Willow is Our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday
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 Willow!
Meet Willow! This goofy girl absolutely loves being in the dog park where she can do zoomies and play in the kiddie pool. Splashing about and zooming around are her favorite pastimes! She also likes playing fetch and tug-o-war with stuffy toys. Willow would love to be the center of attention as the one and only pet in her new home. She also loves being with her people and would do best in a quiet, routine, adult-only home. Willow enjoys exploring in the yards and laying in the grass at HSWM, and would love to have a fenced-in yard of her own to safely play in with her family. This speckled lady is an adorable little juggernaut of energy and love, and we can't wait for the perfect family to find her!
National Foster a Pet Month
June is National Foster A Pet Month! HSWM is celebrating National Foster a Pet Month with Petco Love, a national non-profit working to lead and inspire change for animals, and Skechers’ charity footwear collection, BOBS from Skechers, by recognizing our lifesaving foster volunteers in Grand Rapids and encouraging more people to foster pets!
Our foster program has grown exponentially during COVID, and more animals are now being housed in foster homes than ever before! Utilizing foster homes allows for a large reduction in stress and illness in our pets, and we are able to learn valuable information on how these animals do in a home environment, and what type of family will be best for them. But we can’t do this amazing work without you, and we’re looking for more foster families, especially those who can take on our special needs pets! If less than 2% of the 85-million pet-owning households in the U.S. fostered one pet a year, we could eliminate preventable euthanasia in animal shelters nationwide tomorrow!
To learn more about our amazing foster program and how to get involved, visit our website at hswestmi.org/foster
The Pets Win!
Looking for a fun way to get out of the house and enjoy your newfound freedom, now that COVID restrictions are rolling back? Why not visit Gun Lake Casino to blow off some steam AND support pets in need at HSWM!
Throughout the entire month of June, guests at Gun Lake Casino will have the opportunity to donate the remaining change from their winnings to support Humane Society of West Michigan! As one of the largest casinos in the area, Gun Lake Casino is an avid supporter of HSWM and our furry friends. Next time you visit, consider donating a portion of your winnings to the animals in our care!
Thank you to Gun Lake Casino for giving to pets in need in your community!
Summer Heat Safety
This heatwave shows no signs of slowing down, which can spell trouble for your pets, both inside and outside of the home. We’ve got some 'hot' tips from the ASPCA to keep your furry friends safe during this crazy weather!
The first and most obvious safety tip is to keep your pets cool! Know the signs of heatstroke, and make sure to avoid leaving your pet in a hot car or taking them for a walk on hot asphalt. Feel free to trim the coats of longer pets, but never shave them as their coats actually help them to regulate heat! Be sure to supervise your pets carefully around common summer activities, such as pools, fireworks, and barbeques, as many foods and drinks found at cookouts can be poisonous to pets. For pets that stay inside the home, make sure any open windows have screens for safety, and ALL pets should have easy access to clean, fresh water all summer long!
We hope you and your pets have a fun, safe summer this year!
Please visit www.hswestmi.org to view profiles and learn more about adopting!
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