Paws Claws and Corks

Posted at 11:24 AM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 11:24:58-05

We are excited to invite you to join us for Humane Society of West Michigan’s ninth annual Paws, Claws & Corks. As we continue to prioritize safety surrounding the COVID-19 virus, we are making the necessary changes to the event format while still having our robust silent and live auctions, featuring favorite local restaurants and wineries, and celebrating the life-saving work of HSWM over the past year! Attendees, both local and national, will join together for a hybrid-style event to raise funds to support animals in need in West Michigan on Monday, March 15, 2021. All funds raised through Paws, Claws & Corks support our community’s homeless animals. Thanks to partners like you, in 2019 we were able to find forever homes for 3,684 animals! As a 100% donor funded nonprofit, we need you now more than ever before. Your support is critical to providing food, water, shelter, and medical care to these vulnerable animals.

Although we would love to celebrate with you in person, we have made this difficult decision in order to keep our guests and staff safe, continue to care for the animals in our community, and celebrate the incredible businesses and individuals who make that possible. Please plan to join us - virtually - for this extremely important event. Local guests will still receive several in-person engagement opportunities including dinner from one of our local restaurants, a paw-ty pack filled with wine and snacks for humans and pets, and more!

Questions on registration or bidding? Contact Megan Ellinger, HSWM Events Coordinator, at or 616-791-8089 or visit for more information.