HSMC offers several affordable programs and services to Monroe County pet owners.
We understand how expensive pet care can be, and we want to help as much as possible. We do not have veterinary staff through HSMC, however, we do offer transportation to Humane Ohio for discounted spay-neutering and discount vaccinations.
If you are interested or able to help with volunteering service, sponsorships, or partnerships for our Pet Food Bank or Veterinary Services please contact us by utilizing our contact page or calling us at 734-240-0562.
If your dog or cat becomes lost a microchip can ensure that there is another way for your animal to be identified, in addition to their tag or license. Each stray dog or cat brought into the shelter is scanned for identification. All of our cats and dogs are now microchipped before they are adopted. We care deeply for the welfare of the dogs and cats that arrive at our shelter and understand the importance of microchipping.
Our Microchip Fee is only $20 and includes a one-year free registration. Microchips are administered at our shelter but you must call ahead for an appointment. Periodic microchip clinics are also held for owners desiring microchips.
Please call if you are interested in having your pet microchipped (734) 243-3669.
We offer transportation service to Humane Ohio, an organization that provides discount vaccinations and spay-neuter services. We do charge a transportation fee of of $5.00 per animal in addition to the Humane Ohio fees. Their services, include:
This clinic is offered twice a month. Pet owners with reservations can bring their pets to our shelter where we transport the cats or dogs off-site for the procedure to be completed. Pet owners will be able to pick their pets up the same day to take them home.
Please call our shelter for pricing. 734-243-3669
Clinic Instructions & Procedures:
1) The program is held the second and last Wednesday of each month
2) Your paperwork and payment must be in the Monday before each run (There is a $5 service charge for the Humane Ohio Runs, which covers overhead and gas)
3) Animal drop-off time is 7:00am the day of the clinic *****Have your animal here by 7:00 am sharp*****
There will be NO REFUNDS issued to individuals who miss the run (We have a strict schedule and are unable to wait for late arrivals.)
4) If you have a cat please have it in a carrier with the carrier labeled with your last name and the animal’s name.
5) Your animal will be ready for pickup on Wednesday evening, the same day. Please pick up your animal at 4:30 pm SHARP.
(Animals cannot be held overnight, due to limited space for the animals we have housed in the shelter)
Please contact us with questions at 734-243-3669
We recommend the use of VIP PetCare for affordable vaccinations, microchipping and heartworm control. Clinics are held at Pet Supplies Plus in Monroe every weekend. Canine rabies vaccines are $10 with a vaccine package. The full schedule and pricing can be found at www.VipPetCare.com. No appointments needed.
The Humane Society of Monroe County has recently started a new program “The Pet Food Bank”, which provides pet food to pet owners in need. HSMC Pet Food Bank ensures pet owners in Monroe County experiencing financial challenges will have a temporary means of providing food to their animal companions. The Humane Society of Monroe County Thrift Store operates the HSMC Pet Food Bank. The Pet Food Bank provides pet food to pet owners in need. The Meijer Distribution Center donates food and Food Town stores in the Temperance & Lambertville areas generously accept donations on behalf of the Society. There is a high demand for pet food and we welcome all pet food donations in order to meet the needs of the community. Dry or wet dog and cat food can be dropped off at the following locations:
Next Food Bank: Every two weeks from 10:00am-12:30pm at our Thrift Store location. Please call (734)240-0562 for details.
We can always use cat and dog food for our shelter animals too. You can help by donating Purina food at our HSMC Shelter or HSMC Thrift Store. To ensure our animals have a consistent diet and do not disrupt their digestive tract we use only Purina Dog Chow, Purina Puppy Chow, Purina Cat Chow, and Purina Kitten Chow.
If you would like to volunteer at our bi-weekly pet food bank, please contact us, go to our contact page or call 734-240-0562.
If you would like to organize a pet food drive in your school, neighborhood, church or business, please contact us, go to our contact page or call 734-240-0562.
Please don’t let your animal go hungry!
If you are in need of pet food: Stop by the HSMC Thrift Store for our HSMC Pet Food Bank application. For more information call 734-240-0562. For dates, please see our Facebook page or call 734-240-0562. Please note that food will be provided ONCE A MONTH per household. Please download the pet food bank application and read all of the terms. For first time participants to our pet food bank program, please print, complete and bring the application with you. You must also bring proof of your financial status.