Kalamazoo Humane Society

3661 Easy Street

Kalamazoo, MI  49001

Phone:  (269) 345-1181

Fax:  (269) 345-1290

Email:  info@kazoohumane.org

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday 9 AM to 5 PM

Closed Weekends & Holidays

Surgery Hours:

Drop-Off between 7:30 AM to 8 AM

Pick-up between 4 PM to 5 PM

By appointment only.


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

Our volunteers are our most important asset and they do a remarkable job for animals and our programs. 


If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Mead, the Volunteer Coordinator, at 269-743-0382 or at smead@kazoohumane.org. Thank you for your interest in the Kalamazoo Humane Society!

Animal Shelter Adoption Counselor

Change the lives of animals by helping them find a loving home. Once a week, KHS volunteers serve as advisors to members of the public looking to adopt a new pet, find a lost pet, or turn in an animal for adoption at the county shelter. As an adoption counselor, you help socialize the animals, making them more adoptable, and help keep them comfortable during their stay at the shelter. 

Time: Wednesdays, 4-7 pm
Location: Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement

Operation Fix-It

This innovative program helps limited-income pet owners spay and neuter their cats and dogs, and we need your help checking-in the animals during the week. The best part? You get to pet all the animals that come through the door! Dogs are scheduled on Mondays and Tuesdays, and cats are scheduled on Wednesday and Thursdays. 

Time: Monday – Thursday, 7:15 – 9:00 am
Location: Kalamazoo Humane Society

Cat Grooming

Do you love cats? Do you want to help cats find their furever home? Come spend your Wednesday mornings at the county shelter and groom the cats available for adoption! Grooming the cats will not only make them more presentable to potential adopters, but will also socialize them, making them ready to meet their new family. 

Time: Every other Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 am
Location: Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement

Educational Outreach

Build on children's natural love for animals with From Nose to Tail: Lessons to Inspire Care and Compassion for Dogs, our new curriculum for elementary students. The curriculum is five lessons (each requiring about one hour) and may be spaced over a period of days or weeks, or the class may only choose one lesson. Topics include dogs’ basic physical, social and emotional needs, our responsibility for providing humane care for dogs, and dog bite prevention.

Time & Location: Will vary depending on class registration 

Community  Events

If you want to help animals but prefer working with two-legged beings, then this is the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! Throughout the year KHS attends events such as the Women’s Expo, Kalamazoo Pride, and other various festivals, and connects event goers with information about KHS services, events, and volunteer opportunities. We also sell handmade crafts and other merchandise for pets and their humans, with all proceeds going to support KHS’s mission.

Time & Location: Will vary based on event (typically weekends)

Dog Walk & K-9 Festival

Enjoy the day volunteering outdoors and being surrounded by over 1000 dogs! This is a great opportunity to volunteer with friends, family, and coworkers. All volunteers receive an entrance wristband to the event for donating their time, so please enjoy the Dog Walk & K-9 Festival before or after your shift! 

Time: May 9, 2020, 9am-2pm

Location: Prairie View County Park, Vicksburg