Brianna from the Humane Society of West Michigan wasn't able to come into the studio yesterday morning but we talked on the phone about Kanga & Jax!

Poor Kanga has been in our care for over 100 days, and while in her foster home, she met and fell in love with her new boyfriend Jax! Both cats start out a bit shy at first, and are looking for a home where they can get a lot of TLC and be allowed to settle in at their own pace. They both like to have a good hiding place to snuggle into, and spend their days catnapping, getting into shenanigans, and chasing each other about the house. This cute couple is hoping to find a furever home to honeymoon to together!

If you're interested in adopting this adorable duo, please visit our website at hswestmi.org/adoptablecats

Dog’s Day Out

Looking for a fun excuse to stay active during the winter months? Consider signing up for our Dog's Day Out program!

Dog's Day Out is a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to take our shelter dogs out of their kennels and on an adventure! Whether it's going to the park, going for a ride, or grabbing a puppucino, the choice is up to you!

We’re also in particular need of volunteers that are available during weekdays and before 5pm. If you’re a student taking online classes and need to get out of the house, retired and starting to get stir crazy, or just have some free time on your hands, please consider signing up for the opportunity to take one of our shelter pups out on the town. We guarantee you'll have a great time!

If you’re interested in participating, please visit our website at hswestmi.org/not-regularly-scheduled-volunteer for more details

Patmos Library Adoption Event

Join us next Thursday, January 13th, from 4-6:30pm for an adoption event at Patmos Library!

Meet a bunch of adoptable furry friends--and maybe even find a new reading buddy! No need to register, just stop by the Patmos Library Depot Room to support a local library, and pets in need!

Community Cat Winter Safety

Winter is officially here–the temperatures are falling and snow is piling up. Our own house pets are safe and warm inside with us, but what about the cats you see roaming around outside of your home?

Outdoor and community cats suffer the most during cold snaps, but there are steps you can take to help support them! Outdoor cats will sometimes seek warmth inside of cars, so bang the hood or honk your horn before turning on your vehicle to avoid any accidental injury. Instead, provide community and outdoor cats with shelters to protect them from the bitter cold! They are simple and affordable to make; all you need is a plastic tub lined with insulation material and filled straw, with an opening cut out into one side to keep outdoor cats safe and healthy all winter long!

If you'd like to make your own community cat shelters, here's an awesome tutorial you can follow at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9YYQIHx_14

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

 

Why do cats have whiskers? Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? And answers to 47 other kitty questions:

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.