newsletter - Al

Spring, 2015
269-637-5062 - 73303 8th Avenue, South Haven, MI
Our mission is to compassionately serve the companion animals in our community by
providing the best shelter, adoptive homes, education and resources available.
Who cares?
Al-Van Humane Society
Board of Directors
Lisa Galdikas, President
Lisa Kozicki, Vice-President
Renee Looman, Secretary
Kelly Elvin, Treasurer
Caitlyn Dial
Grace Gilmore
Gary Gross
Kathy Korse
Tim Kotas
Chris Mersman
Cathy Novak
Glenn Sperry
Will Anzenberger
Executive Director
Jodie Gerard
Animal Enrichment Coordinator
Mimi Sterling
Animal Care Technician
Rebecca Clary
Volunteer Coordinator
Sue Rawson
Receptionist/Front Desk
Eve Garcia
Lead Kennel Attendant
You may have read about it in the local paper or heard people talking in town. Yes, Al-Van
Humane Society recently purchased the building that used to house Blue Star Glass. Why? Because
we are steadfast in our mission to compassionately serve the companion animals in our community
by providing the best shelter, adoptive homes, education, and resources available. We recognized
two years ago that physical space was the number one thing standing in our way of successfully
meeting our no kill commitment. The second thing standing in the way was resources. Raising the
funds needed to run our current shelter annually is no small feat. Finding additional resources to
fund this purchase, as well as the building renovations needed, compounded the challenge of
reaching our goal. However, the Board of Directors unwavering commitment to the lifesaving work
that takes place at the shelter fueled tremendous support, and on March 16 th Al-Van purchased the
building at 07591 Blue Star Highway, just 500 yards away from our current building.
So what’s the big picture? Our capital campaign sums it up. Al-Van C.A.R.E.S. (Community And
Resources Enhance Shelter) is about fulfilling our no-kill commitment by compassionately serving
all companion animals that come through our shelter doors. Increased space will allow us to
rehome more animals and serve more people every year. The new building will eventually serve as
our adoption center, providing an enriching shelter for adoptable animals and a positive adoption
environment for families looking to provide a forever home. A more enriching environment will
reduce stress to the animals so that they are healthier, happier, and more adoptable. That will allow
us to utilize our current shelter for providing the cleanest, safest intake and isolation area for
animals arriving at the shelter, allowing for immediate assessment and medical care. Separate
buildings for intake and isolation will help prevent disease and illness in the animals in our care.
The new building will also have space for community education such as the ongoing importance of
spaying and neutering all companion animals and the direct impact it has on reducing the number
of homeless animals. It will also provide a space where children and adults can learn humane care
of animals and gain skills to help them keep their pets in their homes.
The first phase of renovations will focus on relocating Rescued Treasures, our resale shop, to the
new building. Eliminating rent fees and increasing its square footage is critical in fulfilling our
mission in a fiscally responsible manner and securing sustainable revenue. Investing our financial
resources back into our own building puts funds right back to work for the animals.
How long will this transition take? That depends solely on the financial support of the Al-Van
community. We ask that you consider taking a step in investing in Al-Van’s no-kill mission. There
will be many opportunities to roll up your sleeves and pitch in with renovation projects. We will
have a long “wish list” of items needed in order to get the new building up and running. We also
have some wonderful naming opportunities for monetary donations given in memory of or honoring
a loved one or beloved pet. Together, we will make this dream come true. Together, we will move
forward saving more animals’ lives.
The Board of Directors would love to share our vision and enthusiasm and will be looking for
opportunities to talk personally with you in the upcoming months. In the meantime, feel free to
contact any one of us if you have any immediate questions. Al-Van CARES and we know YOU care,
Donations can be made online at via PayPal, credit card by phone, or check. Please note CARES campaign when making your donation.
May Is Dog Bite Prevention Month
Al-Van Humane Society staff and
“Rocky the Rottweiler” into schools
volunteers will be spending quality
to educate students on how to safely
time with local school children as part approach a strange dog as well as
of National Bite Prevention Week
(May 19-25). With an estimated 70
million dogs living in US households,
millions of people, most of them
children, are bitten by dogs every year.
The majority of these bites, if not all,
are preventable.
humane education information related
to caring for pets. The materials for
our school presentations were
purchased thanks to a grant received
from the South Haven Community
If you know of a class that would like
to have us make this presentation,
please contact Rebecca, our volunteer
coordinator, at (269) 637-5062.
Utilizing the “Be a Tree” interactive
presentation kit, Al-Van brings
The Value Of Volunteering
Al-Van Humane Society is in continuous need of volunteers. As the summer approaches, we
will begin to attend festivals and other events where we will bring our animals for Meet &
Greets. These events are held throughout Allegan and Van Buren counties, and we would love
to have volunteers from those areas to assist us.
Also, with the improved weather, there are now wonderful opportunities to take our dogs for
15- to 30-minute walks. Time outside of the shelter helps reduce kennel stress, helps promote
proper on-leash behavior, and keeps our dogs mentally and physically active. A tired dog is a
happy dog! Not to mention that walking benefits you as well as the dog!
If you are interested in helping our shelter, please contact Rebecca, our volunteer coordinator,
at [email protected] or (269) 637-5062, to register for our next orientation. Not only are
there opportunities to work with the animals, but we always welcome people with skills in the
Daily walks helped Patrick following areas: photography, graphic design, and computers. Even 4 hours a month makes a
gain confidence which
difference to the animals and to our organization.
eventually landed him his
forever home.
Summer Hours Begin in May and Al-Van kicks off “Pet Field Trip” Program
Al-Van Humane Society will be
adjusting its adoption hours starting
May 20th. The “summer” adoption
hours will be the following:
Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm
Monday 11 am to 5 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11 am to 7 pm
Friday 11 am to 5 pm
Saturday 11 am to 4 pm
We hope that these new hours provide
more convenience for families looking
to adopt an animal from our shelter. As
part of these new hours, Al-Van
Humane Society is introducing our
“Pet Field Trip” for adoptable dogs.
Visitors and local residents can take
one of our spayed/neutered dogs out
for the day. We will provide poop
bags, towel, water bowls (thanks to
Bloomingdale Communications), and
a list of some pet-friendly spots.
Participants must be at least 18 years
old, sign a release/waiver form, and
provide a credit card number that will
hold a $200 deposit, which will be
used only if the dog is not returned.
While on the field trip, dogs must be
leashed at all times.
Rescued Treasures Resale Shop
summer hours starting May 20th:
Sunday 11 pm to 5 pm
Monday –Saturday 10 am- 5 pm
We will again have a shelter cat onsite.
(Currently located at 315 Center St.,
but watch for their move to the new
location at 07591 Blue Star Highway.)
Mark Your Calendar for our Upcoming Events
& Furry 5K Run/Walk
Dust off those clubs and get ready to play in Al-Van
Humane Society’s 2015 Par 4 Paws on Sunday, May 31st
at HawksHead Golf Course. The four-person scramble
event is looking for sponsors and golfers. If you are
interested in golfing, sponsoring or volunteering, call the
shelter at (269) 637-5062 or register online by going to:
Follow us on Facebook for the latest information.
Al-Van Humane Society’s 25th anniversary “Paws on
Parade” will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Come
out and enjoy a day with your four-legged friends at
South Haven’s South Pier! We will start the day with
our first 5K Run/Walk at 8 am. Pet Parade participants
will walk the pier and welcome back the runners (8:309:30am). There will be vendors, raffle items, games,
and shelter animals available for adoption. Come
ready to enter your pet in the Best Trick contest, Best
Costume, Owner/Pet Look-a-Like, or Al-Van King &
Queen. Go to to register for the event
or pick up a registration form at Al-Van, Decadent
Dogs, Visitors Bureau, State Farm Insurance, South
Haven Animal Hospital and Phoenix Road Animal
Hospital. Register for Furry 5K at:
You can follow the event on Facebook, too! Just go to
Do You Have the Most
Adorable Pet?
Watch for more details
to enter
Al-Van’s 2016 Pet
Calendar Contest!
Do you think your Fluffy, Buttercup, or Spike is the
cutest pet ever? Start snapping those photos and get
ready to submit your best one to Al-Van’s 2016 Pet
Calendar Contest. Watch for contest rules and
submission requirements coming soon to our website and our Facebook page.
Thanks for Supporting our Winter Events
On Saturday, November 15, Al-Van Humane Society
hosted its annual Open House in conjunction with our
Cookie Caper. Special thanks to all our bakers and
Decadent Dogs, Visitors Bureau, Murphy’s Antique
Mall, Shores Style, Kerry Mark Salon, Admiral
Tobacco and our volunteers at Rescued Treasures and
the shelter who helped us sell our $5 plate of cookies.
Thank you to all the volunteers and donors that attended
our Open House. It is always heartwarming to receive
in-kind donations around the holidays.
As part of the 2015 Ice Breakers, Al-Van held a
Barking Bloody Mary's and Meowing Mimosas
fundraiser on Saturday, January 31st.. Thanks to Thirsty
Perch for hosting the event for us, and to all those who
came in from the cold to support us. The event raised
over $700.
We also held Meet & Greets at Wolverine Hardware,
Decadent Dogs and our own Rescued Treasures. Our
animals loved a day out in the community!
World Spay Day was held on Tuesday, February
24th. Al-Van took this opportunity to provide 15 cat
spay/neuter procedures thanks to the generous donation
of staff and surgical time from our partners at Phoenix
Road Animal Hospital and South Haven Animal
Hospital. Part of the cost was underwritten by a cat
spay/neuter grant from an anonymous donor through
the Raymond James Endowment Fund. Al-Van volunteers also spent time at South Haven Library sharing
important information about spaying and neutering pets
and had adoptable pets on hand for children to enjoy.
Al-Van Humane Society was thrilled to host the
annual Holiday Home Tour on December 7th. The
event raised over $3,000 in support of the shelter
animals. Special thanks to the Thalers, S. Newton, J.
Newton, Koths and Sheltons, five wonderful homeowners who opened their doors and welcomed the
public to come in and enjoy their holiday decorations.
Our resale shop, Rescued Treasures, served as a stop
for refreshments for those enjoying the tour.
Thanks to artist Joan Bonnette who provided each
homeowner a remarkable sketch of their home and to
all our volunteers and planning committee for putting
together a true holiday delight.
The 2015 Holiday Home Tour will be held Sunday,
December 6th. Tickets will be available starting
November 1. We will be providing updates on our
website, Facebook page, and our Fall newsletter.
Contact the shelter if you are interested in being a
featured home or would like to volunteer for this
We recently
installed our cat
condos in our
lobby. Visitors
enjoy stopping
by to see our
adoptable cats
soaking in the
sun and all the
attention. With
your donations,
we were able to
match an
challenge and
purchase two
Clark Cage cat
condos. Located
in such a high visibility area helps with our cat
socialization program. An active cat is less stressed in
a shelter environment, maintains a healthy weight, and
is adopted more quickly. Thank you for making this
wonderful opportunity happen for our cats.
The Following Donations have been received November 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015
The staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors at Al-Van Humane Society would like to thank the following people for their tribute gifts and donations. Please let us know of any corrections as we appreciate and rely on your generosity to help us serve the needs of our local pets. We want to
give our sincere thanks to you all.
In Memory
John & Shirley Sentgerath for John Sinclair
Clara & David Schabbel for Gerald Brinks
Doug & Pam Brinks for Gerald Brinks
Carol Stange for Mark Sauers
Ann DeHaven for Janet Hauch
Yvonne Hazucha for Bernice Brinkley
Wayne & Jane Works for Daisy
Lynn & Marion Fleming for Bernice Binkley
Violet Leuhring for Bernice Binkley
Mary Haltzman for Bernice Binkley
Bea Landry for Bernice Binkley
Billie Coone & Family for Bernice Binkley
Tom & Ginger Kuhn for JoAnn Soergel
Carol Markstrom for JoAnn Soergel
Carol Unites for Lucky & Jesse
David & Carol Streeter for Bailey
Lonnie Widner for Pete & Manny
Novi Schools for JoAnn Soergel
David & Carol Streeter for Bailey
Shirley Broe for Buddy & Laddie
Anthony & Patricia Martorano for Holly
Ed & Chris Kozlowski for Kim Lynch
Bob & Cindy McAlear for Kallie & Morgan
Howard & Ricki Butler-Snyder for Gizmo, Candy, Muffin & Bitsy
William & Kathe Cune for Mike Perkins
4 Paws for a Cause for Victor Kenyon
Good Samaritan Girls for Michael Perkins
Nancy Cain for James Marlatte
Janet Carlson & Ladies Auxiliary for Bernice
Mary Lynn Webster for Bingo
Mark & Tammi Dibble for Ollie
Susan Joyce for Becky
George & Diane Cheeseman for Lucy
Richard & Suzette Rattenbury for Marti Moore
Cheryl Caperton for Michael Perkins
Nancy Cain for James Marlatte
Jean Goodwin for Carole Moore
Mary Green for Samantha, Buster & Tiny
Catherine Russel for JoAnn Soergel
Jennifer & Mark Schnaible for JoAnn Soergel
Margery Lampe & Chuck Fullar for Mark Sauers
Anthony Dornak III & Teri Dornak for Michael
Clare & William Olney for Hershey
Jane & Jon Ruiter for John Buffong & his dog
Elisabeth Dewey for Hershey
Mike & Kym McNally for Charlie
Ruth Fricke for Tess
Pepi Paradise for Roselyn Kerstein
Emergency Medical Fund
Kym & Mike McNally
Lisa Kozicki
Giving Tuesday
Virginia & David Ingeson for Lolly Brasier
Lynn & Dale Stover for Lolly Brasier
Robert & Allison Harper for Lolly Braiser
Darrell & Teresa Stevens for Lolly Brasier
Phil Stevens & Kathy Scarry for Lolly Brasier
Nanci Mahan for Jeanne Kulier
Lisa Galdikas & Tim Kotas for Eddie & all who
loved him
Carolyn Norton for Ms. Stearns
Cynthia Niles for Lonny Niles
Roger & Susan Olson for Tom Helgevold
Pam Getman for all the pets she’s had
Mary Sawyer for Pirate
Maris Soule for Zuri
Roger & Kathy Rusin for Molly Jane
Todd & Kim Leist for Butterscotch
Tammy Gray for Holly Bear
Jodi & Stuart Torzewski for Joyce Herdliska
Charlotte Giesler for Robert Giesler
Floyd Fleming for Mark Sauers
Joe & Deanna Janette for Dee & Sami
Sue & Scott Mark for Bear
Susan & Roger Olson for Violet Scott
Susan & Roger Olson for Simon
Sue & Scott Mark for Bear
Mo Lewandowski for Loki
Mo Lewandowski for David Kozicki & the labs
he loved
Lisa Galdikas/Tim Kotas for Gask
Lisa Galdikas /Tim Kotas for Bug
Shirley Sentgerath for Mary Lou Hession
Rich & Sue Rawson for Shelby
Sally & Richard Yurkinas for Carole Moore
Cally & Richard Yurkinas for Mary Jean Harlin
Ed, Louise & Daisy Wepfer for Ivy Grace
Decadent Dogs for Ivy
Lisa Galdikas/Tim Kotas for Shelby
Wayne & Jane Works for Dakota
Alice Bacak & Alan Mannik for Mary Barden
Vikke Andersen for Duncan, Murray & Ambrose
Gary & Luanne Wright for Gracie
Alice Bacak & Alan Mannik for John Nelson
Charles & Janet Beatty for Dakota
Susan McDermott & Tracy Paquin for Sheldon
Dave & Jane Babbitt for Sheldon Gould
Ed & Cindy Resmenk for Sheldon Gould
Mike O’Connor & Dave Kamm for Joanne Koch
Donna Wadsworth for Sheldon Gould
In Memory of Huran “Rusty” Lockwood Jr, best
friend to Little Bits
Carol Rice for Laverne Brett
Petco Foundation
Raymond James Endowment Fund
Kathryn Roberts
April Tse
Erika Chaumontet
James Spencer
Priscilla Kalugdan
Susan Berger
Karin McChesney
John Mullany
Janis Benn
Emily Vesper
Lisbeth Laboissiere
Cynthia Moore
Nancy Franklin
Linnay Lantz
Kelly Elvin
Rachel Brege
Nancy Sturm
Jenifer Mitchell
Marr Haven
Alexandria Van Slyke
Gwendolyn Hinz
Caitlyn P. Dial
Debra Davidson
Julie Combs
Victoria Kerr
Gloria Fazio
Nancy Morgan
Thomas Shimkus
Sandra Stegman
Kimberly Rice
Jocelyn Ritchie
Pam Getman
Glenn Community Center
Anonymous Donor (Gift Challenge)
General Donations
Teri Witt
Rita Terpstra
Janet & Paul Gilbert
Kevin & Shawney Bell
Terri Moore
Janet Rohl
Chuck Kenney
Samantha Dederichs
Glenn School Staff
Joshua Lucius
Dorian Lucius
Anthony & Grace Gilmore
Debra D’Adamo
Mary H Johnson
Gobles Village Market Customers
Wesley Dubin
Roberta Wozniak
Huram Lockwood, Jr
Edward Cohen
Year-End Giving
Rich & Sue Rawson
Carol Unites
Marta Amar
Linda Radny
Susan & Roger Olson
LaDonna Golden
Daniel & Becky Altenburg
Filbrandt Funeral Home
A-1 Printing & Copy Center
Lonnie Widner
Wayne & Kerry Binnington
Richard & Sally Hart
Jack & Marsha Underwood
Larry & Midge Lewis
Barbara Bruce
Donald & Janet Olson
David & Janet Griffin
Mary & Richard Adams
J Francis Sanford
David & Elizabeth Weishaar
Roger & Valerie Bauer
Mary Adams
Cathy Hall
Gerald & Charlene Fleischman
Shirley Sentgerath
Katherine Murphy & Clair Molony
Rose Tranchita
Dr. Verne Ticknor
Elizabeth & George Miller
Kenneth & Libby Catt
Jon Morren
Bud & Jane Moore
Kay & Jerry Spade
Tony & Grace Gilmore
Michael & Christine Biank
Patrick & Elisabeth Pryor
Harrison & Lois Brigham
Coleen Kubit
Theresa & Matt Koswanda
Robert & Gail Brickman
John or Lonna Menzor
Rome’s Standard
Jessica & Terry Pekny
Suella Van Dyke
David & Ann Szarkowski
Pat Wright-Flessner
Kimberly Vivian
Bill & Donna Sutter
Diz Schultz
George & Rosemary Wheatley
Kay Strayer
Daniel Mezak
Richard Brinks Jr
Frank & Joan Overton
Rufus Morris
Jo Blasco
Peggie Klute
Robert & Mary Hoppes
Floyd Fleming
Mary Johnson
Kevin & Shawney Bell
Nancy Whaley
Leslie Osterberg
Barbara Ashley
Sandy Corsiglia
Dick & Jane Easton
Tom & Marie Wendt
Larry & Midge Lewis
Barbara Bruce
Donald & Janet Olson
Shirley Broe
Marsha Underwood
Lorraine Nielsen
Barbara Konrad
Jeanne Sanford
Mary Adams
Elizabeth Weishaar
Valerie Bauer
Janet Griffin
Richard Hart
Phyllis Wilczewski
Andrea Olson
Lorene Dahlberg
James & Ann Rockey
Gayle Magnuson
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Linda Wilcox
Patricia & Ronald Pero
David & Mary Lynn Bugge
John Daggett
Jan Weren
Jeffrey Justman
Edwin & Dorothy Appleyard
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Jeanette Jensen
Susan Morton-Reid
Art & Jan Overhuel
Shirley Kay
Eugene & Mieko Merrill
Glenn United Methodist Women
Bud & Jane Moore
Chris Biank
Elisabeth Pryor
Lois Brigham
Coleen Kubit
Theresa & Matt Koswenda
Harry & Colleen Kohn
Velma Schnooberger
Bob & Gail Brickman
Ann Gray
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Gwen Hinz
Kevin Niffenegger
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Claudia Amar & Stephen Tonycliffe
Teri Witt
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Deborah Haller
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Mary Ann & John Matthews
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Cheri Stein
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Vanzoeren & Associates
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Tip Top Tails
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Polly Tucker
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Janet Rohl
Twisted Twin Custom Motorcycles
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Francis Karm
Larry & Barbara Wittkop
Rita Terpstra
Phillip & Margaret Hecksel
Pam Getman
Karen & James Janson
Lynda Shinsky
Alan & Kim Overhiser
Jim & Shelby Blendell & family
Terri Moore
Bud & Barb Ferguson
James & Nancy Schepers
American Legion Auxiliary #49
Christine Valentine
Nancy & Ken Teutsch
Kim Overheiser
Lynda Shinsky
Amy & James Ingraham
Terri Harsch
System Components
James & Paula Marcoux
David & Lisa Walter
Aaron & Jane Strebeck
Bernice Lopata
Mary Rhoades
Lisa Rostar
Margaret Reusch
Connie Schaffer
Robert Weber
Carmen Sine
Alan & Candi Green
Lisa Galdikas &Tim Kotas
James Grosse & Bonnie Socash
In-Kind Donations
Do It Corporation
Carmen Sine
Gayle Slattery
Laurie Collins
Phyllis Gregory
LaRea Odland
Sandy Corsiglia
Charles Nielsen
Gregory Klein
Pam Foster
Nancy Cain
Mary Davis
Gary & Nancy Sturm
Jeanine Goldman
Susan Mortin-Reid
Lisa Kozicki
Alex Van Slyke
Jan Quackenbush
Meghan Klann
Robert Weber
Tim Covey
Barbara Line
Pam Getman
Ron & Joyce Worth
Barb Kasperek
Sharon Prinz
Bob & Toni Jones
Barbara Hull
J Molly Wretzky
Joan Christensen
Mike & Debbie Hahn
John Stock
Nancy Brinks
Marsha Underwood
Andy & Becky Anderson
Jodi & Stuart Torzewski
Nila Dubas
South Haven Jay Dees 4H Club
Jean Christensen
Ann Frost
Glenn Sperry
Lisa & Pat Miller
Josh & Linnay Minnard
Miss Bailey Sue Minnard
Bangor Reminder
Richard Henning
Cindy Liscow
Gayle Slattery
Jean Gerling
Craig Johnston
James Stellas
Richard Hallen
Linda Craig
Bangor Middle School
Karen & Guy Stinson
Mike, Kym & Jester McNally
Win Dickson
Faith Fletcher
Brownie Troop #80074
Sarah Shehigian
Linda Baker
Terry Markstrom
Robert Jensen
Maple Grove Kindergarteners
Allegan Animal Clinic
Beth McAler
Kevin & Lee Niffenegger
Bruce VerMoulen
Karen Tolen
Ken Hogan
Jodi Torzewski
Carolyn Bedrosian
Lynn Kasper
Arthur & Cynthia Clarke
Renee Aiking
Christine Biank
Rebecca Hyun
Brent & Amy Nichols
Pat Conde
Joyce Worth
Beth McAlear
Val Ridley
Jeri Hollis
David Schlaack
Pat Provost
Constance Cannon
Tim Kotas & Lisa Galdikas
Linda Craig
Jerry & Ann Gruber
Susan Saran
Greg Klein
Gordon Bleil
Rebecca Hyun
Nancy Cain
Miranda Kouri
Ann Gruber
Jackie McAninch
Kimberley Mahvrin
Beth Conway
Pam Foster
Maureen Lewandowski
Angela Mitchell
Jean Christensen
Bill Sekerka
Kathy Korse
Tim Looman
Deryk Gruber
Lance & Judy Covey
Jeff Hoag
Charlene & George Herzog
C.A.R.E.S. Campaign
Diane Gulyas
Glenn & Sylvia Sperry
Lisa Kozicki
Lisa Galdikas & Tim Kotas
Tony & Grace Gilmore
Caitlyn Dial
Kyle Burnett
Thomas & Edith Gilmore
Kelly & Matt Elvin
John & Maureen Lewandowski
Andrea & Kevin Olson
Jean Shamo
Gary Gross
Kathy Korse
Renee & Tim Looman
Sue & Rich Rawson
Cathy & Earl Novak
Chris Mersman
Ken & Nancy Teutsch
Dr. Jean Norris
In Honor
Mary Jane & John Pickell for Joan Hiddema
Nancy & Bill Hendrickson for Joan Hiddema
Rich & Sue Rawson for Tom & Marie Wendt
Rich & Sue Rawson for Adam & Susan Wohld
Rich & Sue Rawson for John & Bridget Hayes
Thomas & Sharon Dryer for Joan Hiddema
Barbara Konrad for all the Volunteers at Al-Van
Lorraine Nielsen for all the Volunteers at Al-Van
Birger & Sandra Olsen for Joan Hiddema
Suzanne Strohschein for the work Al-Van does
Harry & Colleen Kohn for Frank Keyser
Ann Gray for Foxy
Elaine Fluck for Jan Meltzer
Sarah & Jake Vanderploeg for Doug & Mary Lou Murdoch
Debra Davidson for Jasmine
Kay & Jerry Spade for Zephyr
Rita Terpstra for Victor & Blitzen
Sam Bookmyer for Bookie Daniels & Julia Ward
Sam Bookmyer for Joan & Jerry Seifer
Sam Bookmyer for Robin & Brian McClary
Sam Bookmyer for Floyd Fleming
Sam Bookmyer for Hap & Ann Kneeland
Sam Bookmyer Ashley & Emma Wickes
Gregory & Marian O’Neil for Kendra Kearney
Roger & Carolyn Johnson for Charlie Johnson
Louise Wepfer for Gloria Veltman
Karyn Adler Fasel for all the Al-Van Volunteers
Roland Springgate for Marjorie
Mary & Bruce Linker for Ella Wahby
Sue Hale for Mona Hale
Sue Hale for Shawn Hale
Sue Hale for Ashley Hale
Mark & Peggy McClendon for Connie Cannon
Catherine Works for Wayne & Jane Works
Jon & Sharon Jillson for Shirley Jillson
Lauren Taylor for Sandra Corsiglia
Frank & Jean Yanik for Bridget Fauntain
Frank & Jean Yanik for Liji & Alyessia Hanny
Frank & Jean Yanik for Dan Narleech & Colleen Carol
Anastasia Cowie for Ralph Cowie
Jerry & Ann Gruber for Melinda Graham Gruber
Tina Loomis for Krista Johnson
Tom & Tara Phelps & family for Tom & Jeanne Phelps
Tracy Umbenhour for Chandler Carey, Jillian Carey, Monica Tomsic, Lindsey Pentinga & Jacob Erickson
Beam for Roger & Sue Olson
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Stickland for Dr. C.L. Stickland
Jeremy & Jen Holden for Melissa & Mark Rydecki
Jan Meltzer for Jon Jillson
Bernard & Shelly Newton for Beam
Amy Wilson for Waldo
Charles & Karin McChesney
Peace Lutheran for Alyson Kluskowski
Char Miller for Elizabeth Miller
Michael Braun for John Braun
Mary Montgomery Clifford for Greylord, Wookie, Dickens,
Zen & Sylvester
Diane & Russ Carter for Sadie
Carmen Plott for Shawna Ticknor
Judith & Kenneth Graff for Hannah & Pickles
Sally & Robert Head for Sue Hale
Cathy Novak
Ken & Nancy Teutsch
Nancy Whaley
Renee Looman
Marta Amar
Rich & Sue Rawson
Chris Mersman
Al-Van Humane Society
PO Box 421
South Haven, MI 49090
Recurring Events:
Every Saturday—Meet & Greet in SH
Every 3rd Saturday— Petco Meet & Greet
Every 4th Saturday—Volunteer Orientation*
Our Friends or Current Resident
Save the Date:
May 31 —Par for Paws @ HawksHead
June 6 —4 Paws for a Cause
June 28—Paws on Parade & Furry 5K
July 18—Jeptha Lake Golf Outing
September 19 —Ales for Tails
* Orientation may be moved to 4th Thursday
when there is a conflicting weekend event
Call 269-637-5062 For More Information
and/or to Purchase Tickets
Thank you for the extraordinary compassion you have shown toward our shelter animals through your previous
support. Your annual membership pledge will continue to give more cats and kittens, dogs and puppies a second
chance at life. You can use the form below to send in with your payment or call the shelter at 269-637-5062 to make
a credit card payment by phone.
Membership Form
Please Check Membership Level:
__Senior $15
__Individual $20
__Family (2 or more, same address) $30
__Life Member $1,000
Interested in Volunteering? Yes__ No__
__Sustaining (monthly pledge) ________
Please make checks payable to:
(also available using PayPal)
Al-Van Humane Society
PO Box 421
__Any Amount Appreciated __________
South Haven, MI 49090
__Spay/Neuter Fund ________________
Phone: 269-637-5062
__Medical Emergency Fund __________
(PayPal available on website)
View our adoptable pets on our website!
Donations & Memberships are tax deductible
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