Humane Society of South Central Michigan

2500 Watkins Road
Battle Creek, MI 49015

Our Mission

About Us:

We are the area's nonprofit advocate, sanctuary and source for companion animals since 1887.




Our Mission:


to protect animals from suffering and cruelty
to provide safe and responsible care for unwanted or abused companion animals
to enhance the lives of animals and people through education, adoption, and foster care.

We believe in second chances a

Adoption Policy

All adoptions begin with an application. The process varies slightly depending on if you are wanting to adopt a dog or a cat.

DOGS: If you are interested in adopting a dog, you need to first fill out an adoption application. Applications are available on our website under the 'adoption' tab or at our shelter on Watkins Road. After your application is processed and approved, we have you go into an adoption counsel with one of our staff members. During your counsel, we will talk to you about the dog that you are interested in, answer any questions you may have, and let you spend some one-on-one time with the dog. If you have another dog in the home, we will also do a dog-to-dog match-up before you fill out the adoption paperwork. Home visits are occasionally required, depending on the dog.

CATS: If you are interested in adopting a cat, you need to first fill out an adopti

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