Generous Donations Flood in for our Furry Friends During the WILX Make an Impact Campaign!

Sponsored by Dowding Industries & Tommy’s Express Car Wash
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Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 11:07 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2022 at 11:57 AM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - UPDATE: WILX partnered with the Capital Area Humane Society and the Jackson County Animal Shelter to raise awareness of local pets that need adopting and also the constant needs of shelters. During the week of August 22, generous viewers donated numerous products ranging from detergent, litter pans, treats to fuzzy pet beds at the WILX studios to help assist the shelters in caring for the animals while they wait for their forever homes. WILX aired multiple news stories throughout the week highlighting both shelters, their needs and positive stories of families who have adopted and have saved abused animals by providing the love and care to bring them back to health and happiness.

The week long event wrapped up on that Friday with the successful NEWS 10 Phone Bank during all News 10 newscasts. Volunteers from the Jackson County Animal Shelter, Capital Area Humane Society and sponsor, Tommy’s Express Car Wash answered phones and took donations from generous viewers to help support both shelters. Multiple puppies and kittens made their television debut on News 10 during the phonebank! The $6,000 in donations raised will help the shelters continue their amazing work and purchase much needed products. “Capital Area Humane Society is truly grateful for our partnership with WILX during their Make an Impact campaign,” said the Director of Community Relations for CAHS, Penny Pearsall. As a non-profit organization, we rely on the kindness and generosity of the community to continue our important mission. Words cannot express how much we appreciate WILX and those who donated to the homeless pets at CAHS.”

In addition to donations, countless volunteers at local animal shelters help to provide the care and love to these animals that need homes. To date, there have been 3,896 spay/neuter surgeries and 1,677 adoptions at the Capital Area Humane Society in 2022 (, 9/13/22).

Amy Kinder, Marketing & Event Manager from the Jackson County Animal Shelter was excited about partnering and the final results. “The Jackson Co. Animal Shelter is so thankful to have participated with Capital Area Humane Society and the Make an Impact campaign through WILX,” said Kinder.

Thank you Mid-Michigan for helping to Make an Impact! If you would like to donate to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, click here and here to make a donation to the Capital Area Humane Society.


August 26, 2022 - Our local animal shelters are always in need and every little bit helps! For the week of August 22 - August 26, WILX is partnering with the Capital Area Humane Society and Jackson County Animal Shelter, sponsored by Dowding Industries for our News 10 Make an Impact campaign. All week long, we’ll be collecting the below supplies for the shelters at the WILX Studios (500 American Road, Lansing) and ending the week with our News 10 Phone Bank, where viewers can call in to make a donation.

The phone bank will be open on Friday, August 26 from 4:30 a.m. until 7 a.m. and again from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

To make a monetary donation, call 517-346-8822.

Items needed for Capital Area Humane Society:

Small dog treats, soft dog treats, baby wipes, breakaway cat collars, cat toys, cardboard cat scratchers, liquid laundry detergent, and Breeder’s Edge Foster Care Feline Powdered Milk Replacer for kittens and cats.

Items needed for Jackson County Animal Shelter:

Hidey beds for cats and small dogs, deep-sided dog beds for small dogs, low-sided litter boxes, small size litter boxes, litter scoops, long-lasting chew bones for large dogs (no rawhide), medium size Martingale dog collars, and cat towers.

Together we can Make an Impact!

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