WTOL Spotlights the Hope Clinic
January 7th, 2015

WTOL reporter Rick Adams visits the Lenawee Humane Society and interviews our staff about The Hope Clinic. Check out the link to view the video!

The Hope Clinic featured in Daily Telegram
December 30, 2014

Staff writer Brian Paynter interviewed executive director Marcie Cornell, veterinarian Dr. Erin Whalin, and veterinarian technician Rachel Houser about the new Hope Clinic. Check out the article to find how we raised funds for this amazing addition and who the clinic is named after!

Lenawee Humane Society wins Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes Grant!
December 11, 2014

The Petco Foundation, in partnership with Halo, Purely for Pets, recently announced the winners of its second annual Holiday Wishes grant campaign, designed to help the most dedicated animal welfare groups succeed in their mission to save pets’ lives – at the holidays, and year round!

We’re very excited to share that Lenawee Humane Society was named a winner in this year’s competition and awarded a $10,000 grant to continue doing what we do best– saving lives. Our organization wouldn’t exist without the help and support of people like you, who open up their loving homes to pets in need. 

Our grant was awarded in celebration of the story of Suri, the emaciated puppy who was abandoned in his own filth earlier this year. To see his story, click here:

For more information on the Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign or to read more about this year’s winners, Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the campaign hashtag, #HolidayWishes2014.

Thank you for your support!

Happy Thanksgiving from Lenawee Humane Society!


Dr. Erin Whalin Joins the Lenawee Humane Society Team!
click here to read full article

39 Felines Find Homes for $9
July 2nd, 2014

We celebrated Adopt a Cat Month in June by lowering our feline adoption fees to $9! We were overjoyed by the number of adult cats who found their forever homes. Many, many more cats and kittens have already taken their place here in the shelter. Take a peek at them here.

First Annual Bull Run a "rainy but a goodie"
June 28, 2014

The rain didn't stop our participants from finishing their poker run and winning a variety of amazing prizes, including a tattoo gift certificate, custom-made stained glass, a gym membership and much more. With Best Hand prizes, door prizes, drawings, and a 50/50 raffle, almost everyone was a winner! 

This event highlighted the wonderful features of two misunderstood groups: Pitbulls and Bikers.
We're excited to watch this event grow! Grab your Bull Run t-shirt from our Pawpourri Store and join us next year. Motorcycles, cars and pets will be welcome.

Fun Fact: "Channing," the pitbull featured on our Bull Run logo, was adopted by his very own biker.

Second Annual Walk N' Wag a Success!
May 10, 2014

We had a blast at our second annual Walk N' Wag, promoting good health and the amazing bond between pets and their people. Participants raised funds for LHS by taking pledges and walking laps with their canine best friends. Pet-themed vendors were on-site, providing fun goodies and interesting information. Music, food, games and raffles were also included!

Did you miss out? You can still purchase your Walk N' Wag t-shirt from our Pawpourri Store and join us next year for an even bigger event!

Third Annual Puppies on the Porch Raises $6,000
April 4, 2014

Lenawee Humane Society teamed up with Sigma Chi fraternity and Pi Beta Phi women's fraternity at University of Michigan to raise money for homeless pets and educational materials for children. For a $5 donation, students visited with puppies from LHS while enjoying puppy chow and hot dogs. Over 400 tickets were pre-sold before the event. 
Click here to read the full article.

Longest Resident Finds Forever Home
March 26, 2014

Kovu, a young rhodesian ridgeback/pitbull mix, resided at Lenawee Humane Society for over a year before finally finding the perfect home. Read more about his story here.

Senior Boxer Siblings Find Home Together
May 14, 2014

Ty and Taffy, brother and sister, grew up together. When they were eight years old, their owner's health declined to the point where she could no longer care for the devoted duo. With tears in her eyes, she sadly surrendered them to LHS. About a month after their arrival, they found a home together with an established pair of labrador retriever siblings. Unfortunately, the dynamic of the two "packs" didn't work out and Ty and Taffy made their way back to LHS. After a lot of persistent searching though, their forever family finally arrived at the shelter. This video is a short clip of their journey to their new life. We believe anything is possible.. and their story helps prove it.

Foster homes needed for litters of puppies and kittens
February 22, 2014


Puppy Season and Kitten Season are coming and we need YOU. Puppies, kittens, and even pregnant mothers all need weeks of care before they can be sent to their new homes. Why make them wait here at the shelter when they could be cuddled up at home with you?
If you'd like to be a foster parent for a litter of puppies or kittens, please contact us at 517-263-3463.

Ted Aranda and Howard "Kiel" Plummer - "Champions for Our Cause"
February 20, 2014


We want to give a huge thank you to Ted Aranda for spending countless hours working with our behaviorally-challenged and kennel-stressed dogs. He has even provided on-site consultations during our meet-and-greets, giving tips and providing insight for certain matches. He has saved many, many human-dog relationships!

We also want to give a huge thank you to Howard "Kiel" Plummer. This amazing and generous man started "Vicki's Fund" last year, a special needs fund for dogs needing life-saving medical care. This fund was created in loving memory of his late wife. What an absolute life-saver this man has been!

Lenawee Humane Society is pleased to announce Marcie M. Cornell as the new Executive Director

We would like to introduce you to our new Executive Director, Marcie M. Cornell. Marcie is originally from the Detroit/Downriver area and has lived in Monroe County for the past 20 years. She is married with 3 adult “human” children, 2 grandchildren and one 4 year old Special Needs Shih Tzu mix. She has a Masters Degree in Business with a concentration in Organizational Psychology and Development and is alumni of Siena Heights University, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2000, majoring in Psychology and graduating cum laude.

Marcie comes to the Lenawee Humane Society with more than 13 years non-profit administration experience. She is an experienced grant writer with much success in identifying potential funding sources, securing funds and increasing revenue. She has also been successful in identifying cost savings measures to decrease expenses, and collaborating with outside organizations to accomplish organizational and community goals. As a result of her work in Monroe County, she increased the Community Action Agency housing budget by more than 150%, filling gaps in services by securing funding and adding additional programs not previously offered. With the increased donations and grant revenue, she was able to increase jobs and therefore public awareness of the many services available throughout the organization and the community. She will be the first to tell you that she did not accomplish this alone, but with much help from her dedicated staff. She has worked with the homeless and affordable housing and now is looking forward to housing homeless animals.

 In addition to her work experience, Marcie served as the secretary and member of the Monroe County FEMA Board, the Continuum of Care Coordinator for Monroe County, was a Board member for the Michigan Small Communities Association (MSCA), and a member of the Michigan Community Development Directors Association (MCDDA). She also served on the Board for Women Empowering Women (Paula’s House) in Monroe. She is a 25 Plus year member of the Women of the Moose, where she earned her Friendship Degree and served as Senior Regent.

Of all the duties that Marcie has performed, she finds the opportunity to make a difference in the community to be the most rewarding.  It is her personal mission and passion to positively affect the lives of others (both human and animals).

The Lenawee Humane Society will be closed for business on the following days:

New Year's Eve (December 31)
New Year's Day (January 1)
Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
Independence Day (July 4)
Labor Day (first Monday in September)
Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November)
Christmas Eve (December 24)
Christmas Day (December 25)




Feb 4-18    
Biggby's Give $1 Get $1
Feb 17       
Pet Wash Day
Feb 17-18 
Petsmart National Adoption Weekend
March 3         
Nail Trim Day
March 8         
MeowZen w/Dogs
May 19         
Walk 'N Wag

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