Make the End of Bubbles’ Life Joyful by Adopting Her!
This week we're featuring the Humane Society favorite, Bubbles! I talked with Brianna from the Humane Society about Bubbles who entered into their care covered in tumors and is looking for a hospice home where she can spend the rest of her days in comfort, getting all the love she deserves!
Bubbles arrived at one of HSWMI's partner shelters who then transferred her to West Michigan for ongoing care. Bubbles was covered in lumps and bumps that turned out to be 30+ mast cell tumors! While common and removable, mast cell tumors are very invasive and can spread. Due to the amount covering her whole body, surgical excision is unfortunately not an option for Bubbles, so she was seen by an oncologist for ongoing treatment. The oncologist believes she likely only has 3-18 months left to live and we want to be sure she lives life to the fullest until then!
Ongoing care may include her oral medications, but it should be discussed with the oncologist, adopter, and their primary veterinarian. Due to the nature of mast cell tumors, Bubbles has not been spayed as HSWMI didn't want to introduce any tumors into her abdomen at the risk of making her more sick.
Bubbles would like to be your spoiled baby and live out her remaining life as the only animal in the home.
If you'd like to love on Bubbles for the time she has left, please submit an adoption survey for her on the Humane Society's website at hswestmi.org/adoptabledogs
Bissell Empty The Shelters Continues!
SURPRISE, we’re going to be participating in Bissell’s Empty the Shelters for two more weeks!
That's right, BISSELL Pet Foundation and Cathy Bissell are hosting the longest-ever Empty the shelters adoption event, and HSWMI will now be joining in on the month-long party! With their help sponsoring adoption costs, from now until Saturday, July 30th, all of the adult dogs in their care will be just $50 to adopt, adult cats will be $25, rabbits will also be $25, and other small animals will be FEE-WAIVED along with their senior pets!
Please note that puppies and kittens are not eligible for this promotion, but will be available to adopt at regular adoption fees. Stop in to meet your new "furever" friend!
Neighborhood Concert Series
Looking for something fun to do outdoors with your kids this summer? How about introducing them to classical music in a really fun, accessible way?
Join HSWMI and the Grand Rapids Symphony for their next Neighborhood Concert Series at Walker Community Park next Tuesday, July 26th, at 6:30pm for a FREE Peter and the Wolf concert, as well as the opportunity to meet adoptable pets! The Grand Rapids Symphony will also be there early to host family activities, including their Instrument Discovery and crafts!
For the low low price of free, that’s a deal you can’t pass up!
Tito’s Tots & Tails
Join HSWM at the Blue Dog Tavern for their fifth annual Tito's, Tots & Tails event next Thursday, July 28th, from 5-9pm to treat yourself to some delicious tots, and help support the pets in their care!
Order a Tito's Handmade Vodka drink and HSWM will receive a donation to help animals in need. There will also be adoptable dogs attending and giveaways, it's going to be a paw-ty!