Our mission is to provide caring solutions for the unmet needs of the local pet population in Shiawassee County. Shiawassee Humane Society ensures the humane treatment of companion animals in need by providing temporary shelter and care, finding permanent homes for adoptable pets, and engaging in public advocacy and community education, with an emphasis on population control.
I have been employed at the shelter since 2008. I started as a part time kennel assistant them worked up to full time in a few months. Since 2014 I have been the Shelter Manager running every aspect of day to day operations. My background consists of FFA, dairy farms, and family pets. SHS is a great place to work and our supporters are fantastic.
I grew up in Owosso but now live in Ovid with my husband and our family. I have 8 children and my first granddaughter was born in November of 2016! I started out at the Shiawassee Humane Society as a volunteer and was hired in June 2010. I have a lifelong love of animals and grew up familiar with SHS, as my dad was the treasurer during my childhood. I have adopted many animals from the Humane Society, and have fostered more animals than I could even begin to count! Working at SHS is the most emotionally challenging, yet most rewarding job I have ever loved.
I love my job, it is a pleasure coming to work. I have always loved animals, they are my passion. I have adopted four dogs and one cat from the Humane Society. I have also adopted three snakes and one tarantula and a rabbit that have come into the shelter. I also love the bond we share as staff members. We are like a family, I love it here. I will be affiliated with SHS in some way until my last day on earth.
I started volunteering at SHS in 2011 and met the love of my life there…her name is Oliva, she is a Pitt/English bulldog mix, I adopted her in 2012. I also have a bearded dragon at home named Zilla. I have always had a fascination with animals so when I found the job listing for SHS I jumped at the opportunity! I started working at SHS in November 2017 and love working with the animals every day.