September 2008

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Time Running Out on Critical Animal Welfare Issues

September 21, 2008 


Time is running out for four bills that are critical to the welfare of animals in Michigan!  Be sure your voice is heard.

At this time, very few legislative session days are scheduled for the rest of the year. More than ever, animals need your help to ensure that the following bills are scheduled for a vote:

House Bill 4552, which aims to increase penalties for animal abuse; House Bill 4741, which would include pets in domestic-violence protection orders, helping keep all victims of domestic violence safe; House Bill 4871, which would ban the selling and buying of foie gras that is inhumanely produced by force-feeding birds; and House Bill 5263, which would prohibit allowing improperly obtained cats and dogs, including shelter animals and stolen pets, for use in research.

For those of you who have been following what is happening at the Montcalm County Animal Shelter, you know how much House Bill 5263 is desperately needed in Michigan (see previous news article). 

Please help schedule a vote today for these important bills by contacting the following representatives.  Tell them your thoughts on these issues and that you want them moved forward to a vote now! 

For HB 4552, please contact Senate Judiciary Chairman Kuipers.

For HB 4741, please contact House Judiciary Chairman Condino.

For HB 4871, please contact House Agriculture Chairman Mayes.

For HB 5263, please contact House Regulatory Reform Chairwoman Farrah.

Cat Reunited With Owners After Nine Years Highlights Importance of Micro-chipping

September 21, 2008 

An amazing story of Dixie, a cat who was reunited with her owners after she had gone missing for nine years.  Lake Haven stresses the importance of keeping cats indoors to avoid the many physical dangers and diseases which afflict outdoor cats.  However, micro-chipping your cat will give you peace of mind that if your kitty does ever find its way outside, your chances of being reunited are all the more better. 


Ask your vet about micro-chipping your cat or dog today! 

Dixie and owner, Reuters

Donation Goal Reached - Puppy to Undergo Surgery to Save Eye

September 21, 2008 


UPDATE - The goal has been met!  The beagle puppy with the rare genetic eye condition (corneal dermoid) will now be able to have the surgery to save her eye thanks to all of those who have donated.  Without the kind and generous donations received, this surgery would have never been possible.  Thank you!


Keep checking "news & views" for updates on this story. 











Kick Off This Fall by Attending Lake Haven's September Events!

September 7, 2008 

PetSmart’s National Adoption Weekend (September 12-14)

Join us at the PetSmart in Grandville, MI for the Fall National Adoption Weekend.  Lake Haven volunteers will be on hand to help you adopt the perfect cat or dog for your household!  Our normal Saturday hours are expanded for a weekend-long event! 

 If you are serious about adopting a pet during this event, please bring:

(1) A reference from your current vet, and/or

(2) records of current pets' vaccines, heartworm prevention and spay/neuter.  This will help to greatly speed up the adoption process!


You can also get a head start by completing as much as you can of our printable adoption application by clicking here.


Friday, September 12th: 6PM - 8PM
Saturday, September 13th: 11AM - 4PM
Sunday, September 14th: 12PM - 3PM



4645 Canal Avenue Southwest
Grandville, MI 49418

Animal Medical Center of Wyoming: ‘Unleashing’ Event (September 20)  


The AMC of Wyoming will be hosting their 25th Anniversary open house.  You'll tour the back areas of the new hospital to see how things get done behind the scenes. There's free stuff too! Win a year's worth of free food for your pet from Science Diet.  Win a gift basket!  Lots of free samples!


Lake Haven volunteer Darlene N. ( will be on hand for educational topics, including the importance of spay/neuter, information about World Rabies Day and dog bite prevention.  


This is one event you don't want to miss!  To learn more, visit:



Saturday, September 20th: 2PM – 6PM


Animal Medical Center of Wyoming

2330 44th St SW

Wyoming, MI 49519-4263


Lake Haven Fundraiser at Woody's Bar & Grille (September 28)


Ready for food, fun, games, prizes and entertainment – all for a good cause?  Attend the First Annual Fall Fundraiser event at Woody’s Bar & Grille in Woodville, MI (Newaygo County).  DOGS ALLOWED!! 



Enter contests with your pooch!

Take home $ in the 50/50 raffle!

Indulge your sweet tooth at the bake sale!


Want to donate supplies?  Bring one of the following with you: dog/cat toy, Purina Dog Chow, Purina Puppy Chow, Purina One Cat Food, paper towels, blankets, cotton balls, Q-tips.



Sunday, September 28th: 1PM



Woody’s Bar & Grille

8773 Goldenrod Avenue
Bitely (Woodville), Michigan 49309-9642



Lake Haven Now Accepting Donations Via PetSmart's 'Donation Station'

September 2, 2008

There is now a new way to donate needed supplies to Lake Haven right at the convenience of your computer!  Visit Lake Haven's wish list at PetSmart's Shelter Donation Station.  You can access the online wish list on the PetSmart website by clicking on the puppy logo below. 


To learn about all the ways you can help Lake Haven help animals, visit the "how you can help" section of our

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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.