Mid-Michigan Humane Society celebrates 10,000th pet adoption - WNEM TV 5

Mid-Michigan Humane Society celebrates 10,000th pet adoption

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Judy Hunsinger and her family fell in love with this 5-year-old chocolate lab named Dinah.

“We just wanted a pet to love in our home,” Hunsinger said.

They brought her home from the Midland County Humane Society just a few weeks ago.

“We were walking her and she was very calm and then at one point she dropped down and I said look girls she's lazy she'll fit in perfectly,” Hunsinger said.

It was a match made in heaven which thousands of other families have also experienced when they adopted a new pet from the Midland County Human Society.

Dinah marks the 10,000th pet the non-profit has placed since taking over the daily operations of the shelter less than five years ago.

“We’re real happy that we hit 10,000. Now we’re looking for 11 and 12,” said Humane Society President Neil Wackerle.

Wackerle attributes finding so many homes for these pets to people who have a huge passion for animals.

“Our staff and director are proactive about placing these animals it doesn't matter if the come in sick every animal’s life is as important to our staff as the completely healthy ones,” Wackerle said.

With only one full-time and five part-time staff members, Wackerle said help from volunteers is vital.

The Humane Society also works hard to make sure placements are the best fit for both the animal and the new owners.  It's something Hunsinger and her family are very grateful for.

"It's been an excellent experience for us," Hunsinger said.

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