A unique service to the communities of Southwest Michigan
We are a non-profit organization supported by volunteers dedicated to rescuing homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from Southwest Michigan pounds and adopting them into responsible homes.
Since our founding in May 2002, the SPCA of Southwest Michigan (as of 11/19/16) has saved over 16,273 pets – the vast majority from 10 different Animal Control facilities across Southwest and south central Michigan.
Rehabilitation is at the heart of what we do
Pets in pound facilities are often in bad shape: full of worms, fleas, ticks and ear mites. They are often sick, malnourished and under-socialized. The SPCA provides full medical care for its animals.
All of our rescued pets receive complete veterinary care and preventative care while they are with us. All are spayed or neutered to break the cycle of overpopulation. All are micro-chipped to aid in their return to their families, if they should be lost.
In each county, the government has a division of Animal Services and Control (the county pound) which provides the important services of picking up stray animals, enforcing laws, licensing, etc. The SPCA is not a county pound facility. Rather, we have cooperative relationships with many of these government agencies throughout the region and we honor the difficult work that performed by their remarkable staff members.
SPCA of Southwest Michigan is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit animal welfare organization. We do not receive funding from any government agency or national organization. We operate solely on privately donated funds and adoptions fees.
The SPCA of Southwest Michigan is dedicated to addressing the ever-growing plague of pet homelessness. We are here to save forgotten dogs and cats in our community and place them in responsible forever homes.
SPCA of SW MI Live Outcomes divided by Total Outcomes 1547/1590
SPCA of SW MI 2016 LRR (Live Release Rate) 97%
Definition as per Shelter Animals Count calculator:
The Annual Live Release Rate is calculated by dividing total live outcomes (adoptions, outgoing transfers, and return to owner/guardian) by total outcomes (total live outcomes plus euthanasia not including owner/guardian requested euthanasia or died/lost in shelter/care).