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Natural Awakenings of Greater Ann Arbor & Detroit / Wayne & Monroe Counties Michigan

Humane Society Introduces Private Rehoming

Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) is making it possible for local residents to find a new home for their pets because of moving, landlord rules or other reasons. Karie McMahon, HSHV intake manager, says, “While we have a beautiful animal shelter, when animals have never known a home away from home, it can be especially hard on both people and their pets.”

HSHV offers a free listing service on their website where pet parents can showcase the animals they need to rehome, along with a photo. Just as potential adopters can see animals in the shelter, they can view these private adoption listings and contact the family directly. “Our hope is that by providing folks with the necessary resources, they either discover they can keep their pets or can confidently rehome them, without a shelter stay,” says McMahon. “If someone adopts an unsterilized animal from the private adoption listing, we’ll help get that pet spayed or neutered.”

The rehoming listing service launched in January, and within two hours it had its first listing. Several companion animals have already been rehomed.

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