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    Administration : 734-240-0562
    Shelter : 734-243-3669


 Caring for the Many Animals at our Shelter

We care for and find homes for an average of 500 animals throughout the year. We have saved over 30,000 animals since we opened our doors!! It takes a lot of dedication and love from our staff, volunteers, and supporters. It also takes a lot of food, supplies, medical care and resources to ensure we can provide these animals with the care they need and deserve. We must provide love and care for them 7 days a week. On average it costs $28,000 per month to care for the stray and abandoned animals in our shelter, this cost is above all of the assistance we get from volunteers and with donated items we receive.



There Are Many Ways to Help the Animals…………


Shelter: We accept items for our shelter animals, including Purina pet food, treats, cat litter, blankets, toys and pet care items. Check out our Wish List for more items or call the shelter to see what we are in dire need of at 734-243-3669. We also have a wish list on (if you visit the website, a percentage of your sale will be donated back to us!!!). 

Thrift Store:  We accept gently used items for people and pets to resell in our Thrift Store (no clothing please). Check out more on our Thrift Store Page. 100% of the proceeds go to support the HSMC shelter. Your donations are tax deductible and you will be given a receipt. 


The Humane Society of Monroe County receives no governmental funds, nor do we receive any funds from the Humane Society of the United States or the Michigan Humane Society. The generous support of the community is needed for the HSMC to provide our services. Donations can be made by cash, check, or credit card at the shelter, thrift store, or administrative office. For address information, please see the Contact Us page.

Businesses who are interested in expanding their giving program for employees, can contact the HSMC Director of Operations, Wendy Graber at 734-240-0562 to have the HSMC shelter added to the employee choices.

Employees who would like to have the HSMC shelter added, as a choice, to their payroll deductions (employer’s giving campaign) should speak to their Manager or Payroll Department.

The Humane Society also accepts on-line donations by using all major credit cards through PayPal. Simply click on the button below and you will be directed to PayPal’s secure servers to conduct the donation process. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use this service.

Please make sure your address is provided in the “Ship to:” field so that we may send you a receipt for your donation.

Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


The Humane Society of Monroe County accepts one-time payments and reoccurring payments (in any denomination) through Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express. Please click the link above to make a tax deductible donation. Please make sure to specify in the instruction if this is a donation, memorial, or membership. Thank you for your support.


Remember loved ones by giving a gift to the Humane Society of Monroe County in honor of that individual. Memorial donations help contribute to the care of the animals. A letter will be sent directly to the family the memorial was given to and another to the donor. We take pride in honoring those who care for and love animals as much as we do. If you would like to have your loved one recognized on our Facebook Page, please note this along with the memorial donation. If you would like a picture and/or short write-up posted, please email the items to  

Memorial donations in honor of a loved one or pet waiting at the rainbow bridge will help other animals to find great forever homes.

Memorial donations in honor of a loved one or pet waiting at the rainbow bridge will help other animals to find great forever homes.


By making a planned gift and remembering the Humane Society of Monroe County in your will, trust or other financial plan you will be able to continue to help homeless animals in Monroe County find new forever homes.

These financial service professionals can help you include the Humane Society of Monroe County as a part of your own personal estate plan:

– Accountant                – CPA Attorney                        – Estate Planner                        – Financial Planner

– Stockbroker                – Tax Advisor                           – Trust Officer                          – Insurance Professional


We offer membership packages to support the Humane Society of Monroe County. By becoming a member, your donation will help us provide the needed care for more animals.

Members receive a proud supporter window cling, a 10 percent discount at our thrift store, quarterly newsletters, rewarding volunteer opportunities, and exclusive information about all fundraising activities.

Memberships can be purchased by cash, check, or credit card at the shelter or administrative office, or by calling (734) 240-0562. You can also purchase your membership on Paypal!! For address information, please see the Contact Us page. To become a member visit our member page.

 The Humane Society does not sell or rent names from its donor and membership lists.

Sponsor a Kennel

At the Humane Society of Monroe County we provide temporary housing for over 600 animals each year! Help make our animal’s temporary stay a little brighter by sponsoring a kennel. Each kennel sponsor will receive a personalized engraved kennel card for all to see. Kennel Sponsor Costs: $50.00

To be a kennel sponsor, call the administration office at 734-240-0562. We can accept credit card payments by phone but we are unable to take a check by phone at this time. If you would like to send in a check, please note “kennel sponsor” in the memo line of your check. If you have a specific kennel in mind, please write the name on the check or include a separate piece of paper with that information and the name of the person you would like on the kennel card. You may also use the form below to fill out for your sponsorship. This form can be mailed in to: HSMC Kennel Sponsor, P.O. Box. 1457, Monroe, MI 48161, or dropped off at our shelter or store. 

Kennel Sponsor, Memorial & Donation Form


Walk to Save a Life!

Community Supporters

Your small change can mean a BIG change for a shelter animal!

All the change that is collected in our dog bank containers goes directly to caring for the animals at our shelter.

A special thanks to all the Monroe County Businesses that support the HSMC:

  • River Raisin Vet Clinic
  • Broadway Market
  • Flicks
  • Marathon Gas Station-Elm
  • Temperance Animal Hospital
  • Monroe Bank & Trust Branches (Downtown, N. Dixie, S. Dixie, and N. Custer)
  • BP Gas Station (Newport)
  • Monroe Liquor
  • Lee’s Market
  • Tractor Supply (Monroe)
  • Pet Supplies Plus (Monroe)
  • Monroe Vet Clinic
  • A&W Restaurant
  • Independent Dairy
  • Chapps
  • Monroe Motor Sports
  • Taco Bell (LaPlaisance Rd. in Monroe, Dixie Hwy, Dundee, and Milan)
  • Tony’s Country Store (Secor, Lambertville)
  • Red Star Diner (Lambertville)
  • Family Farm & Home
  • Aunt Linda’s Pet Grooming
  • American Table (Temperance)
  • Global Digital

To become a community supporter, please contact the HSMC administration office at 734-240-0562


Here are some easy ways to help the Humane Society of Monroe County


You can now raise funds for the Humane Society of Monroe County just by using your Kroger Plus Card when you shop at Kroger. Just click on the Kroger card above, click the “sign in/register” hyperlink in the upper right hand side of the screen, then click “sign up today” on the right side of your screen. You will need the number on the back of your Kroger card to sign up. Once you have signed up, you then can search the Humane Society of Monroe County as your chosen designated charity.

Our address will show as P.O. Box 1457, Monroe, Mich. Now, everytime you shop, you will be helping us earn a donation at no extra cost to you! Note: Registration has to be done on the internet. You can no longer scan our barcode at the registers or service desk.

You must have registered in April 2016 or later for us to receive the percentage of your purchases for their 2015-2016 program. You must register again in April of each year.

For Step by step instructions, Click here.

Taco Bell Match
Taco Bell has placed a change bank in their restaurant and will match all donations dropped in that bank. Look for this flyer in their restaurant. Remember, your small change can make a big change for shelter animals.
Participating Taco Bell Locations
Monroe Township Taco Bell, (inside the Marathon Gas Station) 14495 Laplaisance Rd., Monroe, MI 48161 (734) 241-3078
Monroe Taco Bell, 1300 N. Dixie Hwy, Monroe, MI 48161 (734) 625-1598
Dundee Taco Bell, 537 Tecumseh Street Dundee, MI 48131 (734) 529-5726
Milan Taco Bell, 1206 Dexter Street Milan, MI 48160 (734) 439-2188
Longtime members of the society have endowed a fund to benefit the Humane Society of Monroe County through the Community Foundation of Monroe County. This fund will supplement our ongoing fundraising for day-to-day operating funds. As the endowment grows through additional donations from supporters, the HSMC will receive disbursements of the interest earned. The larger the fund grows, the more interest will be received each year for operating expenses and programs.
For information about the HSMC endowment or how to donate, please call the Community Foundation of Monroe County at 734-242-1976.


Amazon Smile Foundation: If you shop at Amazon, you will love AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same website as but by signing up for AmazonSmile, and using the AmazonSmile site, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases.

Smile Link



Kuranda Donate a Bed Program

Donate a Bed Our dogs love the Patented Kuranda Dog Beds because they are durable, chew proof and easy to clean. If you would like to donate a bed to the HSMC shelter, so our other shelter dogs may sleep in comfort, click here. We use the 35″ x 23″ size.

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