Frequently Asked Questions

Do you adopt animals to commercial enterprises or animal breading farms?

No. We do not knowingly adopt animals out to commercial enterprises or breeding farms.

Do I have to have my adopted animal spayed or neutered when I adopt from the Muskegon Humane Society?

Yes. State law requires that all animals adopted from us be spayed or neutered.

I can no longer care for my pet that I adopted from the Muskegon Humane Society. Can I just give the animal to someone else?

No. Part of the adoption agreement we have with an adoptive family is that the animal is to be returned to the Muskegon Humane Society in the event that an adoptive family can no longer care for the pet.

Do you accept any and all animals at the Muskegon Humane Society?

No. We are a donation only facility and as such have limited resources. We have access to many specific animal rescue groups that we work with to find appropriate places for animals that we are not equipped to handle.

Part of your name is Muskegon County, are you part of or associated with the County of Muskegon?

No. We are not part of the County of Muskegon or its budget, receiving no funds from the County of Muskegon for our operations. We are a privately owned 501(c)3 not for profit corporation. The Humane Society and Animal Rescue of Muskegon County is operated by the private donations of companies and individuals who support our views and philosophy of animal care and adoption.

How old must I be to work at Muskegon Humane Society?

18. All paid staff members must be at least 18 years old.

I have a dog/cat I want/need to surrender.  May I bring it to you?

If you have exhausted all other options and are no longer willing to work with the situation, as a last resort you may bring it here.  However, we ask that you call to see if we have space for your animal, as you should understand that we cannot guarantee the animal will be placed for adoption.  We evaluate each animal shortly after it arrives and decide whether or not it will be put up for adoption (past history, age, health, disposition and kennel space are all considered).  We will not release final disposition UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.  Surrender Fees:  First dog or cat $45.  Each additional dog or cat $25.