resourcesFOR THE COMMUNITY
DO YOU SUSPECT ANIMAL ABUSE OR NEGLECT?
Please notify your local Animal Control or contact your local Authorities.
Leelanau County: (231) 256-8800
Grand Traverse County: (231) 995-6080
HAVE YOUR FOUND A STRAY?
CHS accepts stray dogs from Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties. We are not able to pick up stray animals. CHS has animal control contracts with these counties and will accept stray dogs from those areas.
If you find a stray animal outside of Grand Traverse or Leelanau County, please contact the shelter in that county. Taking the stray to the shelter located in the area it was found, will increase the animal’s chance of being reunited with its family.
CHS is the holding facility for stray dogs found in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties. Members of the public who have found a stray animal should contact their local Animal Control Department but can also attempt to locate a possible owner (via ID tags, getting them scanned for a microchip at a vet, physically looking for their owner, etc.).
If no owner has been located, please bring the stray dog to CHS during the hours of 11 am -5 pm on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 11 am-6 pm on Wednesdays, and 11 am-4 pm on Saturdays. If you find a stray dog outside of these hours, please contact Animal Control or Central Dispatch. Do not tie an animal outside the building or abandon puppies or kittens in boxes.
While held at CHS, stray dogs are under the jurisdiction of the appropriate Animal Control Department until their ownership is transferred over to CHS
Please remember that identification, collars with tags and microchips, are your pet’s fastest ticket home! Cats, too, can safely wear collars with tags and are an easy way for us and your neighbors to know that your cat has a loving home. Microchips can be placed by a veterinarian.
-Cherryland Humane Society only accepts pets from Grand Traverse and Leelanau County. If you are from an alternate county, please reach out to your local Animal Control, rescues, shelters, etc.
-We require our Animal Surrender Application (link below) to be filled out and submitted to our Intake Manager at email@example.com.
-By filling out and submitting the Animal Surrender Application, this DOES NOT guarantee Cherryland Humane Society (CHS) will be able to take in your pet(s).
CHS is a no kill limited intake shelter, we are able to take in pets when space is available.
-Please be respectful of our intake process as we receive multiple animal surrender inquires a day.
-Please allow staff up to 48 hours to process your application.
-Once staff processes your request, we will be in contact with next steps and the additional paperwork necessary for intake.
-All animal surrenders are scheduled by appointment only and require a $50 surrender fee.
-Completed applications submitted to our Intake Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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