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Calhoun county animal shelter

165 south union street
Battle creek, MI 49014
269-963-6582

User Reviews (52)

  • 1. Great shelter!

    by: DV

    Great shelter. \r\n\r\nThey put their hearts and sweat into running the shelter and keeping the animals happy and healthy.

    Pros

    clean

    Cons

    none

  • 2. Great group!

    by: esther21

    They do awesome work!\r\n\r\nThis is a great shelter, they work very hard at keeping the animals environment clean and to keep the animals happy and healthy.

    Pros

    wonderful ppl

    Cons

    none

  • 3. Good Job

    by: jylatham

    Great people helping great animals become great pets~

    Pros

    Great people helping great pets

    Cons

    what cons?!

  • 4. Wonderful place!

    by: ashley55

    This shelter does a wonderful job! \r\n\r\nKeep up the awesome work guys!

    Pros

    clean and organized

    Cons

    none

  • 5. A WONDERFUL place

    by: mooksmama

    My son and I plan to volunteer here soon. We like to come and visit and see the animals and love on them in hopes of them feeling good. By feeling better, we hope they share that love with someone who will take them home forever!

    Pros

    warm, friendly & caring

    Cons

    can't think of any

  • 6. A great shelter

    by: ztT4MP92871514

    I am a volunteer that the Calhoun County Animal Shelter, and love the opportunity to help the animals.\r\nI find the staff at the shelter very loving and caring of all the animals. They work very hard to make sure the animals are all comfortable, safe and well.\r\nThe dogs pens are cleaned several times a day, and pallets and or blankets are on the floor to keep them off the cement. \r\n The cats cages are cleaned daily with bleach and detergent to keep germs at a minimum...every effort is made to keep disease away.\r\n Every effort is made to find good homes for the animals - sponsoring adopt-a-thons, as well as long business hours, allowing customers to come to the shelter after work and weekends.\r\n \r\n

    Pros

    Clean and caring

    Cons

    Could use some building improvements

  • 7. Hard working shelter!

    by: juliesy

    Hard working shelter, takes in strays and finds good homes for them. Your hard work is appreiated by the commuity. Good luck with the contest!!!

    Pros

    finding homes for strays, hard workers

    Cons

    need more space,

  • 8. I love this shelter they had my dog daisy when she got out of the gate I was glad they were there for us also the took in litter puppies and found them good homes my hats off too you

    by: blue105

    we couldn't ask for a more helpful,clean, and loving team as them thank you for being there when we needed you

    Pros

    they are wonderful to have when you have lost a loved pet and they are helpful to any pet in need

    Cons

    there are no cons just not enough money please donate and help them

  • 9. Wonderful

    by: cherlynhyde

    I adopted my terrier mix Daphnee Crane (referred to as "Princess Daphnee" by my friends) from here 9 years ago, then returned to adopt her "sister" Dixxie Mae 4 1/2 years ago. I also have been known to just stop by and visit with the animals ~ when my heart is feeling strong. As others have said, the facilities have always been clean, and the animals appear happy and healthy. I am a veterinary assistant (and have been for the past 12 years) so am often asked my opinion as to where to obtain pets. I always recommend adoption first, and Calhoun is always the first place I (strongly!) suggest!

    Pros

    Clean, Cat Room Set-Up

    Cons

    N/A

  • 10. Very Deserving!

    by: JamiLynn

    This shelter is awesome! The people there are very helpful, kind, considerate and compassionate. You can tell they care about animals and that is what is most important! They are very deserving of any funds they can get!

    Pros

    Many!

    Cons

    None!

  • 11. Best shelter around!

    by: nickphares

    I have known the owners for a long time. I helped them build this place, and have seen how dedicated they are. This shelter is their life, their dream, and that shows when you go there. They put so much into taking care of the animals, and you won't find another family and shelter like this anywhere.

    Pros

    love it all

    Cons

    n/a

  • 12. Really like this shelter!

    by: gaw161

    My first impression of this shelter was that it is so clean and didn't smell like other shelters. The staff and volunteers were so nice. They really took my situation into consideration when I went in to find a cat. They gave me all of the information I needed, and found a cat that I think is a great match for me. The animals are well-cared for here.

    Pros

    everyone is so nice and knowledgeable, the place is pretty much spotless

    Cons

    location - accidentally went to the wrong shelter first (there is another one around the corner)

  • 13. Great Service!

    by: tphares

    I was apprehensive about having a pet because I am pretty much a single mom of two girls, 5 and 3. I did not need any more responsibilities. My girls were desperate for a kitten, so we went to see what they had. Lynette found us the perfect teenage cat, and she was so helpful in the process of getting her acclimated at home. Our kitty, Tori, is a perfect fit for our family. I have even called upon the owners with questions since we took Tori home, and they are more than willing to offer great advice. Wonderful place! I will always go there and recommend others to go there for a family pet.

    Pros

    helpful, knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    can't think of any...

  • 14. Great Shelter!

    by: mcromwell

    We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful shelter who truly loves and cares about animals!\r\n\r\nKeep up the awesome work!

    Pros

    everything!

    Cons

    n/a

  • 15. The best ever

    by: harpervball20

    I've never been to a shelter so friendly before and I luv going to help out they are so cooperative and will do there best to help anyone or any animal. I try and help out as best i can and hope they can house lots od animals. They are the best shelter ever

    Pros

    The best staff ever

    Cons

    nothin

  • 16. Thank you for all your hard work!

    by: shei34

    Thank you for taking such great care of the animals at your shelter. You are doing an awesome job! Good luck with the makeover!!!

    Pros

    great care for the animals

    Cons

    needs a good makeover

  • 17. Thanks to them...we have two WONDERFUL cats

    by: Greenkarebear18

    We adopted BOTH of our cats from Calhoun County Animal Shelter and couldn't be happier. They were great to us and really do have the pets best intrest in mind.

    Pros

    They are a very friendly staff who has the pets best intrest in mind.

    Cons

    No unpleasant experiences with them...ever.

  • 18. Great Service

    by: bjs389

    My cat was picked up by the animal control a while back and I didn't know about it. When I finally located him 4 days later, they had taken great care of him and made very sure that he was my pet before giving him to me. That made me feel good that not just anybody could go claim my cat. Now he has the chip, thank you very much you guys!! They were great!!

    Pros

    The staff was very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Location

  • 19. Great Place

    by: WebbersMommy

    Any time I have been in here they are willing to help and do a great job of finding a forever home for animals!

    Pros

    Very clean

    Cons

    Nothing really

  • 20. Just Awesome.

    by: believer255

    I adopted my sweet Ivan from this shelter four weeks ago. The staff knew Ivan's personality completely and were so helpful in the decision to adopt him. I unfortunately broke my leg the day after Ivan's adoption, and was afraid that the coupon to have him neutered would expire. I called Calhoun County Animal Shelter and explained my situation. They told me that it was no problem, they would honor the coupon for as long as was needed. Ivan's sweet personality, meanwhile, has been exactly as I was told by the competent staff.

    Pros

    Very competent staff

    Cons

    quite busy

  • 21. Sounds Likes A Good Place For Animals In Need

    by: Switch

    It's great to have a nice shelter for animals who need a safe place to stay where they will be properly cared for untill they can find a permanent home. We need such a place where I live, the animals in my community do not get a fair chance. I feel so bad for them and wish I could do more.

    Pros

    Seems like a nice place

    Cons

    No Complaints

  • 22. One of the BEST!

    by: gizzynbaby

    I have created, as a volunteer, the Thank-You cards (for donations) for the Animal Shelter and the first time I went in the shelter, I was greeted with open arms. Everyone there is friendly and helpful. The shelter is one of the cleanist I have ever been in...there is no "animal odor" and the animals are kept in wonderfully large cages so they have room to play and to have "personal space" too! The staff is caring and loving toward the animals. My parents have gone down several times and adopted a kitten. They also donate food to the shelter. When my parents (who are in their 80's) went the first time to pick out a kitten, they asked the shelter to hold it until after my Mom's surgery which the staff agreed to do. While we were waiting for Mom's surgery to be completed, I received a call on my cell phone from the shelter telling me that the kitten Mom and Dad had choosen was ill and not able to be adopted. I was so impressed with the compassion of the st aff to take the time to track my parents down so they would know what was taking place at the shelter. They are right on top of every situation; the animals have check-ups on a regular basis by a local, reputable vet. What a wonderful asset to Battle Creek!

    Pros

    Clean, well taken care of animals, friendly

    Cons

    small budget

  • 23. Our kitty came from this shelter

    by: jtsaquatics

    I have to thank your shelter for helping us get our daughter a kitten last year. She named is Sylvester but with our son and her learning how to talk more and more each day the name turned out to be Buster. The cat was neutered,wormed and had all shots upon adoption and we are happy to give it a loving home. Thanks Again, Turner Family

    Pros

    That the cat our daughter loves came from here

    Cons

    No Cons

  • 24. Wonderful shelter!!

    by: charlieC

    This is an awesome shelter! They do so much with their limited resources! They of course would love to have a larger more updated facility, however they do an awesome job!

    Pros

    wonderful people

    Cons

    none!!

  • 25. You guys are great!

    by: chumphal

    Keep it up guys and you will really go far!

    Pros

    d

    Cons

    d

  • 26. GREAT PLACE!

    by: patter5

    Great place with dedicated people, keep up the good work!

    Pros

    caring, passionate, animal lovers

    Cons

    none

  • 27. Blessing in Battle Creek

    by: sarahbell

    Outstanding people dedicating themselves to the care and handling of animals. Selfless in their giving to the community and to prescious lives. We can learn something from them.

    Pros

    Dedicated staff; knowledgable; truly cares about animals

    Cons

    Previous City Shelter nearby should be shut down

  • 28. this is not a shelter for live pets

    by: pcarpenter

    i have no nice thoughts for this shealter. i called them once to pick up a stray, i was told that the cat would never see a cage, they were going to kill her, instead of finding a home for her. i kept her. this shealter has been seen letting cats go because they had no room,i guess being free,is better than dead.

    Pros

    it sounds like anice place

    Cons

    but its not anice place for lost pets

  • 29. Loving Caring people

    by: doodles516

    The people here at this shelter are so loving and kind, that I am sure that any animals in the area if "lost" would like to be "found" by them.

    Pros

    the best of the best people

    Cons

    needs more space and updating

  • 30. Woderful Place

    by: L07clyde

    I just bought a boarder collie, australian sheppard mix puppy from this shelter today. This shelter is the cleanest one that I have been to in a while. It did not smell bad when you walked back to see the dogs. Instead it smelled clean and refreshing! The staff was very helpful in helping me decide what puppy indead I wanted!!! They have the most affordable prices I have seen ANYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!

    Pros

    Very clean. Nice staff and very helpful!!!!!!

    Cons

    It would be awesome if it could be bigger and more up to date!

  • 31. good luck

    by: ksbt

    sounds like a wonderful shelter with dedicated people trying to help the stray animals. good luck on getting the space that you need.

    Pros

    good job

    Cons

    none

  • 32. What a God send to Battle Creek

    by: happycheryl

    I use to work with Lynette at the Humane Society, so i have known her for years. What a God send to Battle Creek to have someone like her to care for the animals in Battle Creek, way to go Lynette and keep up the wonderful work you are doing there, may god bless you.

    Pros

    the staff is great, knowledgeable and caring

    Cons

    to many unwanted animals

  • 33. THEY ARE GREAT

    by: Godisgood

    This is a great group of people!!! Please show your support my sending this website to other people to help!!!! thank you!!!

    Pros

    Love

    Cons

    N/A

  • 34. Caring staff

    by: Baba

    The staff at the Calhoun County animal shelter took in an injured cat, that we found under a truck. \r\nTreated us with respect and the cat with care and concern.

    Pros

    caring staff

    Cons

    none

  • 35. try very hard

    by: Mister

    This is a fairly new shelter yet is already experiencing growing pains--they do a lot with very little.

    Pros

    Hard working crew

    Cons

    limited resources

  • 36. Great Place!

    by: amhlvt

    Very clean, well-run facility. Residents and patients are in the best hands and are cared for by very knowledgable staff.

    Pros

    clean, friendly knowledgable staff

    Cons

    I don't get to see the boss often enough

  • 37. yes!

    by: Tori12

    This is grea tto see so many people coming together!

    Pros

    q

    Cons

    q

  • 38. Good luck

    by: BeckyS

    Hey guyus just thought that I would say goos luck!! Keep the community together!

    Pros

    b

    Cons

    b

  • 39. whatever helps

    by: dmbbsager

    I will be honest I have never once stepped foot into tha Clhoun County animal shelter. I do however go to the human society every chance I get. I see it this way, you dont have to see something to appreciate its beauty. I think that the way that the animal shelter does everything it can to protect strays and get them off the street is just amazing and very impressive. I love anyone willing to take care of an unwanted animal. No animal should be unwanted or uncared for ever.

    Pros

    everything

    Cons

    nothing

  • 40. Home away from home

    by: GrandpaFry

    \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThese people are a blessing to the animals in their care. The staff is very open friendly, courteous and knowledgable. The animals are well cared for, healthy and appear happy. The staff goes out of their way to match the right animal with a family.

    Pros

    clean, great staff

    Cons

    none

  • 41. CCAS works hard for each animal

    by: miz1234

    The dedicated staff at Calhoun County Animal Hospital works very hard to help as many needy animals as possible. They stretch their resources to the max -- and then go the extra mile beyond what even they may have believed possible.

    Pros

    knowledgeable, dedicated staff

    Cons

    they need more room

  • 42. I send everyone I know thats looking for an animal here

    by: EmmyLou

    I adopted a dog from here last fall, and I couldnt have asked for a better shelter experiance. The staff where extremely helpful and knowledgable. They gave us time to hang out with the dog at the shelter before we decided to bring him home. We visited several times to look at the same dog and everytime we recieved the same amount of care and attention. the staff knew all about the dog and his personality which was very comforting. At the time I had a roommate who had ever owned a dog before and was somewhat nervous about the whole thing. They gave her time with the dog and talked to her a lot, which was the whole transistion go very smoothly.

    Pros

    Everything

    Cons

    Like all shelters, theres never enough space.

  • 43. In need of repairs

    by: doggirl041

    I'm in this shelter every day of the week, except Sundays. I see every part of the shelter. I know this shelter is in need of a few repairs including: a new roof, outside runs, more cage space for cats and dogs. It's not unusual for animal control to bring in 10 to 20 pitbulls at a time due to animal cruelty. These animals must be kenneled seperatly due to there aggressive behavior. Then they're in the shelter till the court case is over. This makes the shelter in need of more kennels. They also would like to have a medical/surgery room . Ordinace for retrieving your animal in this city is your animal must be spayed/neutered before going back home. Having a medical/surgery room would help emincely.

    Pros

    every penny they get goes to the animals and trying to make repairs

    Cons

    never enough money

  • 44. Wow what a great place

    by: lillyirene

    I have seen this place in action and it is great although not real big on space it is big on love they do take good care of there animals and there customers to.They no each and every dog or cat by name and if they don't have a name when they come in they'll have one by the end of the day. Ive been to the shelter close to them and there is no comparison it definitely is very clean.

    Pros

    Very very clean

    Cons

    need more room

  • 45. Child friendly

    by: lstevens

    This is a favorite place for my daughter to visit. She is the Queen of the Cat Room. The staff has always welcomed my family when we come in just to visit and socialize with the animals. In fact, we have fostered animals from the shelter and two of our pets are from the Calhoun County Animal Shelter.

    Pros

    very friendly and inviting staff; animals are well cared for

    Cons

    needs a surgery suite

  • 46. Great place to get a new family member

    by: mtear

    I drove all the way from Chesterfield township (Northeast of Detroit) to get my little boy from Lynette and her staff. Best drive I every made. He came home healthy, happy and socialized. Thank you so much!

    Pros

    Excellent staff!

    Cons

    Very far from my house.

  • 47. A BLESSING TO VOLUNTEER AT

    by: acopthing2110

    I volunteer at this animal shelter and have been since the end of Aug. 2007. It is such a rewarding experience, but yet some of the animals in here break my heart too. I love animals of all kind, and try my best to help them in any way I can, that is why I choose to start volunteering here. The staff is wonderful and very knowledgeable in the care they provide the animals here. We keep all the kennels clean and sanitized and clean out all cat boxes daily. Our animals get the care and love they need here at this shelter. The shelter also has other ways of helpping besides volunteering inside the shelter. You can be a host family to pets that need foster families. My husband and I are fostering 4 baby kittens & it's a wonderful experience. We also bring in food, litter, treats & dog bones, toys, cat pans, etc. and help that way. You can too. The more help the better. If for some reason you can't work directly with the animals, there is laundry that you can do, bowls that need washed and filled, water buckets that need filled, floors that need swept, ect. There is so much you can do to help. A charitable donation of any sort is helpful. We appreciate your willingness to support this shelter and hope you will let everyone know about us. There are several animals looking for homes and we have wondeful adoption oppertunities available too. PLEASE HELP TO CONTROLE THE PET POPULATION...HAVE YOUR PET SPAYED OR NUTERED!

    Pros

    WE LOVE ALL OUR ANIMALS HERE!!!

    Cons

    WE NEED MORE SUPPORT AND FUNDS!!!

  • 48. Gr8 Place to be

    by: michigancowboy

    I'm a volenteer there the place is wonderful i love to be around all of the animals. Place is clean, the workers there know what there doing, to help people to find ther lost animal.

    Pros

    Helps keeps animals safe

    Cons

    none

  • 49. Great owners=Great pets

    by: msuzoogrl

    What can I say...it all begins with great owners. Calhoun Couty Animal shelter has just that. Owners that are knowledgeable, friendly, and have a variety of experience with a variety of breeds. If y'all weren't so far away I am sure I would be taking home animals left and right:-)

    Pros

    The title says it all

    Cons

    Too far from where I live

  • 50. Can I be adopted

    by: kathyfry

    The Calhoun County Animal Shelter is always kept spotless clean. All the animals are very well cared for, whether adoptable or being boarded for court cases. \r\n\r\nThe Calhoun County Animal Shelter is where all strays from the county and townships are taken. The staff is then responsible for caring for them, until returned to their owners or put up for adoption. \r\n\r\nThe staff at this facility is great at judging the personality of the animals and assisting a person or family in choosing the right match for them. This way the animals find a forever home. \r\n\r\nI have referred many friends to the Calhoun County Animal Shelter to help find a new family member. Everyone is thrilled with their new pets and say they are recommending the facility and would return for another pet.

    Pros

    great facility

    Cons

    hard to find

  • 51. Knowledge of staff

    by: kathy52

    The Calhoun County Animal shelter is a great place to adopt any pet. I have referred many friends to the shelter when they are looking for a new pet. \r\n\r\nThe staff is extremely educated in animal care and training of dogs. \r\n\r\nCalhoun county animal shelter is the dropping point for any strays picked up in the county. The staff treats all the animals as if they were their own family pets. \r\n\r\nThe staff is always willing to volunteer and work events to educate the general public. From handing out education pamphlets to manning a microchipping booth.

    Pros

    Great clean facility

    Cons

    hard to find

  • 52. Calhoun Shelter

    by: goorillas

    This is a great shelter. I would get anyone of my animals from there. The people who run and maintain the shelter are friendly and help in anyway that they can to help find an animal that meets your needs. I would recommend them to anyone who asks.

    Pros

    none

    Cons

    none