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Your donation will help us promote adoptions of the animals of the Gratiot County Animal Shelter and help the the animals of our community by promoting spay/neutering and animal care and welfare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to help the animals of Gratiot County find good, loving homes, educate the public regarding the benefits of spaying and neutering their pets, and to support efforts and initiatives which benefit the welfare of companion animals.

Who we are...

Help Furry Friends was formed in 2009 by a few concerned citizens of Gratiot County who wanted to make a difference in the lives of shelter animals. We are incorporated as a Michigan nonprofit and recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.

Since our start in 2009, we have dedicated our time and efforts to find homes for Gratiot County animals in need and to educate the community about pet care. In 2014 we had an opportunity to expand our work to include a space for our operation and in February of 2015 we opened our Adoption Center in St. Louis Michigan.

Help Furry Friends is a strictly volunteer based organization and we rely onb the hard work of volunteers and the generous donations from the public to keep going. We have no paid staff so every penny donated goes to help care for the animals.

With the support of caring people we will continue to expand the service we can offer to the community and the companion animals of Gratiot County.


Announcing Our New Adoption Center

Help Furry Friends is proud to announce the opening of our Adoption Center located at 1347 W Monroe Road in St. Louis Michigan. The cats and kittens at the center are spayed/neutered, are current on vaccinations, and have tested negative for FIV / FeLV. They have been cared for with love, are all purring machines and are waiting for their new home.

As part of our adoption process, we require all potential adopters fill out an Adoption Questionnaire which will be reviewed prior to adoption. Our adoption fee is $50.

You can see our adoptable cats and kittens on Petfinder or follow us on Facebook for up to date information. If you are interested in meeting any of our cats or kittens please email us at HelpFurryFriendsAdoptions@gmail.com

Available Cats & Kittens in Need of Homes
This is precious Sadie! Sadie is a year and a half old petite female who came to us when her owner moved and left her behind. She is shy at first but warms up quickly and just needs to be shown she is worth loving. Sadie gets along fine with other cats and is coming out of her shell more and more everyday at our adoption center. 

Sadie is spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations, FIV / FeLV tested negative and ready for her forever home.  Sadie's adoption fee is $50.

Send us an email or visit our adoption center to meet her and fill out our adoption questionnaire.

HelpFurryFriendsAdoptions@gmail.com

This is sweet CORA a black and white adult female.Cora is a very affectionate, petite adult female cat who came to us with her two kittens. It has taken her a very long time to come out of the shadows and feel comfortable around people, but she is making great strides. She needs a family that will have plenty of patience and give her time to warm up to them.

Cora is spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations, tested negative for FIV/FelV, wormed and flea treated, socialized with other cats and is ready for a home. Because of her quiet nature, she would do best in a home without dogs and without small children.

If you would like to meet Cora send us an email HelpFurryFriendsAdoptions@gmail.com or call 989-436-3796 to set up an appointment. 

Here is Alexander (the Great) Alexander is a domestic long hair male who was estimated to be around five years old.  He is a large, handsome fellow who loves to talk. The only thing he loves more is to be pet and snuggled. Alexander has been neutered, tested negative for FIV / Leukemia, is flea free, and is up to date on his vaccinations. His adoption fee is only $50.00

Alexander was living outdoors when he was rescued, and while he would love a strictly indoor home, he would do well as an indoor/outdoor cat.  As far as we can tell, Alexander would be able to adjust to other feline and/or canine companions, but he may do best as the only pet in a household . 

If you would like to meet him send us an email HelpFurryFriendsAdoptions@gmail.com or call 989-436-3796 to set up an appointment. 

Olive Oil is a year and a half old or so. She is a pretty independent girl who is not fazed by dogs. She gets along with some cats but we think she would be happiest being the only feline in the house.

Not only is she gorgeous, but she has a huge personality to back up that striking appearance. Olive Oil is a very confident young, adult female.

Olive Oil came to us with her three kittens, who have all since been adopted. She is a very affectionate cat: as long as it’s on her terms, of course. Olive Oil has been around dogs and is absolutely not intimidated.

Ms. Olive Oil is searching for an indoor home. She is spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations, tested negative for FIV/FeLV, treated for worms and fleas, and ready for her family. Olive Oil’s adoption fee is $50.

Supplies Needed for the Cats/Kittens Rescue

Things that the rescue is in need of:

  • Kitty Litter (Clay)
  • Canned Food - Fancy Feast Gravy
  • Dry Food -Purina One Kitten
  • Large Litter Boxes
  • Paper towels
  • Disinfectant sprays and wipes
  • Baby wipes
  • 39 gal trash bags
  • Cat beds / fleece remnants (any size)
  • Old towels, fleece blankets

If you can donate any of the above please contact us at Friends@HelpFurryFriends.com. If you would like to sponsor a kitten or a litter of kittens or just make a donation, click on the PayPal "Donate" button. Thank you for your support!!


 

Lost Your Pet in or Around Gratiot County? Act Immediately!!

If you have lost a dog or a cat in or around Gratiot County, VISIT the shelter to see if your pet is there. Call the shelter at (989) 875-2221immediately!. When they are closed - leave a message on their answering machine (doesn't say to leave a message but it will record after the recorded message). Go to the shelter and POST a note on their door and they will contact you. It is critical that you notify Animal Control immediately if you want to get your pet returned to you! You only have days to recover your pet before it is too late! DO NOT WAIT...

The best way to have your lost pet returned to you is to put an identification tag on their collar or at least write your phone number on their collar. Ask your vet about microchipping too!


Gratiot County Animal Control - Adoption Information

Gratiot County Animal Control is located at 2675 W. Washington Road, 3 miles west of Ithaca, Michigan.

(NEW HOURS as of 03/23/2015) The shelter is open Monday 12:00pm-4:00pm , Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 until 6:00pm and Friday 12:00pm-4:00pm.

If you have any questions about the availability of an animal you see on our Adoptable Pet link or if you have lost a pet in or around the Gratiot County area, please call the shelter at (989) 875-2221.

The pictures on our Adoptable Pet link are animals at the Gratiot County Animal Shelter. Visit the Gratiot County Animal Control Petfinder site too. There may be more or fewer animals available at the shelter. The cost of adoption for dogs:

Cost of Adoptions
 
Dogs (over 6 months) $20.00 + $25.00 (deposit returned on proof of spay/neuter)
Puppy (under 6 months) $15.00 + $25.00 (deposit returned on proof of spay/neuter)
Cats & Kittens $  5.00 + $25.00 (deposit returned on proof of spay/neuter)
   

NOTE: If you can no longer keep your pet and must surrender him to Gratiot Animal Control please consider contacting us or another rescue in the county to see if there is assistance available to help you keep your pet.

If you have lost a dog or a cat in or around Gratiot County, call the shelter at (989)875-2221immediately!. Leave a message. It is critical that you notify Animal Control immediately if you want to get your pet returned to you! The best way to have your pet returned to you is to put an identification tag on their collars. Ask your vet about microchipping too!