The Animal Welfare Society is a no-kill 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization. We are committed to finding homes for unwanted puppies, dogs, cats and kittens. The Animal Welfare Society strives to educate the public on responsible pet ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering.
Surrendering your pet…
If you have a pet you wish to surrender to AWS, you must bring the pet into our shelter for an evaluation. If space permits, we may be able to take in your pet at that time, however, most of the time we are full. You may then be asked to hold onto your pet until it is adopted or space becomes available. You will need to fill out a surrender form and we will take a picture of your pet and put him or her on our website for adoption. You may wish to attend adoptions events with your pet to find him or her a home quicker.
Unfortunately we are not equipped to handle wildlife needs. You may contact the Rochester Hills Humane Society Wildlife Department at (248) 852-7420
or the DNR office nearest you
(See www.michigan.gov/dnr for more info).
We do not come out to pick up strays. If you find a stray animal, you should contact the pound in the city which the stray was found or your local police department.
How to find a Lost Pet...
Act Fast! Animal shelters in Michigan
are required to keep lost animals without identification (No Collar) only four days and with identification (Collar with Dog License & Rabies Tag) only seven days before adopting out or euthanizing (we do not euthanize) the animal. Here is what you can do to locate a lost pet. Lost Pet Document
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