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Posted on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 : 6 a.m.

Meet a quiet but adorable little cat named Caramel, the Ann Pet of the Week

By Deb Kern

Animals end up at the Humane Society of Huron Valley for a variety of reasons. For Caramel, an 8-year-old, tortoiseshell mix cat, her inability to relax and feel secure around a new dog in her home brought her through our shelter doors.

Caramel’s whole life changed and her transition has been a bit traumatic and scary for this affectionate and quiet little cat. It’s been three months since she came to HSHV. Her propensity to hide in her box makes it hard for visitors to get to see Caramel, which may be why she is still waiting for her new home.

The staff and volunteers that spend each day comforting her have come to know that Caramel adores pets and attention — she just needs to be coaxed out with gentle words from a friendly voice. Her loud purr and the way she rubs against your hand will let you know that she’s really an affectionate girl who is looking for a quiet home and lots of love.

We do think she’d be happiest as your only pet, but, in return, she’s be a wonderful cat companion. If you have room in your heart and understand that Caramel may need a little transition period to feel comfortable in your home, this adorable lady would love to meet you.

HSHV is open daily at 11 a.m. for adoptions. All pets available for adoption are spayed/neutered, up to date on their vaccinations, medically and behaviorally evaluated, and they have a microchip ID all included in their low adoption fee. Please make adoption your first option.

The Humane Society of Huron Valley, located in Ann Arbor, was awarded the “Best Large Animal Shelter in Michigan" by the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance, for the second time in a row this year, for saving the most lives. HSHV is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies solely on donations from businesses and individuals to support our community programs.

HSHV is not affiliated with the Michigan Humane Society or any other humane organization. The mission of HSHV is to promote responsible and compassionate care of all animals in our community.

Deb Kern is the marketing director for the Humane Society of Huron Valley.