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Humane Society of Huron Valley joins 390+ shelters nationwide to Empty the Shelters™

Humane Society of Huron Valley joins 390+ shelters nationwide to Empty the Shelters™

Ann Arbor, MI (July 11, 2024) – The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) is hoping to empty their shelter, with the help of BISSELL Pet Foundation and the community. From July 8-31, adopting an adult cat or dog (over 6 months of age) at HSHV will only be $50, ...
Humane Society of Huron Valley achieves 14th consecutive Charity Navigator topmost rating

Humane Society of Huron Valley achieves 14th consecutive Charity Navigator topmost rating

Ann Arbor, MI (June 24, 2024) - The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) is thrilled to announce that it has earned its 14th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the leading charity evaluator in America. This prestigious rating signifies HSHV's enduring commitment to financial health, accountability, and transparency, designating ...
Our shelter is full – Adopt a dog at HSHV at any price

Our shelter is full – Adopt a dog at HSHV at any price

Ann Arbor, MI (May 3, 2024) – While there’s a cost to overcrowding, there’s currently no cost to adopt an adult dog at the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV). “April usually means fewer dogs coming into our shelter,” says Matt Schaecher, COO at HSHV. “But not this year. We’re ...
Free pet vaccines at "Friends for Life" event

Free pet vaccines at “Friends for Life” event

Ann Arbor, MI (April 24, 2024) – The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) is excited to announce a special “Friends for Life” free vaccination clinic for the pets of seniors and those facing serious financial or housing challenges in Washtenaw County. Event details: Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024 Time: ...
Humane Society of Huron Valley adopts groundbreaking treatment, Achieves 100% survival rate

Humane Society of Huron Valley adopts groundbreaking treatment, Achieves 100% survival rate

Puppies who get Parvovirus have, on average, about an 9% survival rate. But at Ann Arbor’s Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) right now, their survival rate is 100% ...
More dogs being killed nationwide, Ann Arbor shelter remains no-kill

More dogs being killed nationwide, Ann Arbor shelter remains no-kill

Ann Arbor, MI (February 16, 2024) – 689,000 animals were euthanized in animal shelters nationwide in 2023, according to Shelter Animals Count (SAC), the most trusted and current source for animal sheltering data. They recently released their Annual Analysis report, comparing animal sheltering from 2023 to 2022, 2021 and 2019 ...
Chihuahua found inside a dumpster

Chihuahua found inside a dumpster

Ann Arbor, MI (December 18, 2023) – A heart-wrenching discovery was made last Monday the 11th around 3:30 a.m. near Ypsilanti’s Leforge and Green Road: a tiny pup was found abandoned in a dumpster, still stuck inside her crate. The pup, temporarily named “Frankie” is estimated to be approximately 10 ...
Stay Safe on the Road While Deer are Chasing Tail

Stay Safe on the Road While Deer are Chasing Tail

Ann Arbor, MI (November 7, 2023) - As the temperature drops, deer affairs are heating up. November is a prime month for deer mating as well as deer hunting. As deer are on the move—“chasing tail” or “running from guns”—they can head out into the middle of the road. While ...
Local Youth Win Humane Youth Awards

Local Youth Win Humane Youth Awards

Ann Arbor, MI (October 13, 2023) — The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) proudly announces local winners of the highly anticipated Humane Youth Award, now in its sixth year. The Humane Youth Award honors young champions who have made outstanding efforts to protect and advocate for animals, people, and/or ...
Humane Society of Huron Valley ranked among top 1% of charities

Humane Society of Huron Valley ranked among top 1% of charities

Ann Arbor, MI (October 11, 2023) –Charity Navigator announced its awarding Ann Arbor’s Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) with its topmost Four-Star Rating, for the 13th year in a row, placing HSHV among the top 1% of charities ranked nationwide. In addition to signifying financial health and ongoing accountability ...
17 Cats Found in Ann Arbor Parking Lot

17 Cats Found in Ann Arbor Parking Lot

Ann Arbor, MI (September 26, 2023) – The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) is providing shelter, care, and attention to 17 cats who were allegedly abandoned in a parking lot near Owl Creek Apartments in Ann Arbor. The incident has prompted an investigation. The 17 cats, ranging in age from ...
Another puppy found abandoned, emaciated in Washtenaw County – Information wanted

Another puppy found abandoned, emaciated in Washtenaw County – Information wanted

Ann Arbor, MI (July 28, 2023) – A 10-month-old puppy was found abandoned in a blanket-covered crate in Ypsilanti’s Recreation Park Tuesday. The Humane Society of Huron Valley is conducting an investigation, actively seeking tips from anyone who might have information. Two good Samaritans saw the crate on the side of ...
Puppy abused and abandoned in Ann Arbor parking lot, Tips sought

Puppy abused and abandoned in Ann Arbor parking lot, Tips sought

Ann Arbor, MI (July 27, 2023) – The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) is seeking help from the community on an animal cruelty incident that happened Monday. A puppy was running loose in the Carrot Way Apartments parking lot (1731 Dhu Varren Rd, Ann Arbor). Witnesses reported seeing a man ...
3X uptick in area pet owners needing emergency housing, more dog fosters needed

3X uptick in area pet owners needing emergency housing, more dog fosters needed

We're seeing a significant increase in the number of people facing unexpected medical emergencies and requiring temporary housing for their beloved pets—nearly tripling the numbers from last year ...
HSHV supports Ann Arbor Ordinance on Humane Pet Acquisition

HSHV supports Ann Arbor Ordinance on Humane Pet Acquisition

Ann Arbor, MI (June 9, 2023) – The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) applauds Ann Arbor City Council for considering a ban on pet stores and is grateful to the ordinance sponsors Councilmembers Dharma Akmon, Jenn Cornell, Cynthia Harrison, and Ayesha Ghazi Edwin for putting forth a compassionate proposal. It is ...
Humane Society of Huron Valley hails proposed ban on declawing cats

Humane Society of Huron Valley hails proposed ban on declawing cats

HB 4674 introduced last week by State Representative Jimmy Wilson, Jr. of Ypsilanti would make Michigan the third state to make declawing cats illegal. The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) hopes it will pass…well, right meow.  ...
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To Pet Owners in Michigan: Beware of Traps

Following the passage of a proposal last week by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) which now allows squirrels, cottontail rabbits, opossums and other animals deemed “nuisances” to be trapped and killed without a permit, the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) is cautioning people about dangerous—even deadly—traps their ...
HSHV Launches Free Services To Keep More People and Pets Together

HSHV Launches Free Services To Keep More People and Pets Together

“Friends for Life” at HSHV is being brought to life by the generosity of the Buhr family, in loving memory of deeply devoted animal lovers Ann Buhr and Kathy Buhr. The program will provide support for seniors and others in need, including veterinary assistance, in-home support and supplies, short-term housing, ...
19 Birds and 1 Cat Abandoned Outside the Humane Society of Huron Valley

19 Birds and 1 Cat Abandoned Outside the Humane Society of Huron Valley

Early Friday morning, staff at the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) found 19 birds left outside in a single metal cage, and a scared cat in a small crate on an outside bench. The birds include 17 parakeets and two cockatiels ...
Parvo Threatening Pups in Washtenaw County

Parvo Threatening Pups in Washtenaw County

The public veterinary clinic at the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) is seeing a concerning trend that area pet owners should know about: Parvovirus is on the rise ...
Why aren’t lost dogs getting back home in Washtenaw County?

Why aren’t lost dogs getting back home in Washtenaw County?

The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV), the only shelter in Washtenaw County and Plymouth for stray animals, has seen a significant decrease in the number of animals returned to owners this year. While HSHV has been taking in more lost/stray animals than in past years, in 2023, the shelter ...
Adopt a pet free at Humane Society of Huron Valley

Adopt a pet free at Humane Society of Huron Valley

Animals don’t have a time limit at The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV), but they still can’t wait to find a home.  So HSHV is rolling out a new initiative to help them get one faster. For animals who’ve been at the shelter longer than normal, HSHV is waiving ...
Humane Society of Huron Valley honors pets’ forever legacy with first-ever digital memorials

Humane Society of Huron Valley honors pets’ forever legacy with first-ever digital memorials

“Love Stays Here” digital collectibles will honor lost pets and support animals currently in need Ann Arbor, MI (December 20, 2022) — The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) offers pet owners and lovers a lasting new way to honor lost pets with the “Love Stays Here” digital collectible and ...
Adoptable Dogs Waiting Twice as Long for Homes

Adoptable Dogs Waiting Twice as Long for Homes

Ann Arbor, MI (December 6, 2022) — Across the state, animal shelters and rescues, including Ann Arbor’s Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) are battling a capacity crisis of historic levels. More kittens have come in to HSHV this year than in the past 15 years, and dogs are waiting ...
Zoe Zhang with kitten

Local Youth Win Humane Youth Awards 

The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) received the most nominations ever, in this the fifth year of the Humane Youth Awards. The winner? Zoe Zhang, with runners up Maddie Miller and Cara Gilbert. All three are from Ann Arbor ...
Attorney General visits HSHV, advocates for animals rescued from research

Attorney General visits HSHV, advocates for animals rescued from research

Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel, Senator Dayna Polehanki and State Representative Matt Koleszar visited the Humane Society of Huron Valley in Ann Arbor, where some of the 4,000 beagles rescued from the Envigo research facility were getting new loving homes ...
4,000 Beagles rescued, a bunch aboard Love Train for Michigan

4,000 Beagles rescued, a bunch aboard Love Train for Michigan

A bunch of Virginia beagles are boarding the Humane Society of Huron Valley’s (HSHV’s) Love Train, to get a new “leash” on life in Michigan ...
Humane Society of Huron Valley hoping to Empty the Shelter 

Humane Society of Huron Valley hoping to Empty the Shelter 

Now through July 31, 2022, you can adopt an adult dog or cat at HSHV for just $25, thanks to BISSELL Pet Foundation's "Empty the Shelter" promotion ...
More to Love Adoption Specials

Get More to Love for Less at Humane Society of Huron Valley

“While supplies last,” adult dogs and cats are 50% off, kittens are adopt-one-get-one-free, and small mammals are free ...
Beagle growling

Breaking news: Washtenaw County urges State to let retired research animals be adopted

The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) applauds the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners for the Washtenaw County Resolution in Support of Teddy’s Law passed Wednesday, March 16, 2022. The resolution notes that though it is standard practice for research facilities to kill the dogs and cats “at the end ...
Casting Call for Ann Arbor Pets

Casting Call for Ann Arbor Pets

Award-winning local pet photographer Kat Ku hopes to tell heartwarming “tails” of Ann Arbor. She’s calling on area pet owners to share stories of their pets while helping her support the homeless animals at the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV). For $150, which includes a $50 donation back to ...
Ypsilanti Woman Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty, Again

Ypsilanti Woman Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty, Again

Ann Arbor, MI (March 4, 2022) — Faced with a repeat felony charge of Cruelty/Neglect to more than 25 animals, Ypsilanti resident Suzanne Marie Thompson reportedly will make a plea bargain for Abandonment/Cruelty to 2-3 animals, a misdemeanor. In November 2020, Cruelty Investigators at the Humane Society of Huron Valley ...
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Ypsilanti Man Charged with Animal Cruelty

Ann Arbor, MI (March 1, 2022) — Charged with abandonment/cruelty to an animal for allegedly leaving his young dog tied to a door with no food or water, Ypsilanti resident George Clark is to be arraigned March 16. In late August 2021, following reports from concerned citizens, Animal Cruelty Investigators ...
Dog found frozen in cage, Tips wanted - CASH REWARD

Dog found frozen in cage, Tips wanted – CASH REWARD

Ann Arbor, MI (February 17, 2022) — Ann Arbor, MI (February 18, 2022) — Thanks to donations by concerned individuals, the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) is offering up to $500 cash reward for information leading to the prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the dead dog found in ...
5 cats rescued from Lodi Township

5 cats rescued from Lodi Township

On January 26, 2022, Cruelty Investigators at the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) in coordination with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s department executed a search warrant on a structure in Lodi Township, leading to the rescue of five adult cats. The cats were reportedly found without water and in a ...
Environmental experts to discuss why Ann Arbor was smart to stop the deer cull

Environmental experts to discuss why Ann Arbor was smart to stop the deer cull

Proponents of culling deer say it’s “Deer vs. the Environment,” but the truth is more complicated. And for Ann Arbor, who’s been paying to kill deer for more than 5 years, it’s been expensive, divisive, and arguably unsuccessful. Though cancelled for the last two years due to the pandemic and ...
Humane Society of Huron Valley had largest intake in the state

Humane Society of Huron Valley had largest intake in the state

Where’s the biggest and best animal shelter in Michigan? You might be surprised. Recently published annual reports on licensed animal shelters in Michigan show Ann Arbor’s Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) took in more animals in 2020 than any other shelter in the state ...
FREE cat & dog adoptions with “Home for the Pawlidays”

FREE cat & dog adoptions with “Home for the Pawlidays”

Ann Arbor, MI (December 9, 2021) — Dozens of deserving dogs and cats at the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) hope to get a home this holiday. And HSHV is waiving the adoption fees for those who qualify. Alonzo, Bailey, Cassius, Cliff, Cody, Diamond, Julius, Junie, Linden, Magnolia, Norm, ...
Free Kitty Kisses and Hugs for Highschoolers

Free Kitty Kisses and Hugs for Highschoolers

Ann Arbor, MI (December 7, 2021) — With so much anxiety and sadness in the air, particularly for high schoolers, Humane Society of Huron Valley’s Cat Café is offering free kitty comfort for teens. The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center (TLC) is free to high school students this Wednesday, ...
Local Youth Win Humane Youth Awards

Local Youth Win Humane Youth Awards

Ann Arbor, MI (November 23, 2021) — The future is looking warm and fuzzy, thanks to local youth Isabel Sutton, Oreen Morag and Sydney Bennett. They are the winners of the fourth annual Humane Youth Awards by the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV). The Humane Youth Award honors young ...
Animals Welcome Local Children on the Autism Spectrum 

Animals Welcome Local Children on the Autism Spectrum 

Ann Arbor, MI (October 26, 2021) — Story Time at the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) just got warmer and fuzzier. “We’ve offered our Little Paws Story Time for several years, but we know some children struggle with sitting still for longer stories, or feel overwhelmed by bright lights ...
Free food getting to pets in need in Washtenaw County

Free food getting to pets in need in Washtenaw County

HSHV, Community Action Network (CAN) and Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels (AAMOW) have recently partnered to help feed the needy furry residents of Washtenaw County ...
Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners commended by HSHV for opposing wildlife killing contests

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners commended by HSHV for opposing wildlife killing contests

Ann Arbor, MI (July 9, 2021) — The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) applauds the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners for passing a resolution Wednesday opposing wildlife killing contests in Michigan and encouraging the state to ban them outright. The resolution notes that such contests promote indiscriminate killing, are ...
Bald Eagle rejoins Ann Arbor family, after rescue from fishing wire

Bald Eagle rejoins Ann Arbor family, after rescue from fishing wire

Ann Arbor, MI (May 21, 2021) — Dangling upside down, entangled in a mass of fishing line which tied him to a branch hanging over Huron River, about 4 feet from shore and 1 foot from water, a Bald Eagle needed rescuing. Fortunately, a Good Samaritan called the Humane Society ...
Cut Up Dog Found in Ypsilanti – Tips Wanted

Cut Up Dog Found in Ypsilanti – Tips Wanted

Ann Arbor, MI (March 27, 2021) — An Ypsilanti family is desperate for answers on what happened to their dog. Their 12-year-old terrier was found dead on the side of Ecorse Road, just off Michigan Avenue on Monday, March 22. The owners said he’d been missing for four days, last ...
Ypsilanti Resident Charged with Animal Cruelty, Sentenced to Probation 

Ypsilanti Resident Charged with Animal Cruelty, Sentenced to Probation 

Ann Arbor, MI (March 26, 2021) — After pleading “no contest” to animal cruelty, on February 18, 2021, the Honorable Judge Erane Washington sentenced Ypsilanti Resident Connie Denham to one year probation and over $5,000 in restitution fees. In late December 2019, Animal Cruelty Investigators from the Humane Society of ...
Deer Doctor makes a virtual house call to Ann Arbor

Deer Doctor makes a virtual house call to Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI (March 12, 2021) – In 2015, Ann Arbor City Council approved a four-year deer management plan including shooting deer in city limits; 2020 was the fifth year. To date, Ann Arbor has spent over $750,000 on deer management, including $469,700 to contracted sharpshooters who have also been counting ...
Humane Society of the United States awards HSHV's Cruelty and Rescue Supervisor

Humane Society of the United States awards HSHV’s Cruelty and Rescue Supervisor

Melinda Szabelski, Cruelty and Rescue Supervisor at Washtenaw County’s Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV), was named a “local hero” in the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Stop Puppy Mills Campaign. The award is given annually to 14 people across the nation who’ve made a difference fighting puppy ...
3 Dead Puppies found in Ypsilanti’s Peninsular Park; Humane Society of Huron Valley asking for Tips

3 Dead Puppies found in Ypsilanti’s Peninsular Park; Humane Society of Huron Valley asking for Tips

Ann Arbor, MI (December 18, 2020) — A woman who regularly walks her dog in Ypsilanti’s Peninsular Park was startled to see a dead puppy off the side of a floating dock last Thursday night. She contacted the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV). Upon investigation, a Humane Society of ...
Children read to homeless animals, helping both

Children read to homeless animals, helping both

Ann Arbor, MI (October 13, 2020) -  What would dogs like to read? Fortunately for our community’s kids, everything! “Rescue Reading,” a new program at the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV), gives children the opportunity to practice their reading skills in front of a nonjudgmental audience: homeless animals. In ...
Need childcare? Animals to the rescue! Essential workers get 50% off school-day camp

Need childcare? Animals to the rescue! Essential workers get 50% off school-day camp

Ann Arbor, MI (September 17, 2020) — Navigating the new school landscape may be a challenge, but the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) is lending a helping paw. “Camp PAWS is one of our most popular programs during school breaks,” says Karen Patterson, VP of Humane Education and Volunteering ...
BOW... Wow! We're the Best of Washtenaw because of you!

BOW… Wow! We’re the Best of Washtenaw because of you!

Only because of you can we do what we do! Save animals. Help people. And keep spreading the love. And every year, you push us to do better, and we couldn't do that without you, either! (Check out our annual report here.) So we are thrilled not only to be ...
HSHV rescues 45 dogs and cats from Pittsfield Township home

HSHV rescues 45 dogs and cats from Pittsfield Township home

Ann Arbor, MI (September 1, 2020) — Following a tip from concerned sources that animals weren’t being properly cared for, Animal Cruelty Investigators from the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) executed a search warrant and seized 14 cats and 31 dogs from a Pittsfield Township residence Friday afternoon. Investigators ...
Augusta Township Supervisor Sentenced for Animal Cruelty

Augusta Township Supervisor Sentenced for Animal Cruelty

Ann Arbor, MI (July 30, 2020 — On Monday, July 27, Augusta Township Supervisor Brian Shelby and his wife Tammy, were sentenced two (2) years’ probation for animal cruelty. Judge Swartz of Michigan's 15th Judicial District Court issued the ruling following an investigation from the Humane Society of Huron Valley ...
Humane Society of Huron Valley ranked in top 3% of Charities

Humane Society of Huron Valley ranked in top 3% of Charities

Ann Arbor, MI (June 23, 2020) — The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) was awarded a ninth straight topmost 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator. Only 3% of evaluated charities have received more than eight consecutive 4-star ratings. Charity Navigator says HSHV outperforms most other ...
HSHV & Tiny Lions cat café reopening to the public with added safety measures

HSHV & Tiny Lions cat café reopening to the public with added safety measures

Beginning Wednesday, June 17, the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) and their Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center will reopen for limited public visitation. "While we continually offered essential services including pet food assistance, intake of stray animals, and emergency veterinary care during the shut down, we're delighted to ...
Humane Society Offers Virtual Class on Co-Existing With Coyotes

Humane Society Offers Virtual Class on Co-Existing With Coyotes

May 11, 2020 (Ann Arbor, MI) –   Have you spotted a coyote in your neck of the woods lately? You’re not alone. Coyotes are highly adaptive and can thrive anywhere, including in wilderness, suburban, and urban areas. And they are an essential part of a healthy ecosystem, controlling rodent populations ...
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 ...
HSHV reminds community, "We're still here for the animals and you"

HSHV reminds community, “We’re still here for the animals and you”

As many hunker down with their furry friends, others suffer quarantine loneliness or economic uncertainty, and Washtenaw County's 120+ year old Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) wants to remind you they're still here. "Our pets are so important to our families, health and wellness. While HSHV has cancelled or ...
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.  ...
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.  ...
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 ...
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 ...
Santa to deliver adopted pets Christmas morning

Santa to deliver adopted pets Christmas morning

It’s every child’s dream come true; their family is getting a furry friend for Christmas! The Humane Society of Huron Valley is partnering with Santa to make this happen in Washtenaw County ...
Humane Society of Huron Valley celebrates 10 year anniversary with $10 adoptions

Humane Society of Huron Valley celebrates 10 year anniversary with $10 adoptions

Ann Arbor, MI (October 31, 2019) –While the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) was founded in 1896, October 2019 marks 10 years in a state-of-the-art animal care facility. "We can't wait to celebrate with the community, who helped build this incredible animal care facility and keep our life-saving services running ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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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 ...
October & November big months for deer-vehicle collisions, Here's how to avoid them

October & November big months for deer-vehicle collisions, Here’s how to avoid them

October & November big months for deer-vehicle collisions: Here’s how to avoid them   We’ve all seen the carnage of an animal hit in the road.  Some of us have been in such accidents.   Animal collisions injure and kill animals and can be dangerous to people.  The Humane Society of ...