Brianna from the Humane Society of West Michigan wasn't able to come into the studio yesterday morning so we talked on the phone about Sophie the Cat!

This pretty kitty with the most gorgeous teal eyes would love to be spoiled as your only baby, furry or otherwise, and get all the attention she feels she deserves! She'll tell you when she wants to be pet, and when she doesn't, thank you VERY much--and prefers all of us mere mortals always play by her rules. She'd like to find a home where she can lounge about on the couches and be waited on hand and foot, as she so deserves!

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If you'd like the honor of adding Sophie to your family, visit our website at hswestmi.org/adoptablecats today!

Thank you for attending this year’s Paws, Claws & Corks!

We had a fantastic time at last week's Paws, Claws & Corks!

We'd like to thank all of the attendees who came out to wine, dine, and celebrate all of the lifesaving work of HSWM with us. We were truly humbled by all of your love and generosity, raising This is our largest fundraiser of the year, and as a 100% donor-funded non-profit organization, we can't do this without you!

Kitten Season is Here!

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Can you believe that kitten season has already begun?!

You may be asking, "What IS kitten season?" Kitten Season, otherwise known as feline breeding season, takes place during warm months (typically March through October, but varies across the country), and many shelters experience the bulk of their cat and kitten intake during this time--including us! Not only are we accepting large amounts of felines during this time, but we also find ourselves with lots of litters of bottle-baby kittens without their mothers, tiny newborns who require round-the-clock bottle feeding and care. We aren't able to provide this type of care in our shelter environment, which is where YOU come in! Sign up to become a kitten foster this season, and save the lives of these little ones who need you!

Learn more about fostering and how you can get involved on our website at hswestmi.org/foster

HWSM are Orphan Kitten Club Partners

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Speaking of kitten season--we are THRILLED to announce that Humane Society of West Michigan is now an official Orphan Kitten Club Partner Organization!

You may not have heard of the Orphan Kitten Club before, but maybe you're familiar with the Kitten Lady on Youtube, Hannah Shaw, founder of the Orphan Kitten Club! The mission of the Orphan Kitten Club is to end the killing of neonatal kittens--and to give every kitten a chance at a full and happy life. Our beliefs and our rescue strategies align, and we're so excited to strive to build a safer world for the tiniest kittens together with this fantastic grant partnership!

Learn more about The Orphan Kitten Club at orphankittenclub.org

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.