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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cruelty-free chart

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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Volunteer dog walker Karen Jamrock with a dog

Humane Society of Huron Valley voted “Best Place to Volunteer”

Ann Arbor, MI (July 11, 2018) – The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) was announced as the “Best Place to Volunteer” in the Ann Arbor Family Press “Ann Arbor Family Favorites” awards for the third consecutive year. Community members mailed in and submitted their ballots earlier this year in a variety ...
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3 cats currently available for adoption

Humane Society of Huron Valley at CATpacity

Ann Arbor, MI (June 21, 2018) – A rescue of over 100 animals yesterday, a recent local hoarding situation, and seasonal surrendering of family pets have put the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) at full “cat-pacity.” Over 90 adult cats are looking for a home through HSHV. To encourage adoptions, they’re lowering ...
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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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Charity Navigator 4 Star Charity

Humane Society of Huron Valley earns coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator rating for 7th year straight

Ann Arbor, MI (June 18, 2018) – The Humane Society of Huron Valley’s (HSHV’s) strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned them a seventh consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Only 4% of evaluated charities have received at least seven consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that ...
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Cat and dog kennels stacked on top of one another in fillth

HSHV rescues 71 animals from Michigan Township Supervisor

Ann Arbor, MI (June 7, 2018) – The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) in partnership with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department conducted a search warrant on a home of the Augusta Township Supervisor on Friday, May 25 and seized 71 animals: 37 cats, 9 dogs, 13 chickens, 10 exotic birds, ...
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A sweet looking pit bull dog surrendered after a drug raid

Originally 9, now 19, dogs seized in drug raid forfeited to HSHV

Ypsilanti, MI (May 24, 2018) -- Following a March 9th Washtenaw Metro SWAT raid on a suspected drug house in the city of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) Animal Control seized four puppies and five unsterilized adult dogs living in unsanitary conditions. Many of the adults were confined by wire ...
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Daschund flying into a pool as part of the Ultimate Air Dogs

Biggest Pup Party will Include Flying Dogs

Your dog walks. Runs. And will have the chance to fly... at Walk & Wag! Your dog walks. Runs. Would he like to fly? At the 39th annual Walk & Wag by the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV), he’ll have the chance. The Ultimate Air Dogs event features a forty foot dock ...
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Elvis a black cat is hoping to leave the building at Empty the Shelters

BISSELL Sponsors Free Adoption Day at HSHV

Ann Arbor, MI (April 27, 2018) – The Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) hopes to find loving homes for nearly 80 dogs and cats on Saturday, May 5, a free adoption day. BISSELL Pet Foundation will be picking up the adoption fees for those who adopt a pet from HSHV on May 5, ...
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Over a dozen Shih Tzus, Birds, and Ponies rescued from squalor in Ypsi Township

Over a dozen Shih Tzus, Birds, and Ponies rescued from squalor in Ypsi Township

Ann Arbor, MI (April 23, 2018) – “There are puppies living in complete squalor, covered head to toe in feces,” reported the Good Samaritan who called the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) last week after visiting the home to buy a puppy. HSHV Cruelty Investigators arrived at the Ypsilanti Township ...
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Garvey, a black cat

500 Tiny Lions Adopted by Area Residents

Ann Arbor, MI (January 24, 2018) – The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, Ann Arbor’s first cat café, found a forever home for its 500th cat this weekend. Garvey, a one-year old, nine pound black cat had a rough start, but did all he could to get adopted—first, charming his way ...
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Chickens in a filthy coop, before they were rescued by HSHV

Goats, chickens and ducks — 20 in all — suffering in Ypsilanti Township rescued by HSHV

Ann Arbor, MI (January 12, 2018) – Twenty animals living in squalor in Ypsilanti Township were rescued by the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) Wednesday, January 3. Among the remains of at least five deceased chickens were 12 live hens, two roosters, four ducks and two goats—many of whom were ...
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