Community Outreach

At the Humane Society of Macomb, we believe that our community is the key to controlling the pet population and helping those who cannot speak for themselves.

Trap Neuter Release (TNR)

Feeding outdoor cats? See stray cats? Be the one to stop another generation from being homeless – Get them fixed! We work with All About Animals and offer TNR training classes where you can learn best practices in caring for community cats, humane trapping for sterilization, winter sheltering tips and colony management.

Through our foundation we offer a limited number of certificates each year to those who help with local community cat populations for TNR. Please contact the shelter for more information.

Working Cats

One of our newest programs is our working cat program. It is currently in a testing stage.

Sometimes we are given feral or outside cats that must be moved but are unable to be placed into a home. Working cats are feral or semi-feral cats that are adopted at no-charge for those who have barns, outbuildings, sheds, garages and other similar buildings that would like a cat to help with pest control or to keep other farm animals company.

We ask that you provide daily food and water for your new barn cat, a coszy spot for them to nap and a few days of acclimation to their new home.

The Role of Animal Control

A big piece of our animal community is animal control. We work closely with the Macomb County Animal Control and want to share information about when you should call them versus the Humane Society of Macomb.

Frequently Asked Questions

When would I call animal control?
You should call animal control when you suspect mistreatment of a pet or come across an injured animal in need of veterinary care.
If I have a nuisance wildlife issue, what do I do?

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has a fantastic directory to help guide you on who to call should you need to prevent or resolve a conflict with a certain animal:,4570,7-350-79136_79608_97892—,00.html

How can I reach animal control in Macomb County?

Macomb County Animal Control is a great organization and you can find more information about them on their website at: