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The Field Spaniel
The Field Spaniel - A Gentle, Friendly, Sensitive and Affectionate Show and Working Dog
The Field Spaniel is a medium-sized breed originating in England, where it was developed in the late 19th century in an attempt to create an all-black, Spaniel-type show dog
The Estonian Hound
The Estonian Hound – An Agile and Affectionate Furry Friend Suitable for All Families
The Estonian Hound is a scent hound dog breed originating from Estonia, and, although it was meant to be a working breed, its popularity as a companionship dog continues to increase. Its medium size makes it very suitable to be kept indoors, for instance in apartments
The Clumber Spaniel
The Clumber Spaniel - The Perfect Mix Between Cuteness and Intelligence
Cute, fluffy, funny, gentle, the Clumber Spaniel is the favorite pet of many, and for good reasons. It is sweet, docile and pleasant. Even if one would think so due to its sweet nature, this breed the does not lack intelligence. Plus these are affectionate and well-behaved dogs.
The Cirneco Dell Etna
Why Is the Cirneco Dell 'Etna a Special Choice for a Special Owner?
This elegant and robust breed is special in aspect and in its behavior; the Cirneco Dell 'Etna is a medium sized dog whose skills focus around hunting, scenting and exploring. Also, its sight and hearing are very sharp.
Animal Shelter details for The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Southwest Michigan
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The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Southwest Michigan
6955 W KL Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
We are an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and responsible adoption of homeless pets. We rescue more than 90 percent of our homeless pets from ten Southwest and South Central Michigan pounds. Once safely in our care, we restore our pets to health, treating a wide variety of medical problems. All our pets are sterilized and brought up to date on required vaccinations. When ready, we place our pets in responsible and caring homes, using an effective screening process.
The SPCA of Southwest Michigan is a registered 501c3 non-profit animal welfare organization. We receive no public funding. Our operating budget derives from private donations and the service fees we charge at the time of adoption.
Over the years, we have begged and borrowed to provide the critical shelter space that has driven our growth. We began operating in the Spring of 2002 in an unheated barn on private property in South Portage, operating only in the warm weather months. When winter came, we installed a portable heater to continue to rescue pets. After a short stint in another, much more comfortable private kennel space in 2005, we leased a former bagel factory in Kalamazoo beginning in April, 2006, at 219 Peekstock Drive. We operated out of this until January 2010. But this facility was fraught with problems—primarily in the lack of floor drains and in poor ventilation, both of which contribute to the transmission of disease.
We therefore launched a capital campaign to build a new shelter in January 2008. Our new pet rescue center at 6955 West KL Avenue in Oshtemo Township is now open and serving the Southwest Michigan community. The campaign to finance this building project is ongoing.
We have seen strong adoption results over the last eight years, with a cumulative total of 8,731 adoptions as of December 31, 2009
2002 8 months only 528 adopted animals
2003 701 adopted animals
2004 930 adopted animals
2005 1,037 adopted animals
2006 1,265 adopted animals
2007 1,518 adopted animals
2008 1,342 adopted animals
2009 1,410 adopted animals
2010 through July 746 adopted animals
The SPCA of Southwest Michigan is one of the largest and most productive pet rescue organizations in the State of Michigan.
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