Heather from the Humane Society of West Michigan wasn't able to come into the studio yesterday morning so we talked on the phone about Edgar!

This chubby tabby is a big boy, but that just means there's more of him to love! His foster mom says, "We know Edgar loves pets, belly scratches, and lots of attention! He’s a very sweet and social cat. He follows me around the house throughout the day and will lay patiently outside any room I go into. You're in trouble, though–if you open any bag that might sound like kitty treats! (so far he’s been fooled by: a bag of hard-boiled eggs, a bag of gummy bears and a zip-top bag of cheese) He will immediately assume you're going to give him a treat! Also forget the cat bed, the condo, the cat tree, and the hammock. Edgar finds it most comfortable to lounge on the coffee table, thank you very much!"

Edgar Needs His "Forever Home"


If you'd like to learn more about this goofy, chunky lovebug, visit our website at hswestmi.org/adoptablecats

Paws, Claws & Corks is almost here!

Giving back to animals in need will always make you feel good--but giving back to animals in need AND treating yourself to a delightful, classy evening out featuring local tastes of Grand Rapids will ALWAYS feel better!

If you haven't purchased your tickets to our 10th annual Paws, Claws & Corks yet, what are you waiting for?! This exciting event is just two weeks away, and we can't wait to gather together and celebrate with you in person again on March 9th at the DeVos Place Ballroom.

Paws Claws & Corks Event Steelcase Ballroom DeVos Place


This year we’re thrilled to be hosting restaurants like Noco Provisions, Two Scotts Barbecue, Shaker & Swine, CitySen Lounge, and Furniture City Creamery, just to name a few! We’ll also have lots of wineries and breweries offering a wide selection of drinks to sample–not to mention our robust live and silent auctions!

Purchase your tickets TODAY at pawsclawsandcorks.com!

Camp Bow Wow Microchip Event

Have you been thinking about getting your pup microchipped, but keep putting it off? HSWM and Camp Bow Wow Hudsonville would love to help!

We're making it easy to microchip your pet by hosting a microchip event at Camp Bow Wow's Hudsonville location on Tuesday, March 1st, from 3-6 pm, so you can protect your pet for life for just $5!! Don't miss out on this opportunity, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you to Grant and Bissell Pet Foundation!

We'd like to give a BIG warm thank you to Grant and the fourth grade class of Wealthy Street Elementary School for paying us a visit recently to give some love to the animals in our care!

For a school project, Grant decided to fundraise for BISSELL Pet Foundation, and when Cathy Bissell about his passion for pets, she not only stopped by to visit his class but connected them with our education program as well! Thank you to Bissell Pet Foundation for showering our pets with toys, and to Grant and friends for reading to our pets and giving them lots of attention.

We loved having all of you, it brings us so much joy to teach the next generation of animal advocates all about pet rescue!

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

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Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? Why do they have whiskers? Cats, and their undeniably adorable babies known as kittens, are mysterious creatures. Their larger relatives, after all, are some of the most mystical and lethal animals on the planet. Many questions related to domestic felines, however, have perfectly logical answers. Here’s a look at some of the most common questions related to kittens and cats, and the answers cat lovers are looking for.


















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