Our community of supporters, adopters, and donors make it possible to keep animals moving from our shelter and into forever homes quickly – allowing us to assist organizations who are struggling. At Harbor Humane, we are making efforts to do at least one transfer a month to save cats and dogs from euthanasia.
Transferring animals into a shelter like ours, gives adopters a variety to choose from. When adopters have more choices, they are more likely to find a good match and less likely to seek out a pet from a boutique pet store, online puppy sales, or unscrupulous breeders.
The great thing about transfers is it benefits every single animal we have in our care. Puppies and transfer dogs bring more foot traffic in. People come to adopt, to look at, or to dream of adding a new friend to their family. Sometimes a person walking in the door to just “look at the puppies for fun” walks out with a new kitty friend- we see the adoptions of both species climb whenever we transfer dogs into our shelter.
Donor dollars always stay local to our shelter in West Michigan, but their reach carries far when we are able to help those less fortunate through transfer partnerships.