Kaitlin from the Humane Society of West Michigan wasn't able to come into the studio yesterday morning due to COVID-19, but we talked on the phone about Susie Q!

Susie is a fun-loving pup who will always keep you smiling!

She would benefit from an active family, and she loves to explore outside in the fenced yards at HSWM and play with toys! Susie can be shy and cautious at first, and may need some patience as she warms up to her new home and new people. As long as you're willing to take it slow, Susie will open up and show you her true, loving personality! Susie would do best as the one and only baby in your life--furry or otherwise--she loves to be the center of attention! Honey we love you, oh Susie Q!

If you'd like to bring home this rockabilly babe, please visit our website at hswestmi.org, or contact our adoptions department at adoptions@hswestmi.org!

Empty the Shelters Success!!

HSWM’s Empty the Shelters adoption event last week was a HUGE success! In just four days, 71 of our animals found loving furever homes!! Thank you to each and every adopter who visited us to find your new best fur-iend!

We’d also like to extend a BIG thank you to BISSELL Pet Foundation and Cathy Bissell, who make these adoption events possible. We’re so grateful for your passion and support!

Sunnyslope Summer Festival

Summer is HERE and HSWM and Sunnyslope Floral are ready to celebrate!

Sunnyslope Floral is hosting their annual Summer Festival next Thursday, July 22 from 12pm  to 5pm at their location on 4800 44th Street SW. There will be an outdoor flower market, food trucks, local vendors, activities, and of course, adoptable animals! Not only that, but Sunnyslope Floral will be donating 100% of the profits from the sales of select animal-themed items to help animals in need at HSWM!

Join us next week for a day of fun in the sun and treat yourself to something sweet at the Sunnyslope Summer Festival.

Hot Car Safety

It may be tempting to bring fido with you on all of your summer adventures as life returns to normal, but NEVER leave your pet alone in your car! Temperatures inside of a vehicle spike quickly and can lead to heatstroke, or worse.

If you see a pet stuck inside a hot car, take down the car's make, model, and license plate number. If there are businesses nearby, notify their managers or security guards and ask them to make an announcement to find the car's owner. Many people are unaware of the danger of leaving pets in hot cars and will quickly return to their vehicle once they are alerted to the situation!

If the owner can't be found, call the non-emergency number of the local police or animal control and wait by the car for them to arrive. In several states, good Samaritans can legally remove animals from cars under certain circumstances, so be sure to know the laws in your area and follow any steps required. Stay safe this summer!


CALLING ALL KITTEN LOVERS! Kitten season has been crazy this year, and these tiny tots eat a LOT each day! We have so many hungry kittens, that we're COMPLETELY OUT of specialty canned food and milk replacer! Can you help us feed our foster kittens?

We're running low on a lot of other items as well, including baby wipes, toothbrushes, thermometers, and kitchen scales, which are all essential to caring for these vulnerable lives! To make a donation, please drop off items in the donation bin in our entryway, anytime during our open hours, or you can donate through our online wishlists on our website at hswestmi.org.

Thank you so much for doing all that you can to support us this kitten season, as a 100% donor-funded organization, it's only through your generous donations that we're able to do this great work!

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


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