccinations, fiv/felk tested, and dewormed.