HSHV is deeply committed to our animals, our animal loving community and the many vulnerable families in our community.  In this time of turmoil and uncertainty, there are many things we can’t do, but many things we can.  Being able to prevent animals from unnecessary suffering, like going hungry, and helping support the people who love them is a privilege for which we are deeply grateful.


Please know…

We are still taking in and taking care of unwanted animals and doing limited adoptions.

Our Veterinary Clinic is providing essential and critical medical treatment to animals who need it.

Our Cruelty Investigators and Emergency Rescue Officers are saving injured, abused and abandoned animals.

And we’re responding to increased emergency food needs through our Bountiful Bowls pet food pantry and making special deliveries to those who can’t leave home.

We understand many people are struggling, but if you would like to help homeless and abused animals right now you can do the following:


We are still able to safely accept in-kind donations. Items can be dropped off in the blue donation bin just inside our front door anytime between 9am and 6pm, 7 days a week.

The items we always need are blankets, towels or beds that can be laundered in a standard washing machine (no hand towels, please), pet food in the original packaging, scoopable cat litter, canned dog food, waterless pet shampoo, yards of fleece for animal projects, disposable aluminum roaster pans (20 x 12, 8 x 8 shallow, cake pans), and Liquid Vick’s Solution (for steam vaporizers). More items to donate can be found on the Wishlist page of our website and on our Amazon wishlist.


We’re so appreciative of the outpouring of support and interest in becoming a foster home.  While we have ample foster homes at the moment, if you have an interest in fostering homeless or abused animals in the future you can email the Foster Care Manager, Ann Edwards, at Ann2@hshv.org for more information.


Thank you for your support! As the only animal shelter and welfare center in Washtenaw County, you can rest assured knowing that HSHV will continue to be here for the most vulnerable animals in our community.