Pets of the Week: Lady Bird is a cancer survivor. Roco has unique brands

JACKSON, MI – Roco and Lady Bird are just two of the many animals to Cascades Humane Society who are looking for loving homes forever.

Roco is a 9 year old pit bull mix. This sweet boy has been at the Cascades Humane Society since March. He was adopted for about a month this summer, but was unfortunately found wandering and was sent back to Cascades.

Roco has some really unique white markings on his head and adorable white paws. He has a very loud bark but don’t let that put you off he is a well behaved guy.

Roco knows how to sit and shake. He is very motivated, so he would be an excellent candidate for more training. Roco loves peanut butter filled KONGs and is looking for a couch to keep warm for the rest of his life.

Lady Bird is a 9 year old long haired kitten who has had a difficult life so far.

She was found wandering by a local rescuer and was handed over to us for treatment. His teeth were in horrible condition and all but two needed to be removed. She had scabs on her ears, originally believed to be caused by frostbite from being too outside, but it turned out to be skin cancer due to sun exposure.

Lady Bird’s skin cancer has been removed and her prognosis is impressive. She can be chatty when you visit her and is very friendly. We hope that she will soon find an owner and that she can rest easy because she will never be exposed to the elements again.

Cascades Humane Society, 1515 Carmen Drive, is open to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. All visitors are encouraged to wear face masks to comply with state orders regarding COVID-19.

All Cascades Humane Society dogs and cats have been sterilized, vaccinated, microchipped and protected against parasites prior to adoption. Those who adopt pets also receive a free wellness check-up from one of the region’s 24 vets.

Dog owners wishing to adopt another dog are required to meet with their dog and the dog they choose to adopt.

The CHS has also added services to its sterilization and sterilization assistance program. The service, available during scheduled sterilization or sterilization surgeries, includes vaccines, heartworm testing for dogs, FIV and FeLV testing for cats, and dental procedures.

The CHS also has a pet pantry to help families in financial difficulty. The CHS accepts donations of cat or dog food, provided the food is in its original packaging. Donors can drop off food near 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 who are considering adopting Roco, Lady Bird, or another pet may apply to do it here. For more information, call 517-787-7387.

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