Family Volunteer Orientation
Held every month on the third Saturday
1:30pm - 3:00pm
On-site at the CAHS in the Education Room.
The mission of the Capital Area Humane Society is to promote the humane treatment of companion animals through protection, placement, education and example.
To Achieve these Goals We:
Operate a shelter and provide adoption programs
Promote the spaying and neutering of all companion animals
Educate adults and children about animal welfare issues
Advocate animal welfare
Investigate reports of animal mistreatment
The Capital Area Humane Society is a companion-animal welfare organization. It is not an animal rights organization. It does not involve itself with issues that are not directly related to the above mission statement. For example, CAHS does not take a stand for or against such issues as hunting, furs, vegetarianism, exotic pets or vivisection (animals used for research purposes).
CAHS receives no tax dollars and relies on donations, fund raisers, bequests (wills), and adoption fees to fund its programs. CAHS is not affiliated with other humane organizations or animal control facilities.
Hours for Animal Adoptions
Monday through Friday
12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit the Capital Area Humane Society's shelter at:
7095 West Grand River Avenue
Lansing, Mi 48906
Four miles west of Capital City Airport. Plan to spend at least one or two hours at the shelter to select the pet that's right for you, your lifestyle, and others in your home.
You will need to complete an adoption application before adoption approval is granted. Most applicants are approved; however, there can be circumstances that prohibit adoption for the best interests of the animals entrusted to our care.
Upon approval, you will need to read and sign a legally-binding contract, promising to provide proper care and treatment of the animal as prescribed by CAHS, including continuing veterinary care. If the animal is not yet spayed or neutered, surgery will be scheduled within 48 hours.
The Capital Area Humane Society offers an Adoption/Health Care Package. The Package includes:
Dog, cat, puppy or kitten adoption
Basic spay or neuter surgery at CAHS
First immunizations at CAHS
First worming at CAHS if necessary
Heartworm (dogs) or Feline Leukemia (cats) test if age-appropriate
This package is offered for $150.00 for dogs, $250.00 puppies, and $50.00 for cats and $125.00 for kittens. All cats and kittens are adopt one get one free.These fees merely defray the costs of the services received and do not reflect the total value of those services.
Since January 1999 CAHS provides in-house spay/neuter surgeries for adoptable animals. Animals who are already spayed or neutered can be taken home the day of the adoption. If an animal has not yet been spayed or neutered, the adoption application is completed and the animal is scheduled for surgery within 48 hours. A pick-up time is scheduled, at which point the contract is signed and the adoption is complete.
We offer a directory of all area veterinarians to new adopters so they can choose a veterinarian for the future care of their animals.
CAHS is pleased to act as a continuing resource for your questions after the adoption. Should your new pet have any health or behavioral problems, CAHS will advise you of the action you should take, or refer you to a health or behavior professional.
The Capital Area Humane Society's animal shelter is located at 7095 W. Grand River Avenue in Lansing, 4 miles west of Capital City Airport. From US-27 South/I-69 West, take exit 81 to Grand River Avenue. From US-27 North/I-96 West, take exit 90 to Grand River Avenue.
From Holt or South Lansing
Drive west then north on I-96, following signs to Grand Rapids. Take the Grand River Avenue exit (#90) and turn right. The shelter is on the right, just past the overpass.
Drive east on I-69 to Lansing, then north on I-69/I-96. Take the Grand River Avenue exit (#90) and turn right. The shelter is on the right, just past the overpass.
From Grand Rapids (or Northwest of Lansing)
Drive east on I-96, take the Grand River Avenue exit and turn left. The shelter is on the right, just past two overpasses.
From DeWitt (or North of Lansing)
Drive southwest on US-27, take exit #81 to Grand Rapids, then take the Francis Road/Grand River exit. Turn left on Francis Road, then left on Grand River. The shelter is on the right, just past the overpass.
From the City of Lansing
Drive west on Grand River Avenue. Drive approximately 3 miles west of Waverly Road or 4 miles west of the airport. The shelter is just before the blue overpass (US-27) on the left.
From East Lansing
Take 127 north to US-27/I-69; drive west/southwest on US-27/ I-69, following signs to Grand Rapids. Take exit #81 then take the Francis Road/Grand River exit. Turn left on Francis Road, then left on Grand River. The shelter is on the right, just past the overpass.
Take Grand River into Lansing and take fork to the right to North Grand River (straight becomes Oakland Ave). Drive through two lights and turn right at third light onto Larch Street. Follow signs to continue on North Grand River under the overpass (NOT BUSINESS 27). The shelter is approximately 8 miles from that point, or 4 miles from the airport. It will be on the left, just before the blue overpass (US-27).
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter