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MHS and Humane Society of Livingston County Merge Under Michigan Humane Society Banner

Posted at 8:18 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 20:18:51-04

HOWELL, Mich. — The Humane Society of Livingston County (HSLC) has officially merged with the Michigan Humane Society following the completion of a process begun several months ago. This combination will bring premium care and best practices in shelter and veterinary services to the animals of Livingston County.

“It’s a great day not just for our two organizations, but for all the animals and pet owners in the area,” stated Michigan Humane president and CEO Matthew Pepper. “Our hope in the coming weeks is to meet our new neighbors and have the opportunity to talk about the specific needs of this community and the animals we all care so much about.”

The merger process began in August 2018 with HSLC requesting assistance from the Michigan Humane Society. That request kicked off a partnership that has now culminated in this merger. Since the beginning of this process, the adoption rate at HSLC has increased over 300% from the same time frame in the year prior and also resulted in a shorter length of stay for the animals in the shelter.

The Humane Society of Livingston County name will be retired and the new entity will operate under the Michigan Humane Society brand. The same services will be offered as before, which includes animal adoption, surrender and medical care through the veterinary center. The public is welcome to stop into the facility, located at 2464 Dorr Road in Howell, to meet the adoptable animals and learn more about the services offered. For inquiries regarding medical care, clients are asked to call 866-MHUMANE and speak with a veterinary center representative.

For those with additional questions about the Michigan Humane Society or interested in supporting the efforts of MHS in and around Michigan, please visit

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