Humane Society goes virtual during Covid-19 crisis

Humane Society goes virtual during Covid-19 crisis

April 6, 2020 (Ann Arbor, MI) – Like many other animal shelters in Michigan, HSHV is offering only essential services and following all official recommendations to stop the spread of COVID-19. Adoptions and animal intakes are by appointment only. The outpatient veterinary clinic is no longer performing outpatient sterilizations or other ...
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Coronavirus, pets, and events at HSHV

Please know: there is currently no evidence that our pets can contract or transmit COVID-19. Our animals need our love and care during crisis situations.  ...
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Dead and Sick Puppies Seized from Ypsilanti Pet Store

Dead and Sick Puppies Seized from Ypsilanti Pet Store

Animal Cruelty Investigators from the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) seized seven puppies, dozens of reptiles and small mammals from Pet City Pets in Ypsilanti Township.  ...
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Augusta Township Supervisor Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty

Augusta Township Supervisor Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty

Brian Shelby, Augusta Township Supervisor, recently pled guilty to seven counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty, and his wife, Tammy Shelby pled to one misdemeanor, after Animal Cruelty Investigators from the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) found 71 animals living in neglectful conditions.  ...
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Humane Society of Huron Valley offers new “private rehoming” service

Humane Society of Huron Valley offers new “private rehoming” service

Moving and can’t take your pets? There’s an alternative to taking them to a shelter: rehoming on your own. And the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) is making it less stressful for local residents ...
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Photo by Nandhu Kumar on Unsplash

Before doing Yoga with Goats (or puppies or kitties or…)

Have you tried yoga with goats, cats, dogs, or even bunnies?  Chances are that if you haven’t, you know someone who has.  Animal yoga has been sweeping the nation, gaining in popularity and ever expanding the species involved.  These yoga experiences can be great fun for both people and animals, ...
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9 dogs seized by Humane Society of Huron Valley from condemned homes

9 dogs seized by Humane Society of Huron Valley from condemned homes

Thanks to a tip from a Good Samaritan, nine allegedly neglected dogs have been rescued from homes determined unfit for living. Animal Cruelty Investigators from the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) found the dogs in two separate homes in Ypsilanti Township the first week of December ...
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2019 HYA Award Winners

Local compassionate teens win Humane Youth Awards

Ann Arbor, MI (October 17, 2019) – The Humane Society of Huron Valley’s (HSHV) second annual Humane Youth Awards recognize three local teens who are working to make a more compassionate community for both humans and animals. Katie Moore, 16, has been a Junior Volunteer at HSHV for four years and ...
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Resolution for Humane Pet Acquisition Ordinance unanimously passed by Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners

Resolution for Humane Pet Acquisition Ordinance unanimously passed by Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners

Ann Arbor, MI (September 19, 2019) – HSHV and Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan applaud the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners for unanimously passing a resolution to encourage local communities to adopt a Humane Pet Acquisition Ordinance, as introduced by Commissioner Andy Labarre. It is well-known that commercial breeding facilities, known ...
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2018 Humane Youth Award Winners Claire Roffi, Kaitlin Barrett-Huff and Emilia Callan

Who’s the most humane youth you know? Call for entries for Humane Youth Award

“Young people inspire us daily,” says Karen Patterson, director of humane education and volunteering at the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV). “They donate their birthday gifts to animals, take time to read to and calm animals in shelters, and ultimately teach all of us adults to be more compassionate ...
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FREE pet adoptions at HSHV - One week only

FREE pet adoptions at HSHV – One week only

The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) is FULL of over 100 furry friends. To get them into loving homes faster, you can adopt an adult cat or dog for free—or any donation you wish—with their “Pick-Your-Price” special running one week only: Monday, July 29 through Sunday, August 4, 2019 ...
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HSHV celebrates Dependence Day

HSHV celebrates Dependence Day

(July 2, 2019) – “Animals depend on us,” says Tanya Hilgendorf, CEO/President of the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV). “This July 4, we’re celebrating all the people who’ve made wonderful things happen for the animals in our community.” Donors, adopters, volunteers and staff are among the many folks celebrated ...
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Dog hiding under bed

Red, White and Boo

Consider July 4th the Halloween for pets. Some don't mind it; others want to run for the hills. Though your companion animals may never see the 4th of July celebration as a treat, here are some tricks to make the upcoming days more comfortable. First, though you may want to celebrate with your ...
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HSHV investigating abuse of kitten by a juvenile

HSHV investigating abuse of kitten by a juvenile

(June 25, 2019) – The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) is investigating the alleged abuse of a four-week-old kitten by a pre-teen in Ypsilanti. Witnesses reported seeing the child kick the kitten twice, then toss him in the air several times—allowing the kitten to fall onto cement—then douse him ...
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HSHV receives 8th consecutive Charity Navigator rating and 4 Best of Washtenaw awards, including Best Non Profit

HSHV receives 8th consecutive Charity Navigator rating and 4 Best of Washtenaw awards, including Best Non Profit

(June 17, 2019) – HSHV recently received several accolades. HSHV’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it an eighth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  Only 4% of evaluated charities have received at least 8 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that the ...
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Workplace wellness - doggie date

HSHV brings dogs to your work (and your work to cats)

Feel like work is for the birds? Now, it’s for the dogs and cats with the Humane Society of Huron Valley’s (HSHV’s) new Workplace Wellness program ...
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Disease on the rise in Washtenaw County wildlife, pets

Disease on the rise in Washtenaw County wildlife, pets

Raccoons acting strangely. Skunks wobbling around. The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) is reporting a significant increase in Washtenaw County wildlife with distemper and parvovirus, diseases that can be deadly to pets if they’re not vaccinated ...
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turtle crossing the road

How to Avoid Spring Wildlife Collisions

As Michiganders are waking up from winter slumber and traveling more, so, too, are lots of species of wildlife. For many, this is also baby season and the time when vehicles accidentally injure and orphan millions, the evidence of which is sadly popping up all over. “We live in a community that ...
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Could you be supporting cruelty without knowing it?

Did you know you may be supporting cruelty to animals without knowing it?  Many common products, such as cosmetics, shampoos and cleaning products, are tested on animals (like rabbits) before they are sold.  Products are usually placed on an animal’s eyes or skin to test for irritation.  Besides being painful ...
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Dog and cat in snow

5 ways to help furry friends in frigid temperatures

Brrr... it's cold outside!  Here are 5 tips on helping our four-legged friends when the temperature dips. Bring them in. If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for them! Just like people, animals are subject to frostbite -- especially on paws and ears. And also just like people, our ...
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Cat in suitcase

Choosing a place to board your pet

Choosing a safe and responsible boarding home or facility for your beloved pet is an important part of planning a getaway. With many unregulated and unlicensed homes and facilities providing these services, your pet’s health and safety can be put at risk. So how do you pick? Here are a ...
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Humane Youth Award Winners

Area Youth Win the First Ever Humane Youth Awards

Three local teenagers are being recognized by the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) for their work in making a positive impact on the lives of animals and people in the community ...
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John U. Bacon

Humane Society to “humanely” roast John U. Bacon

Sports fans and animal lovers alike will get their chance to roast New York Times bestselling author John U. Bacon at the Humane Society of Huron Valley’s (HSHV’s)13th annual Compassionate Feast fundraiser on Friday, November 9 ...
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Bailey Grace the hounddog

Bailey Grace says gracias

Have you ever spoken out for the voiceless? Thank goodness someone did for Bailey Grace!  Animal Cruelty Investigators received a video of her abuse. A puppy on a leash being kicked over and over.  Investigators addressed the situation and Bailey Grace left with them. Her life changed in that moment ...
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Michigan Township Supervisor Surrenders 20 Animals, Faces Felonies for Neglect

Michigan Township Supervisor Surrenders 20 Animals, Faces Felonies for Neglect

Acting on a search warrant, the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) investigated the home of Augusta Township Supervisor Brian Shelby, and rescued 71 animals from unsanitary, overcrowded and neglectful conditions. Brian Shelby and his wife Tammy now face three (3) felony counts of animal neglect to 10 or more animals, ...
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Boy with dog

Who’s our community’s Most Humane Youth? HSHV launches first ever local award

“Young people inspire us daily,” says Karen Patterson, director of humane education and volunteering at the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV). “They donate their birthday gifts to animals, take time to read to and calm animals in shelters, and ultimately teach all of us adults to be more compassionate ...
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Best of Washtenaw winner ad with cat and dog

We won!

We are so honored! Thanks to you, we won a bunch of awards in Current Magazine's "Best of Washtenaw" contest. These awards help get the word out about the needy animals in our community and services that help them, so thank you to all who voted! Thanks to you, HSHV won Best ...
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This weekend's forecast: HOT DOG

This weekend’s forecast: HOT DOG

10 tips for summer pet safety The “dog days of summer” are on their way. “Every year, beloved pets suffer from heat exhaustion and worse, as unknowing owners leave them in the car,” says Michele Baxter, Cruelty and Rescue Manager of the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV). “Pets don’t ...
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