Kaitlin from the Humane Society of West Michigan wasn't able to come into the studio yesterday morning due to COVID-19, but we talked on the phone about Antony!

Antony, (much like his Bridgerton counterpart) is rakishly handsome, and a little standoffish upon first meeting, but don't let that initial act fool you! Once you win over Antony's good graces, he's an absolute lover, snuggler, and all-around softy. He came from a home with lots of other kitties, so he wouldn't mind having a furry friend! This sweet, curious kitty would love a home where he can be himself and build confidence with his person. Once he trusts you, this sweetheart is impossible not to love!

If you're interested in adopting Antony, please visit our website at hswestmi.org, or contact our adoptions department at adoptions@hswestmi.org
HSWM’s Birthday Party is Almost Here!

Humane Society of West Michigan's Birthday Party is less than a month away, and we're ready to party like animals to celebrate 138 years of helping pets in need!

Join us Sunday, June 27th, from 11am to 3pm for an exciting day of family fun with activities, games, music, and, of course, cake and ice cream! Tickets are just $5 per person and children 4 and under are free, but please consider bringing us a birthday present from our wish list to help celebrate and continue our mission for another 100+ years.

Learn more and purchase your tickets today on our website at hswestmi.org/birthday

Flea and Tick Prevention

As summer approaches, many of us are planning outdoor adventures with our pets, like hikes and camping trips. But are you also planning ahead to make sure your pets are protected from fleas and ticks?

Michigan is currently experiencing a "tick explosion", with ticks hatching at alarming rates due to our mild, wet winter, so it's EXTRA important that your pet be on monthly flea and tick prevention! We sell a safe, proven effective, topical repellent called Vectra 3D that not only protects your pets from fleas and ticks, but is also good at preventing mosquito bites by causing any bug that lands on your dog to get woozy and fall off before they can even bite!

No matter the age, weight, or size of your pup, we have a Vectra 3D product to help protect them. Stop in anytime during our open hours to purchase your flea and tick prevention, and keep your pets safe this season, and all year long!

Returning Pandemic Pets?

You may have seen recent news reports stating that adopters are returning shelter pets in droves that were adopted during the pandemic. We are happy to report that neither our personal, nor national shelter data reflects these dire predictions! Recently the ASPCA conducted a national poll of the general public relating to adoption and retention to help definitively refute these claims.

After receiving responses from over 5,000 pet owners from across the nation, the ASPCA found that 90% of dogs and 84% of cats that were adopted during the pandemic are still in their furever homes!

Not only that, but close to one in five households acquired a cat or dog since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, which would account for approximately 23 million American households based on the 2019 U.S. Census! Despite some adopter concerns as COVID restrictions are lifted, including potential pet behavioral issues resulting from adopters returning to work, 87% of respondents are NOT considering rehoming their pet in the near future--and that’s news we’re excited about!

Please visit www.hswestmi.org to view profiles and learn more about adopting!

 

LOOK: Stunning animal photos from around the world

From grazing Tibetan antelope to migrating monarch butterflies, these 50 photos of wildlife around the world capture the staggering grace of the animal kingdom. The forthcoming gallery runs sequentially from air to land to water, and focuses on birds, land mammals, aquatic life, and insects as they work in pairs or groups, or sometimes all on their own.