Brianna 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 Chuckie!

Long-term cat Chuckie has been lingering in our care for nearly half a year, and we have no idea why no one has scooped up this long-haired beauty yet!

Chuckie may sometimes have RGF, (resting grumpy face) but don't let that fool you! Chuckie loves to snuggle and be around her people, and she only makes this face when you aren't giving her the proper amount of cuddles! Chuckie would do best in a home with older, respectful children, and would love to find a forever family that will be patient and allow her to settle in at her own pace, and give her the love she needs to be her best self! In hopes of helping find forever families for all three of our long-term pets Chuckie, Benny Button, and Malcom, are all FEE-WAIVED to adopt!

If you're interested in adopting Chuckie, please visit our website at, or contact our adoptions department at!

Empty the Shelters is HERE!

Summer is here and shelters everywhere are overcrowded and in need of adopters, and Bissell is here to help! From today, Wednesday, July 7th to Saturday, July 10th, BISSELL Pet Foundation and Cathy Bissell will sponsor adoption costs, so that all of the cats and dogs in our care will be only be $25 to adopt, small animals will only be $5 to adopt, and as always, senior pets are fee-waived!

Be sure not to miss out on this amazing opportunity, and together let's #EmptyTheShelters.

$15 Microchipping

July is National Lost Pet Prevention month, and unfortunately more pets go missing this month than any other month of the year! Firework displays are happening frequently across the country throughout July, especially on independence day, and these summertime pyrotechnics can be seriously distressing for pets. 1 in 5 pets goes missing after being scared by loud noises, so make sure your pet is always wearing a collar with identification tags, and that they are microchipped as well to prevent them from getting lost!

HSWM offers walk-in microchipping at our Admitting Department, any Tuesday through Friday from 1pm - 4pm, for just $15, cash or card! Microchipping is a quick and easy procedure that only takes a few minutes, so stop by whenever you're free with your furry family members, and protect your pet for life!

Cocktails for Cats

Join HSWM on Wednesday, July 14th for a night of food, drinks, and fun at Olive's Restaurant and Bar in Gaslight Village in East Grand Rapids!

Treat yourself to Olive's seasonally written menu prepared from scratch, along with their extensive cocktail selection and wine list, all while supporting animals in need! Mention HSWM and 20% of your sales, both Take-Out and Dine-In, will be donated to the pets in our care.

Not only that, but a couple of our team members will be guest bartending to share HSWM info, pour some drinks, and raise money for our mission. We hope to see you there!

Please visit to view profiles and learn more about adopting!


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