Megan from the Humane Society of West Michigan wasn't able to come into the studio this morning so we talked on the phone about Jess!

We can’t believe perfect puff Jess is STILL waiting to be adopted after over 250 days in our care! If you love the independent spirit of cats, then Jess is the girl for you.

Jess's foster mom says "Jess is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Although not too fond of touch most of the time, she is known to occasionally let her boundaries down and give in to a purr-filled pet session--biscuits included! Early every morning she loves to wake me up with one of the many beautiful and heart-wrenching songs she has composed about her eternal hunger, preferentially for wet food! Jess will make the perfect companion and guardian for anyone who is lucky enough to have her."

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If you’d like to adopt Jess, visit our website at

Community Cup Partner for Outside Coffee Co.

Do you love dogs and coffee? Then we have news for you! We are so excited to be chosen by Outside Coffee Co as their next Community Cup partner!

HSWM/Outside Coffee Co. Facebook
HSWM/Outside Coffee Co. Facebook

From April through June, they will be selling a signature beverage called "Puppy Chow" (which really does taste like Puppy Chow, it’s a chocolate and peanut butter DREAM) and 100% of the proceeds will go to support the pets of HSWM!

So stop out as often as you'd like for a delicious drink supporting a great cause this spring!

Cheese Needed!

While you curb your coffee cravings at Outside Coffee Co, we need YOUR help satisfying the craving of every pet in our shelter for CHEESE!!

Cream Cheese Is Latest Product Coming Up In Short Supply Due To Supply Chain Issues
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Believe it or not, both spray and cream cheese are the #1 used enrichment treats in our care--our cats and dogs will never turn their noses up at creamy cheese! Offering high-value treats like these helps us administer medications easily, practice fear-free vet care, and encourage picky eaters to eat when they might not otherwise. Any brand of plain cream cheese will work, and any flavor of squeeze cheese is appreciated too, like the Kong variety packs!

To make a donation, please drop off items at the front desk anytime during our open hours, or you can donate through our Amazon or Chewy Wish Lists on our website, and have them mailed to us at 3077 Wilson Drive NW, Grand Rapids MI, 49534

Community Vaccine Clinic

Anyone can fall on hard times–but we want to make sure that you’re always able to take care of the pets you love! HSWM will be hosting a Community Vaccine Clinic next Monday, April 11th, from noon to 3pm.

Drive Through Pet Vaccine Clinic Held Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
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We hold these vaccine clinics to offer low-cost vaccinations and preventative services to pet owners who need them. We provide basic services such as vaccines, flea and tick and heartworm prevention, and microchips.

To find out if you qualify, and to sign up to participate, visit our website at

Please visit to view profiles and learn more about adopting.

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