Humane Society of Huron Valley

Humane Society of Huron Valley

The adoption rate at the Humane Society of Huron Valley has increased since the pandemic started.  

Protecting Your Pets From The Extreme Heat

Jul 9, 2020
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Humans are not the only ones who need protection from the current extreme heat.  

Heather LaBonte Efthymiou

The Humane Society of Huron Valley is urging pet owners to take additional precautions to keep their animals safe during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Michigan Theater
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There's no better cure for cabin fever than a good movie!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins joins WEMU's David Fair to discuss the latest films the Michigan Theater is offering online.  Plus, a few special screenings and events are in the forecast, as well!

Jackson Galaxy
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Star of Animal Planet’s long running hit show, “My Cat From Hell,” Jackson Galaxy is bringing an out-of-this-world experience to Ann Arbor’s Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV).  He’ll be appearing as a featured guest for their 14th annual Compassionate Feast on November 1 at the Michigan League.  He talks to WEMU's Lisa Barry about the history of cats as domestic pets and explains we've been "looking at cats through dog-colored lenses."

Lisa Barry

If you like cats, there is the purr-fect place for you in Ann Arbor--the “Tiny Lions Cat Café and Adoption Center.”

89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry takes you to the place where you can hang out with cats or even do yoga or play trivia surrounded by a couple-dozen furry, four-legged friends in need of a new home.

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The City of Ann Arbor will begin deer culls at seventeen parks and nature areas today.  This is the lethal part of the city's 2018 Deer Management program that will help control the deer population. 

Humane Society of Huron Valley

Now that we're in to October, it's time for the annual reminder about being on the lookout for deer on area roadways.

Civic Matters Mary Morgan
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Every Monday morning, the executive director of the CivCity Initiative will join WEMU's David Fair  for a conversation on topics pertinent to Washtenaw County and the city of Ann Arbor. Mary Morgan will provide news, analysis, commentary and explain the various ways residents can become more engaged. Today marked the first such conversation, touching on a variety of topics and opportunities. 

Humane Society of Huron Valley

The local Humane Society is looking for cat and kitten adopters after nearly 50 cats were rescued from an animal hoarder in Plymouth.

Humane Society of Huron Valley

The Humane Society of Huron Valley has rescued 21 cats from a property in Ypsilanti Township.

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The City of Ann Arbor will roll out a deer cull once again early next year to help control their population.  

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Another planned deer cull in Ann Arbor continues to generate controversy.  Last winter, 63 animals were killed in an effort to thin the herd in the city. This year, city council has authorized the killing of up to 100 more animals and the sterilization of up to 60 female deer.  That plan was approved on a 9-2 vote.  David Fair’s guest on this week’s edition of WEMU’s "Issues of the Environment" is Mayor Christopher Taylor, who voted against the cull. 

Humane Society of Huron Valley

There's been an increase recently in the number of cats with Feline Leukemia Virus, which weakens their immune system and often causes cancer.

Because of the increase, the Humane Society of Huron Valley in Ann Arbor is taking in more cats with the disease and is looking for homes for them instead of having them euthanized.

I spoke with the society's marketing director Wendy Welch about what they're doing to help cats suffering from the disease.

'Deer Doctor' To Address Concerns In Ann Arbor

Jun 1, 2016
Sandy Baker / Deer Doctor

To help address the concern of deer damage on private gardens and local parks, a deer doctor will give a presentation this Saturday in Ann Arbor. 

Ann Arbor
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Ann Arbor residents love their dogs, an estimated 30,000 live in the city.  Yet only about seven percent are properly tagged a despite state law and city ordinance requiring all dogs be licensed.  There's an ongoing effort to boost this percentage in the city.

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The City of Ann Arbor will spend 135-thousand dollars to support animal control services in Washtenaw County. 

Ann Arbor
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Since January the city of Ann Arbor has been receiving invoices from the Humane Society of Huron Valley for animal control services.  City Council member Jane Lumm says the city doesn't have a dedicated funding source to cover the full cost, but made a step in the right direction with an amendment in next year's budget.  

Courtesy Photo / Humane Society of Huron Valley

The Humane Society of Huron Valley is looking for information about an abused dog.  The approximately four month old pit bull mix was found Wednesday evening near Gottfredson and Geddes in Superior Township.  A silver van was seen near the dog.  

Courtesy photo / Human Society of Huron Valley

Cruelty investigators with the Humane Society of Huron Valley expect to file a report with the county prosecutor's office next week on the stabbing of a dog during a heated domestic dispute in Ann Arbor. 

The incident happened Wednesday night in a home where a family consisting of two adults and two teens live. 

Halloween can be Dangerous for Pets

Oct 29, 2013

Halloween is a time for candy treats and fun costumes, but as WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, it can be a frightening and potentially deadly time for pets.

The Humane Society of Huron Valley is being hailed as the Best Large Animal Shelter in the state by the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the award recognizes the shelter for having the best "save rate" in 2012.

HSHV Removes 88 Cats from Ypsilanti Township Home

Sep 25, 2013
Humane Society of Huron Valley

Cruelty investigators with the Humane Society of Huron Valley found horrendous conditions in a home in Ypsilanti Township from which 88 malnourished, flea-bitten cats have been removed. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.