SOSlogoSave Our Strays  


Mission: To assist Kalamazoo County Animal Services in the adoption of animals.


SOS Home     Adoptable Dogs    Adoptable Cats    Adoptable Animals in Foster Care 


2500 Lake Street Kalamazoo, MI


Serving almost a half million people, Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement has a constant supply of beautiful, healthy, and happy pets that, for whatever reason, go unclaimed after being found as strays on the streets.

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Nipper Award Presented

The Kalamazoo Humane Society (KHS) is proud to announce the winner of its coveted “Nipper Award.” Named after the KHS six-footed mascot “Nipper,” this award is presented to a volunteer who shows exemplary compassion and service to animals in our community. Our 2014 Nipper Award recipient is Sue Brodasky. Sue leads the Save Our Strays (S.O.S.) volunteer program at the Kalamazoo Animal Services & Enforcement shelter. Sue and her SOS volunteers come every Wednesday evening and photograph each new pet entering the shelter. The wonderful photographs are placed on the County’s website and on where potential adopters go to look for a forever friend. In addition to the weekly photography sessions, Sue and the SOS volunteers bath and groom animals for offsite adoption events several times each year. Through the on-line postings and offsite adoption events countless animals have found new homes. A warm thank you goes out to Sue and her S.O.S. volunteers for all their hard work helping our community’s forsaken animals.

Sue is pictured below with KHS Executive Director Aaron Winters and County shelter Director Steve Lawrence.
"I would like to express my gratitude on being recognized with such a prestigious award from the renowned Kalamazoo Humane Society. I am very touched that my volunteer efforts through Save Our Strays (SOS, Kalamazoo) have gained this respect, attention, and honor. I would also like to acknowledge all of the volunteers of SOS that wrangle really excited dogs and cats in order to take such wonderfully stunning photographs every week, and which only through their efforts help very deserving animals get a day in the spotlight at adoption events. Through eight years of volunteering with SOS I think I have seen and done it all but still I am amazed at the deaths of human cruelty and neglect of our companion animals and yet every week I meet such sweet, loving, and forgiving souls not only in the dogs and cats, but in my fellow volunteers. I thank you for the Kalamazoo Humane Society Nipper Award on behalf of the animals, the SOS volunteers, and of course myself. Thank You!" Sue Brodasky


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Who We Are

Save Our Strays (SOS) is an all volunteer group that assists in advertising the animals available for adoption at Kalamazoo County Animal Services and Enforcement (AS).


We are a very small group and are alwasys in need of additional help. You must be over 18 years of age to volunteer. Please click the link below if you would like more information on volunteering with SOS. Thank you.


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