Humane Society of Huron Valley named ‘Best Place to Volunteer’


Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) was announced as the “Best Place to Volunteer” in the Ann Arbor Family Press “Ann Arbor Family Favorites” awards for the third consecutive year.

Community members mailed in and submitted their ballots earlier this year in a variety of categories.

“We’re over the moon with this award,” says Tawn Hinze, HSHV’s Volunteer Manager. “Last year alone, our volunteers donated over 113,000 hours to help the animals in our community, and it means the world to us that they enjoy their experience here—because frankly, we couldn’t be the lifesaving place we are without our amazing volunteers.”

HSHV currently has nearly 1,700 active adult volunteers, and over 530 junior volunteers (age 12-17), participating in activities from cat comforting to dog walking, cleaning to administrative tasks, foster parenting and off-site tabling.

For more on HSHV’s volunteer program (or to get started yourself!), please go to See all the 2018 Family Favorites at

About The Humane Society of Huron Valley:

 The Humane Society of Huron Valley, located in Ann Arbor, is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies solely on the generosity of our supporters to provide critical community programs and services. HSHV is an award-winning organization, recognized for our best practices and highest animal “save-rate” among all similar shelters in Michigan. Charity Navigator, the nation’s top charity evaluator, awarded HSHV a 4-star ranking, the highest possible. The mission of HSHV is to promote the loving, responsible care of all animals in our community. HSHV is not affiliated with any other humane organization and does not receive funding from the United Way. More information can be found on HSHV’s website ( and on our annual report (




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