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Friday's Friend: Sergeant Pepper

Posted at 10:13 AM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 10:13:06-05

Sergeant Pepper is a staff favorite, this adorable boy is a LOT of fun in a little package! He loves to play with toys--he adores stuffies in particular--and has quite the growing collection in his kennel! He likes to get his zoomies on, is a total snuggle bug, and is looking for a quiet, routine home where he can be your only pet and monopolize all of your attention.

If you're interested in giving Sergeant Pepper a home for the holidays, please visit

Giving Tuesday Results

Thank you for donating to the Humane Society of West Michigan on Giving Tuesday! Last week, generous donors gave over $38,000 to support animals in need! Plus, an additional $15,000 was matched by Giving Tuesday sponsors, Chow Hound Pet Supplies, and an anonymous donor--bringing HSWM to a final total of $53,774.84!

Empty the Shelters - Holiday Hope

There’s still time left to adopt pets through Empty the Shelters-Holiday Hope event!

Despite this year’s challenges, BISSELL Pet Foundation has remained vigilant in its mission to find loving homes for shelter pets. Now through December 12, BISSELL Pet Foundation is aiming to bring holiday hope to homeless pets across the country with its Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope event. They will support the adoption costs of all of the pets in the HSWM care so that cats and dogs will be only be $25 to adopt, small animals will only be $5 to adopt, and as always, senior pets are fee-waived!

Winter Camp

Beat the cold-weather blues with HSWM Winter Camp! Humane Society of West Michigan invites kids of all ages to join HSWM for a three-day virtual camp celebration! Winter Camp will be held on Monday, December 28 through Wednesday, December 30, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be *snow* much fun including daily games, crafts, guest speakers, and animal activities! Each camper will receive a kit full of all of the items they will need for camp plus some extra goodies and treats! Plus, all local campers will have the opportunity to come into HSWM for safe, hands-on animal time!

Registration is $75 for the first camper and $25 for each additional sibling who signs up to participate. To register and for more information, please email

Stocking Sponsorship

Sponsor a Shelter Animal for the Holidays! When you sign up to sponsor an HSWM rescue animal, that pet will receive a stocking or wreath full of goodies and treats. Plus, available dogs will have the opportunity to go on an exciting car ride to check out all of the local Christmas light displays!

Sponsorship is $50 for a dog and $30 for a cat and you will receive a story update and photo of the animal you sponsor. Not only will they be able to enjoy their gifts at HSWM, but any adopted animal will get to take their goodies to their new home with them too!

Visit our website to select a pet and give them their best holiday yet!