Kalamazoo Animal Rescue - Adoptable Dogs and Puppies

KALAMAZOO, MI -- It's been time for a new animal services shelter for more than a decade.
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The KCASE shelter holds stray animals according to State and Local laws and ordinances.

Domestic animals are housed for 7 days if they came in without ID, or 10 days if the owner is known or the animal is identified via a pet ID tag, dog license, microchip or other form of identification.

Wildlife will be rehabilitated or euthanized as determined by KCASE staff depending on the severity of the illness/injury and the availability of a state licensed rehabilitator.

Exotic pets can be adopted on a case-by-case scenario to approved adopters. Exotic pets are not permitted in many areas of Kalamazoo County.

During the 7 or 10 day holding period, animals are held exclusively for the owner to reclaim them. If no owner comes forward, adoptable animals will be available to approved potential adopters for rehoming.



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Kalamazoo's own Animal Rescue Project may not be immediately familiar, but with over 50 activist workers to its credit, it may be one of the best-staffed animal shelters in the state. Offering not only rescue operations for homeless pets, but also adoption services, it's a complete operation that boasts several fundraising events like its Night of the Living Dog program around Halloween. That event offers costume contests, nail trimming sessions, and dog bathing on hand. Feb 1, 2017 - KALAMAZOO, MI -- Problems with Kalamazoo County's shelter for stray animals and lost pets start at the front door
Photo provided by FlickrDuke, a pitbull/terrier mix, came to Kalamazoo Animal Rescue from the local ..
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Duke, a pitbull/terrier mix, came to Kalamazoo Animal Rescue from the local animal shelter. According to Susan C., a KAR volunteer, “He was the best foster.”Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement (KCASE) is the only stray animal shelter in Kalamazoo County. If an adoptable animal is lost or removed by an Animal Enforcement Officer, that animal is available for adoption after its 7-10 days Stray hold. While KCASE does everything they can to hold adoptable animals until the perfect home is found, shelter space does limit the number of animals that can be held onto. is a non-profit, no-kill dog and cat rescue group with a full-service shelter in Kalamazoo / Portage but serving all of Southwest Michigan. We have more than 150 volunteers, many with years of experience in animal rescue. The well-being of rescued pets is our only priority. You can read more about us on our website page.For eight years, Animal Services Director Steve Lawrence has waited for the county to commit to building a new shelter. He's been saying "next year" for awhile, but since Kalamazoo County allocated $5 million in its 2017 budget to design and build a new shelter, Lawrence believes the county is getting serious.Kalamazoo Animal Rescue (KAR) is an all-volunteer, animal rescue agency consisting of private foster homes (not a shelter) providing limited space for housing animals. When space is available, stray, abandoned, and unwanted animals will be assessed for adoptability to be placed into foster care until permanent homes are found.During the last four months, community partners and elected officials on the Kalamazoo County Animal Services Advisory Board worked to identify problems with the shelter and animal enforcement. Its ultimate recommendation is to replace the current 6,166 square-foot building at 2500 Lake St. with a new $5 million facility on Lamont Street near the Kalamazoo County Jail.