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Dogs in need of 'emergency adopters' at Humane Society of West Michigan

Posted at 5:42 PM, Sep 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-03 16:24:31-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — This Friday only, adoption fees are $50 for all adult dogs at the Humane Society of West Michigan.

It's part of an effort to clear the shelter so it can take in dogs from areas hit by Hurricane Ida.

"We are taking the animals that were already in that shelter before the hurricane hits. So that way we can make room for animals that may become lost or displaced during these emergency situations. So those dogs have somewhere safe to land, while their owners figure out how to, you know, get back on their feet and get back in their homes, and get their pets back home with them where they belong," explained Brianna Shahly, marketing and communications coordinator at the Humane Society of West Michigan. "We've got big dogs, little dogs, fuzzy dogs, lazy dogs, we've got them all. So definitely come out, take a look."

The shelter closes at 6 p.m.

We’re told the dogs pictured in the image viewer above are among those looking for forever homes. Those with questions are asked to send an email to

You can also check out all of the humane society's adoptable pets on their website.

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