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Videos from volunteers  We are so grateful for our volunteers who create videos about Lake Haven Rescue. We think that are just wonderful and we're sure you will enjoy them. We just added on about our rescued puppies which can be watched in full screen High Definition. 


Winter 2016 - Electronic Newsletter:

Check out our 2016 holiday newsletter to get an update on what we've been up to and those who have made our successes possible. Read about our challenges, senior dog story, and much more.



Winter 2015 - Electronic Newsletter:

It's been a busy year of change for Lake Haven.  We have deployed 3 large cat adoption enclosures.  They allow for multiple cats to freely roam around and play with many cat toys and structures. Our senior adoption program has had good success.  All this and more is because we have receive great support from doners, volunteers, and our vets.


Winter 2014 - Electronic Newsletter:

There are some great success stories in this years newsletter which we think you will enjoy. If you would like to be added to our yearly Email just click on the "Join Email List" button in the above heading.


Winter 2013 - Electronic Newsletter:

   - Many Success Storys
   - Many Improvements to the Rescue
   - Funny Jokes

Winter 2012 - Electronic Newsletter:

   - Harvey our Success Story of the Year
   - Runner up Success Story; Jesse & Nina
   - Why people volunteer

Winter 2011 - Electronic Newsletter:

   - Happy Tails & Success Story of the Year
   - Thanksgiving Holiday Safety Tips
   - Christmas Holiday Safety Tips


Winter 2010 - Electronic Newsletter:

   - Spay/Neuter Program Continues
   - Commissioners Vote For Positive Change
   - Happy Tails & Success Story of the Year
   - Thanksgiving Holiday Safety Tips
   - Christmas Holiday Safety Tips


Winter 2009 - Electronic Newsletter:

   - Spay/Neuter Program
   - The Benefits of Older Pets
   - Happy Tails (Success Stories)
   - Christmas Holiday Safety Tips


August 2009:

   - R&R Research Adds to List of Violations
   - Join Lake Haven for Fun August Events!


July 2009:

   - Local Rescues fight for return of dogs from R&R research
   - Featured Dog Was in Hands of R&R Research


June 2009:

   - Whitehall High School Student Raises Funds for Lake Haven
   - Support Two Bills to Help Michigan Pets


April 2009:

   - Join Lake Haven for Spring National Adoption Weekend
   - Montcalm Meeting/Rally Monday, April 27th
   - Send a Message to the Montcalm County Commissioners
   - Newaygo a Stop on the Spay/Neuter Express

   - GVSU Film Students Create Public Service Announcement
   - Support 'Koda's Law' - House Bill 4663 and Help End

     Pound Seizure in Michigan

March 2009:

   - Donations Needed for Puppies with Parvo Virus
   - Committee Recommends to End Contract with R&R


   - Public Opposes Animal Research Contract
   - Lake Haven Director: The Truth About R&R Research
   - Help End Pound Seizure Statewide
   - University of Michigan Ends its Live Dog Lab
   - Use Your Tax Return to Change the Lives of Thousands

     of Animals in Need


February 2009:

   - Montcalm Shelter Receives Failing Marks
   - Join the March 5 Demonstration to End U of M Dog Lab
   - Montcalm Committee Continues, R&R Research Owner

     "Pleads the Fifth"
   - Enter Your Pet in the Bissell Most Valuable Pet Photo

   - Update on Dog Saved from Montcalm
   - Montcalm County Shelter Committee Update
   - Ratbone Rescues Updating Surgery Information on Maya


January 2009:

   - Montcalm Commissioners Vote to Continue Selling Animals

     to Research for at Least Another Six Months Despite Public

   - Gratiot County Votes to Continue to Give Pets to R&R

   - Lake Haven Volunteers Arrange for Puppy Surgery in Florida
   - Pets Sold to University of Michigan for Medical Experiments,

     What You Can Do
   - Update: Dog with Rare Eye Condition Doing Well Thanks to

     Lake Haven Donors
   - January Crucial Month for Animals in Montcalm/Gratiot

   - Pet Photos with Santa Fundraiser - A Great Success


December 2008:

   - Join Lake Haven on Facebook
   - Lake Haven Awarded Pedigree Grant
   - Lake Haven's Winter 2008 Newsletter Now Available Online
   - Help Support Lake Haven in New Online Contest


November 2008:

   - Montcalm Shelter Director On Board with Humane

   - Euthanasia - More Work to be Done
   - Lost Dog Alert - Be on the Lookout
   - Have Your Pet's Photo Taken With Santa at PetSmart in

   - See Lake Haven's Ad in Cats and Dogs Magazine


Other News Items

Hoarding Case



The Court Case Dogs  We have saved the lives of dogs that were caged in a county shelter for almost two years. We did it through the online contributions of many caring people.

Electronic Newsletter  Our hardcopy newsletter was just mailed to people who have made donations in the past. We have also created an expanded version for online viewing. You can easily subscribe or unsubscribe so please check it out, it has many great success stories.


Success Stories:  The successful placement of a dog or a cat into someone's home is a special event for all the people who support Lake Haven Rescue. It's also very special to receive feedback from those who have adopted. There are so may "Happy Tails" (i.e. Success Stories) we hope these will warm your heart as they have ours.


Volunteer Calendar:  Calling all volunteers! If your interested in helping with the adoption of cats take a look at the new calendar we have created to help volunteers keep track of the days they can help. If you have some time to donate to this effort please call Cheryl at 231 652-7507. 


You can help put an end to pound seizure and inhumane euthanasia!   You may know that there are bills in the Michigan House awaiting a hearing that will put an end to pound seizure and inhumane euthanasia in Michigan if passed through the House and the Senate. Mike Huckleberry was one of the cosponsors for the bill banning pound seizure. Copies of these bills are attached.

These bills need to come before the House for a hearing in the next several months, or they will die. I urge you to write to your Representative Mike Huckleberry and ask that these be brought up now for a hearing. A brief, kind, hand written note is best.

If you are not in Mike's district, please urge your own congressman to ask Mike Huckleberry, newly appointed Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, to bring this bill up for a hearing. There are only 29 other bills awaiting a hearing, which is very few. There have been times in the past when over 100 bills awaited hearing.

These are important pieces of legislation for Michigan in terms of animal welfare and public safety. Read the following for more information.
Bill HB4803
Pound Seizure Bill HB4663
Article by American Humane

Everyone can do something large or small to help the fight against animal suffering in all of it's forms. Will you help?



October 2008:

   - Help Lake Haven Win a $25,000 Grant
   - Foster Homes Needed
   - September Event Rewind
   - Lake Haven Online Now Accepting Sponsors
   - Lake Haven Volunteer Makes Montcalm County Shelter

     Crisis her Mission


September 2008:

   - Time Running Out on Critical Animal Welfare Issues
   - Donation Goal Reached - Puppy to Undergo Surgery to

     Save Eye
   - Kick Off This Fall by Attending Lake Haven's September

   - Lake Haven Now Accepting Donations Via PetSmart's

     Donation Station
   - Cat Reunited With Owners After Nine Years Highlights

     Importance of Micro-chipping


August 2008:

   - Special Labor Day Puppy Adoption Event This Saturday!
   - Help Hold Montcalm County Commissioners Accountable

     for Change


July 2008:

   - Video Pays Tribute to Lake Haven Volunteers, Donors
   - Donations Needed to Save Puppy's Eye
   - Lake Haven Featured in Cats and Dogs Magazine
   - Humane Solution to Future Swan Population Control
   - Lake Haven Announces Barn Cat Program

May 2008:

   - Help Ban the Sale of Pets to Research Facilities in Michigan!
   - Lake Haven’s Founder Responds to Montcalm County

     Shelter Crisis

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Lake Haven is a non-profit no-kill animal rescue shelter dedicated to the care and adoption of homeless and/or injured dogs, cats, kittens and puppies in the West Michigan area.  Lake Haven is a recognized 510(c)3 organization that is 100% volunteer operated.