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  • Kirby John Harbor Humane

    Harbor Humane Society
    Funded in 2022


    Harbor Humane Society cares for homeless and unwanted animals in their western Michigan community and beyond. They provide education on pet overpopulation and responsible pet ownership. Under contract with Ottawa County, they are solely responsible for taking in all stray animals found within the county limits. They offer low-cost public spay and neuter surgeries, vaccination clinics, and a pet food pantry, all aimed at keeping pets healthy and at home where they belong.  In 2021, Harbor supported more than 1,000 families and their pets  through community programs, including obedience courses, humane education, classroom visits, and onsite learning opportunities. HHS takes in more than 4,000 pets each year and strives to give every animal a second chance at life and love in a new home.

    A grant from Grey Muzzle will enable Harbor Humane Society (HHS) to do blood work on all senior dogs coming into the shelter and provide probiotics as needed. Results of the blood work will help HHS provide senior dogs needed veterinary care and give potential adopters important information about their health. Funding will help dogs like 10-year-old Kirby John who came to HHS from a rural shelter in Tennessee. When he arrived, he was overweight, had ears full of mites and dirt, and had several lumpy masses that needed to be checked out.  Thankfully, his blood work showed no major health issues. With medical care and lots of TLC in his foster home, Kirby John is on the road to a full recovery and looking forward to his next stop with a forever family.