In March of 2018 the Manistee community lost a dedicated animal supporter and veterinarian Dr. Jeffery Westhemier. As a child growing up on a farm, he knew from age 5 he would be a veterinarian. He pursued his dream at Michigan State University, earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1972. Since 1974, Jeff practiced veterinary medicine in Manistee County, forming his business Manistee Veterinary Hospital. Jeff was an avid stamp and glass collector. He was an active supporter of 4-H for over 40 years. He served on the Brown Township Board of Trustees and participated in Men Who Care. He founded the nonprofit, Hearts for Critters which provides pet food to food pantries and provided care to many animals that came through Homeward Bound Animal Shelter. He will be greatly missed especially by the four-legged animals he served.
Manistee County Humane Society is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie's Fund helping to achieve a No - Kill Nation. Thank you Maddie's Fund
Please take a moment to watch this video made by the students at Manistee High School.
All animal intakes are done by appointment. If you need to bring in an animal to the shelter, you must call the shelter ahead of time. Depending on space availability, you may be placed on our waiting list. Priority is given to residents in Manistee County.
Please call us at (231)723-7387 to make an appointment.
Wednesday: 12:00 - 6:00 PM
Thursday: Noon-4:00 PM
Friday: Noon- 4:00 PM
Saturday: Noon-4:00 PM
*Appointments available please call*
Shelter Phone: (231) 723- PETS (7387)
736 Paws Trail PO Box 144
Manistee, MI. 49660
Animal Control: (231) 723-3170
Homeward Bound Animal Shelter
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Strut Your Mutt on the Riverwalk
Come join us on Sunday, September 16th and enjoy the beautiful Riverwalk with your dog. It's THE ONLY EVENT WHERE YOU CAN WALK WITH YOUR DOG ON THE RIVERWALK!
When: Sunday September 16, 2018
Time: 1–3pm Walk Starts
Where: Lion’s Pavilion Douglas Park – First Street Beach on the Manistee Riverwalk
Call Homeward Bound Animal Shelter (231) 723-7387 for more information.