We have a handsome cat from the Humane Society of West Michigan that is looking for a loving home. Meet Benny the Bengal mix!

Benny is an incredibly handsome cat with a rich, dark cocoa-colored coat and beautiful Bengal-like markings. He's just a lil' cuddlebug, very laid back and quiet. He loves to lay on his foster's chest and is content to nap the day away.


He'd prefer to be your only furbaby, but he loves people and has done well with older, respectful kids in the past! This social baby is always looking for pets, and he's happy to chat with you and tell you all about his day. Benny is a total lovebug, and his only New Year’s resolution is to find a furever home!

If you'd like to adopt or learn more about Benny, visit our website at www.hswestmi.org/adoptablecats.html

Stocking Sponsorship Success

We are OVERWHELMED by the generosity of this community year-round, but, especially during the holiday season!

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Because of the support of our Stocking Sponsorship program–every single pet in our care had a stocking sponsored for the holiday--including pets in the shelter, pets in foster, plus several pets that were adopted before the holidays!

THANK YOU so much, from the bottom of our hearts, for supporting our pets this holiday season. Everyone had a wonderful Christmas thanks to you, and no pet was left behind!

Obedience Classes

Is your dog's New Years' resolution to be the goodest boy in 2023? Sign them up ASAP for one of our

starting this month, January!

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Start the new year on the right paw by choosing one of our many obedience courses that's the best fit for you. We offer classes for all sorts of needs, from basic to special behavior training, for puppies and adults, so there’s something for everyone!

Classes begin on NEXT WEEK on January 10th and spaces are limited, so learn all about our class options and sign up today at www.hswestmi.org/obedience-classes.html

Support our Rescue Rabbits

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We recently took in these ten friendly, domestic rabbits that were dumped on someone's property and left out in the cold. A good samaritan brought them into Kent County animal shelter, who transferred them to us so we could find them loving furever homes.

We are so grateful we're able to help with large-scale rescues like these, but we can't do it without your support! To help cover the costs of their spay and neuter surgeries, microchips, food, and daily care, please donate today through our website at www.hswestmi.org/give, with a note stating you'd like your gift to go to our rescue rabbits.

Mopsy, Hopsy, Flopsy, Nibbit, Noms, Zig Zag, Fluffer, Jumper, Blink & Dash, are now all safe and sound in our shelter and foster homes! If you'd like to adopt one or two of these buns, visit our website at www.hswestmi.org/adoptablesmallanimals.html

Why do cats have whiskers? Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? And answers to 47 other kitty questions:

Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? Why do they have whiskers? Cats, and their undeniably adorable babies known as kittens, are mysterious creatures. Their larger relatives, after all, are some of the most mystical and lethal animals on the planet. Many questions related to domestic felines, however, have perfectly logical answers. Here’s a look at some of the most common questions related to kittens and cats, and the answers cat lovers are looking for.

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