Saturday, May 28, 2016

Petals for Paws Fundraiser

Location:     River Street Flowerland
                      1300 River Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Date:            Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Time:           3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Shop at RSF for all your garden needs (plants, decor and supplies) Thursday, June 30th between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PMand 15% of your total purchase will be donated to Kalamazoo Animal Rescue when you use the flyer or mention the KAR fundraiser at checkout.

Exclusions: Gift Card Purchases, Holds, Special Orders, or Previous Purchases do not count toward the fundraiser for Kalamazoo Animal Rescue.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Adoption Event Celebration

Location:    The View Apartments and Townhomes
                      6254 Independence Drive, Portage, MI 49024

Date:            Saturday, June 25th

Time:           Noon - 3:00 PM

The View is hosting their first adoption event to celebrate their brand new, pet-friendly community and has invited Kalamazoo Animal Rescue to join the celebration with adoptable dogs and cats. It will be an indoor/outdoor public celebration of furry friends, complete with drinks, snacks and activities for all ages.

The View will be waiving the pet fee for residents that adopt from KAR during the event. You can fill out an applications before the event to become pre-approved for adoption on our website. 

Please consider bring supply donations to making a monetary donation to help our rescue cats and dogs during the event.

Look for a list of pets scheduled to attend closer to the event date. KAR Event Page.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Girls Night Out in June

Location:      Feed the World Cafe
                       7000 Stadium Drive #201 (Crossroad is 8th St)
                       Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Date:             Thursday, June 23rd

Time:             6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Enjoy a night out to benefit KAR: Come for a drink, stay for dinner or just shop! 

Do you have donations for this event? Please contact Yvonne ( or bring donations to Feed the World Café (7000 Stadium Dr). All donations are tax deductible. Please make donations by June 21.

Donation Items:
  • Slightly used or new Purses
  • Accessories 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Ana and Puppies

Thanks to vet assistance Ana safely delivered her puppies after an arduous labor and delivery lasting twenty-two hours on May 19th. She gave birth to eight puppies – four girls and four boys. The vet kept track of their birth order and by happenstance, they were all delivered alternating boy-girl.

Ana is a two-year-old Beagle/Lab mix that found herself pregnant and lost at animal services. No one came to claim her and being so close to delivery, Kalamazoo Animal Rescue stepped in so that she and her puppies could get the care they needed.

We could use your help to provide care for Ana and her eight puppies. If you would like to donate supplies, Ana and her puppies need high-quality dry puppy food, small collars, Nyla bones or other durable chew toys (for teething), bedding that doesn’t snag easily like fleece blankets, paper towels, and puppy pee pads or newspapers. Comfort Zone diffusers would help Ana with her stressful new home and puppies, and be a benefit to other dogs and cats as well. Monetary donations will help us pay for Ana and her puppies’ veterinary care as well as allow us to purchase any needed supplies that are not donated. Every donation helps, not matter how big or small. Small donations can add up to make a huge difference for rescue pets.

You can view our supply list on our donation page and make monetary donations on our website as well. Supply donations at any of our adoption events. Find the schedule of upcoming events on our website.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016

TOMORROW is Empty the Shelters!!!


May 7th Kalamazoo Animal Rescue will be at BISSELL in Grand Rapids for the "Empty the Shelters" Adoption Event with adoptable CATS.

Veterinary care that KAR felines receive includes:
  • General Health and Wellness Exam
  • FVRCP Distemper/Parvo Vaccination (2)
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Flea/Earmite Treatment/Prevention (min. 1 dose)
  • De-wormer (min. 2 doses)
  • Micro-chip
  • FeLV/FIV Test

Fill out an online application for our adoptable cats or bring proof of pet-friendly residence (if you rent) and up-to-date vet records for all of your current pets to the BISSELL event Saturday.

Bringing a pet into your home is a lifelong commitment, so be sure to do your homework before bringing home a new cat. Consider things like age, breed, your budget (food, supplies, vet care) and the amount of time you have to spend with your new furry friend each day. You want to make sure that your budget and lifestyle match the needs of your new cat.

Your new best friend—who will give you lifetime of happiness and joy and be forever grateful to you!

Don't forget to prepare for your new kitty family member. Make sure you have supplies like litter box, litter, food and water bowls, toys and food waiting at home for your new cat. Most importantly don't forget a cat carrier to bring your new feline friend home safely.

BISSELL Homecare
Hours: 11am – 3pm
2345 Walker Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Monday, May 2, 2016

BISSELL Empty the Shelters Adoption Event May 7th

Bringing a pet into your home is a life-long commitment, so be sure to do your homework on what type of pet is right for you. When it comes to adopting a cat or dog consider things like age, breed, your budget (food, supplies, vet care) and the amount of time you have to spend with your new furry friend each day. You want to make sure that your budget and life-style match the needs of your new pet.

A rescue group like KAR or your local shelter can be the perfect place to find a new furry family member. You can find animals of all breeds, sizes, ages and personalities waiting for a loving home. You also want to compare veterinary care given to your rescue pet when considering adoption and choosing a pet.  

Save Lives

Too many pets are relinquished or abandoned each year, and too few people choose to adopt rescued animals. Many cats and dogs are in this predicament due to circumstances beyond their control: a move that didn’t include them, lack of time to care for the pet, financial constraints, a death or illness in the family, or improper training. According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, 65% of pet parents in the U.S. get their pets for “free” or “low cost” and 30% percent of those pets end up being surrendered to animal shelters. When you choose to adopt a shelter pet you’re saving multiple lives—even at no-kill shelters or animal rescues—because you’re creating space for another animal to be saved when you welcome home a new dog or cat.

Healthy, Happy Pets

Shelters and rescues are full of happy and healthy animals. Most shelters examine, vaccinate and spay/neuter pets prior to adoption. Many shelters also screen and evaluate an animal’s temperament and behavior to better match it to the lifestyle and requirements of potential adopters. You know exactly what you are getting when you adopt a shelter pet and there aren’t any surprises unlike with a “free” pet whose history is often a mystery.

Financial Savings

If you’re considering a new pet, adoption is the best option—in fact it’s a bargain! While a “free” cat or dog might seem appealing, you’ll quickly learn that “free” isn’t a bargain. Adopting is significantly less expensive, because shelter or rescue pets will have already received veterinary care that is included in their adoption cost. When you get a “free” pet, you are responsible for obtaining the veterinary care the animal needs.

When you see the numbers, it’s clear that adoption fees can be quite reasonable, especially considering what you get: a new best friend who is going to give you a lifetime of happiness and joy and be forever grateful to you.

Thank to BISSELL’s “Empty the Shelters” even on May 7th, 2016 all adoption fees for KAR cats will be sponsored by BISSELL. Plus you get a BISSELL Adoptbox filled with great things for you and your new kitty (watch the video below). So do your homework, fill out our general cat online application or a specific cat application for a cat attending the event under her/his bio page. Scheduled pet can be found on our event page here, before Saturday or bring proof of lease (if you rent) and up-to-date veterinary records for all of your current pets to the even Saturday in Grand Rapids to accompany your paper application filled out at the event.

BISSELL Homecare
Hours: 11am – 3pm
2345 Walker Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Cat AdoptBox Goodies