Humane Society of Monroe County


Rating: 3.4

Average rating from 5 reviews.

(3.4 out of 5, based on 5 reviews)

833 North Telegraph RoadMonroe, MI 48162
Hours: Tuesday noon-6, Wednesday-Sunday noon-4:30, closed Monday

875 miles away
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The Humane Society of Monroe County is a limited intake, no-kill shelter housing 25 dogs and 75-90 cats in a tiny, fifty year old building. We call ourselves the little shelter with the big heart. In spite of the age and limited space and funding we do everything possible to make our shelter residents' stays as pleasant as possible. We've made the cat adoption room into a partially free-roaming space, built an outside screened cat enclosure through an Eagle Scout project, and added free-standing outdoor kennels so that our dogs can spend time outside, all with donated funds and volunteers.

If a cat or dog comes to us with an illness or injury that can be treated and result in a good quality of life, we never deny treatment, whether it be broken legs, heartworm infection, parvo, whatever. No animal is euthanized for lack of space even with our very limited space.

We understand that shelters alone, without reducing the population of animals, will never solve the problem of too many animals and too few homes. For this reason we created our SPOT (Stop Pet Overpopulation Today) Program to provide spay/neuter services for the companion animals of residents with financial challenges and those caring for stray and feral cats. In the first year of the program we provided surgeries for 355 cats, dogs, puppies and kittens.

All of our work is accomplished through donations, special events, grants, and adoption fees. For our hard-working staff, this isn't just a job, it's a calling. So much is accomplished in our current small, inadequate space - just think what we could do with more.

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Reader's Reviews (5)
Rating: 1

This Shelter Needs a Do Over badly

posted 7 years ago

They have alot going for them. They offer alot of services to the community. The community in Monroe love them, they have alot of support from the people of Monroe County.

Pros: It is a very small shelter but it has a huge heart

Cons: Building size needs to be larger

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Eve H.
Rating: 1

Not honest

posted 7 years ago

While they do help animals from the public, they don't pull animals from the animal control. The animals in the animal control need their help more.

They have animals that have lived in their shelter for YEARS! That is not good for the animals.

A family member of mine adopted a dog from them that was supposedly loved kids and other dogs. Three months after they adopted this dog they had to put it down because he bite the neighbor child's ear so badly she had to have plastic surgery.

Pros: help animals

Cons: no communication, don't help the animals in the animal control

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