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Capital Area Humane Society

September 2, 2022

The mission of the Capital Area Humane Society is to promote the humane treatment of companion animals through protection, placement, education, and example. The CAHS shelter can house up to 400 animals at one time. An average of more than 16 animals per day went home in 2020. That is one animal going home every 26 minutes the shelter is open. The shelter is located on 65 acres, which is owned outright by the Capital Area Humane Society.

The CAHS shelter employs 48 people; 17 who are full-time. Volunteers donate about 36,000 hours each year in support of the work at the shelter. In the first 7 years it will be open, the CAHS Spay & Neuter Clinic will have performed more than 50,000 surgeries to prevent unwanted litters. About 1 out of every 4-visiting people/families will adopt when they visit. CAHS youth education programs enrich the community by focusing on humane education throughout a child’s life. Elementary curriculum explores a series of hands-on activity stations that reinforce concepts in veterinary care, pet costs, pet grooming, pet point of view, animal cruelty and animal careers. Middle and high school programs focus on pet overpopulation, animal cruelty, animal abuse and human violence, and careers directly or indirectly involving animals.

First National Bank of Michigan team member Jennifer Marsh volunteers her time serving as Board Chair for the Capital Area Humane Society


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