If you’re looking for a furry friend to snuggle up with this winter, you should adopt Grayla!

This poor little lady arrived scared and cold, abandoned in a carrier outside of our shelter, but now she's loving life in her foster home, and has opened up so much since first arriving! Her foster says, "Grayla was an anxious and timid kitty when she first got here, but with love, patience and time, she's opened up so much! Now she purrs, plays, and snuggles. She loves to look out the window and hang out with my daughter when she is working on school work." If you're looking for a cat that will be extra grateful for a loving furever home to call her own, Grayla is your girl!


If you’d like to adopt Grayla and give her the loving family she deserves, please visit our website at hswestmi.org/adoptabledogs

Giving Tuesday is almost here!!

Giving Tuesday is just around the corner and we can’t wait to join in on this global day of giving in just ONE WEEK on Tuesday, November 29th!

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Any donations given to HSWM to support our pets and our mission this week will be matched, thanks to Chow Hound and two anonymous donors, up to $25,000 to DOUBLE the positive impact on animals in need!

For any donors that give $50 or more during this fundraiser, you can receive a one-of-a-kind pawprint pet painting from our amazing furry artists! If you’d like to donate, you can do so on our website at https://www.hswestmi.org/givingtuesday.html or through our Facebook fundraiser. Thank you for unleashing generosity to help support our rescue pets!

Apparel Fundraiser

Looking to buy a unique Christmas gift for the animal-lover in your life? Grab them (and maybe yourself) limited edition HSWM apparel featuring our brand new line-art design from Bonfire!

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We have multiple colors and styles available, from t-shirts to hoodies, so there's bound to be something your giftee will enjoy! Shipping takes about 2 weeks and supply is limited, so shop TODAY to have everything delivered in time for the holidays.

Plus, all of the proceeds will go to support the animals in our care, so you can spend guilt-free! Buy yours at https://www.bonfire.com/hswm-line-art/?fbclid=IwAR1V4AsBqLU61awgzY0kuvImha-DJ6G3EJwb_MhFR1YTpEYOu-wTnfKoI1k

Lenderink Tree Farm

Join us this Sunday, November 27th, from 11:30am to 2:30pm at Lenderink Tree Farm to kick off the holiday season!

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While you're searching for the perfect Christmas tree or their beautiful festive décor, you can also get a head start on your holiday shopping with Humane Society of West Michigan!

We will be selling some of our awesome HSWM apparel and fundraising to support the animals in our care. We'll see you there!

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.

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