"Never doubt that a small group of
concerned citzens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
-- Margaret Mead

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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.













How Can You Help?

Our goal is to help the animals of Gratiot County find good, loving homes. This is a difficult task without the help of concerned citizens, without YOUR help.

Keep identification on your pets at all times. It takes only minutes for your dog to get lost and only minutes to have him returned to you with current contact information on his collar.

Spay / neuter your pets. Pet overpopulation in Gratiot County is an extreme problem. It is the largest contributing factor to the number of unwanted animals in our shelter. Spaying/neutering your pet leads to a healthier and happier life for you and your pet. It also decreases the number of unwanted litters.

Teach children how to interact with animals. Teach them how to be kind, how to play with and be around animals. Teach them how to be a responsible pet person.

Get involved with your community. You can help make a difference.

If you would like to volunteer please fill out our Volunteer Form and send it to:

Help Furry Friends
P.O. Box 503
Alma, MI 48801











Things We Need

Volunteers are needed to help us transport animals from Gratiot to rescues in other cities. There are occasions that we need to move an animal from the shelter and transport it to a waiting rescue. We can work around your schedule and time restrictions.

We could use extra kennels to help us move the animals. If you have a wire or plastic kennel any size that you no longer need we could definately use it.

Donations are always welcome too. You can contact us by email: Friends@HelpFurryFriends.com
or write to us or if your interested in helping, complete our Volunteer Form and send it to:

Help Furry Friends
P.O. Box 503
Alma, MI 48801

Supplies for Gratiot County Animal Control

Things that the animal shelter can always use are:

  • Bleach
  • Paper Towels
  • Dish Soap
  • Can Dog/Cat food
  • Large/Extra Large Wire Kennel
  • Cat Nip toys for cats/kittens
  • Leashes
  • Collars
  • Dry Dog food (call shelter to see if currently needed)
  • Clay Kitty Litter (call shelter to see if currently needed)

Call the shelter at (989) 875-2221 to see if there are other needs they may have. They are open on Monday and Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 - 6:00.

Come visit us at Gratiot County Animal Control in Ithaca

Gratiot County Animal Control is located at 2675 W. Washington Road, 3 miles west of Ithaca, Michigan. They are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 until 4:30. Call (989) 875-2221 for information or directions.