Friday, January 9, 2015


Don’t just take your dog for a walk… Take your Walk for a Dog! Go to, download the app, and support your local animal shelter every time you walk your dog.  After all, January is Walk Your Dog Month.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Year End 2014

It has been a busy year at the Eaton County Humane Society.  In keeping with our mission, ECHS set a goal to spay or neuter all animals (at healthy weight / age per our vet) prior to adoption in 2014.  Through the generosity of our donors and a grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture’s Animal Welfare Fund, we were able to accomplish this important goal.  Then, this fall, we were honored to congratulate our Animal Welfare Director, Connie Friedly, as she was appointed “2014 Volunteer of the Year” by Michigan Association of Animal Control Officers! 

While we had many amazing opportunities to help animals this year, there is one story in particular we’d like to share with you.  Doxbee came to ECHS from a local animal control center.  She had been surrendered to animal control when she was very, very pregnant.  When Connie learned of Doxbee’s situation and that she was at risk of euthanasia, she immediately took action.  Not wanting the expectant mother to remain scared & alone, Doxbee was welcomed into the ECHS foster network, giving the soon-to-be-momma a safe and comfortable place to wait out the last days of her pregnancy. 

Soon after joining ECHS, Doxbee gave birth to 9 puppies!!!!  While it is always a joy for each and every animal we are able to help, it is especially rewarding when we can help so many at once, particularly a mother who is simply trying to protect and take care of her puppies. 

Doxbee - when she arrived at the shelter
You can help us continue to make a difference in the lives of animals like Doxbee and her puppies by donating today. Even the smallest donations can make a big difference in the lives of these animals!  To donate on-line using a credit card just click the Pay Pal button below, it is fast, easy and secure. Or send checks payable to ECHS to our mailing address above. Examples of just some of our monthly shelter expenses are:

  • $250: shelter gas and electricity
  • $150: building insurance
  • $125: alteration and vaccines for one animal
  • $100: telephone and internet
  • $75: trash service
  • $50: water and sewer
  • $30: postage and printing
  • $25: small animal supplies
On behalf of dogs like Doxbee, we thank you!

 ECHS Board of Directors

ECHS is a 501(c)3 not-for profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please seek guidance from a tax professional to determine deductibility. Keep a copy of all donations for your records

Year End Donation