Animal Adoption Day A Big Success In Benton Harbor

honor adoption day at berrien county animal control on november 16, 2019; photo of volunteers posing for a photo on adoption day

BENTON HARBOR, MI – Nov. 20, 2019 – Honor Credit Union partnered with Berrien County Animal Control to host Honor’s Adoption Day on Saturday, November 16. The one-day event, held at Berrien County Animal Control in Benton Harbor, resulted in 32 adopted dogs and cats.

“The saying, ‘See a need, fill a need,’ is my team’s mantra,” commented Thomas Newnum, Honor’s Community Assistant Vice President. “When we found out that Berrien County Animal Control was at maximum capacity, we just knew we had to do something to help out. 

honor adoption day a big success at berrien county animal control on november 16th; woman posing for photo with newly adopted dog“There were several animals in the shelter that had been there for months, and a few had been there for over a year. Helping these animals to get out of the shelter and into a fur-ever home was the best feeling. There were a lot of smiling faces during our event, from children, volunteers, parents, and even pets!”

According to Berrien County Animal Control, less than three animals are adopted on an average Saturday during operating hours. Honor’s Adoption Day brought 150 people through the shelter’s doors during the three-hour event, and a total of 32 adopted dogs and cats went home to with their new families. Honor’s team members from the Benton Harbor, Coloma, and St. Joseph member centers volunteered their time during the event to ensure there were enough people to help with the extra business.

honor adoption day a big success at berrien county animal control on november 16, 2019; mom and son pose for photo with newly adopted cat“Honor Credit Union was such an awesome partner before, during, and after the event,” commented Tiffany Peterson, Director of Berrien County Animal Control. “An important piece to the success of the day was helping spread the word, and Honor did an amazing job sharing the opportunity and creating a definite buzz around the community!”

Honor Credit Union is proud to serve more than 85,000 members across the State of Michigan.  Providing solutions for your financial success and giving back to the communities it serves remain the driving forces behind Honor Credit Union.  For more information, call 800.442.2800 or visit


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