We are so very fortunate to have an amazing group of volunteers at Little Traverse Bay Humane Society! These hardworking individuals assist with everything from helping out at events, sending out mailings, walking dogs, fostering sick animals and more! Our volunteers have the biggest hearts and we are so grateful for each and every one of them! Check out some of the photos below of our volunteers hard at work!
Pictured left: Longtime volunteer and former Board of Directors member, Bob Hull, volunteers with the organization in a number of ways, including fostering sick and injured animals, going on rescue missions for our Transport Program, helping out around the the facility and at events and more! Pictured center: We have a key group of volunteers that help out with our mailings, including our quarterly newsletter. Pictured bottom left: Volunteer Coodinator, Teresa Chaney, attends the Harbor Springs Farmers Market with volunteer, Carol Giles, who helps out with everything from events ranging from market visits to our largest fundraiser, Howl at the Moon. Pictured bottom right: Volunteer, Linda Bolton, handmakes all of the cozy fleece blankets that the shelter dogs sleep on and is also a big part of our Howl at the Moon fundraiser.
Interested in volunteer opportunities? Check it out HERE or contact Volunteer Coordinator, Teresa Chaney, at 231-622-6356.
The Michael G. Phillips Good Samaritan Fund is especially important as it provides for emergency care for animal that arrive with extensive medical conditions. As you can imagine, emergency health care situations are always critical and often expensive. The Michael G. Phillips Good Samaritan fund is designed to help us care for all of the special needs of shelter dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. In addition to funding crucial medical procedures and tests, the fund helps us purchase foods for specific dietary needs and obtain medications. Each year, we spend a considerable amount on health-related issues, over $20,000 each year!
India (pictured left) is just one example of our Good Samaritan Fund at work. India made quite the journey before arriving in northern Michigan. Rescued from an uncertain future, India made the long trip north in hopes of a new start and forever family. When we took India, we knew she was suffering from a bone infection, and we jumped into action to treat her upon arrival. Unfortunately, despite multiple rounds of antibiotics and care, the bone infection in India’s rear leg would not go away. Eventually, it was decided by our veterinarian that for the best quality of life, India’s hind leg should be amputated. India has since recovered from her surgery and even found a wonderful, forever home! We are so thrilled for her, but couldn't continue to help animals like India without YOU! To donate to this important fund, please CLICK HERE.
At Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, it’s our goal to provide warm shelter, veterinary services and personal attention to all the animals in our care. Little Traverse Bay Humane Society is committed to educating the public about the humane treatment of companion animals, and we do that by offering a number of programs and services to better serve the community and the animals in it. We are constantly in need of funding for these important programs. Click on one of the programs below to make a donation:
Membership, New/Renew: Our members are invaluable to everything we do here at LTBHS. Please help us save lives by becoming a member today!
General Donation: Please consider making a general donation which will help care for the animals here at the shelter
Planned Giving: You can help us save the lives of homeless animals by including Little Traverse Bay Humane Society in your will or living or charitable lead trust
Brick Donation: Commemorate a beloved family member or furry friend by buying a brick in their memory or honor
Good Samaritan Fund: This fund helps to provide emergency medical care to the animals who arrive here with life-threatening conditions
Honorarium Donation: Honor a beloved family member or friend by making an Honorarium Donation to Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
Memorial Donation: Memorial Donations are a wonderful way to memorialize a loved one and ensure that every animal who comes through our doors receives exceptional care
Spay It Fourward: A program that offers low-cost spay/neuter services through our affiliated veterinary clinic
Mutts With Manners: A training program that helps each shelter dog put their pet paw forward and learn some manners in order to become an adoptable companion
Ruff to Ready: Program for adopters to bond and work with their new furry friend to continue upon the training the animal began in the Mutts With Manners Program
Pit Stop: An innovative program that offers free spay/neuter surgeries to owners of pit/pit bull mixes
Molly's Fund: Molly's Fund is specifically used for transport costs associated with rescue missions. This includes fuel, maintenance on our van and additional travel expenses