Humane Society of Livingston County merging with state organization

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By the time early summer comes around, the Humane Society of Livingston County will become part of the Michigan Humane Society Network.

In August of 2018, HSLC approached the Michigan Humane Society for some assistance in the day-to-day operations of its shelter and veterinary center.

Since then, the two organizations began collaborating to provide high-quality care and customer service to the community and the animals of Livingston County. Since the beginning of this process, the adoption rate at HSLC has increased over 300 percent from the same time frame in the year prior, and also resulted in a shorter stay for the animals in the shelter. This partnership has also provided the staff at HSLC, and the animals being cared for, access to MHS resources and support.

When the merger is complete, the Humane Society of Livingston County will retire its name and become a part of the Michigan Humane Society network. All services at HSLC will remain open both before and after the merger, and the yearly Fur Ball — scheduled for on May 18, 2019, at Crystal Gardens Banquet Hall in Howell — will still take place.

In order to help answer questions about this merger, and provide some basic information about the process going forward, you can find the FAQ at

If you are interested in supporting us in this new venture, donations can be made at or in person at the facility.

Those interested in donating to support HSLC and MHS during this time of transition can do so by visiting or Tickets for this year’s Fur Ball can be purchased at

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