ABOUT

 

Since 2002, over sixteen thousand pets have been saved. That’s what we’re all about.

The SPCA of Southwest Michigan is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit animal welfare organization and does not receive funding from any government agency or national organization. We rely solely on individual contributions.

THE SPCA of Southwest Michigan is a nonprofit animal welfare organization — a no kill shelter — that has been rescuing homeless cats and dogs since 2002. The SPCA Southwest Michigan is not a county pound facility, but has a cooperative relationships with many of these agencies throughout the region to help save lives.

Every animal’s well-being is our main goal and each animal is provided with medical care, and daily environment enrichment and socialization. Adoption fees help cover the cost of medical services, ranging from basic vaccinations to serious, life-saving surgeries. However, fees only cover a portion of our expenses — which is why we depend on private donations.

Animal welfare is more than just saving those that need help now, it’s preventing animals from ending up in desperate situations. Educational programs, spay and neuter to prevent pet overpopulation, providing pet food to local food banks to reduce pet relinquishment, and offering temporary housing resources for the elderly — are some of the things that set SPCA Southwest Michigan apart from other area organizations.

Our Mission

The SPCA of Southwest Michigan is dedicated to working for the well-being of animals and creating an adoption-focused community in Southwest Michigan. Our goal is to end senseless animal euthanasia in SW Michigan, and provide all animals with a loving, caring home.

We are a transparent shelter. You can trust us.

We are a transparent shelter, meaning we share what we do with our community. Please review our nonprofit awards, Michigan Department of Agriculture reports and financial information below... and if you have any questions, please ask!
SILVER AWARD FROM GUIDESTAR
SPCA of Southwest Michigan is a proud recipient of a Guidestar Silver award. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. When you’re researching nonprofits to donate to—GuideStar will help you compare nonprofits in an easy, transparent way.

MI PET FUND ALLIANCE AWARD
The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance recognizes organizations for their exceptional work to save animal lives. SPCA of Southwest Michigan received a 2016 Michigan Pet Fund Alliance Award. Awards are based on annual shelter reports that each licensed shelter is required to submit to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

MICHIGAN ANIMAL SHELTERS
ANNUAL REPORTS 
Registered shelters are required to annually report their animal statistics for the prior year by March 31 of the subsequent year. Other information includes total number of animals adopted, transferred to other registered shelters, reunited with their owners, and euthanized.

IT’S WORKING.
Euthanizations have dropped 60% at Michigan animal shelters since 2012, as a higher proportion of cats and dogs are being adopted, according to numbers collected by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Read more here.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
To support our organizational goal of transparency, we will always share our financial information with you. Questions? treasurer@spcaswmich.org

 

STATISTICS

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Live Release Rate

Animals Euthanized in Michigan in '06

SPCA Rescued and Rehomed Pets

Counties Served in Southwest Michigan

2016 FINANCIALS

  • DONATIONS 49.1%
  • ADOPTIONS 39.1%
  • EVENTS 11.3%
  • OTHER 0.5%

6955 West KL Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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email: info@spcaswmich.org
(269) 344-1474
Open: Tuesday-Friday 1-7p
Saturday 11a-4p

GUIDESTAR SILVER AWARD
MI PET FUND ALLIANCE AWARD

PLEASE HELP

The SPCA of Southwest Michigan is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit animal welfare organization and does not receive funding from any government agency or national organization. We rely solely on individual contributions.

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