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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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