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Time To Get Your Dog's New License

Time To Get Your Dog's New License

 

2013 Dog Licenses available in Kent County.

Michigan law requires that all dogs four months of age or older be licensed.

A dog license is considered late if your animal is 5 months of age or older and you have owned the dog longer than 30 days. Dog licenses are discounted for senior citizens, and if your dog has been spayed or neutered (See fees here). To qualify for senior prices a person has to be 62 years old at the time of purchase and provide proof of age.

The fees through March 1, 2013 range from $6-26. After March 1, the costs of licenses doubles.

Animal shelter meets goal of 300 adoptions

Animal shelter meets goal of 300 adoptions

The Kent County Health Department is thrilled to announce the Kent County Animal Shelter (KCAS) met its goal of 300 adoptions in the ASPCA/Rachel Ray $100K Challenge, which was held August 1-October 31, 2012.  That’s 174 adoptions more than last year.  In all, 674 pets were saved in the three month challenge – 137 more than last year.

The winning shelter will receive $100,000 in prize money.  KCAS did not save the most pets in the competition, but the contest helped build awareness about the KCAS and the thousands of animals that come through the doors every year.  “This competition brought in dozens of families who had never come to the Kent County Animal Shelter in the past,” said Cathy Raevsky, the Administrative Health Officer of the Kent County Health Department.  “Our dedicated staff worked incredibly hard to promote adoptions and return lost pets to their owners over the past three months.”

Humane Society of West Michigan Wins Grand Rapids Gem

Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) has won the Grand Rapids Gem competition, organized by Grand Rapids-based Craft-Revival Jewelers.  As a result of earning 65 percent of the public vote on grandrapidsgem.com, HSWM earned $6,640. 

“We are truly honored and ecstatic to be the winner of this exciting competition,” said Trudy Ender, executive director of the Humane Society of West Michigan.  “We currently have 300 animals at our shelter and these funds will be used directly for their care.  As a 100-percent donor-funded organization, donations like this are vital and we couldn’t care for our animals without the community support.”

2012 BISSELL Blocktail Party was the Best Dog-Gone Party Yet

2012 BISSELL Blocktail Party was the Best Dog-Gone Party Yet

Nearly 800 animal lovers, and their canine companions alike, attended the 2012 BISSELL Blocktail Party at Mangiamo! on Wednesday, June 13. A total of $187,000 was raised at the event, surpassing the fundraising goal of $150,000 that was set for its seventh year.  Funds from the party benefited the new BISSELL Pet Foundation, which administered the proceeds to West Michigan animal welfare organizations in the form of BISSELL Blocktail Grants, along with a $10,000 gift that was allocated to "Party Partners" earlier in the year to thank them for their good work in the community.  
 

Animal shelter competing for online votes

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The Kent County Animal Shelter is competing in a nation-wide online contest and needs local support to win funding for their animals.

The KCAS submitted an application and was accepted to the ASPCA/Rachel Ray $100K Challenge.

More than 100 shelters applied, the 50 with the most online votes move on to the next competition.

Voting runs from April 5- April 16th. Votes can be submitted at www.votetosavelives.org .

Bow-Wows and Brews Benefit

Bow-Wows and Brews Benefit

For Immediate Release

What:  3rd Annual Bow-Wows & Brews to benefit C-SNIP

When:  Feb 10 2012 

              6:30-10:00pm

Where:  The Delta Plex          

               $35.00 in advance / $45.00 at the door                                               

Join C-SNIP February 10, 2012 at the Delta Plex for our 3rd  Annual Bow-Wows & Brews Event!   Bring your best friend(s) and enjoy craft beer tasting, live music, heavy hors d-oeuvres, raffles and auctions.&nb

Announcing SnipCat 49503!

Announcing SnipCat 49503!

From: http://www.csnip.org/

This special program is offering $5.00 spay surgery for female cats living in the 49503 zip code area.

Thanks to a grant from PetSmart Charities®. Residents living in 49503 can call 616-455-8220 ext.101, to make an appointment for one of these $5 spay surgeries. Owners must mention the Snipcat 49503 program to receive the special pricing.

"This is a really good offer and one that will end when the grant monies run out," says Pat Schoen, Executive Director of C-SNIP."We really want to see pet owners in 49503 take advantage of this special offer to help reduce cat overpopulation in Grand Rapids.