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Animal Aid Mission Statement

Animal Aid of Southwestern Michigan is an all-volunteer animal welfare/rescue organization dedicated to preventing the suffering of injured, abused, neglected and homeless dogs and cats in Berrien County.


Our efforts support the elimination of animal cruelty and abuse, foster advocacy through humane education, and seek to improve the quality of life for companion animals. Promoting the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats, we aspire to control overpopulation to help ensure that fewer animals are born unwanted.


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Meet the KITTENS at the Bridgman Open Air Market, Bridgman, Michigan

 Sunday, July 16, 2023, 9-3 pm

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Kittens, Kittens...

We are in kitten season! Animal Aid has lots of beautiful fuzzballs looking for loving homes—all colors, sizes, and personalities. There are too many, and the list changes too often for our poor webmaster to keep up. 

Please check out our Group Facebook page, for pictures of our current rescues. 

You can also email us at I for more information.

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Animal Aid would like to gratefully acknowledge the bequeath from the Estate of Patsy Elaine Pullins. We are thankful to her family for including Animal Aid in her estate's proceeds. Special thanks to her daughter Cynthia Ehrich for her continued support and for ensuring the donation reached us.  

Patsy adopted a large orange and white cat from Animal Aid several years before she became ill. The family welcomed her home during the last few years, and they have shared with us what a joy their mother found in Trapper's companionship. In honor of their mother, Trapper has a forever home, and a generous donation was made to Animal Aid in Patsy's memory.

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Oct. 1, 1940 — Aug. 28, 2021

Patsy Elaine Pullins, 80, of Eau Claire, passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at her daughter's home on Indian Lake, where her family had been pioneers of the lake.

Memorial services will be planned for a later date. Memories may be shared online at

Patsy was born Oct. 1, 1940, to Charles and Anna (Boese) Ridenour. She was a 1959 graduate of Twin City Business College. She taught accounting at Southwestern Michigan College for 17 years as an adjunct faculty member, later saying the happiest years of her working career were helping students understand and learn to love accounting. For the last 34 years of her career, she was accountant/owner of Pullins Accounting Service, and also Analytical Services, both in Dowagiac.

Patsy held the "active adult" position of the Girl Scout Troup in Dowagiac from 1970-75. For many years she was a member of the Southwest Association of The United Church of Christ, holding the position of treasurer. She received the Silver Circle Certificate and was a lifelong member of Beta Sigma Phi International. Patsy was also a genealogist.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George M. Pullins, whom she married June 18, 1960; brother, Gerald Ridenour; and sister, Shirley Spletzer.

Surviving are her daughter, Cynthia (Robert) Ehrich, of Eau Claire; her son, Tom Pullins, of Holland; and two grandchildren, Madison Pullins and Chadwick Ehrich.

Questions, inquiries on adoptable pets, 
Please call 269-934-7729

Please check our Facebook group page for schedule updates. 

Upcoming Events: 

  Furry Friends Friday ~ On the Radio!

Kitten Yoga, Tempest Yoga Studio Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023

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Adoption Event Oct 11, 2023    4-8 pm 
688 Lonesome Pine Dr. St. Joseph, MI 49085
Open House Keller Williams Reality SWM


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Tiny, Nuetered Male, Age 2  




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