humane society

Toddler Tails provides children with hands-on animal experiences, education

by (rpontius)

Submitted 12-04-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Every second Tuesday of the month, an average of 20 toddlers aged two to four years and their caretakers arrive at the Humane Society of West Michigan for storytime, crafts - and animals.  "It’s a great way for us to reach out to...

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The Humane Society of West Michigan's 1st priority: Keep pets with their families

by (rachelcc)

Submitted 09-19-2013 under OPINION

The effects of the financial sector crash of 2008 keep affecting families in West Michigan.  Many families still struggle with unemployment and underemployment.  It was Hunger Action Week last week in West Michigan, and I...

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Pets fall victim during tough economic times

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 02-24-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

It's an all too common story. A family, financially stretched, looks at a stack of late notices and eviction warnings. Needing to cut costs, the pet often is the first to go.  Meet our unnamed kitty above. This kitty was trapped in a (...

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Animal Lovers and Pet Parents, Listen Up!

by (NicoleCapizzi)

Submitted 11-24-2009 under NEWS

When walking through the Humane Society of Kent County, you see a more cheerful place than you may have expected.  You see "hope," says Karen Terpstra, the executive director.  Dogs are typically paired in their kennels to alleviate...

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