Walk to help animals!

As you can imagine, we take animal welfare pretty seriously here at the Kalamazoo Humane Society, but we can't do it alone. 

We need your help to support our programs and services so that more animals can be helped.  Your support gives food, basic veterinary care, suitable shelter and a safe place to live for thousands of pets each year.

You can get in on the warm and fuzzy feelings by registering to walk for animals.


Then, help us raise even more funds and awareness by asking everyone you know to make a contribution to your personal fundraising page. 

We've made it easy for you to fundraise by partnering with FirstGiving.  After you register, you'll be able to create and customize your personal fundraising page so you can easily ask for, and receive, donations for the Kalamazoo Humane Society.

Our impact is off the charts!


Two thousand nineteen will be one of the most eventful and exciting years in the long history of the Kalamazoo Humane Society. We celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Dog Walk & K-9 Festival, we will break ground on our long-awaited Animal
Care & Resource Center, and we will expand our services to meet the needs of our community more effectively. The support and dedication from our communities and donors allowed us to reach these milestones.

Since our beginning in 1897, the Kalamazoo  Humane Society has been a pioneer in animal welfare. Two women concerned about the treatment of children and livestock in Kalamazoo
have left a legacy of compassion and innovative
problem-solving behind them. We are honored to be able to carry the torch they lit so long ago; a light that still guides us today as we enter the next chapter in our story.

We are thankful for the support we receive, and we sincerely appreciate the trust you have in us to improve the lives of animals with your generous contributions to our services and programs. Because of this, we know that transparency is a top
priority. It’s easy to claim transparency, but without the quantifiable impact to support it, 'transparency' is just a word.  We want to give you more than words. We are proud to be able to provide you with solid stats and numbers that show how we turn your gifts to us into real-life solutions for pets and people that have nowhere else to turn for help.

Many people wonder how we can make a difference when we aren't sheltering pets. It's important to understand that there are multiple components to the issue of animal welfare.
Sheltering and pet rescue is an essential component, and our local shelters and rescue groups are doing a fantastic job of managing the homeless and abandoned pets that need a
second chance. Another critical element is PREVENTION.

Here at KHS, we specialize in prevention. We have
concentrated our every effort on preventing pets from abandonment or ending up in shelters and rescues. When we reduce the number of unwanted cats and dogs and help owners keep the pets they have, we're allowing the shelters
and rescues to focus on the smaller percentage of pets that are truly in need of rescuing. Rather than spread our resources thin over multiple areas, we have zeroed in on prevention, which allows us to maximize our effectiveness.

While you look over our 2018 statistics, please know that our success is a direct result of the contributions, grant funding, volunteering and support of those that understand that prevention is the best medicine.

Thank you for a fantastic 2018. We look forward to giving you an even more incredible 2019, with your continued support.

With deep appreciation,

Executive Director

Kalamazoo Humane Society