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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COO Matt Schaecher rescuing momma dog and her puppies

HSHV rescues 108 animals, including exotics and purebreds

Ann Arbor, MI (June 22, 2018) – 108 animals living in deplorable conditions at a Salem Township residence were rescued by the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) Wednesday morning. Animal Cruelty Investigators found 39 exotic cats with 20 kittens, 18 purebred dogs and 16 puppies, 14 chickens, and an African Grey ...
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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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Surrendered dog

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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