Liza, a family dog, is this week's pet of the week. Norman is a gregarious feline.
JACKSON, MICHIGAN — Cascades Humane Society has numerous animals looking for loving forever homes, including Liza and Norman.
Liza is a Labrador retriever mix who is one year old. Even when she's getting treats, she's a very gentle girl. She already knows how to sit and would be an excellent candidate for further instruction.
Liza would most likely make a wonderful family dog. Sadly, she tested positive for heartworm, but CHS will cover all of her treatment costs. As a result, she will be cared for by her potential adoptive family while having therapy. When it's over, she'll be able to join the family as a full member.
Norman and his brother Rick were surrendered by their owner earlier this month. He's just four months old, but he's already showing signs of his personality.
Norman is a gregarious, extroverted individual who enjoys cuddles, laps, and pets. He enjoys chatting and is still lively at the kitten level. His sibling was just adopted, and CHS hopes to find him a home as soon as possible.
Norman has been spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and tested negative for the Felv/FIV virus.
The Pets for Vets program at CHS is coming to an end this week. Thanks to a grant from the Samuel Higby Camp Foundation and Friends of the Animals, veterans can adopt a pet for free while funds remain. To be eligible for the sponsored adoption, veterans must present a copy of their DD214 discharge papers or a Jackson County Veterans ID.
Cascades Humane Society, 1515 Carmen Drive, is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
Prior to adoption, all dogs and cats at Cascades Humane Society have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and treated for parasites. Adopters of pets are also entitled to a free wellness checkup from one of the area's 24 veterinarians.
Dog owners who want to adopt another dog must undertake a meet-and-greet with their current dog and the dog they want to adopt.
The Spay and Neuter Assistance Program at CHS has also been expanded. Vaccinations, heartworm testing for dogs, FIV and FeLV testing for cats, and dental operations are all included in the service, which is accessible for planned spay or neuter surgeries.
A Pet Food Pantry is also available at CHS to assist families in need. Cat and dog food contributions are accepted at CHS as long as the product is in its original container. Food can be dropped off behind the site near the pole barn. On the first Saturday of each month, the Pet Food Pantry is open from noon to 2 p.m.
Those interested in adopting Liza, Norman, or another pet can fill out an application here. www.chspets.org has a list of adoptable pets. Call 517-787-7387 for additional information.