December 16, 2020

Pets of the week: Sandman is young and fun. Minnie has been here too long

By haziqbinarif

JACKSON, MI – Sandman and Minnie are just two of the many animals at the Cascade Humane Society that are looking for loving forever homes.

Sandman is a 1-year-old Labrador retriever mic who wants to be the only pup in your dreams, so being in a home as an only child would be perfect for him. He is microchipped, neutered, up to date on all of his necessary vaccines, and tested negative for heartworm.

Minnie is about a year and a half old and has been overlooked here since September. She is a beautiful black-and-white girl who loves to be petted. Her previous owners could not keep her and a sibling.

Minnie is spayed, vaccinated and has tested negative for Felv. Unfortunately, she did test positive for FIV, a virus similar to HIV in humans that weakens her immune system. But don’t let that deter you. Many cats with FIV live just as long as those without it when taken care of and living inside.

Cascades Humane Society, 1515 Carmen Drive, is open to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. All visitors are being asked to wear face masks to comply with state orders regarding the novel coronavirus.

All dogs and cats at Cascades Humane Society have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and given parasite protection prior to adoption. Those who adopt pets also receive a free wellness checkup from any of 24 area veterinarians.

Dog owners wishing to adopt another dog are required to do a meet and greet with their dog and the dog they’re choosing to adopt.

CHS also has added services to its Spay and Neuter Assistance Program. The service, available during scheduled spay or neuter surgeries, includes vaccines, heartworm testing for dogs, FIV and FeLV testing for cats and dental procedures.

CHS also has a Pet Food Pantry to help families going through financial hardship. CHS accepts cat or dog food donations, as long as the food is in its original packaging. Donors can drop off food by the pole barn behind the facility. The Pet Food Pantry is open from noon to 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month.

Those considering adopting Sandman, Minnie or another pet can apply to do so here. For more information, call 517-787-7387.

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