Amy from the Humane Society of West Michigan wasn't able to come into the studio yesterday morning since I'm still broadcasting from home, so we talked on the phone about Jess!

Meet Jess! This independent girl is looking for a place where she can relax, unwind, and enjoy the comforts of a loving home. She would love to find a family where she can be your only feline friend, and an owner who will let her come out of her shell at her own pace. Once she is settled in, Jess is super sweet and enjoys naps on laps, window watching, and is a lovely coworker--she'll keep your paperwork nice and warm! She's loved lounging in her foster home, but is hoping to find a home to call her own soon.

To learn more about Jess, please visit our website at

‘Swipe Right on Love’ Valentine’s Day Adoption Special

Looking for love in all the wrong places? Tired of dating apps and scrolling Tinder mindlessly? Why not swipe right on one of our adoptable pets!

Valentine's Day is just two weeks away, and this year we're celebrating with our 'Swipe Right on Love' adoption special! ALL of the adult animals in our care will be just $14 to adopt on Monday, February 14th, from 1pm to 7pm.

We're going to be open on a Monday, just for this special event, so mark your calendars and don't miss out on your chance to find love!

Become a PETS Network Foster

Our PETS Network program Provides Emergency Temporary Shelter to the pets of families in need in our community–but did you know we need special PETS Network Foster Families to make this program work? Since these animals are not available for adoption, they can't stay in our shelter and need safe homes to go to right away--we can't provide these without YOUR help!

Reasons to become a PETS Network Foster

1) Most of these pets do well in homes with kids, cats, and dogs.

2) Most of our PETS Network animals are already housetrained and have great manners.

3) You might be afraid you'd want to adopt a regular foster animal and can't afford another pet long-term, but since these pets already have loving homes to go back to, there's no fear of that!

4) Most of all, your fostering period will be pretty short! These animals are generally in our care for just 30-45 days, and all of the supplies you'd need are provided by HSWM.

If you're interested in helping families in need and willing to give these sweet pets a temporary place to call home, please contact our Foster Coordinator at

All about Paws, Claws & Corks

We’re so excited to tell you all about our upcoming 10th annual Paws, Claws & Corks, happening on Wednesday, March 9th, 2022!

As we continue to prioritize safety surrounding COVID-19, we are making the necessary changes to the event format while still having our robust silent and live auctions, featuring favorite local restaurants and wineries, and celebrating the life-saving work of HSWM over the past year.

With the milestone of celebrating the 10th annual event and the opportunity to be back in person, we are re-launching Paws, Claws & Corks with a new look and feel, but with all of the features that guests have grown to love over the years, all to raise vital funds to support animals in need in West Michigan.

Learn more about sponsorship details, ticket sales, volunteer opportunities, and more at

Please visit to view profiles and learn more about adopting!

LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.












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