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Shiawassee Humane Society


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Our mission is to provide caring solutions for the unmet needs of the local pet population in Shiawassee County.

The Shiawassee Humane Society ensures the humane treatment of companion animals in need by providing temporary shelter and care, finding permanent homes for adoptable pets, and engaging in public advocacy and community education, with an emphasis on population control.


History

The Shiawassee Humane Society (SHS) was incorporated in 1954. SHS first operated out of homes, in conjunction with animal control, and ultimately in a separate facility on Hibbard Road. In 1977, the shelter opened the doors of its new facility and current location, on Bennington Road. Over the years, the facility has been remodeled, and in 2000 a fund was started to expand the size of the facility. That expansion was completed in 2003, and for several years, updates were made to the “old” sections of the facility to make it better fulfill its function as a shelter.


Adoptions

The Shiawassee Humane Society offers adoptions by:

Providing pets that are of a personality and temperament to be companion pets.

Screening potential adopters and matching the needs of the pet and the needs of the adopter.

Collaborating with other organizations to find temporary and permanent homes for companion animals.

Developing and offering financial assistance programs to make adoption available for all income levels.

Fostering

The Shiawassee Humane Society provides for the basic needs, care and comfort of the companion animals in its care. However, there is no place like home for a pet to relax, de-stress and learn positive behaviors that will lead it to its forever home.

Fostering a shelter pet is an awesome responsibility that offers many rewards. Foster homes are a critical link between homelessness and a stable life for a shelter pet. Foster families are a special breed of human who recognize that their love, care and attention is the best, possible solution for a companion animal who is waiting for its forever family. If you are one of these very special humans, please consider fostering a shelter pet today.


Address:
2752 W Bennington Rd
Owosso, MI 48867

Call Us: 989-723-4262

Email Us: [email protected]

Do you need to find a loving home for your pet?

No-kill shelters do wonderful work, but as a result, are often inundated with pet surrenders. In the unfortunate scenario that you have to find a new home for your pet, please read through the rehoming solution and articles on this page before contacting the shelter.

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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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