Pets Make Life Better
Due to the Covid 19 our shelter has new policies
Please understand this is for the protection of the animals, volunteers, staff and visitors.
All adoptions, volunteering, intakes and visitors are by appointment only.
If you are interested in adopting a pet, please call us to set up an appointment to visit the shelter. If you are interested in volunteering, please call to set up a day and time. All visitors are required to wear a mask (adults and children). Animal intakes are by appointment only. If you have any questions, please call us and we will be happy to help you.
Stay safe, Stay healthy and Stay strong
Due to COVID-19 our critical fundraisers to help support the medical needs of our animals have been cancelled. These fundraisers helped to raise money to cover the costs of vaccinations, spay and neuters', wellness exams and more. Our work to help the homeless animals continues on even through COVID-19, however, we need your help. We have a new campaign called "Save the Paws" and its goal is to raise $20,000 by the end of 2020 in lieu of our cancelled fundraisers. As donations are received specifically for this campaign we will fill in the paw to show the progress. Please help us fill in the paw to help Save the Paws by sending in your donation or through Paypal and please note Save the Paws.
We need your HELP!!
Congratulations to Grille 44 in Bear Lake our 2019 winners of Pubs for Paws. TJ's Pub came in second and Traks came in third. Thank you to all the bars and restaurants who participated and for all those who came out to support their favorite establishment. This year's event was a great success raising more than previous years.
Congratulations to Traks bar in Brethren for coming in 3rd in our Pubs for Paws fundraiser..
Fleas and ticks are two of the most frequent pet care concerns in America. While prevention is the best defense against these parasites, it’s important to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of fleas and ticks so you can help your pets if necessary. Click for more details from ASPCA
Average cat weight is a myth. It’s impossible to identify an average weight for all cats, and weight ranges are so broad, your cat could easily fall within that range and still be overweight. Find out a better weight to determine your cat’s ideal body condition here. An article from Purina
If you see it , Report It. Call your local animal control or police. Never confront a person that you suspect is abusing an animal. Call your local shelter for more information on how you can help. Your voice is their voice. Click for Manistee County Animal Control contact information
Your support and contributions will enable us to improve the lives of homeless pets. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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Manistee County Humane Society
Homeward Bound Animal Shelter
736 Paws Trail PO Box 144
Manistee, MI 49660