Community Education Programs
HSSCM offers targeted educational programming to meet community need and to help ensure that in our community, every pet is a wanted pet. HSSCM’s Community Education Programs are making a difference. Click here to learn more about our current offerings.
Canine Training Institute
The Humane Society is pleased to offer Puppy Kindergarten, Dog Obedience and Dog Tricks classes through our Canine Training Institute. All classes are taught in the agency’s Binda Education and Training Center. Click here to learn more about HSSCM’s puppy and dog classes.
The work of this organization is not possible without the support of many volunteers like you who love animals and want to contribute to helping them find loving homes. You CAN make a difference! For more information about the volunteer program click here.
Low Income Food Bank Program – Hours are Tuesday – Friday noon to 5pm and Saturday 11am to 3pm
We offer dog and cat food at a low cost for those in need for up to three dogs and three cats. If your animals are spayed or neutered, please bring proof – your first visit to our food bank will be free of charge and you can receive food up to five times in a rolling calendar year. Unaltered pets will not be able to receive food. Please note – we are currently out of cat food – call ahead before coming out to the shelter. Please call 269-963-1796, ext. 10 for more information.
Our volunteer-run Pet Therapy Program provides nursing home residents the opportunity to interact with our sanctuary animals. Numerous studies have shown the benefit of animal companionship for humans. Volunteer pet therapists make over 200 nursing home visits annually.
HSSCM has a great sponsorship program for individuals and families who provide monthly support for an animal in our shelter. These sponsors help to ensure that all shelter pets receive proper nutrition, warm beds, vaccinations and medical care, spaying, neutering and microchipping services, and a clean environment with enrichment activities. With a monthly commitment, sponsors receive a monthly update from a volunteer shelter correspondent and photos of their sponsored animal. Contact 269.963.1796 ext. 10 to learn more or select an animal to sponsor!
Foster Care Program
Our sanctuary, with over 100 animals, is no place for “special needs” pets, such as pregnant moms-to-be, moms with un-weaned litters, or animals confiscated as a result of abuse. Foster homes provide that special care. The Foster Care Program has saved the lives of hundreds of animals who had little hope of adoption.
Animal Victims of Domestic Violence
HSSCM staff responds to calls from S.A.F.E. Place representatives regarding temporary safe shelter of victims’ animals for up to two weeks while alternative plans can be made. Each year hundreds of individuals become victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Frequently violence or the threat of violence also victimizes animals residing in those homes. When this occurs, individuals who fear for the safety of a beloved companion animal are reluctant to leave a hostile environment. It is for this reason that the AVDV Foster Care Program has been established, to provide safe, temporary sanctuary for those animal victims. If you are in need of this service, please have your S.A.F.E Place representative call us.
Bryan Thomas Memorial Fund for Sick and Injured Shelter Animals
The Bryan Thomas Memorial Fund (formerly the Tyson Fund) provides medical and surgical care for sick or wounded animals at the shelter. On an average, 50 animals annually are treated for anything from fractures to heartworms. Without this program, the HSSCM would not be able to treat at-risk animals that arrive with medical needs.