September Surgery Schedule Now Open!

The Operation Fix-It schedule for September 2015 is now open and ready to book!  We have openings for cats and dogs available with no breed or size restrictions (must be at least 2 lbs/8 weeks old).

All surgery appointments are Monday-Thursday; there is no surgery on Friday or weekends. All appointments are subject to availability and may be postponed or canceled due to unforeseen circumstances such as severe weather. If KHS closes due to an emergency, our staff will contact you within 48 hours to reschedule at the phone number provided to us at the time of scheduling.


How to Schedule a Cat Surgery

By Phone: Call us at 269-345-1181 to schedule over the phone
In Person: Stop into our office at 4239 S. Westnedge Ave. to schedule in person


How to Bring in a Feral Cat

*Feral cats must be in a live-trap; no exceptions. Unscheduled socialized cats and/or cats in carriers will be turned away. Appointments are required for all owned, domesticated cats.

Due to the nature of feral cats, we understand that scheduling an appointment is not possible. Feral cats can be brought in Monday-Wednesday from 9-10am or Thursday from 7:30-8am without an appointment.

$40.00 will be due at the time of drop-off and includes the Spay/Neuter surgery, a 1 Year Rabies vaccine and an ear-tip. Pick-up time is 4-5pm.


How to Schedule a Dog Surgery

Download the Dog Registration Form – Forms are also available in our office at 4239 S. Westnedge Ave.

Operation Fix-It $80.00 Regular Rate: Download the Form Here (Open to anyone; no special qualifications)

By Fax/Phone: Fax the completed form to our office at 269-345-1290 and our staff will call you back to take your credit/debit card payment over the phone and schedule your appointment.

In Person: Complete and turn in a Dog Registration Form and your cash/check/credit/debit payment to our office staff and we can schedule your appointment.

Help Wanted! Experienced Vet Tech/Part Time Position

Operation Fix-ItVet Tech Position Available

An Experienced Licensed Vet Tech or Vet Assistant with two years experience in surgical anesthesia, preferably in a large volume practice is needed.  Intubation experience is also preferred. Candidates must be comfortable handling cats and dogs with another technician for anesthesia purposes.  This part time position is available at a high quality, high volume spay/neuter clinic and requires experience in anesthetic induction, intubations, and anesthetic monitoring. Please submit your cover letter and resume to the attention of David Hess, Director of Operations, Kalamazoo Humane Society, 4239 S. Westndedge, Kalamazoo, MI   49008 or email to dhess@kazoohumane.org.

OFI is booked!

We are completely booked for the Primp Your Pit promotion, and for all other dogs and cats through the end of August.  The feral cat program is still open.  We’ll post it if cancellations become available, and when the September schedule is open to take appointments.

Doggie In The Window: Featured Pets from KCASE July 8, 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


Share Your Story with KHS

Share Your StoryWe want to hear your stories!  The Kalamazoo Humane Society has touched countless lives since its opening in 1894.  Each one of those lives was part of our story; an important piece of our history that has brought us to where we are today; feeding local animals with the Pet Food Bank, altering over 53,000 animals with Operation Fix-It, safely housing animal victims of domestic violence and so much more.

Each story submitted could be featured in our newsletter, our website, event materials or other media.  We want your words and your pictures describing a time you volunteered and felt good for doing it, or about how we gave you assistance when you didn’t have anywhere else to go for help.  We want to know about how our services have made a difference in your life and the lives of the animals you love.  We want to know how you feel about what we’re doing in and around Kalamazoo and we want to share in the joy of the little victories we take part in each day.

Thank you for sharing the ride with us!  We’re so happy to have you all involved in our past, present and future.  As we continue to grow and add new services and expand our reach in Southwest Michigan, we can be confident that we’re heading in the right direction with you behind us 🙂

–>  Share Your Story Here!

Upcoming Events

IMG_2353KHS has a few events coming up and we want to see you!  We’ll be bringing out our Nippers Trading Post shop items and taking donations at our booth at the Gilmore Car Museum for back-to-back events this Saturday and Sunday.  Save Our Strays will also be there with adoptable pets from Kalamazoo County Animal Services.


Deutsche Marques – German Auto Event
Saturday, July 11, 2015 9am – 3pm, Gilmore Car Museum

Bring your friends and family out to the Gilmore Car Museum as we being a weekend of “foreign invasions,” beginning with the 4rd annual Deutsche Marques, and ALL German Auto Event on Saturday, July 11th! This car show will feature all of you favorite German marques and everything from daily drivers to weekend treasures, including BMW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen.

General Admission: $12.00 per person – children 11 & under are FREE
Includes all museum exhibits at no extra charge.


Mad Dogs & Englishmen British Car Faire
Sunday, July 12, 2015 9am – 3pm, Gilmore Car Museum

‘Ello, Chaps! Come on out and enjoy the 25th annual British Car Faire at the Gilmore Car Museum on Sunday, July 13th! A continuation of our “foreign invasion” weekend, the British Car Faire is open to all British made vehicles! This year’s show will feature Triumph TRs and the Morgan as the rare gem, plus wander through the For Sale corral and check out the swap meet area. Enjoy people’s choice judging, car games, and rides in the Museum’s Austin London Taxi and British Tea Time, too!

General Admission: $12.00 per person – children 11 & under are FREE
Includes all museum exhibits at no extra charge.


Oshtemo Rotary Fun Day
Saturday, August 15, 2015 8am – 4pm, Flesher Field in Oshtemo

A family friendly, and FREE event!  “The Oshtemo Rotary Club, whose basic premise is dedication to service, was founded in 1980 and it has continued to be actively involved on a local, national and international level,” said Oshtemo Rotary President Kitty Gelling. “One of its very first causes was the Jaws of Life, and to this day, the club is ardently involved in, but not limited to, a literacy project at Prairie Ridge Elementary, enhancement of Oshtemo Township Parks, Special Peoples’Camp, safe drinking water projects to include providing bio-sand water filters to third world countries, construction of a medical clinic in Peru, and Rotary International Polio eradication.”

General Admission: FREE


Mother’s of Hope  |  Ultimate Family Reunion
Saturday, August 1, 2015 12pm – 6pm, Spring Valley Park in Kalamazoo

A family friendly event with picnic-style food, entertainment and a family reunion-like atmosphere.

As dedicated women primarily from Kalamazoo, Michigan, we embody the power that mothers possess to support our families and the focused determination to affect positive change in our community.  Our charge is simple… empower mothers in an effort to better our community.  Through our various efforts, we are committed to ensuring that our neighborhoods are well educated and equipped with all the knowledge and resources available to guarantee a better quality of life for all people here in Kalamazoo.

General Admission: FREE

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