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October 26, 2011
Keep Pets Safe On Halloween
 
Halloween is a fun time for kids of all ages but it can be very stressful and frightening to pets. The Kalamazoo Humane Society offers five tips to ensure animal safety. By implementing these safety tips, this Halloween will be a treat for your pet instead of a threat.

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October 1, 2010
Reverse Raffle Event to Support Spay/Neuter Services in Kalamazoo
 
The Kalamazoo Humane Society is hosting its sixth annual Reverse Raffle Event on November 5th. Proceeds from the event will support the Operation Fix-It program which offers pet owners low-cost spaying and neutering of dogs and cats. OFI has surgically sterilized over 21,500 animals since it began in May 2002.

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September 17, 2010
The Kalamazoo Humane Society and Michigan State University Collaborate to Provide Free Spay/Neuter Services
 
For the fourth consecutive year, the Kalamazoo Humane Society partnered with students and faculty from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to spay and neuter dogs and cats at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds. All activities were overseen by Dr. Valerie Chadwick, Assistant Professor from MSU and Aaron Winters, Executive Director for KHS.

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KHS in the News
 
March 7, 2010
Volunteer opportunities for animal lovers abound...
 
Nonprofit organizations such as the Kalamazoo Humane Society rely heavily on volunteers.

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Schoolcraft woman volunteers in the Humane Society's pet visitation program with dog Lacie

When Donna Schonveld retired after 32 years of teaching elementary school in Battle Creek, she decided she wanted to spend the next 32 years giving back to the community and volunteering.

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February 14, 2011
Therapy dog helps patients mend at Borgess Medical Center
 
When Stan Laws broke his hip in 1999, his father, Arthur, was astonished at the difference a therapy dog could make.

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November 8, 2010
M.O.D.A. presents ... Mad Couture
 
Western Michigan University students are organizing a fall fashion show to benefit the Kalamazoo Humane Society.

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November 7, 2010
Viewpoint: Kalamazoo Humane Society is separate entity from KSUS
 
This is a response to the Sara Chisnell-Voigt Viewpoint, expressing her views relative to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

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October 12, 2010
Pet Food Needed to Help Seniors Care for their Pets
 
A pet food drive aimed at helping older adults on fixed incomes to care for their pets will be held October 18 through October 22 by RSVP - Your Invitation to Volunteer. The drive is RSVP's way of celebrating Make a Difference Day, the national day of helping others.

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UPDATE: The pet food drive collected 4,946 pounds of dog and cat food. The Kalamazoo Humane Society received 1,968 pounds to supply our emergency pet food bank.


October 10, 2010
What happens to Fido during tough economic times? Brochure offers alternatives to pet owners struggling with costs
 
When a family is facing foreclosure and uncertain where they may be living, the stress of the situation can leave some fluffy family members — such as a dog or cat — out of the discussion.

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April 25, 2010
Catching up with: Aaron Winters, executive director of the Kalamazoo Humane Society
 
Aaron Winters has seen his job as executive director of the Kalamazoo Humane Society change significantly over the 23 years he's held the position.

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Humane Society Proposes an Animal Care, Resource Center
 
The Kalamazoo Humane Society, in collaboration with the Kalamazoo County Animal Services and Enforcement, Kalamazoo Dog Training Club and Kalamazoo Animal Rescue, is going for another first with a proposed Animal Care and Resource Center.

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