Humane Society of Huron Valley: About Us

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About Us

HSHV was founded in 1896. We are the only animal shelter in Washtenaw County that takes in all types of unwanted, injured, lost, stray, abandoned, and abused animals. Each year we help over 12,000 dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small animals.

We are governed by a board of directors and are supported by generous individual and corporate donors.

Annual Report

Please click here to read our 2014 Annual Report. Our 2013 Annual Report can be seen here.

The Life-Saving Work We Do

Did you know HSHV has the highest "save rate" among all similar animal shelters in Michigan?

Read about our award from the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance for having the highest "save rate."

We are proud to share our shelter statistics with the public:

Donor Assurance

Charity Navigator evaluates nonprofits' fiscal management, accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator rates HSHV "exceptional," with 4 of 4 stars. 2015 is the fourth year in a row that HSHV has received this top rating; only 8% of charities rated by Charity Navigator have received 4 or more consecutive 4-star evaluations.

Financial Information

We receive no money from any other humane organization and we are not funded by United Way. We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and donations to HSHV are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Learn more about how to support HSHV

Donor Privacy Policy

Tax laws in the United States and the State of Michigan require HSHV to keep contact information and contribution level of donors on file. HSHV collects personal information from donors that includes: amount donated, address, telephone number, donor comments and e-mail address. HSHV will never publish, sell, trade, rent names, share names e-mail or mail addresses, or telephone numbers of our donors.  We allow donors the option to have their name publicly associated with their donation unless the donor explicitly chooses the "anonymous" field when donating. HSHV will periodically contact donors in regards to solicitation, updates about programs and services, and upcoming events.  Donors not interested in being contacted may opt out of these contacts by notifying the Humane Society of Huron Valley.



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