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Pets of the Week


Cornelia – 2-Year-Old Female 

Meet Cornelia! Cornelia came from a rough background and is very fearful. But she lights up when she is around other dogs. There are not many things better than devotion from a loyal dog, but we have to earn it. Dogs are resilient and deserve a happy life. She likely needs the help of an outgoing, friendly dog friend, but will make a great companion for someone who can relate to what she has overcome. If you are interested in Cornelia, please visit her at HSWM! 



Ricky 1-Year-Old Male – Domestic Short Hair

Meet Ricky! Ricky is a goofy fella who loves to drink out of faucet and explore. He also enjoys being perched up high so he can observe his surroundings. We do not have a history of how he does with other animals. Ricky is currently in foster but is anxiously awaiting his new home.  If you’re interested in adopting Ricky, please visit HSWM.

Humane Society of West Michigan is open Tuesday-Friday 12pm-7pm and Saturday-Sunday 11am-4pm. 

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Man facing animal cruelty charge

Michael Stackhouse

Michael Stackhouse

A Cedar Springs man was arrested last week for killing a cat that had wandered into his home in Cedar Springs Mobile Estates.

According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent, a call came into police dispatch on Monday afternoon, April 7, with the caller telling them that a cat had jumped over a partial door barrier to their mobile home on Susan Street, and then went inside home and was now fighting with their dogs. Later the caller said the cat was dead and that her husband may have killed it.

When officers investigated, they found that the man had thrown the cat into the street, in front of children and neighbors. He admitted to then stomping on the cat’s head, because it was twitching from seizures.

Police arrested Michael Patrick Stackhouse, 35, of Cedar Springs, on Wednesday, April 9 on a charge on a felony charge of animal cruelty causing death. He is also being charged as a habitual offender-3rd offense. Bond was set at $100 cash or surety, and he later bonded out.  A preliminary exam was set for Monday, April 21, at 9:45 a.m.


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