Megan from the Humane Society of West Michigan wasn't able to come into the studio yesterday morning but we talked on the phone about Kimmy!
More like the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt than Kimmy Gibbler of Full House--Kimmy has been through so much in her two years of life--but she never lets anything get her down! Kimmy has had a rough past and has the scars to show it, but despite that, she still has so much love to give! This little lady is a cuddle-bug cutie-pie wiggle-butt, she LOVES people, and is so darned sweet!! Kimmy has loved spending time in her foster home, but she's holding out hope she'll find her furever home soon! In the words of Kimmy herself, "giving up isn't my jam. My jams are grape, jock, and space!"

If you'd like to learn more about Kimmy, please visit our website at hswestmi.org/adoptabledogs

Dining for Dough

Join us for our Dining for Dough fundraiser at Pietro's Italian Restaurant in Grand Rapids, on Wednesday, January 19th, to help the animals in our care!

Beginning at 5pm, enjoy a delicious meal, drinks, and a fun evening all while helping a great cause! In order to support our mission, you must mention Humane Society of West Michigan to your server. Once you do, 10% of all sales made that evening will go to support pets in need at HSWM!

This is the perfect opportunity to give to shelter pets, and get your carb fix with LOTS of tasty pasta!

Pet Art by Dino Benvenuti

HSWM is excited to announce that our fundraiser with long-term partner and incredibly talented local artist, Dino Benvenuti is still going strong!

Dino creates custom portraits of beloved pets to cherish for a lifetime. Buy a pet portrait for yourself, your mom, your neighbor, or anyone with a pet they love, and for evey painting sold during the month of January, Dino is donating $10 to pets in need at HSWM!

Use the code ‘LUV4HSWM’ on his Etsy page, and you’ll also receive 20% off! You can find his shop at etsy.com/shop/ArtByDinoBenvenuti?coupon=LUV4HSWM

Dog Winter Safety

Winter storms don’t show any sign of slowing down, so it’s important to make sure that you and your pets are prepared for low temperatures and icy conditions!

The ASPCA advises reducing the number of times you bathe your dog, as the air in our houses gets dryer when we crank the heat, and over-bathing can cause skin irritation. Also, be sure to protect your pup when going for a walk! Use pet booties or paw-protector salves to protect your pup’s paws from the cold, as well as salt and toxic ice-melts and anti-freezes. Keep your pets warm by allowing them to wear their winter fur with pride, and for dogs with shorter coats, sweaters and jackets can help keep your pet cozy!

Some northern breed dogs may be the exception to the rule, but for the most part–if it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for them! Take shorter walks and make sure you and your pet bundle up. Stay warm and safe out there!

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

 

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