Local and State Animal Laws

Michigan has some of the best animal protection laws in the country.

The Kalamazoo Humane Society is an independent non-profit organization funded by grants and donations.  We offer services that manage pet-overpopulation, as well as provide assistance and education to pet owners to improve the lives of animals.

Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement is part of Kalamazoo County Government. They operate the only stray animal shelter in Kalamazoo County and use tax-dollars to enforce any animal-related laws and provide programs to Kalamazoo County Residents.

The Kalamazoo Humane Society and Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement often work together to accomplish more for animals and their owners.  Although we have two different purposes, we have many common goals, including improving the lives of animals in Kalamazoo County.

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The State of Michigan and Kalamazoo County have laws and ordinances that govern animal welfare.


Animal Enforcement Officers, Conservation Officers and other law enforcement workers are mandated to enforce these laws. Cities, townships and villages may also have their own ordinances in addition to what the State and County specify.

Animal Welfare Contacts

Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement

2500 Lake Street, Kalamazoo MI  49048


MI DNR Plainwell Customer Service Center
621 North 10th St, Plainwell, MI 49080

If you have a concern for an animal outside of Kalamazoo County, contact the Animal Control department for the county the animal is in.

Click here to find the Animal Control department nearest you

Kalamazoo Humane Society

3661 Easy Street

Kalamazoo, MI  49001

Phone:  (269) 345-1181

Fax:  (269) 345-1290

Email:  info@kazoohumane.org

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Office Hours:

Call us Monday-Friday 9AM to 5 PM

Closed Weekends & Major Holidays

Pet Food Bank Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday 10AM to 3PM

Surgery Appointments Check-In:

Check-in is 7:30AM to 8AM

Services by appointment only; lobby closed to the public indefinitely. 


Weather closures are posted to social media and WWMT Closings

KHS Tax Exempt Number:  38-1474932 | Download our Nonprofit Letter Here