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Honoring West Michigan's service dogs

Honoring West Michigan's service dogs

WALKER, Mich.—The Humane Society of West Michigan is looking for service dogs, police dogs and retired military dogs to honor during its annual fundraiser, “POMA for Pets.”

The fundraiser is presented by the Professional Orchestral Musicians Association of Grand Rapids (POMA-GR) and includes musical performances, dancing dogs and a tribute to service dogs.

The event is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. John D’Asaro, Ada Hospital for Animals and Whiskers Resort and Pet Spa.  Last year, “POMA for Pets” raised $6,000 for the Humane Society of West Michigan; organizers hope to beat that number this year.

The event will take place Sunday, July 21 at 3 p.m. at Wealthy Street Theatre, located at 1130 Wealthy St. SE in Grand Rapids.

17th Annual Festival in Walker, June 15th

17th Annual Festival in Walker, June 15th

Put Saturday, June 15th on your calendar and take time to check out the Walker City Annual Festival to be held in the park behind Walker City Hall on Remembrance Rd. NW in Walker.

The Festival kicks off at 8:30am and runs until 11:00pm, starting off with a bike parade in the Library parking lot. Throughout the day there will be a car show, book sale, children’s play area, petting zoo, laser tag, and bingo along with something new this year, “Festival of Furry Friends” for pets.

From 9:00am to 3:00pm, Ford Motor Company will offer a program titled, “Drive 4UR Community.” During this time you are invited to test drive one of the many new vehicles they will have on hand and in turn, for each test drive, Ford will donate $20 to the Walker Ambucs to raise money for Amtrykes and Indian Hills Trails Camp.

Nearly a dozen food booths will be open during the day. Kramer Entertainment will provide games for both adults and children.

Animal adoptions at the orchard June 15

Animal adoptions at the orchard June 15

WALKER, Mich.—The Humane Society of West Michigan is switching its hours for summertime.

Now through September 30, the shelter will be open to the public Tuesday through Friday, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Saturday hours will remain the same, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HSWM is also heading to Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery for its next adoption event.  Pets looking for a forever home will be at the orchard Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Influx of small critters leads to Name Your Price adoption special at HSWM

Influx of small critters leads to Name Your Price adoption special at HSWM

WALKER, Mich.—The Humane Society of West Michigan is extending its Name Your Price adoption special, after taking in dozens of small critters.

Humane Society spokeswoman Nicole Cook says 19 rabbits are up for adoption.  Many of them are six to eight weeks old, meaning they were likely purchased as Easter gifts.

Humane Society of West Michigan holds 12 Hour Spring Carnival of Savings

Humane Society of West Michigan holds 12 Hour Spring Carnival of Savings

The Humane Society of West Michigan welcomes pet enthusiasts to take part in this 12 hour adoption event on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 10:30 a.m. through 10:30 p.m.

Take advantage of adoption specials, play games and see demonstrations at the West Michigan Humane Society, located at 3077 Wilson NW in Walker.

Adoption Specials:

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.: $5 cats (over 6 months); $25 kittens; $5 small critters
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.: Guess the weight dog adoption special
2 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Spin to win with the wheel of savings
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.: $45 dogs and name your price cats, kittens & small critters

Events Schedule

10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Carnival games
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.: Rockin' Rovers
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Adoptables parade
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Zumba class
4 p.m.

World's tallest dog helping other pets find homes

World's tallest dog helping other pets find homes

WALKER, Mich. – The world’s tallest dog is coming to Walker later this month.

Zeus is seven feet, four inches when he stands.  The three-year-old dog, who lives in Otsego, made the Guinness Book of World Records last year.   

Zeus will be featured at the Humane Society of West Michigan’s 12-Hour Spring Carnival of Savings April 27.  The inaugural event will also include animal adoption specials, carnival games, Zumba classes, and best-selling author Luis Carlos Montalvan, who wrote “Until Tuesday”.

The adoption event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the HSWM, located at 3077 Wilson Drive NW in Walker.  For more information, visit the HSWM’s website.

Humane Society of West Michigan hosting spring break camp

Humane Society of West Michigan hosting spring break camp

WALKER, Mich.—The Humane Society of West Michigan will kick off its three day, spring break camp Wednesday, April 3.

The non-profit organization is also planning multiple adoption events for the month of April. Here is a portion of the schedule sent out to volunteers:

Wednesday, April 3-5, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Spring break camp at HSWM

Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m. - 3p.m.: Old Orchard Apartment complex adoption day

Monday, April 8, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Foster orientation

Thursday, April 11, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Low income vaccine clinic at HSWM

Monday, April 15, 6 p.m.