1 Week Fundraising Challenge Starts Today!

I know the Dog Walk has come and gone but the fundraising campaign still has 1 week of life!  Make the most of this week and challenge yourself to ask just 5 friends, family or co-workers for just $10.00 each.  That’s an easy $50.00 to help animals right here in your own community, and who wouldn’t shell out $10-smackaroos for that?

To prove that it can be done, I posted it on my personal facebook page and collected $140 in less than 24 hours from friends I haven’t seen since high school a long… long… time ago!

img_impactDon’t forget why we need your help.  Asking for a donation doesn’t have to be a painful process involving you begging everyone you know for money; its as easy as striking up a conversation about why you care about the animals in the Greater Kalamazoo Area, and how your friend/relative/coworker can support you and the Kalamazoo Humane Society by making a small $5 or $10 donation.  Those small donations add up.  If you knew your donation would be used to improve, or even save, the life of an animal right here in your own local area, could you take the next step and ask for help from people you know?

Maybe you just want to make a donation?  Great!  Here’s the link to my personal fundraising page where you can help me reach my goal of $500 🙂  I know, I’m shameless.  LOL!  http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/JulieBarber/dogwalk2015

Donations can be collected offline and turned into our office by 5pm Friday June 5, or collect online at http://www.firstgiving.com/Kazoohumane/dogwalk2015

You have 1 week to make an impact.  Ready… set… go!

Doggie In The Window: Featured Pets from KCASE May 27, 2015

Catch the Doggie in the Window show on local channel 190 (Local Government). Click here for the Channel 190 Schedule. Doggie In the Window is a collaborative show between Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement (KCASE), Save our Strays, the Kalamazoo Humane Society and Public Media Network. The show features animals from KCASE and is updated each Thursday. If you are interested in a pet, or are missing a pet, please contact KCASE. The best way to view a pet is to go to the shelter in person. Shelter staff cannot tell you if a pet is yours or sign you up to adopt a pet over the phone.

Cats at Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement


Dogs at Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement


Small Animals at Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement



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KHS Does #TBT – 1988, Dog Walk I

Matthew and Gomer Winters

Matthew Winters (Age 1), Son of Aaron Winters, Executive Director of the Kalamazoo Humane Society and family dog Gomer at the 1st Dog Walk in May 1988

KHS Office will be Closed Monday, May 25th

Memorial Day 2015

The KHS office will be closed Monday, May 25th on observance of Memorial Day.  We will resume normal business hours Tuesday.  Surgical check-in is from 7:30 to 8am, and the office will be open at 9am.

Anyone who needs Food Bank assistance or other help is encouraged to visit our office today.  We will not be able to provide food or other services on Monday, May 25th.

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day!  Please keep our extended military family, past and present, in your thoughts and prayers.

2015 Dog Walk Survey

IMG_0035The Dog Walk is arguably the best dog-friendly event around, and we’d love to make it even better for next year.  We have a lot of big ideas but we also want to hear your feedback!  If you have 5-10 minutes to spare for us, we truly want to know your thoughts on the Dog Walk & K-9 Festival so we can put together the best event possible for 2016.  All answers are collected securely through Survey Monkey, and your information stays with us.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VD97HLR

Survey participants may enter to win a FREE Noodles For A Year coupon, which entitles the winner to a free entree and Noodles and Co every month for 12 months!

Survey expires at 12:00AM 6/6/2015

Doggie In The Window: Featured Pets from KCASE May 6, 2015

Catch the Doggie in the Window show on local channel 190 (Local Government). Click here for the Channel 190 Schedule. Doggie In the Window is a collaborative show between Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement (KCASE), Save our Strays, the Kalamazoo Humane Society and Public Media Network. The show features animals from KCASE and is updated each Thursday. If you are interested in a pet, or are missing a pet, please contact KCASE. The best way to view a pet is to go to the shelter in person. Shelter staff cannot tell you if a pet is yours or sign you up to adopt a pet over the phone.

Cats at Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement


Dogs at Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement


Humane Lobby Day 2015

Humane Lobby Day 2015It’s Humane Lobby Day in Michigan, and KHS Executive Director Aaron Winters, along with KHS Board President Gretchen Smith and KHS Board Member Bette Zawacki are in Lansing, ready to talk about legislation that impacts animals.

Sponsored by The HSUS in state capitals across the country, Humane Lobby Days give citizen animal advocates like you an opportunity to ask your state legislators to pass laws that protect animals.

KHS is a proud co-sponsor of this event, and we’d like to let everyone know how to help!  Michigan has some of the best animal protection laws in the country, but there is always room for improvement.  While we know that not everyone can take a weekday off work to attend a Lobby Day, you can still reach out to your law makers and express your thoughts and concerns regarding animal welfare laws.

The Michigan Legislature Website has a listing of all the MI Legislators.

Search Tool:  Find your Representative
Search Tool:  Find your Senator

Humane Lobby Day Banner

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