Blue Water Area Humane Society

(Formerly St. Clair County Humane Society)

Our Pet List

Pet of the Month

We've had many internet adoptions so far, and really, given that we are a rural, low-tech operation, we think this is remarkable ! In fact, we estimate that at least 25% of our adoptions come from Petfinder referrals. Thank you Petfinder, because lots more people have been coming in and calling, and we are sure this added exposure is helping the animals!

See below for our listing of New Hours and Days!



We have NEW HOURS! Effective November 1, 2008 we are now open on Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. We are closed Sunday and Monday. We are open Tuesday thru Friday from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm. Phone: 810 987-4357


February 17th through March 17th 2014 is our St. "Catrick's" Day adoption event! Some very special cats who have "Lucky Shamrocks" have an adoption fee of $17.00!

The 12th ANNUAL CHARITY AUCTION is Sat. March 8, 2014. Door open at 9:00 am and bidding starts at 10:00am. There is a Preview Night on Friday, March 7 from 4:00 pm til 7:00 pm. Among the many items to auction are many beautiful furniture items, assorted glassware, home furnishings, pictures, old, new, collectibles...too much to list. No reserve and everything must go! 50-50 Raffle, food available for sale. This is one auction you don't want to miss. Auction being held at Port Huron Factory Shops at I-94 & Range Rd., Kimball Twp. in former Bass Shoe Store.

SPRING ART & CRAFT SHOW is Saturday, April 5, 9:00 am til 3:00 pm. in the Port Huron Factory Shops, I-94 & Range Rd, Kimball Twp. $20 - 8' Table, $15 - 6' Table. Friday Set-Up. $1.00 Admission. For info on table availability call: Carol, 810 326-0201

Our GIANT CHARITY YARD SALE is being held Friday & Sat June 6, 7 10:00 am till 4:00 pm & Sunday, June 8, 11:00 am til 3:00 pm. at the Port Huron Factory Shops formerly Horizon Outlet Center) at I-94 and Range Rd. in the former Bass Shoe Store. We have a great selection of EVERYTHING FROM SOUP TO NUTS!

Tax Deductible Donations gladly accepted. For info, call 810 794-7906.

15th ANNUAL MUTT MARCH is being held Sunday, Sept 28, 2014 at Goodlells County Park. Registration begins 10:30 am, March begins 12 Noon. Prizes: $200 First Place for most pledges, $$150 for Second Place and $75 for Third. Logo T-Shirts to all who bring in pledges of $100+ and Logo Sweatshirts for $300+. Team events first place the Top Dog Trophy to display for a year and a giant goodie basket, goodie baskets for 2nd and 3rd place teams. All team members are eligible for individual prizes as well. Agility demo's and for $2 you can try your dog on the course and join in for "beginner" competition with your dog. Lots of games, the old favorites of Best Costume and Best Trick and new game Musical Chairs and a few others as well. The course is 1 mile or 1/2 mile. Food for sale- great prices. A fun family day for you and your dog. Don't have a dog? You can still donate and a shelter dog will walk for you! We'll be there rain or shine! For more info or to get Pledge Sheet call: 810 987-4357

FALL ART & CRAFT SHOW being held Sat. Oct 18 from 9 am to 3:00 pm at Port Huron Factory Shops at I-94/Range Rd. $1.00 Admission, Strollers welcome. Tables: $20 - 6 ft and $30 - 8ft. Hurry, spaces filling fast. For info, Call Carol: 810 326-0201

32nd ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PAWZAAR being held Friday & Sat. Dec 5 & 6 10:00 - 4:00 pm and Sunday, Dec 7, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Port Huron Factory Shops at I-94 and Range Rd. Photos with Santa (for your dog/cat etc, you and your dog or the entire family or just kids) on Sat. Dec 6 from 10:30 am til 3:30 pm. Bake Sale beginning Fri and goes all three days or until we run out. Three spectacular days of sales of Christmas gifts and decorations (both gently used and new) and select white elephant items of household goods, toys, jewelry, and our famous "Cat Tested, Cat Approved" Catnip Stockings! Come early, come often and stay late! For info call Judy: 810 794-7906 (This is not a craft show and we are not renting tables to crafters)

SPAY/NEUTER VOUCHER PROGRAM for Low-Income Families. The Spay/Neuter Certificate entitles your companion animal to a partial payment towards a spay/neuter procedure with a participating veterinarian. You are responsible for the balance of the procedure and costs of vaccinations and/or medications that the veterinarian deems necessary. Amount of Voucher: DOGS: Female - $90, Male - $80, CATS: Female - $85, Male - $60 YOU MUST HAVE THE CERTIFICATE BEFORE THE SURGERY.

TO QUALIFY: You must be a resident of St. Clair County & have Picture I.D. and Proof of Income. ANNUAL INCOME GUIDELINES: Family of One: $22,980 Two: $31,020 Three: $39,060, Four: $47,100 Five: $55,140 Six: $63,180.

For more info call: 810 987-4357.

Who We Are

Since 1887, we have been helping animals continuously. Originally incorporated as the "Friends of Dumb Animals of Michigan," we've evolved to a more modern name and facility, but we still honor the original commitment to humane principles. We are a "No Time Limit" shelter where no animal is refused admittance with the exception of stray dogs which must go to our County Animal Control. We provide adoption services, requested euthanasia and educational programs. We have a Spay/Neuter Voucher program for limited income familes and individuals and annually hold a Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic for limited income families/individuals.

Phone: 810-987-4357

Adopting a Friend

Adoption of animals can be arranged after the potential adoptor fills out a questionnaire, is screened and approved by our experienced shelter staff. We take our responsibility to the animals seriously, so please understand our screening process!

We are closed Sunday and Monday. Regular business hours are: Tuesday thru Friday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Saturday 9:30 to 3:00 pm.

We are excited about our new hours and days and feel that we can better serve the needs of the community and find more loving, "forever " homes for our furry friends waiting in our shelter for their second chance for a happy life.

Adoption fees: Fees may vary upward to cover our expenses if the animal has been spayed or neutered (all adult animals, 4 mo. and up, as well as kittens 3 lbs. or more and many puppies now leave our shelter "fixed.") All animals receive their basic vaccines before being placed for adoption and other medical needs are taken care of as needed. Cats and kittens received FeLuek/FIV testing, Dogs are tested for heart worm. Basic fees are: Dogs $125, cats $100.. Fees can be higher depending on expense incurred for medical expenses. All adoptions of unaltered animals require a $25 altering deposit, refunded when the animal is altered. We do not adopt kittens and puppies out of state.

Volunteering and Donations

Plenty of volunteer opportunities exist, from helping at the shelter with never-ending cleaning and giving love and kises to the animals in our care, to working with the public at art fairs, presenting educational programs, helping with mailings, and Pawtraits with Santa (our volunteers say that's the MOST fun!)

Volunteers may fill out an application, and are screened by our volunteer coordinator, Judy Cummings.

Donations thankfully accepted, perhaps with kisses from Lucky the shelter cat! We are solely supported by your donations, and receive NO financial support from any other "humane society" or government body. We are a Companion Animal Welfare Organization - NOT an Animal Rights Group, we spend no money 'lobbying' for anything, nor do we take a stand either for or against hunting and fishing, etc. Our animals depend on you to give where you live.

Come Visit Us!

We're located on the north side of Lapeer Road in Clyde, Michigan. (That's six miles due west of Port Huron, the first knuckle of the thumb of Michigan.)

Directions :

Take Lapeer out of Port Huron, six miles west, til you see our beautiful sign, or travel I-69 West from I-94 to Taylor Road exit, turn north, at Lapeer, turn east, proceed one quarter mile to our drive, on your left.

Blue Water Area Humane Society

6266 Lapeer Road
Clyde MI 48049
Phone: 810-987-4357
Director: Katie Phelan, LVT


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