Felicia, from the Humane Society of West Michigan, came to visit.

Andy Rent talked about Felicia with Emily from the Humane Society of West Michigan on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

Felicia is a 1-year-old female Boxer mix. Felicia is a sweet girl that just wants to show you how much love she really has to give. She enjoys giving kisses, toys, and receiving pets. She is one of the 7 dogs that was brought to HSWM from South Carolina due to the hurricane.

The American Kennel Club says, loyalty, affection, intelligence, work ethic, and good looks: Boxers are the whole doggy package. Bright and alert, sometimes silly, but always courageous, the Boxer has been among America’s most popular dog breeds for a very long time.

Kathie, an ArtPrize entrant, is did her ArtPrize entry on animals at HSWM! Her description for her entry "The Rescue Project". The Rescue Project is a colored pencil collage of animals who have been helped. As a matter of fact, all of the animals in the collage now have their "forever home". As a gift to thanks to all those who adopt one of the animals portrayed, the portrait of that animal has gratefully be given to the rescuer.

Don't forget that this Saturday, October 6 is EMPTY THE SHELTERS Saturday, sponsored by Bissell Pet Foundation who will pay for adoption fees of dogs (five months and older) and cats (five months and older).  Small animals (bunnies) will be fee waived.

For those adopting dogs, they will need to pay for the dog license fee which ranges from $7 to $12 in Michigan.

This event is critical in helping great animals get in forever homes.  Empty the Shelters event helps encourage families to adopt, not shop.

The Humane Society is "all about" making the best match possible between pet and person.  They want to do all they can so that the animal that is adopted stays in its new home.

  1. The encouraging people to get pre-approved prior to the event because folks who are pre-approved can come in for the first hour (11AM-12PM). In order to get 'pre-approved', you must fill out an application, either online or at our facility, then meet with an adoption counselor IN PERSON. You cannot get approved for adoption via email or phone call.


  1. Kittens or puppies will not be for adoption during thisevent. You're welcome to view who is up for adoption ahead of time by visiting www.hswestmi.org(Note: population changes daily)



You can get all the information on the Humane Society website or call (616) 453-8900.

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