Thursday, January 31, 2013

Michigan Humane Society to open EIGHTH Off-Site Adoption Location at PetSmart in Ann Arbor

Expansion of successful adoption program
 means more animals Going Home

Following a year in which more than 8,000 animals found loving homes through its adoption programs, the Michigan Humane Society (MHS), the state’s oldest and largest animal welfare organization, is expanding its off-site adoption program to an eighth location at PetSmart in Ann Arbor. 

The grand opening feline adoption events
 will take place this Saturday, Feb. 2 and Sunday, Feb. 3.

Preparing the adoption area

“We are so incredibly grateful to the wonderful staff at PetSmart for inviting us into their community,” said CJ Bentley, MHS senior director of Operations. “We share the goal of seeing more pets going home to happy families. Our off-site adoption program has helped thousands of homeless animals find loving homes, and we’re looking forward to seeing that happen here in Ann Arbor.”

The adoption events will take place Saturday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ann Arbor PetSmart, located at 2865 Oak Valley Drive. Following the grand opening, MHS adoptable cats will be available for adoption seven days a week during regular store hours. The store will house between eight and 12 adoptable cats and kittens, all of whom will be ready to go home with their new families the day they are adopted. The adoption process mirrors that at MHS’ three adoption centers.

Adoption fees for MHS cats and kittens at each off-site location are $65 each or $95 for a pair. All have been microchipped, spayed or neutered, received age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed and tested for feline leukemia. New adoptable cats will arrive each week. The store will also hold regular weekend adoption events that will feature adoptable dogs, puppies and rabbits.

MHS’ off-site adoption program, which now comprises seven PetSmart locations and one Petco location, is part of a campaign called Going Home. This initiative expands current life-saving programs and partnerships to find more good homes for pets while keeping more animals in their loving homes through challenging times. For more information, call 1-866-MHUMANE (648-6263) Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or visit

The Michigan Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization which cares for more than 100,000 animals each year, while working to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.


  1. That's wonderful news for our Michigan friends and kitties!
    I was adopted at a PetSmart event here in Minneapolis and the orange monster...I mean Waffles Too...was adopted from the Animal Humane Society of Buffalo, MN. (even Glogirly was adopted, but that really doesn't count here!) haha!

    Lots of purrs for more and more forever homes!

  2. Go adoptions go!!! I love things like this!

  3. We have been impressed with the MHS for a long time!

    I would never consider a relationship that would require me to give up my kitties either. Its so unfair & really makes me mad. One of the two in that relationship should be having second thoughts.

    1. Oui Oui you are so right. I think one of the things that everyone is responding to is that is a ten year old cat. It just breaks my heart. If the cat were a kitten or young, it's bad enough, but to totally uproot a 10 year old cat, to me is inexcusable. The cat doesn't understand why it has lost it's home. I can't even think about it :(

  4. Kudos to the Michigan Humane Society
    Benny & Lily