Megan stopped by with Annie, a 1-year-old Retriever Mix that came to the Humane Society from Arkansas last week. She is an easy going girl who walks great on a leash! We do not have any history of how she is with other animals or children. 

Megan talked about Change a Pet's Life Day, tomorrow, January 24th. There are many ways to change a pet's life in positive ways. Here are a few ideas!

• Adopt an animal
• Foster an animal - HSWM offers foster care if you are interested in fostering please check our website!
• Donate towards an animals care - Donate at hswestmi.org/donate.
• Sponsor an animal - pay for an animals adoption fee.
• Volunteer - There are many different volunteer opportunities at HSWM, check our website for more information.
• Educate - Educate those in your community about animal welfare. Inform them about the importance of spaying and neutering, animals having all of their vaccines up to date, and how they can help animals in need.

With the extreme cold we have had, the Humane society would like to remind people to keep their pets indoors and to limit their time outside. When the weather is in the single digits animals should be out no longer than 20 minutes and really should be only outdoors for potty breaks. Outdoor cats should have a warm area such as a garage to escape the cold temperatures. If you see an animal outside and are concerned please contact your local animal control - Kent County area should contact Kent County Animal Control.

You can get all the information on the Humane Society website or call (616) 453-8900.