Humane Society of Macomb
11350 22 Mile Rd, Utica, MI 48317
Please, I'm asking ALL who would like to see this shelter closed, to please contact me. This place is the Death Trap of Shelby Township for our animals. Everyone talks about how bad it us. I'm asking that anyone interested in having this place closed; please email me at kirtaosier@AOL.com and put " 22 Mile" in the Subject line.
I have not been in the shelter, but I am very grateful for the clinic in the back. Dr. Collins has taken very good care of my four legged family members. The techs are always really sweet when handling my animals and the receptionists are always very kind and help in any way they can. They have provided my loved ones with kindness, long lives and great quality of life.
This shelter and many like it. Do a awesome job in taking in unwanted animals, from owners that no long want them. for unreal reasons. Anyone that works in a shelter ( not a rescue) understand the large amount of unwanted pets. And that the shelter spays and neutered and vacc. the animals they put up for adoption. they keep them very clean. warm and safe. They do care were these pet go, and want them to be in forever homes. unlike their past owner . We have adopted family members from this shelter. They could have your next furry family member.
There are so many things this place and the "Board of Directors" could do to make life better for he animals housed in this place. PLEASE do not surrender your animal here. Go online and find a different place. There are many rescue groups out there that are MUCH more proactive in finding good homes for the animals. The big dogs cannot be walked. They have no blankets, toys or chew toys to keep them busy. The cats and smaller dogs have no blankets (this is because of "no washing machine". They could be purchased at the Salvation Army for $100). They are not up with this century. They could use Facebook, Petfinder.com, Petco Pet supply stores...but won't. These resources WORK!! Some of those animals have been there for a year and they are doing nothing about it. Their webpage states "volunteers are always welcome". No they are not. The welfare of the animals are obviously not their priority. If you can give a pet a good home, PLEASE go there to adopt an animal to get it out of there. I have stopped my donations, and people I know who write checks were informed by me about how this place is run. Please help these animals and get them out of there. I personally found a very proactive place to volunteer and I will be much happier, but I feel sorry for those animals at the Macomb Humane Society (on 22 Mile Rd.). :(
The staff there isn't overly friendly but that doesn't really concern me. When we went all the large dogs were outside but we were still looking around when one of the ladies walked to the back to see if we needed help. She said they were being walked an that we could look but would not be able to adopt one because our son was too young for a large dog. She told us that anything around the 30 lbs mix in a tiny kennel (he was too big for and they had plenty of large runs) was not a good fit for us and they would not let us adopt him. Are you kidding me? Growing up I've had all large dogs (labs, Shepards, collies) and even a horse. I don't know where they get off telling me that a dog who said to be good with children would be a pet for a family. More than half the dogs that we could see were sitting in their own urine. One dog even peed right in front of her and she just walked away. I felt bad for them. We also looked at the cats with their dirty litter boxes. This was our first day out looking for our new family member and they completely ruined it for us. I told a few of my friends and they couldn't believe I even bothered with that place, apparently a lot of them have had a bad experience or two. I'm not saying you have to have low standards but I don't think these people would adopt to a saint. If you go there, good luck.
Always try to get your pets in if needed for emergencys. We have been going there for years. They are reasonable priced. They threw in a free nail trim when my dog had surgery. The vet even calls without you calling them to see how your animal is(we have a cat and a dog and she called when we had both surgerys done). The vet and techs. care for the animals. The vet got very emotional herself when my cat was very sick. People don't take time to give good reviews only bad. Want animals to not get heartworm so talk about heartguard to prevent you from spending more money later on if they get it.
I took my show quality German Shepard to this close by vet just to get his vaccinations done. Nothing else I had to go to the vet twice to get all the shots so I seen two separate vet techs. Both of them bad mouthed the breeder who has been breeding since 1969. Both techs tried to force heartguard products on my dog. My breeder told me in the beginning to beware of vet techs who want to push products on your dog that you don't need! I refused the products and the tech gave me an attitude about it saying how vets have formal education and are more educated than someone who pairs dogs to make puppies. I went back to the breeder to begin obedience classes and was yelled at because the dog was given its shots 3 weeks early according to schedule. It apparently can cause weakening of the immune system.
I feel i was forced to purchase heart guard products. -I refused! Also shots were given too early. Beware of this dirty dirty clinic and their suggestions. I will NOT return!
I recently tried to adopt a kitten from the shelter and was turned down because i didnt have sayed records from two cats i had fro 18 years and 12 years.They want people to donate and to adopt a pet but they are too strict about adoption.I was trying to save a kitten and give it a good home but was turned down.I will never donate a penny to this organization.Its very upsetting that they complain about being overwhelmed with too many animals and then they turn someone down because they dont have a spayed record from over 12 years ago and besides the vet that did the work is not in business.I also told them i was gonna get bthis one spayed also because she would be an indoor cat but they still said no .Im very sorry the do business like this and i feel sorry for the sheltered animals that are waiting to be adopted to a good home.
I would give them zero stars if I could. When I called to donate some pet items, the woman who answered the phone rudely replied that they do not need anything. Therefore I found a much more needy and grateful animal rescue to donate the items to. And in the future, when I make a donation, to keep in mind that this organization does not need any help, they are all set.