Holiday Hours & Emergency Contacts

KHS will be closed the following days in observance of Christmas and New Year:

  • Thursday, December 24
  • Friday, December 25
  • Thursday, December 31
  • Friday, January 1

Food bank clients are urged to come in during our open days, as we will not be able to provide food on the holidays that we are closed.

If you’re experiencing an animal-related emergency, please contact one of the following agencies:

Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement
If they are closed, the phone message will include the number for Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Dept, who can reach the on-call Animal Enforcement Officer for emergencies 24/7, including holidays.  You can reach the Sheriff’s office directly at 269-383-8821.

If your pet goes missing, please visit the shelter on the next open business day.  Any stray animals found in Kalamazoo County could find themselves at the shelter at 2500 Lake Street.  KCASE staff cannot tell you over the phone if your pet is there or not.  You will need to physically visit the shelter and look for pet.

You might also try for posting lost or found pets in the Kalamazoo area, and the KCASE lost and found site at

If your pet is poisoned, please visit the Pet Poison Helpline at  They have a ton of information about holiday pet hazards on the website, and they have a phone service for $49 per call.

If you have a veterinary emergency and your vet office is closed, you have two choices:

Southwest Michigan Animal Emergency Hospital
104 W. Cork
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone: 269-381-5228

MSU Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care 24-hour Emergency Services
736 Wilson Rd
East Lansing, MI  48824
Map & Driving Directions:
Small Animal:  517-353-5420
Large Animal:  517-353-9710

Have a safe rest of your holiday season!

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