You have questions. We have answers.The SPCA of Southwest Michigan is here to answer any questions you might have. Whether it is about the care and keeping of your new pet or how the adoption process works, we are glad you want to know!
Ask Dr. Pete
Why is my pet being destructive?
My older pet is having accidents
Is this lump cancer?
All lumps found on your pet should be looked at. The vet will be able to tell if it is a benign lipoma (fatty tumor), cyst, or a malignant lump that needs removal. If a lump is cancerous, it is important to get lumps checked out early!
What if I can't afford pet care?
Have a question?
How do I adopt a pet?
- Look at rescued pets online or meet our pets in person on site or at one of our weekly adoption events.
- Discuss your questions and survey with an adoption counselor.
- Review and sign your pet care contract.
- Take your new family member home!
Why so many questions before I adopt?
Is the SPCA the county pound?
What should I do if I suspect abuse?
Call the authorities immediately – the Animal Services and Control agency for your county, or you local police. Many counties will allow you to remain anonymous. The SPCA takes in and rehabilitates abused and neglected animals, but by law, we can only be of assistance after the local authorities have investigated, intervened, and receive custody of the pet. The owner may voluntarily relinquish the pet to authorities or it may be seized by the county Animal Services and Control agency.
Why are fees different at shelters?
What should I do if I find a stray?
Can you take my animal?
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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