Ready to adopt a furry friend? Help Clear the Shelters today

NBC stations, including WOOD TV8, are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, Aug. 19, to help find loving homes for animals in need.

Since the Clear the Shelters campaign kicked off July 29, there have been 450 adoptions from the Humane Society of West Michigan in Kent County and Harbor Humane Society in Ottawa County combined.

In West Michigan, two shelters are participating in the event, sponsored by Fox Subaru.

NBC will host a television special Clear the Shelters, that will air next Friday, Aug. 25 at 7:30 pm here on WOOD TV8. It will include a local segment from West Michigan with stories from both participating shelters, Harbor Humane Society and the Humane Society of West Michigan.


Humane Society of West Michigan
3077 Wilson Dr. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534

The shelter will open one hour early for pre-approved adopters (from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) pre-approved To become pre-approved, customers need to come to HSWM prior to Saturday, fill out an adoption survey and meet with an adoption counselor.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the doors are open to public.

Adoption discounts:
Adult dogs (5 months to 7 years) – $145
Adult cats (5 months to 7 years) – $10
Rabbits – $10

Regular fees:
Senior dogs (7 years and up) – fee waived
Senior cats (7 years and up) – fee waived
Puppies (younger than 5 months) – $300
Kittens (younger than 5 months – $95



Harbor Humane Society
14345 Bagley St.
West Olive, MI 49460

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Adoption discounts:
Cats (5 months and older) – FREE
Kittens – $45
BOGO – Buy one kitten, get one free
Dogs (1 year or older) – $100
Senior dogs (7 years and older) – $25


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